The Oniony Layers of Grief

This was originally published in Vivid and Brave last year – I seem to be having quite a few friends who are going through a tough time right now, search and I thought I would share this again: When my husband died, health a wise woman told me that grief was like an onion. I […]

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Helping Rescues and Non Profits Show Up in Facebook’s Newsfeed

There has been a lot of talk lately about how Facebook only show posts to about 1% of a page’s fan base.. This is particularly bad for animal rescues and shelters who rely on social media shares to spread the word about adoptable animals. There is now a way for your fans to make sure […]

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Empathy and the power of virtual communities

Here it is – my take on the amazing things that can happen when virtual communities come together. The post I recently wrote about not being that a-hole on the internet was inspired by my experiences over the past few years that I discuss in this talk.  I am incredibly thankful to have so much […]

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Resilience is hope

Resilience is hope. It’s knowing that there is a better time ahead. It’s knowing that you can be, and WILL be, free, content, and safe. The future holds good and bad, but we do not know which is in store for us. Having the hope that things can only get better spurs us into the […]

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How to not be that a – hole on the internet

{Update: Being kind after a mass casualty event such as Beirut or Paris is obviously important, but I don’t want anyone to assume I am opposed to political discourse on social media.  This post was originally about being nice to people after a personal tragedy (a death, a cancer diagnosis, an accident, etc).    There is […]

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