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Thawing the Seattle Freeze One Invite at a Time

On May 21, I was honored to speak at the City of Bellevue’s inaugural Neighborhoods Conference about my journey to “thaw the Seattle Freeze” by being intentional about getting to know – and building relationships with – my neighbors.  If you’d … Continue reading

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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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Are you ALL IN for a Seahawks Super Bowl Party?

Like so many Seattle 12s, I am still stunned, thrilled, exhausted and just-shy-of speechless from the Seahawks’ miraculous come-from-behind NFC Championship victory last Sunday. This is probably why it’s taken me 5 days to try and get some thoughts down … Continue reading

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One thing can make all the difference this December

Like so many in Seattle, and across America for that matter, my Christmas shopping starts a little earlier every year. Perhaps it’s to mentally get ahead of the power curve, or perhaps it’s simply all the Christmas decorations that pop … Continue reading

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The 4 Reasons Why I Highly Recommend Starting or Joining a Neighborhood Book Club

When it comes to thawing the Seattle Freeze, I can say without a doubt that nothing has created more meaningful connection for me in my neighborhood that my book club. I think the four big reasons why this is true … Continue reading

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A brief reminder of what it means to be neighborly

This week I was shown a wonderful reminder of what it means to be neighborly. I’ve mentioned before that two houses on my street recently sold and received new neighbors this summer. The most recent family moved in this past … Continue reading

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Won’t you be my neighbor? Oh, wait. You already are!

Today’s post is from long-time Seattle area marketing communications maven Karen Cramer.  Karen and I got connected through the University of Washington’s continuing education program.  Karen recently had the most delightful experience indicative of what it means to ‘live warmly’ … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE The 12th MAN can MELT the Seattle Freeze!

“How cool would it be if, 30 years from now, we’re sitting with our kids and grandkids and telling them about how we did something extraordinary?” Seattle Seahawks Middle Linebacker Bobby Wagner This summer when my interview with Rachel Belle … Continue reading

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