Tip of the Day — Peeling Bananas

Here is your tip of the day.

If you peel a banana from the bottom rather than the top, you won’t get the strings.  Did you know that this is how monkeys peel bananas?

Have You Heard About PechaKucha?

I just got home from a really cool event.  It was called PechaKucha.  (That’s PaCHA KaCHA) It is a worldwide phenomenon. held in over 900 cities across the globe.  PK is all about the art of presenting a story concisely. The format is simple; There are 8-10 speakers.  Each speaker tells their story with 20 slides and they get 20 seconds per slide.   The presenters talk about something they are passionate about.  Over the past few I’ve heard presentations on art, music, gardening, urban playgrounds, travel, tiny houses, martial arts,  photography, hand crafted long boards, yoga and more. If you ever see  Pecha Kucha event coming to a city near you, I strongly advise you to go and experience it.

Time to Clean Out the Closet!

As the seasons change, it is time to clean out my closet and switch from winter sweaters to lighter clothing. Personally I like doing the clothes switch in the Spring and Fall.  Unfortunately,there are many items of clothing that get unpacked in the Spring, and then packed up again in the fall year after year.  I’m hesitant about getting rid of things I don’t wear.  I’m sure you know what I mean; even through I haven’t worn it in 3 years, I might suddenly need it, or it could come back in style, or, it was expensive, maybe I’ll give it to someone, etc.  For example.  I have 5 white long sleeve button down shirts hanging in my closet.  Unfortunately I don’t wear any of them…but I might, so year after year they go into the bin, only to come out again next season!

But this year, I am going to try to live by these words:

Opening your closet


This little cartoon really spoke to my heart.  Whenever I spend time with a friend, I realize just how important the relationship is.  A friend can be someone you grew up with, a neighbor, a work colleague, even the person you chat with weekly at the dry cleaner or grocery store! Without our friends, life would be very lonely indeed.

I always try to keep in touch with friends through cards, Facebook, a quick coffee, and even dinner out.  How we communicate isn’t important, but reinforcing the connection is.  Who can you reach out to today?

Friends you meet on your path

Snow Flowers

Soon we will enjoy the brilliant colors of daffodils, tulips, irises and more.  But first let’s pause to appreciate the beauty of winter!
snow flowers