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Feb 272015

“Anticipation, anticipation,” sings Carly Simon. This is what you feel when you are preparing for something new. Something new, creates a feeling of adventure. Exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. I have many exciting upcoming events. I’ll be speaking at the Building Your Self Worth lunch and learn at Bishop Ranch on March 13 and at [...]

Feb 262015

The sounds of waves get louder and louder, the waves that lulled me to sleep under my pretty blue, sun protecting, umbrella, now wake me up.  Then it all makes sense, I am one fortunate woman. I have taken my life to a new level of happiness. I am grateful for what has shown up [...]

Feb 232015
Aaah Paris

I am a virgin. I have never experienced this before. Gotcha! As I walk out of the Trocadero Metro station, I find myself looking around.  Where is it?  I thought it was right here.  What do I see?  Restaurants.  I walk closer to what I think is the River Seine. There it is, I walk faster [...]

Feb 192015
To Thine Own Self Be True

What are you doing to ensure that you are being true to the important woman in your life? Yes, I do mean you! Suppose you embrace the list below as your self-care guidelines. Must do self-care tips… 1.      Love yourself unconditionally. 2.      Share what makes your heart sing. 3.      Nourish relationships with spirit, family and [...]

Feb 152015

I’ve had my challenges over the years. I’ve been divorced and I’ve had breast cancer.  When I went through my divorce I put myself into a crappy life. I struggled with my self-image, feelings of unworthiness, and self-confidence. I put myself there into “crappy life” scraping to bring myself out of it, despite having a good [...]

Feb 102015
Loving You

“Makes no difference where I go or what I may do You know that I’ll always be loving you, just you” Elvis sang it to us in the ‘50s. It’s still an enduring philosophy. February is, of course, all about love. Remember how you used to look forward to mail…when it was a letter in [...]

Feb 092015
The moon and the stars

Wow!  I am at a loss for words when I look at the moon and all it’s surfaces through a powerful telescope.  My husband and I took a token camping trip to Fremont Peak State Park about 90 minutes from here last year.  Fortune smiled on us and we got a camping site with a view of [...]

Feb 032015
5 tips for when the going gets rough

They aren’t moving. Oh, wait a minute, there they go. Cheering, a community gathers to urge and support their success. As they move forward with their flippers we cheer when the first one makes it to the water through the waves. Then the head pops up to grab a breath of fresh air. We’re in [...]

Feb 012015

Your body changes when a smile crosses your face. In the June 25,2012 guest blogger for Psychology Today, Sarah Stevenson wrote in There’s Magic In Your Smile, ”For starters, smiling activates the release of neuropeptides that work toward fighting off stress (3). Neuropeptides are tiny molecules that allow neurons to communicate. They facilitate messaging to the whole [...]

Jan 272015

Early morning after a quick breakfast snack we climb into our Land Rover for our morning Safari.  What will we find today?  What adventure will cross our path?  The ranger and tracker are alert for any animal tracks and signs of animals nearby.  Sounds of crackles and squeaks suddenly permeate the still morning and the [...]