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I know Elver Park as the fast steep sledding hill I boycott due to the fact that everyone congregates at the bottom (instead of clearing the way for the oncoming wolf pack of sleds flying 60 mph).

I know Elver Park as the swamp where the under-12 team played soccer all of this past spring season.

I know the playground, the splash pad. I saw signs for skiing trails and something called Frisbee golf that surely no one actually plays.

Then my friend Kate told me about open spaces and views and miles of trails at the top and around that sledding hill, and the pond and country road around the back of the bike path.

Today I met Kate’s Elver Park. And saw more than a few frisbee golfers. Who knew??

There is so much more available than I realize– all around me, all the time.

Day by day, as my kids grow, my point of view get re-oriented ahead and above me again, instead of down the dredded sledding hill, around the monkey bars, over the slippery splash pad, and across the soccer field.

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Little bright spots for your week #30BrighterDays

This marks the final week of Oprah and Deepak's free 21-day meditation, which I'm both utilizing and enjoying. I think you'll still find value if you begin this week. I always find meditation valuable, and this focus on manifestation has me thinking about that which derives from ego versus manifestation that aligns with your heart… Read More

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Clean from the root #30brighterdays

I forgot to take a before picture, so I won't show you the after. On one hand, I wish I could show you the progress. On the other hand, how very nice that social media has not hard-wired me to the extent I think to take the before. We planted a new burning bush in… Read More

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Anxiety Tapas, Anyone? #30BrighterDays

My poet friend Dana Maya volunteers at community events with the "Sponaneous Writing Booth." You give the poets a one-word prompt, make a small donation to a good cause, and they write you a poem on the spot. Given the rare gift of an entire night to myself, I finally got to see the booth… Read More

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Still Punky #30BrighterDays

I dressed up as a peri-menopausal version of Punky Brewster for a costume dinner. The addition of reading glasses and one orthopedic shoe made her "perimeno." But. see. Everything I wore for that costume came from straight out of my closet, with the exception of the short-sleeved orange jacket I thrifted. Even that I might… Read More

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Same lesson, different costumes: My podcast interview with Midlife Mixtape

With guests like musician Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's, Martha Quinn of MTV fame, Air Force veteran and Texas democratic candidate for congress MJ Hegar, and all manner of midlife luminaries, today I'm thrilled to join Nancy Davis Kho on her fabulous Midlife Mixtape podcast A podcast to celebrate midlife with humor, heart, and a really good… Read More

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