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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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How we overcome sadness when that great neighbor moves away

When I launched my neighboring journey and blog 18 months ago, I got an insightful comment from someone about one of the possible reasons we Seattleites develop ‘Freeze Mentality’: “The Seattle Freeze was totally a thing for us when we … Continue reading

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45 great reasons to use Facebook to start a book club!

So, you want to start a neighborhood book club or a coffee klatch but you’re wondering how.  Pull up a chair. I’ve got an awesome story about a little Facebook comment that launched a neighborhood book club overnight. We’ve all … Continue reading

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7 Secrets I’ve Learned from my Seattle Neighbors

Whenever we attempt something new chances are we’ll learn something new.  In the last 12 months of my quest to thaw the Seattle Freeze in my own neighborhood I’ve learned a few ‘trade secrets’ other Seattleites may want to use to increase … 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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Seattle: it’s time to engage your inner 12

I just need to say #GoHawks. It’s the Blue Friday of all Blue Fridays today. We’re on the cusp of #RePete and you can feel the energy in the air. It’s time for all of Seattle to engage their inner … 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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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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How I spent my Christmas vacation..

Do you remember when your grade school teacher asked you to write a ‘theme’ in January titled “How I spent my Christmas vacation”?  I do. And I feel like I’m writing that theme today. But today it’s a lot more … 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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