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The view from here

Dear you and you and you and you and you…and yes, you: For some time I’ve been trying to find a way to communicate what I see and feel and think of you. I’m still not confident that I can articulate something so powerful yet ethereal this way. But I’m going to chance putting an […]

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Do you have the support you need to accomplish great things? To be your most authentically beautiful self? I want you to have that. The Magic Wand Collective is a unique women’s small business owners community committed to helping every woman find and live out her passions in life and in work. Hope to see your […]

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Creating a life

This startling and inspiring question resonates with me to the very core: “What are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver And here’s my version: Are you making a living or are you creating a life? Think of your life as a gallery. I’d love to support you […]

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The Girl Who Went Away

You just have to set yourself free, and that’s what talking about it does. – Ruth* On the day of my 94-year old Grandma Sylvia’s wake, I watched my mother pick up her accordion to play Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I was transported back to the age of 9, listening to mom warming up […]

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Inspiration: Your Favorite Shop!

For today’s Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop blog linkup, the theme is “Your Favorite Shop.” And what perfect timing! Because guess what we did yesterday? “We” being the Magic Wand Collective, that is. We took our “Co-Working Wednesdays” on the road, visiting some of our member businesses who have storefronts. We took time at each fabulous […]

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We have this really magical thing happening over here. It’s what we hoped would happen when we started bringing women to the same place at the same time – ♥ women who own businesses and have started non-profits ♥ women who want to own a business, but don’t yet know how or when ♥ women who make creative […]

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Shared silence

Last weekend I attended another Anna Dvorak retreat, this time with seven of my Le Donne friends. One of the key components of Anna’s retreats is silent breakfast. We rise when we wish and Anna is up. She is already there, prepared to nurture us with her organic, fresh, nutritious foods and with our custom juice […]

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