Tag Archives: Friendship

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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Pampered Chef: a springboard for connection. Who knew?

On a day that was raining And I should have been blue I did something so wonderfully fun That you could easily do too!   I hosted a Pampered Chef party 7+ freezer meals we each took away. It was … 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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How to make the most of this AMAZING Seattle summer!

Just like a great friendship, a Seattle summer should never be taken for granted – especially this AMAZING Seattle summer we’re having!  Last week my friend Gina and I grabbed our beach chairs, packed up lunch for our boys and … Continue reading

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Aunt Jenny’s Chicken Salad: TIME to pay it forward

If I’d waited until I’d had the time, I’d have never gotten to know my neighbors. TIME.  That elusive, ethereal substance that can overwhelm us, escape us, stare us down or hover like a fog in an imaginary distance. Well … 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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Beware the Seattle Introvert

There are those who believe that the Seattle Freeze is simply a bi-product of Seattle having a higher percentage of introverts than other large metropolitan cities.  Ok. Well, for what it’s worth, in my journey of getting to know my neighbors … 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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Neighboring: don’t underestimate our ‘Friends of the Road’

What free gift could you give a friend or neighbor this week? Friendship is a broad word that, when you break it down, describes the intentional actions of giving and receiving with another human being for mutual benefit. It occurs when, ideally, people … 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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