Word of the Year 2020

Word of the Year 2020-Light

Around 2015, I noticed many of my friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. If this concept is new to you, let me explain: choosing a yearly “Word” is a January tradition (not unlike New Year’s Resolutions) where people choose a specific and…

Authors and Accomplisments

So, I did a thing. Actually, lots of *things*… October was an amazing month for me in so many ways. I’ve hosted some book signings and sold some books, I shot a remote interview for KidLitTV’s StoryMakers about my book, Sissy Goes Tiny. Speaking of…

She found her bliss and is living by example

From paralegal to tiny house luminary, BA has had many of her tiny dreams a BIG reality. I’ve known Beth Ann {B.A.} Norrgard since high school. Even back in the 1980s, she had spunk and spirit that was hard to ignore. As life oftentimes does,…

Skittles and a Smile

Recently, I was at my daughter’s school for a meeting and I happened across a project displayed in the hallway that tugged at my heart. A section of the hallway wear festooned with leaves from the paper Tree of Smiles. Each leaf was an individual…

63 Best Practices for being a Decent Human Being

How to Win Friends and Influence People (A.K.A. Best Practices for being a Decent Human Being) You may recognize the title of this article. It is that of a book written by the late Dale Carnegie. Basically, How to Win Friends and Influence People spells…

A Checklist For Staying Present in the Moment

I used to think that “staying present in the moment” was something reserved only for “young folk” who didn’t have kids or jobs. But now as I start a new chapter as someone who is “five decades plus two,” I totally get it. And Staying Present…

Do What You Love – Love What You Do

When you get up in the morning you have a choice. You can look forward to the day ahead, or you can dread it. And much of that choice depends on how much you like what you’re getting ready to do for the next 16…

13 Reminders for the New Year

16 Things to Keep in Mind for the Upcoming New Year

Lately, I have had a serious bout of Cleaning-itis. Usually I lie down until the feeling passes, but this is a serious case of it. Cleaning-itis is what comes over me when I am in the mood to clean, purge, dejunk and decrapify my house…

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