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This image is one of my favorite Pinterest finds.* It sits on my desktop as a reminder, because I suffer from a serious case of analysis paralysis. It’s hereditary. I come from a long line of ’em. This, coupled with my lifelong plague of perfectionism, can sometimes halt me from making any sort of forward movement. I definitely have the power to think something to death, which might come in handy in certain analytical situations, … CONTINUE READING

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Weekend Inspiration: New York Skyline


“New York represents America for a lot of people. There are 8 million people in the city.

People are so different here that people feel free to be different, themselves.”  

Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York… CONTINUE READING

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Created in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Public Library is amazing.  For those of you in the area or those of you planning a trip to New York City, if you’ve never been to the Central Library – GO!  It’s a beautiful space and they do a lot to engage and involve the community. I recently read about an event that they were having around their current summer exhibition, Created in Brooklyn, in which  the photographer, Randy Duchaine, … CONTINUE READING

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I was in Central Park last night for a concert – and a subsequent rainstorm – and as I walked to meet my friends I passed through Strawberry Fields and therefore the Imagine monument. Every time I see it, I find the simplicity of it very powerful and it got me thinking about the power of a word and all that it can hold or mean to an individual.  People come from all over the … CONTINUE READING

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“[Vulnerability] is the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love…”         – Brené Brown

We all have traits that make up the best and worst of who we are.  Those that help us shine, and those that we would like to change. For me, pride is one of my lesser traits that has caused me some trouble from time-to-time.  It can get in the way of learning and moving forward, and can keep you … CONTINUE READING

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Picking Yourself

Creative Mornings is brilliant.  It was started in New York with the simple intent of having an “accessible, inspiring morning event for people to meet.”  It is now in over 50 cities around the world – all because a small group of people decided to make it happen.   They are extremely popular in New York, and so far I have only been able to make it to one in person.  Luckily they also post videos … CONTINUE READING

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Happiness is…

I was introduced to the site Felicidário in my weekly reading of SwissMiss and fell in love with it. Head over heels.  The illustrations are delightful and every time that I visit it, I can’t help but smile.  

As the site explains, “Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 pratical definitions of happiness. When you’re 65 is happiness knitting a sweater, enjoying the dolce fare niente or is it doing things you’ve … CONTINUE READING

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Happy Weekend

“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.”

– Amy Poehler


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Do A Lot of Work

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

“It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions…It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass

Part of my interest in interviewing people for this blog is my own personal interest in hearing about, learning from … CONTINUE READING

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Tulip Love

It’s springtime in New York and the city is in full bloom.  Just like the dormant bulbs that were planted in the fall, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and the energy of the city is shifting.  Living and working in Brooklyn allows me to enjoy all of the flowering trees and gorgeous blooming tulips, lilacs and daffodils. I’m trying to soak them up as much as I can, because I know they are … CONTINUE READING

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