Self-Advocacy vs Self-Diagnosis? The Waiting Room!
Paula
Inspiration
Oh my gosh! My right shoulder and arm have been feeling oddly numb and “heavy-ish” for over a week, though I have no pain. The sensation came on suddenly upon waking one morning. It is difficult to describe this vague persistent “discomfort”. Being right-handed, this has interfered a bit with a variety of regular activities. So far, I have no defin...
Add New Meaning to Spring Cleaning!
Paula
Inspiration
Spring cleaning!   Out with the old, in with the new!   Feels good to declutter our surroundings, right? Wondering what to do with all the stuff you find during your "Spring Cleaning"?  This article, initially written as a guest blog for Activate Good, will help you take your efforts to new (and creative) levels! ...
Singing Telegram? Or Tasteful Serenade?
Paula
Inspiration
A Singing Telegram?  Isn't that when someone dresses up in a silly costume, runs up to a designated person, sings "Happy Birthday" (or something else), and does something embarrassing for the fun of it? Do they still do that? Singing telegrams have been around since 1933. Per Wikipedia, they were first delivered by Western Union, as an attempt...
Volunteerism - Giving Back - Emphasize Abilities!
Paula
Inspiration
Giving Back - Emphasize Abilities!   When it comes to volunteering, we all have our individual skill sets, interests, and passions.  Though some people are prone to talk in terms of deficit, or judge and compare others, why not choose inclusivity and ability instead? This article, initially written as a guest...
Who Led Santa's Sleigh? "Hey Gertrude"...
Paula
Holidays
I Did It!   My friend, (amazing author, publisher, film producer, creative guru, and more) Ann Jagger (see references & links below), started an annual series of short story collections a few years ago.  Every month each year from February through October, she would post a "prompt" to get us started.   Folks (18 years o...
KEEPING THE BALANCE!
Paula
Inspiration
Earlier this year, I invited my daughter to a vision boarding workshop. We each took our time to envision what we wanted our respective worlds to look like for 2023. My daughter is much more artistically discerning than I, and I tried not to compare my efforts with hers. I looked around the room of other women, also trying not to feel intimidated w...
Planting
Paula
Inspiration
If we had a chance to plant something for the future, what would it be? Our spring weather has been erratic this year. Still, in our neighborhoods, locals are at work cleaning up their gardens, trimming bushes, seeding lawns, and planting annuals. Colorful pansies are one of the favorite blooms found around borders, mailbox posts, and up walkways. ...
Connect!
Paula
Inspiration
      How do we embrace available technology to connect? If you’re like me, you may not be aware of all the possible technological tools available to counter the “disconnect” we are experiencing these days. We may not feel savvy enough, but it is possible to learn something new every day, if we choose. Our connectedness has been forc...
Spring Renewal and Sidewalk Art!
Paula
Inspiration
Spring’s always been my favorite season. It brings warmer weather with occasional cool days and winter storm surprises in most of the US areas I have lived. We can’t fully exchange our winter clothes for spring attire, because we are being teased about the real changes until the summer comes along! I actually enjoy this erratic season. Spring wakes...

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