When you think the word CREATIVITY, what thought comes to mind first? The first thing I hear in my head is the word “fluffy.” A second is “made up stuff.” On the surface, creativity does not usually hold a high place of importance for everyday life, but maybe, “there’s a little bit more” to it […]
One thought to consider. When you notice that someone you’re talking with has a lot to say, make sure you provide a place to RECEIVE whatever it is. This is the season of giving and receiving, and yet to RECEIVE what is in someone’s heart and on someone’s mind is the best gift we can give
I’d Rather be Dorothy of The Wizard of OZ than Andy of The Devil Wears Prada In considering the lives of the two main characters (Dorothy and Andy) in the movies The Wizard of OZ and The Devil Wears Prada, it seems as if Dorothy is in a better position for living a beautiful life.
Growing up on the farm south of Harmony, Minnesota, we ate BIRTHDAY CAKE in July. Mom, Dad and the first four kids in my family were born in July; including me! When I heard this birthday story at camp this year, I asked permission to share it.Â The storyâ€™s creator is an Episcopal priest named Susana
We each have father stories. For some reason, the word FATHER was mentioned multiple times on the American Idol show this season. Many of the contestants had lost their fathers, and the song “Monsters,” written by James Blunt, was sung a few times, bringing strong emotions. Ever since the show ended, I find myself playing
Memorial Day hit me as we watched the parade in Harmony. This was years ago when I was in college. As I remember it, we were entertaining visitors from the great city of Chicago that weekend. We stood on Main Street, caught up in all the things 20 year olds do and say and think.
It’s me Chili Millie, here to spill the tea on Jan!Â As you might know, I’m literally a work of art (and some may say “a piece of work”). But seriously, I was created as a result of words and ideas, and so were you, more or less. This gives new meaning to the phrase
Chili Millie here. Let’s talk about the steps of your beautiful life story.Â I’m famous for calling youth: “the season of we don’t know what we don’t know.” We weren’t aware of the hop-scotch, step-by-step, connect the dots game that brings us from here to where we want to be.Â I’ve been thinking about this
Tuesday, I’m attending a business luncheon where we will be asked to tell about an influential woman from our past. I’ve done this type of thing before, and yet not once did it occur to me to select my own momâ€”until this year. I LOVE what Deb Guy, Executive Director of the Women’s Exchange in