Posts Tagged as fun

The Gift of Time

This weekend, we celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with a party at my niece's house. My siblings and in-laws who live nearby did a beautiful job orchestrating the day to be just what Mom wanted -- a house filled with her family and close friends, beautiful flower arrangements, delicious food, ...

Are You Scared? Good.

I finish writing the email to my editor and attach my manuscript. My mouse hovers over "send". Here we go, kiddo. Click the button. Go ahead. You can do it. It's just the first draft. It's not the condition of the draft that scares me. It's what sending this represents. It's ...

Five Tips To Enjoy (Survive) the Holidays

The holidays are upon us. A time of fun, family, friends, and frustration. To help you increase the fun and decrease the frustration, here are some quick, holiday survival tips: Give yourself more time than you think you need to travel, shop, or cook. Expect crowds and delays. Better to be ...

Play & Discipline: Good Combo

I just got off a Skype video chat with my nephew, James, who is studying abroad in Germany. At 21 years old, he is wise beyond his years and open to great, metaphysical conversations.  We got to talking about an all-too-common struggle -- having lots of ideas and interests, and not knowing ...

What Are You Focusing On?

Last week, we got another 14 or so inches of snow here in Massachusetts and the onslaught of Facebook posts came: "I'm so over this snow. Spring can't come fast enough!" "Damn groundhog and his 6 more weeks of winter." "Not another storm!" And so on and so on. Sometimes I think people complain ...

Make Play a Priority

Mother Nature welcomed in the New Year by gracing us with two feet of snow. As I sit in my office watching it pile up outside, the little kid in me is itching to go play. Then the adult chimes in and interrupts. "It's freezing out there. I can't go outside. I'd have ...

Make FOMO a No Go

It’s Friday night – my favorite TV night of the week - and I’m settled into a comfy chair, remote in hand. I’m 12 years old and it’s just my music videos and me. MTV, V66, and Friday Night Videos: So much to choose from! Ooh! I love this song! And ...

Take a Chance

ou’d think, while wearing a blood-stained shirt, I’d be more concerned about how the blood got there than the loss of a favorite garment.” That was the opening line of my first share at a recent storytelling workshop. I’ve always appreciated the power of stories, and am a bit obsessed with ...

Ask the Coach — Week 21

  This is the column where I answer a website visitor’s question in hopes of supporting all visitors through shared (and likely, relevant) challenges, triumphs, and struggles. To submit your question, see the guidelines at the end of this column. Dear Kerri, I have several things in my life that I really love ...

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