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A love letter to my Dad...

A love letter to my Dad...

February 2021 - A letter I wrote to the Boutique Director of Cartier…. Dear Anna, I just received a letter from you - albeit a marketing piece - it feels personal. Quite frankly, everything Cartier feels personal. My daughter and I had an incredible Cartier experience. Last November 21, 2020, we came to Cartier without an appointment. My dad had given me some extra money (this was a very special treat) and asked me to buy myself and my daughters a treat to always cherish him.

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Quilting My Way Through Grief and Love

Quilting My Way Through Grief and Love

Quilting is a delicate art that is created one stitch at a time. It is a slow, gradual process, similar to moving through the grief process. I come from a family of artists, although I personally have only begun to claim that title in the last five years. Recently, one of my mentors told me that she used quilting to handle her own depression. I was delighted and pleasantly surprised to find that she and I share this healing modality.

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The Power of Practicing Gratitude and the Benefits

The Power of Practicing Gratitude and the Benefits

Have you ever noticed that some people maintain a positive attitude no matter what is happening around them? Just like most people, they appreciate good times, they also seem to be positive even when something negative occurs. This positive attitude is cultivated by practicing gratitude. When you practice gratitude, you find a powerful way to overlook negativity and instead look at the small things that make your life feel lovely.

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Mrs. Smith Showed Up uninvited to my Brené Brown training.

Mrs. Smith Showed Up uninvited to my Brené Brown training.

It was an absolute privilege to spend three days with Brené Brown and other smart driven powerful change-makers. And I walked into the training and shame was knocking at my door. Here is what she (my inner bully) said, “Don’t be too big. Don’t be too much. Don’t sit it front. Don’t complain. And for God’s sake, keep your artwork in your notebook. Don’t try and be liked. Don’t try and spread light. Just sit there are learn.”…

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War & Peace + 90 lattes: The Power of Good Habits

War & Peace + 90 lattes: The Power of Good Habits

I walked in to my second home and the smell was familiar. The people were too. The stickiness on the ground was comforting although I don’t usually like the two-step my shoes take with sticky floors. I was walking into my morning office – Peets.

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Fire Your Inner Bully and watch what magically happens.

Fire Your Inner Bully and watch what magically happens.

It’s my freshman year. I walk down the hall. I’m late. I hear my shoes echo. I’m heading into the classroom of my least favorite teacher of my first year in high school, Mrs. Smith. I knew about Mrs. Smith before I meet her.

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