Day #16: Visiting Never Land and #NaBloPoMo

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Today’s gift:  PETER PAN and Never Land.

I’ve spent many hours volunteering to help my local town’s theatre produce PETER PAN. It’s been a sweet and wonderful gift to be part of our magical community theatre and also to support my daughter and her role as a Lost Boy.

Here’s to always believing and never growing up.

Day #15: #NaBloPoMo

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Today’s gift:  celebrating my new work with the great brand Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski group.

I’m in heaven having so much SPARKLE in my life.  Look out for a big, long blog post soon.

Day 9: #Blogher #NaBloPoMo

Sunday, November 9th, 2014


Today’s gift:  WRITING! BLOGGING! And more writing.

It’s a rare Sunday that I remove myself from my family to work and write.  Today is that day.  I have had a mix of client work, freelance writing, blogging, and other writing work since my morning coffee.  I’m producing and it feels great. And I love using my writing muscle more regularly — that is the most profound gift of #NaBloPoMo.

I’m celebrating words today – written, spoken, typed, shouted.

Day 3: Blogher joins SheKnows and #NaBloPoMo

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Today’s gift:  Blogging Day 3 and celebrating the news of SheKnows and Blogher joining forces!  Wow and Wow and Wow.

Busy day here but I’m taking the time to celebrate the power of writing, blogging, connecting, and community.  I’m a SheKnows Expert and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this brand and platform!

Stay tuned for details and news.

Day 2: Blogher’s National Blog Posting Month #NaBloPoMo

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Today’s gift:  Music! In all its glorious, inspiring, contagious forms.

We are a music family — we love to listen, play, dance.  And we all have different tastes and preferences.

It’s fun to discover new tunes and since the last two movies I watched have great soundtracks — for dancing and singing along –and great narratives, I’m sharing them here as today’s blog post gifts.  Thanks to the brilliance and ease of Spotify, I can find new songs or soundtracks in a click or two.

CHEF is a savory story about family, food, and passion.

BEGIN AGAIN is a delightful romantic film (by the creator of Once) about life lessons, love, and self-discovery.

I won’t reveal too much more — just to say that both films will elevate, inspire, and hopefully ignite something in you to really stop and listen — to the music, real or imagined, and to the soundtrack of your life.  There is great joy when a tune speaks to your soul.

Happy Listening!

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LOST STAR lyrics from the film Begin, Again

Please, don’t see
Just a boy caught up in dreams
And fantasies

Please, see me
Reaching out for someone
I can’t see

Take my hand
Let’s see where we wake up tomorrow
Best laid plans
Sometimes are just a one night stand

I’ll be damned
Cupid’s demanding back it’s arrow
So let’s get drunk on our tears

And God, tell us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And the lambs are on the run

Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

Who are we?
Just a speck of dust
Within the galaxy?

Woe, is me
If we’re not careful
Turns into reality

But don’t you dare
Let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page
Maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
Where we’re dancing in our tears

And God, tell us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And the lambs are on the run

We’re searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying
But just the same

And God, give us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And this lamb is on the run

Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying

But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

Songwriters
Brisebois, Danielle / Alexander, Gregg / Lashley, Nick / Southwood, Nick

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Day 1: Blogher’s National Blog Posting Month #NaBloPoMo

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Today’s gift:  National Blog Posting Month!  Otherwise known as #NaBloPoMo.

I decided to join the posting party and post every single day in the month of November.

This takes me back to my blogging roots — when I started blogging  My So-Called Sensory Life I committed to blogging every single day for one year (that’s 365 consecutive days).  And I did it!  I experienced joy, gratitude, pressure, procrastination and so much more.  I’m hopeful that recreating a small version of this daily writing exercise will strengthen my writing muscle and take me on a new journey.

This month, I plan to give you a lot.  I post about:  family, parenting, books, food, fashion, and more.

Today, I’m celebrating my renewed commitment to personl writing and some quiet time with the family.

Thanks #Blogher and #NaBloPoMo.  I’m ready to WRITE.