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inspiration, gratitude & surprises

29 Mar


This weekend is packed but it should be a fun one! Tonight my girlfriend, Taline is coming over for a night of food, wine, wedding talk (she’s also my maid of honor), tv and hanging. We are both in need of some quality time together. Tomorrow I finally start ballet classes. I’m reaaaaaally excited and slightly nervous I’ll make a fool of myself. It’s been twelve years since I’ve danced. Like riding a bike, right? That reminds me I have to buy ballet shoes this afternoon! After class I’m stopping over at my gorgeous cousins house for an afternoon glass of wine to celebrate her birthday. Then Brian and I are meeting our dinner club crew, Rachel & PJ and Loni & Mike for a night out on the town. For those of you who don’t know, once a month we pick a new restaurant to all go to. This month we picked Mercado, a mexican style restaurant in Santa Monica. Having dinner with this crew is something I look forward to every month! Then Sunday we are off to an easter brunch with Brian’s family and in the evening we are hosting a birthday party for my step-father, Irv.

What are you guys doing this weekend??

What inspired me this week?

What To Learn From A 6 Year Old Who Has Autism

You Don’t Have To Be Anything But Real 

our bright new garden plants. Lavender in lime green planters is quite a brilliant combo.

What am I grateful for this week?

I had my first essay published on MindBodyGreen! I can officially say I am “published” now.

a date night with two lovely ladies Katie & Erin. A dinner filled with inspiring talks about writing, being authentic, love and traveling.

hanging with my girlfriend Melissa. To say that I adore her would be an understatement.

the wedding is coming together!

What surprised me this week?

being referred to as a Glodney

How many people continue to respond to my piece about anxiety. It’s incredible how many people suffer with it on different levels.


“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”  – Charles De Lint



9 Apr

photos from the weekend…

This weekend was lovely- a lovely, exhausting, fulfilling and food-induced coma kinda weekend. Saturday Brian and I spent the day running around crossing things off my road trip to do list. By the time we got home from our errands it was time to turn around again to get to Seder dinner.

My first Seder dinner for the record and here’s a little story from it…

As we were getting ready to leave, Brian said to me, “Oh honey I forgot to tell you but we may have to read something at the dinner.”  “What do you mean?? Read something at dinner?”, I asked with fear. Side note- I hate reading in public!? HATE! It makes me feel panicked and extremely hot…noticeably hot. Sadly, if I am ever panicked everyone around me knows because I turn into a little beet.

So I told him that I would not be reading at dinner, no matter what. He assured me it might not even come up. I tried to forget about it but from that moment on I felt like I was walking toward my death. It didn’t help that when we walked in I saw a massive amount of people- 31 to be exact. I was expecting 10. Now the pressure was on. I spent cocktail hour trying to fish for clues to find out if this whole “reading” thing was really happening.

After a half an hour of cocktails we were asked to take a number from a bowl and sit down at our tables. It was then I knew. It was happening. We were reading. I tentatively took a number from the bowl- #17, and sat down. Poor Brian could see the fear in my face and kindly switched numbers with me so I would have less to read. I was now the proud owner of #24.

I spent the time it took (felt like two hours) for 23 people to read their passages from “Introduction to the Seder”, practicing my tiny paragraph. How lame is that?

I missed the whole damn story practicing how to say Pharaoh.

There has to be a lesson in there somewhere, right?

It ended up being a beautiful evening filled with good food, laughter, gratitude and joy. The whole weekend was filled with all these things actually and it has left me very grateful for my lovely, fulfilling and exhausting life.