365 Days

I Broke Up With My Best Friend

Three years ago, I broke up with my best friend. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done—we've known each other for thirty-five years. I know it was the right decision, but there are many days when I still miss her....more

Be Afraid And Go On Anyway

Friday's School Shooting Happened in My Small Town

"Mom, there's been a shooting at MP. Someone is dead and we don't know who the shooter is." I was just leaving my Zumba class Friday morning when my son called me with those words. MP is Marysville-Pilchuck, one of two high schools in our town of 60,000 people. My son attends Marysville-Getchell (MG), but I could hear the terror in his voice. ...more
I am so sorry for everyone. I live in Seattle, so I feel that you are all part of my community ...more

What Would You Do If You Had Two Weeks To Live?

HI, I found this blog via google. A few years ago a respected colleague died within 2 weeks of ...more

My House Is The Gathering Place

It's Never Too Late To Learn

I have always loved music, and from the time I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to play the piano.  My parents put everything they had into keeping us clothed and fed, so music lessons weren't in the budget....more
I didn't start learning piano until in my late 40's and only began to learn violin at 50. In ...more

6 Things Your Teen Can Do This Summer

When I was in high school, everybody had a summer job, and we would meet to go to a movie in the evening or the beach on our day off. However, finding a job these days is hard for teenagers. The labor market hasn't fully recovered, so many of the traditional teen jobs are being filled by adults. Now that summer is here, I don't want my kids hanging around the house texting, tweeting, and eating everything in the pantry because they're bored. What else can they do? 1. Volunteer ...more
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What If College Isn't Right For Your Child?

We give birth to our children, raise them through tears, tantrums and joy, get them to high school....and then expect that they will head off to college.  It's what they're supposed to do. But what happens if that's not the right path for them?Let me tell you a story about finding your passion....more

Make It Work, Tim Gunn