ONE SMALL THING

Learn how one small thing can make a huge impact.

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The Places that Scare Us (October 2019)

It’s the season of vampires, ghosts, and coffins planted in front yards. It’s the season to be “scared” in a fun way.

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Judging a Book by Its Cover (August 2019)

In our August gathering, “What Book Are You?”, everyone brings one or a few book(s) that define an aspect of their life. After an evening of getting to know people outside of our usual circles, we take home a book brought by someone whose story resonates with us.

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All Hell Breaks Loose (July 2019)

If I was to tell you it’s National Pandemonium Day, what would your reaction be?

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Take Out Your Trash (June 2019)

For many people, myself included, the reminder of our own abilities is enough to get us to take a step in a new direction. When I know that someone believes in me, it feels like vote of confidence. And who doesn’t need that?

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Over the Edge (May 2019)

For many people, myself included, the reminder of our own abilities is enough to get us to take a step in a new direction. When I know that someone believes in me, it feels like vote of confidence. And who doesn’t need that?

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April Fools' Day (April 2019)

I want you to be the first to know… I’m 57 years old and pregnant! April Fools (a day early), of course. This holiday always reminds me of the fun pranks my daughters would play on me. Teenage pregnancy was a predominant theme. So was failing an exam, or being drunk.

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Being the Other (March 2019)

When was the last time you felt really seen? Maybe a colleague complimented your work, a stranger smiled at you, or a friend listened (and really paid attention).

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Valentine's Day (February 2019)

Will you be my Valentine? When I was young, all the kids in my class would craft little Valentine’s notes. Sometimes I’d make a special one for the boy I had a crush on (and practice writing me + him forever). And I’d also write Valentines for my family.

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In transition (January 2019)

As we shift 2019 into high gear, many of us are in a place of transition.Moving in or out of the workforce. Beginning or ending a relationship. Starting again or choosing to continue in a new way.

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Holiday Season (December 2018)

While tis the season to feel festive, tis the season for exhaustion too. There’s something about the end of the year that is simultaneously exhilarating and depleting — giving our energy to others feels good, but we can be left with nothing for ourselves.

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Thanksgiving (November 2018)

What does it mean to invite someone to your table? Tomorrow, most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a non-denominational holiday intended to be inclusive. And for many of us, it is.

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Halloween (October 2018)

Happy Halloween! Today is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge not only the costumes worn on this eve (personal favorite: Amelia Earhart), but also the masks we wear in our day-to-day real life.

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Women In Business (September 2018)

As today is Business Women’s Day, you may be flooded with articles and quotes on the importance of women in business and statistics on the gaps that need filling. These gaps are real.

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Success (August 2018)

It’s that time of the year: transitioning from Summer into Fall. Kids going back to school, the frenetic energy of the end of the year...you know the drill.

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Mental Wellness (July 2018)

Hi there! Your responses to these “One Small Thing” notes have been deeply moving. People have written to me (as well as to important people in their lives) about how small actions greatly improved their sense of self.

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Int'l Giving Day (June 2018)

Hi there! Last month I launched a series of notes I call One Small Thing, an effort to recognize and track the impact that small actions can have on another person, creating a true cascade of meaningful change.

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One Small Thing (May 2018)

Hi there! As it's Mother's Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to launch a series of notes to give back to those who nurture us, our mentors. This idea is called One Small Thing.

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