2015's resolution - "kiss a lover, dance a measure, find your name and buried treasure. Face your life, its pain its pleasure.

Do it up right.

There is such weight placed on the first words of a new year. They are supposed to be profound observations and wishes of ourselves and our world. Optimistic words resolutely marching into being. Wisdom gained from the past year’s trials and hope evolved from the year’s joy and celebrations. Dang. That’s a whole lot of pressure. Particularly …

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#46: Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself..." - CS Lewis

46: Friendship is born…

I designed this image to be included in the swag bags at the Food Allergy Blogger Conference where I ran the blogger help desk this year. The sentiment of this quote fits that event so well. You are in rooms filled with people who don’t think it’s weird to ask 10,000 questions before you order food. …

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"Chin up, buttercup" | #onapositivenote by Mary Fran Wiley

Thirty days of notes

Ok, I only made 28 post-its. All things considered, I think I did pretty ok. Sure, it was no 100 posts in 100 days challenge, but it was still an undertaking. I mean, have you ever tried hand lettering post-it notes? It’s not a challenge for the faint of heart.

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Some days you have to create your own sunshine. #onapositivenote


I have this friend Helen that I go to every time I have an idea for a project. The crazier the idea, the more likely it is that her opinion will be the first (and possibly only) one I will get before I start. She told me the Positive 100 was a great idea. Originally, …

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#43: You get what anybody gets- you get a lifetime. Neil Gaiman | Chronic Positivity Project | Inspiration Design by Mary Fran Wiley

43: You get a lifetime.

Sure, life is short. It can be just 5 more minutes, it can be another 50 short years, it can be 3 more incredible months. And, sure, you have big plans. Great, big, wild plans. Run away to Europe and buy a chateau plans. End world hunger plans. Make it to Friday plans. You dream …

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Day 100 : Positivity | Positive 100 | Chronic Positivity Project

Day 100: Positivity

This is Day 100 of the Positive 100, a countdown to Rare Disease Day 2014 and an exercise in being positive despite it all. When I started this, a few people thought I was ridiculous. That I was painting a world through rose colored glasses that ignored the reality of, well, reality. How can you always be positive when there …

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