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Kate Richardson

A Note from Kate Richardson xoxo

I just received a lovely e-mail from the inimitable, always adorable, Kate Richardson, whom I affectionately call “Peanut.” Kate competed in the 2004 Olympics for Canada and helped UCLA win back-to-back NCAA titles in 2003 and 2004—not to mention her individual titles and being named Pac-10 Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006. Today, Kate is back in Canada and is a practicing physiotherapy (or physical …

Book

“Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg

It wasn’t the title of this book that made me want to check it out, but instead the subtitle: “Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” Who of us hasn’t done all three of those things repeatedly in our lifetimes. And yet, I persistently seek to learn from those who have managed all of these things with grace, poise, and indefatigability (how’s that for an …

Life's Junk

Get Rid of the Junk

Since I got breast cancer my life has exploded into magnificent LIVING COLOR. Two things happened to jet propel me into a new stratosphere of fun and exciting living. 1. “Be Anxious for Nothing and Grateful for all things.” When I figured out the simple yet auspicious equation of how to not be anxious—by being grateful—it not only took most (if not all) of the …

Siri

The Selfless Good Deed Challenge

Someone asked me the other day to describe my husband and the simplest explanation I immediately thought of was, “Well, Bobby is the only person I know who says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to Siri.” Seriously. He does. What’s most impressive is that there is seemingly no benefit that comes from being polite to an inanimate object. But think about it, think about the small …