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This Is the Perfect Name for a Yoga Blog

Close friends often tell me they don’t like the name of this blog because it gives the wrong impression about me. They don’t think I’m negative as the name implies. Of course, the name could be Trying To Be Positive … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be A Publisher – Blogging 101

Many people ask me about blogging. Recently I gathered my thoughts for a panel discussion on Communication in the 21st Century for professional women. My presentation was meant to encourage people to write a blog by thinking through the basic … Continue reading

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Needing Your Own It’s A Wonderful Life

Lately I’ve hit some rough patches. Things haven’t gone the way I’d hoped. Crossroads can be confusing times in your life. One day my husband surprised me by saying I needed to watch It’s A Wonderful Life because I had … Continue reading

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What’s So Special About The Silver Spring Zombie Walk?

Three years ago the Silver Spring Zombie Walk was started by a few local bloggers who decided to invite the readers to show up as zombies. Since I wanted to see the turnout inspired by these blogs and I always enjoy … Continue reading

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Blogging Reigns Me In Until I Feel Like Bursting

  Blogging has an “anything goes” reputation. Bloggers are known to go off on extreme tangents and tell you exactly what they think. Sometimes anonymous, sometimes angry, blogging has traditionally been known as ranting. For me, blogging is the opposite. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Russian Adoption Story In The Making

Today is Adoption Blogger Day so I welcome a guest post by my friend Michael Mangum. I had the great honor of writing a recommendation for their adoption. Here is their story: When I was 8 years old, my favorite … Continue reading

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A Positive Approach At Our New Local Online Magazine

Tomorrow I will join Rockville Living as the Managing Editor of the Style section of its new online magazine. This local effort is encouraging in so many ways. First of all, the editors are being respected as writers and are being paid. If … Continue reading

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Did You “Tell Stories” As A Kid?

When I was a child and I exaggerated a story, I remember my father calling me on it. “Did that really happen?” “Are you “telling stories”? It was code for lying because at some point, if you are telling a … Continue reading

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It’s Not Fan or Follow: Success Is In The Search

Lately I can’t help but think about all the marketers and salespeople who have rushed into the social networking sites to further their businesses and clients. People who wanted nothing to do with Twitter or Facebook for friendship jumped on … Continue reading

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“Breaking News” Requires A Cynical Gift

When I was in eighth grade, my teacher said I was cynical. As an adult, I don’t think it’s such a bad quality. In today’s age of constant, on-the-spot, media coverage by both professionals and every guy on the street, … Continue reading

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