The Small Magic Podcast Episode 10- Interview with Lee Silverstein

Lee Silverstein can cook a mean latke. BUT that’s not the best thing to know about him. Lee has been dealing with Cancer for several years now and even as a child. To know him and interact with him, you’d never know. In this episode, Lee talks about his experiences as well as his podcast, […]

The Small Magic Podcast Episode 9- Interview with Jessica Muroff

Everyone has heard of the Girl Scouts. Did you know that they’ve been around since March 12, 1912? That makes the organization 105 years old. How does something that age still remain fresh and relevant? It’s the people. AND the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has great people, specifically someone very special at the […]

The Small Magic Podcast Episode 8- Interview with Valerie Ellis Lavin

Tampa is an entrepreneurial city and we are full of people creating new business ventures that impact not just them but also our community. One of those entrepreneurs is Valerie Ellis Lavin. Valerie retired after 21 years in the Army as the U.S Central Command Commandant Headquarters First Sergeant. Her military background and her experience as an entrepreneur […]

The Small Magic Podcast- Episode 7- Interview with Jodi Pelletier

Jodi Pelletier would say she is no one special. I disagree. Jodi is a teacher in the local Tampa Bay area and teaches second grade. I’d be willing to bet you that the eight learning challenged students whom she has taught would say she’s pretty special too. Jodi is not a special needs teacher. She […]

The Small Magic of Thank You

Recently, I was hanging out with one of my favorites, Krayl Funch. She’s an amazing person AND she’s an amazing home stylist! I know; I’ve seen her work. We were talking about all kinds of things and then she said two words to me: “thank you.” She also said a bunch of other words but […]

Small Magic and Halloween

Yesterday was Halloween. That officially marks the start of the holiday season. Today, we’ll start seeing Christmas decorations go up and we’ll all have visions of yummy roasted turkey in our heads (well, except the vegans and vegetarians). That’s ok. I decided this year I’d do the holidays on my own schedule. This year has […]

SMALL MAGIC is for Quitters

I know, I know – most people don’t want to be thought of as a quitter. AND quitting has a really negative connotation. I want you to look at it a bit differently. Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever stayed in a relationship longer than it was healthy? Have you ever stayed at a job […]

Kindness

The last month has been challenging to say the least. Between hurricanes, earthquakes, and shootings, there’s a lot more bad in our newsfeeds, on our TVs, and in our conversations. I don’t know the answers. What I do know is that we should all make an extra effort to be kind to each other. God […]

The Small Magic of Generosity

My mom, Mama Sandra, has always been one of the most generous people I know, to a fault. She always taught all her kids to be giving and generous and not to make it all about us or to hoard our gifts from others. Sometimes, she did this to the degree that I thought was […]