Category Archives: Better Together

Will Bellevue Set the Standard for Thawing the Seattle Freeze?

Two years ago I Declared War on The Seattle Freeze. After growing tired of hearing that phrase repeatedly, I set out to get proactive about getting to know my neighbors – and what a joy the last two years has … Continue reading

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Regardless of Religion, Easter is an Invitation

When being strategic about proactively getting to know neighbors in Seattle, normally I’d recommend extending an invitation that’s at least 3-6 weeks out from the intended dining date.  I’ve found that people in Greater Seattle are BUSY, and their calendars … Continue reading

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Look Closely at 2015. What Do You See?

When you reflect on the highlights of your 2015, what do you see? This thought came to mind when I received this incredibly fun gift from my neighbor shown below. It’s the second Christmas she’s done this. Look closely.  At first … Continue reading

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Second Sunday Potlucks: where neighbors become friends

I love hearing about and celebrating what others are doing to intentionally build community right in their own backyards. In the past year, I’ve continued to meet like-minded people who are trying new things. Last spring I met fellow neighboring … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2015: Are you ‘greener’ than your neighbor?

Take a look to see how you rate in regards to being an Earth-friendly neighbor.  #EarthDay

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LIFE: It Takes A Village

Several years ago I found myself in a place of feeling like every facet of my life felt like ‘work.’  Have you ever felt that way?  That no matter what you had your finger in, it just became more investment … Continue reading

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Will Your 2015 Goals Improve Your Character?

In the last week I have absorbed my share of blog posts, magazine articles, columns from cultural thought leaders, Facebook posts and not just a few Tweets all about New Year’s resolutions. √ How to make them. √  How to keep them. … Continue reading

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“Suburban Home Warrior…Part 1”

Submitted by “June C.” For those who also have a husband who is a Suburban Home Warrior, I think you can appreciate and relate to the following story… One Saturday morning my husband decided to get up early and rid … Continue reading

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Crafters have connection in the bag

Crocheting. Knitting. Quilting.  While these handiworks go back for generations, they are as popular – or more popular – today.  This isn’t grandma’s afghans or table doilies we’re talking about.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at that bag Hollywood … Continue reading

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Seattle: if you can connect here, you can connect anywhere

The first time I tried to snow ski was at Mt. Bachelor.  It is a great place to learn to ski because the snow is usually powdery dry, there’s usually a lot of it and the sun is known to … Continue reading

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