Tag Archives: Connection

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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Can a simple hug change the world?

Last weekend, my son and I finished reading an amazing book together which brought me to tears. Recommended by my friend, Lanie, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, follows the journey of a little boy named August through his 5th grade school … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Thawing the Seattle Freeze in Your Neighborhood

One year ago today I declared war on the Seattle Freeze. Yep – it’s been a year. I had reached a point of being genuinely grieved when I kept hearing that Seattleites were ‘friendly but aloof’.  That people who moved … Continue reading

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Is Facebook making a liar out of you?

This past weekend was my mother’s memorial service. A wonderfully tearful time of reflection mixed with giant breaths of gratitude for the number of extended family and longtime friends of her’s who came to say ‘she was a great lady; she … 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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You know you’re turning 50 when…

…You need your reading glasses not only to read The Seattle Times but to decipher the items on your dinner plate. …Y2K is the last date you remember having a recognizable waistline. … Your chief career goal is to retire … 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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Why don’t more Seattleites get to know their neighbors?

This is a question that puzzles me more and more each day.  Last April, I declared war on the Seattle Freeze. I was really disturbed to hear over and over in various social circles that a lot of people who live here, … Continue reading

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Why I’m happily freaking out about “The Art of Neighboring”

Last week a friend of mine tagged me in a Facebook post, letting me know she thought of me when the church she recently started attending was advertising a new teaching series called “The Art of Neighboring.” Apparently, The Art … Continue reading

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