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29 Gifts Book Launch Party

November 16, 2009

Saturday was my friend Cami Walker‘s book launch party for her New York Times bestseller 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life.  At the event, her spiritual guide Mbali Creazzo, who gave her the 29 gifts prescription, shared some words of wisdom and her mediation teacher Angel Stork led us in […]

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29 Gifts – Join the Giving Challenge

October 26, 2009

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This morning my friend Cami Walker, author of the new book 29 Gifts, was interviewed on the Today Show.  Her story about how a month of giving changed her life is super inspiring, as is her fabulous book which I finished reading last […]

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Book Club (or Should I Say Food Club?)

October 12, 2009

On Sunday, I enjoyed book club with my dear friends.  We should probably call it food club, though, since the incredible meals tend to overshadow the book discussion.  And with delicious food like this, who could blame us?! Our book selection this time was the Guersney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  I enjoyed the […]

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D.C. Crafty Bastards and Creative Beauties

October 6, 2009

Following a brilliant night of creative visions at the Dream Box workshop, I had another fantastic day in D.C.  I took my second yoga class at Tranquil Space and then strolled around Dupont Circle enjoying the sunshine and soaking up the local neighborhood character. That afternoon I met up again with creative beauties Ana, Lauren […]

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More Fun from Boston Trip

September 23, 2009

What a treat it was to visit Leah in Boston this past weekend.  She’s such a sweetie!  Not only did I have a blast co-leading our Creative Play workshop with her, I really enjoyed just hanging out, meeting her great hubby and her cute kitties and getting the local’s tour of the city. On Friday, […]

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Creating and Playing in Boston

September 22, 2009

I had so much fun in Boston this past weekend visiting with Leah Piken Kolidas.  Our Creative Play workshop on Saturday was a blast and it was such a treat to finally meet so many creative souls and online friends in-person. Carolyn Rubenstein of A Beautiful Ripple Effect and her co-worker Whitney got crafty.  I […]

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Creative Connections

September 5, 2009

The other weekend Brian and I met up with the fabulous Carla White and her husband Colin while they were visiting the West Coast.  They’re such a fun and adventurous couple.  What a treat to finally meet Carla in person.  Our hubbies had lots of interesting things in common, too! One of the things I […]

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One Person’s Junk is Another’s Treasure

July 14, 2009

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Oakland for more than five years and had yet to visit East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse!  Well, last Friday my friend Julie and I rectified that situation.  We beamed with excitement as we read on the website, “Every teacher’s first stop and every artist’s second home.”  Since […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 2 – Creative Cohorts

June 12, 2009

What fun it’s been wrecking this week!  AND seeing all the other creative destroyers participating in the Next Chapter. Reflecting on this week, I noticed that I stayed more in the realm of “art” making rather than pure destruction.  It was still quite a stretch for me to bend pages, to color with random crayons […]

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Galleys Galore – Book Expo Recap

June 4, 2009

Last week I was in New York for Book Expo America, the largest trade show of the publishing industry.  For this first-time conference attendee and aspiring author, the show was overwhelming but also quite educational and inspirational.  I learned about and met various publishers and got a better sense of what goes on in the […]

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