LOTS of changes (that happened reeeeeally quickly) have plunged literally ALL of us into a weird new Unknown, and some of us are finding fresh and exciting things to complain about. But (most of the time) everything doesn’t actually suck. … Continue reading What’s your glass-half-full look like?
How are you holding up? This is all changing. So. Fast. A week ago, most of us were living our lives. Now … well, everything looks really different. A lot of us are stuck at home, for one. (Those who … Continue reading How to Introvert: 9 tips for social-distancing (Part II)
Everyone’s kinda freaking out. Panic in the streets — (er, panic keeping everybody OFF the streets?) Yes, everyone’s an introvert now. For those of us who’ve had lots of practice introverting, we actually welcome the sudden cultural approval of staying … Continue reading How to Introvert: 9 tips for social-distancing (Part I)
Things don’t always work out right the first time (or two). Like the first batches of stickers I made. They were kind of experimental since I’d never done them before, and I used super cheap paper. But you learn (quickly) … Continue reading Don’t quit. Stick(er) with it.
I did a thing this weekend. … Literally one thing. All. Weekend. I sat my sweatpants-and-fluffy-socks self down in the living room (surrounded by cats), and barely moved all weekend — Writing. Editing and filling gaps in eight chapters of … Continue reading Sometimes that One (cat-approved) Thing is enough
Me: “What do I really want out of life?” Husband: “Snacks.” Well … Okay fine, yes the man knows me too well. But SOMETIMES there’s more. Like now: Presently, what I want out of life is to get a few … Continue reading Art shows: Spring, and also Valentine’s Day
No, this isn’t a Monty Python reference. It’s actually something Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a … Continue reading Be the best darn shrubbery you can be
I love when the internet offers up a good idea for a change. I follow Ashlyn Carter on Instagram — a copywriter who offers lots of good tips on how to find your voice, etc etc etc. Last week, I … Continue reading Choosing a word of the year
See if this is you: ✅ relies on coffee for sustenance ✅ embraces positivity✅ likes cats and/or octopuses (or know someone who does) ✅ will be in southern Mass. or northern Rhode Island on Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 Does that fit … Continue reading Stock up on positivity (and holiday cheer) in Fall River and Pawtucket art shows
If you love a thing, do it. Don’t let anyone tell you not to. (Including yourself.) Don’t talk yourself out of doing something just because someone else might not approve. Do it for you.☝️ Not because it’s what other people … Continue reading Do it for you