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Success Tip Nobody Ever Told Me: Extra Deodorant

Stash your deodorant everywhere. Everywhere. There are lovely travel sizes these days. Buy a dozen. Trust me on this. Throw one in your glove compartment. Toss one in your purse. Keep one in your office, at your besties’ homes, by the front door. You’ll be glad you did.

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Warm Fuzzies: Love Your…

Colin, 4yo, “Balloon Lady, I love you! I love your balloons, and I love your blower, and I love your scissors, and I love your markers, and I love whatever that thing is. And I just love all of it!”

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A Friend

A friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. Barbara Kingsolver

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Be Kind

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Ode to Big Comfy Underpants

You are forgiving and embrace me no matter what I stuff your way. You’ve been with me through the heat or cold, good and bad, damp or dry, happy and sad. You are one of the most delightful pleasures in my simple life. Many times I’ve arrived home, finally in after a long day, looking […]

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Just Go With It

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you put yourself in the other person’s shoes, or reality, and just go with it? An example. After one of my Hawaiian culture youth programs, a few years ago, I asked the pre-k audience if there were any questions. A boy raised his hand and asked, […]

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Getting Noisy

I have osteoarthritis in my knees, primarily. Sometimes a shoulder acts up. Decades of Polynesian dancing contributed to the noisy knees and despite exercise I can no longer bound up the stairs or down them quickly. I take them one at a time, much like you see toddlers doing. I step up with the right […]

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