Pinch Me!

Thoughts From The Coffee Table:  Balance is one of those words we throw around, especially when it comes to work/life balance.  In fact, I find that when most people use that term, they mean “I want to work less and live more.” I’ve always been a super high-energy crazy working machine, and I have been…

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America’s Pastime

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I went to my first MLB game in college. It was painful. Mariners vs. someone, 0-0 in the 9th, and I thought I was free! Nope. 1-1 through the 14th. Mariners lost. We have been fortunate to be invited to Twins/Yankees once a year. My husband is from MN, so…

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Morton Williams

Thoughts From The Coffee Table:  When my husband and I travel to different countries, we always seek out a grocery store.  We love to wander the aisles to see what is customary, and we always find food treasures to bring home. Yesterday in Manhattan we found a store that was like walking into another country,…

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Running for Life

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I completed my first (and likely only) marathon 2011. I say “completed” because I can’t honestly say I “ran” it. My goal was to complete in 6 hours, and I crossed the finish line at 6:01:10. The overachiever in me was disappointed. Since I walked often, many times I had…

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Vans Fan for Life!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table:  Chris was the name of my 7th grade (and first ever) boyfriend.  He rode a BMX bike, had long hair, and wore Vans.  I believe he became a Philosophy professor. None of that has anything to do with my purchase of Vans yesterday, but makes me laugh.  I was just…

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10% Happier

Thoughts From The Coffee Table:  A few years ago I wanted to begin meditating, but I really had no idea where to begin.  And most importantly, I wasn’t certain I could even do it.  After all, I’m not known for being a quiet person. Watching GMA one weekend, Dan Harris, the host, shared a very…

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The Heart of Rocky

Thoughts from the Coffee Table: I used to hate running, now I tolerate it.  I have once again started adding the Rocky Steps into my morning run.  Not easy. This morning I was struck by all the people out so early, running up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, being video taped by…

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Le Pain Quotidien

Thoughts from the Coffee Table: It all began with the Crispy Quinoa Cake. My craving for this dish pops up a few times a year, like it did yesterday. I didn’t expect a full restaurant at 1:30 on a Tuesday, but I found a small table to sit and read and savor. The manager walked…

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Robin Roberts & GMA

Thoughts from the Coffee Table:  There may not be enough words in my brain to express my joy at being able to be in the GMA studio this morning, and meeting Robin Roberts. I learned late last night that there would be no audience today, but that I was still invited as a VIP to…

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Swarovski

Thoughts from the Coffee Table: At 16 I was as gift wrapper in a jewelry store.  Hired only for the holidays, I was selling on the floor within weeks.  I showed a passion for learning, watched how my colleagues dressed, and sold a diamond engagement ring on my first day! I was fascinated by the…

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