Tag Archives: Play

5 Olympic Games for Your Team

February 9, 2018

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I don’t know about you, but we love, love, LOVE watching the Olympics. Every two years our family rallies for a whole series of somewhat ridiculous celebrations.  This year is no different. We have drafted our teams – the scoreboard is up – dinner will include American food and Yorkshire pudding (a nod to our […]

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How Do You Keep Work Interesting?

June 6, 2016

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“When you’re in a rut, you have to question everything except your ability to get out of it.” – Twyla Tharp Do you ever stop and think about the sheer volume of creativity around you? Consider the music you’ve heard, the engineering in your phone, the design of your car, the marketing you’ve seen, the […]

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Ode to Elementary School

May 25, 2016

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Line up. Raise your hand when you want to speak. Avoid cafeteria corn dogs. Put your name on your paper. Sit as far back in the bus as possible. Criss-cross applesauce. Keep your hands to yourself. Recess keeps you sane. Field day is the best day of the year. Nine things elementary school teaches. Standard(ish) […]

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Practicing Courage Every Day

May 2, 2016

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“You can’t test courage cautiously, so I ran hard and waved my arms hard, happy.” Annie Dillard I worked my way through college by giving summer swim lessons.  I loved this job because not only did I have a fabulous tan (note my wrinkles now!), but I was able to give kids a skill they […]

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100 Happy Days, Take 2

April 4, 2016

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We are heading off to spring break today, so this coming week will be re-posts from earlier musings. I hope you enjoy them even if you’ve seen them before. That said, what IS coming back is the 100 Happy Days adventure on Instagram (please follow along!). It was so much fun last year I decided […]

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Prayer for a Foodie’s New Year

December 31, 2015

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There are a thousand different goals, wishes, and prayers being formed for 2016.  While I have a few of my own, I appreciate the words offered by Robert Capon (the author who wrote Supper of the Lamb) and thought we could all do worse than this. And so, for all the foodie followers of mine, […]

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When the celebrating is done

December 26, 2015

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“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” Roald Dahl You’ve wrapped, unwrapped, cooked, cleaned, rounded up the dogs, and consumed more snacks than you ever thought possible, so what should you do now? Personally, I’m taking a clue from the polar bears at the San Diego Zoo. This is about […]

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Use Your Imagination

December 17, 2015

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“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”  – Albert Einstein Happy Thursday!  You’re almost there…school vacations are around the corner, there are only so many shopping days left, the year will turn over before you know it. However, if you happen to feel as if you’re dragging your tired […]

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100 Happy Days Reviewed

July 23, 2015

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller Early last April I asked whether you could practice happiness. I had come across a challenge of spending 100 consecutive days noticing the little things, taking a picture, and articulating what SPECIFICALLY makes me […]

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The reason “Hangry” is a word

July 22, 2015

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“… this is a little-known technological fact about the Internet, but the Internet is actually made up of words and enthusiasm.” Erin McKean At the risk of being classified as a complete word geek (if it hasn’t already happened), I present my latest and greatest TED talk find. I can’t begin to tell you how […]

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