Monthly Archives: February 2012

Back In The Game

Funny how life works.  Art mirroring life or vice versa. I came in to write a quick, upbeat post because it’ s been making me crazy to have that last, Debbie Downer post be out there, unredeemed. I then mistakenly deleted … Continue reading

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Dis-enchantment

Debbie Downer here.  Asking kinda glumly: How do you stay enchanted?  How do you cultivate this sense of delight and allure every day? I guess it’s obvious to most people that you don’t and you can’t.  But I’d really rather … Continue reading

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Charms of the Week #7: Yes

1) Just Say Yes: How often do we slam the door on a new idea or suggestion with an automatic “no,” when maybe we could say “yes”?  Even just this once.  Especially to encourage other people’s creativity, experiments, brainstorms.  With one teeny … Continue reading

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The Magic of YES

Ever had an idea that you floated by someone who said, “YES! Go for it!”?  Ahhhhhhhh.  Magic. Then there are the times when we’ve all run up against the daunting blockade of “NO.” Deflated, you can just feel the wind being quickly sucked out of your sails. It’s discouraging. … Continue reading

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Charms of the Week #6: Open Up

What’s been inspiring and enchanting this week?  Embracing newness…. 1) Yeah, baby: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”–Marcel Proust and “You’ve got to get crazier.”–Pina Bausch 2)  Teaching English in an ESOL program … Continue reading

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Flashmob of 1: The Saga Continues

I’m doing it.  Instead of going for a walk in the neighborhood, I’m going for a dance.  Not the whole time, but when I have an idea, an inspiration, I’m dancing down the streets and sidewalks. Yessirree. I’ve done this … Continue reading

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Charms of the Week #5: Sweet

Some things that have delighted, enchanted, inspired this week: 1) Raspberry jam and Nutella:  On pretty much everything. It all started when I baked Valentine shortbread cookies.  Had the brainstorm of filling some of the sandwich cookies with Nutella (chocolate and hazelnut … Continue reading

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