Tag Archives: Friendship

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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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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Book Clubs: Testimonials and a Reading List

While I won’t promise to not revisit this topic in January-New-Year’s-Resolution-Month, today is my final fall push for encouraging Greater Seattleites to start or join a neighborhood book club.  Honestly, I believe it is one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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World Moms Blogger Shares Reading, Recreation and Relationship with Book Club

Today I’m grateful to have guest blogger Tara Bergman share about the dynamic impact being a part of a book club has had on her life. A transplant from Pennsylvania, Tara moved to Seattle in 1998 with her husband and … 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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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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Seattle Connection: Turning those “ING” things into “BING” things

My friend Wendy is a transplant from Chicago.  She told me once that one of the first things she noticed about Seattle is that we are the ‘land of the INGs’.  In the Midwest, it’s very common to see groups … Continue reading

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KIRO’s Rachel Belle and the weird Seattle Freeze habits that torpedo potential connection

Can I just say that Rachel Belle is a blast! Thank you to my friend and local PR maven Elaina Dulaney who shared my first blog post with her network, one of which was a friend at KIRO.  The blog … Continue reading

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Thawing the Seattle Freeze: The power of the neighborhood directory

A good friend and neighbor and I were laughing recently about the extent that we didn’t know each other for the longest time.  In fact, she told me that when they saw the “stork sign” in our front yard (placed … Continue reading

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