Tag Archives: Seattle Freeze

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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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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The 5 W’s of a Successful Book Club

If you’re thinking about starting a neighborhood book club (and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you are) there are a bazillion ways to do one right. But, for those who can already feel the panic monster looming over their … 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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The CRAZY, AMAZING COINCIDENCE that happened at my first coffee klatch! Get your Kleenex ready…

On my continuing mission to challenge myself to be intentional about exploring the many ways Seattleites might open up their friendship circles, I decided to try my hand at organizing a neighborhood coffee klatch. I think there was one in … Continue reading

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One Inspiring “Night Out”

Last week I shared my celebration with you about taking the risk to organize a block party with just one week’s notice, the result of which was getting the opportunity to meet five neighbors I didn’t yet know. Along with several … Continue reading

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The 6 HAPPY GIFTS I received at my block party

Last April, I set a goal for myself to have one neighbor over for dinner, once a month for 12 months. And, not just any neighbors, but neighbors that I didn’t already know or know very well. Well, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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