Open Doors: It’s Summer?!

Then I moved on to “BREATHE!” as a way to encourage all of us (myself included) to get outside for some fresh air. And where am I now? Apparently designing a T-shirt that reads “High-Functioning Discombobulated Person” to label myself as someone who needs a break. A break from the fuzzy year this has been, […]

Open Doors: Time to Walk! And Breathe!

Spring is here, and so is that famous Arizona sunshine. If you’re like me, you need that little nudge to power down the laptop or pause the Netflix and spend more time outdoors. While we are still being cautious and not gathering in large groups, there are many community walks and events that you can […]

Open Doors: It’s Time to Celebrate our Community Champions

Society of Chairs gala returns for 2021 Mark your calendars — Wed., April 28, 2021, for the return of our signature event, Society of Chairs. Like so many other nonprofit events, this one was canceled in 2020, and we made the difficult decision to pass on a virtual version as well. Instead, our invitation to […]

Open Doors: Come On!

This phrase is used by my new friend Phil Rosenthal, the host of the Netflix program “Somebody Feed Phil” and the creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” (He’s not really my friend, but I feel like he is after recently binging his global food series.) Phil utters the phrase “Come on!” in episode one, season one, […]

Open Doors: The 2020 Frontdoors Gift Guide

Once again, the Frontdoors team has been out and about (with masks on), searching for a local spin on gift-giving for the holiday season. Now more than ever, let’s take time to support the small businesses in our community so they can keep giving back too. HOSTESS GIFTS Hand-Poured Candles While we may not be […]

Open Doors: Fighting the COVID Slump

It’s all my friends are talking about — women and men. This “work-from-home, school-from-home, record-breaking heat wave” situation has us DOWN, and we’re over it. Yes, we were over it in May, but now we’re really over it. Our mental well-being is at stake. But lately, I’ve heard more and more about some of my […]

Open Doors: Our Hearts Need Art

So, here we are, 20-plus weeks into a global pandemic and the daily stress it has caused on all people, all places and all things. The flow of information for our local nonprofit arts and culture organizations has gone from canceled events to emergency funding announcements and now plans for “virtual” gatherings through the fall […]

Open Doors: Let’s Plan With Hope in Our Hearts

The end of May is our time to evaluate things here at Frontdoors, followed by time I take each June to set goals for my personal life. This year, I find myself with more lead time to prepare for this annual exercise but, wow, there are so many questions swirling as I create the long […]

Open Doors: Let’s Plan With Hope in Our Hearts

The end of May is our time to evaluate things here at Frontdoors, followed by time I take each June to set goals for my personal life. This year, I find myself with more lead time to prepare for this annual exercise but, wow, there are so many questions swirling as I create the long […]

Open Doors: Defining Moments

These times will change everything The first week of March was my last glimpse of “normal.” I attended several nonprofit fundraisers and planning meetings. My kids went to school for 3rd and 8th grade each day. We ate out, took the kids to tutoring and their elective activities. Then the news started to creep in, […]