Go Ahead… Make Someone’s Day

The other day at lunch my friend Diane was excited to announce, “Ooh Linda, I have to tell you a story.  You inspired me!”  Of course I was going to be happy to hear whatever she had to say, but sometimes that sentence is met with equal parts trepidation and hopeful curiosity on my part…  

Evolving Traditions as My Group Grows Up

Our family has been hosting a summer pool party celebrating our twin’s birthday, well since their first birthday.  The tradition has ALWAYS included my friends and my children’s friends.  When they were younger I would cast a super wide net and invite all my friends and hope for some overlap.  Note: this gets trickier with time…

Grab Your Group and GO to the Beach/Lake/Park…when everyone else is LEAVING

As I made my way to the beach with my group the other night just after 5pm, there was a cavalcade of happy beach goers laden down with various beach accoutrements trudging in the opposite direction of my arrival tide. They were sandy and ruddy from the sun and the good cheer of a day well spent at the beach. But they were leaving. Which is why I was arriving…

Considering Your “Corner” Stores

I am not sure why I had it in my head that the hair on my particular head was worthy of the top dollar prices I was paying for it’s maintenance.  But I did get into this mindset, until one day I decided to try something new…

Grab a ClassPass and Go Workout Part 2: The 5 Reasons why I Love my ClassPass

Last May I wrote about my experience converting my fitness routine from frequenting one single studio to ClassPass – an app that allows me access to a whole array of fitness classes throughout this amazing town. Now, well into year two, I can confirm that I am in love with this service and can’t imagine going back to a single studio model (nice as some of them can be).  Oh how I love my ClassPass, let me count the ways…

How would you answer the question: Who are you?

What are the markers that comprise an identity?  What is the definition of identity?  I recently attended a workshop lead by the impressive Dr. Derrick Gay.  The bulk of the very interactive discussion focused on these two questions.  Then we moved on to the good stuff…

9 Things I Learned From My Year of Yes

To commemorate the final year of my 5th decade, I dubbed 2017 as my year of yes. I made a very deliberate choice to spend the year being open to every opportunity that was presented. The goal was to commit to more, to experience more and get out of my comfort zone more.  It was, by far, my richest and most rewarding year yet…

Giving (and Getting) an Experience Gift

As we navigate the season of  “who to give what”, I thought I’d chime in and give a plug for giving the gift of an experience.  I was reminded recently of how much I love giving and, in this situation, getting the “experience” gift.  Experience gifts, if done well, are the PERFECT gift.  They are thoughtful, meaningful and the ideal way to create a memory with a friend or family member.  The challenge is in pulling it off…

Giving Thanks with Your Group

Given the goal of this blog, to offer ideas for experiences you can have with your group, it should be no great revelation that Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.  It is the day we all come together to experience a meal as a group and give thanks…