Archives by Tag 'friendships'

A Letter for Nicolle

By - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Some time ago, my friend Mary Tod (author of the just released book of historical fiction Unravelled) wrote several letters to her daughter Leslie and I posted them here on my blog. The reaction to her letters was very, very positive and gave me an idea!! What if others wrote similar letters to their granddaughters, daughters and/or nieces and allowed me to post it on my blog?   This is the first letter I received in response to a request I sent out some time ago. I held on to it,  hoping more of you would read it, once we were all " back to school!!"   A Letter for Nicolle Children were never a part of my master plan, so this is a ...

Summer Reading Suggestions

By - Last updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013

I belong to the best book club in the world (in my very humble opinion)!! Three things make it great.   1. Our club is hosted by the same wonderful woman each time we meet and she makes us a fabulous dinner every time we get together;   2. One of our club members owns Churchill's Fine Gourmet Gifts and each time we meet she brings incredibly decadent sweet treats; and   3. Our meetings are "facilitated" by the fabulous Nina McCreath one of the former proprietors of The Flying Dragon book store (where we previously had the privilege of meeting). It is Nina who really takes our club over the top!! She loves books and reading and shares her insights about the book we are ...

The Art of Fearlessness

By - Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

Delia Ephron wrote "The Art of Fearlessness" which was published in a recent issue of More magazine. I really enjoyed it and am happy to be able to provide you with a link to it:   http://deliaephronwriter.com/Latest/the-art-of-fearlessness.html   I hope you take the time to read it; it's a wonderful "feel good" read to begin the week. And I really hope each and everyone of you has a Jill in your life...I do and I recognize and appreciate how lucky I am almost every day!!   xo,   J

Who are you MEANT to be?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My friend Anne Dranitsaris and her daughter Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have written a book "Who are you MEANT to be?" which is based on the Striving Styles Assessment tool and system which they also developed.   I love having this resource available to me.  I find the tool and the system remarkable in terms of its ability to effectively assess the way my "brain" operates. However, the truly wonderful part of their work is they take their assessment tool to the next level by describing the way each "Striving Style" operates so I can understand what makes me tick, my relationship style, how I satisfy my needs, when I am in a self-protective mode or a self-actualizing mode, what activates my self-protective system, ...