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Author Archives: PocketsofSunshine

How to Squeeze in Post-partum Exercise to Beat the Blues

Frustrated with New England weather, I decided to use my house as a gym. I turned on the microwave timer, turned up the tunes and began doing stairs. I started in my basement, baby cradled in my arms, and climbed all the way to the second floor. I took it slow at first and then sped things up. My goal was to sweat and be left breathing heavily. It worked! I can’t tell you what a difference it made to lift my spirits. And I slept more deeply!
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To Stay or Go

As terrible as this life may feel today, sticking with it and trying to find a way to make it feel more meaningful to you on the daily basis may be the only way to go. Because giving up all of this would also mean creating a new life where you’re still bound to this other person and yet truly going it alone without any of the perks of a partnership. Continue reading »

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Good Boss, Bad Boss

This is a follow up to another post: Do You Bring out the Worst in People? I heard about this book from a Stanford talk that was podcast a couple of months ago. I decided to check out the book,  it’s worth a look: Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the … Continue reading »

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Kat is Turning 18

Today is March 18thth, which means my stepdaughter is turning 18 — Happy Birthday Kat! She refers to this day as “Irish hangover day” and she seems quite proud to have been born the day after St. Paddy’s. Soon the family members from all sides will be pouring in to wish her well and help us honor her special day. Continue reading »

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Mystical Paper Beasts Devour Unsuspecting Street Artists

This is so cool! Animae Dementia: Mystical Paper Beasts Devour Unsuspecting Street Artists | Colossal. Tweet This Post

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Review of pardons in past decade shows process heavily favored whites

If only this were as shocking as it should be. What’s sad is that people in positions who should be aware of the numbers, or at least have a better idea than the rest of us, are “astounded”. Really? Here’s the full article from the Washington Post Tweet This Post

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Do you bring out the worst in people?

People who work for themselves often do so because they’re unable to work with others. The amount of compromise involved is not part of their make-up, it’s unnatural and they simply don’t like it. Continue reading »

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Gift from my mom…found 14 years later

Scouring through the clutter and old boxes of letters, bills, and junk, I found a treasure. A handwritten letter inserted in a card from my mother for a birthday some 14 years ago. I lost her 5 years ago around the holidays, so finding something like this was monumental; it felt like a gift dropped from the sky. Continue reading »

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TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude – YouTube

This is clip is what Pockets of Sunshine is all about. It embodies the idea of living in the moment and appreciating all that life has to offer. I hope to start my days this week watching this to get my head set, open, and awake to possibilities. Continue reading »

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Crucial Film for Young Women and Girls

Something happens to girls when they hit puberty, if not sooner. The day they realize that they are an object and their value is directly tied to their appearance is the day the self loathing and self punishment begins: dieting, over exercise, a hyper focus on altering their veneer. I don’t see this with young … Continue reading »

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