It makes good scents

I start my day with a brief, silent meditation. Not a crazy, over-the-top meditation where I have to think too much about whether I am doing it right or not. I simply light my candle called Spa Therapy “Calming” and I try to think positive and grateful thoughts. Before I do anything else. Before I eat breakfast. Before I see my family. Before I even think about what I will wear for the day and put on my makeup. Because what I am learning is that working from the inside – out and tending to my inner voice affects everything else that happens to me during the day....more

"I am comfortable with my height"

My lovely friend Tina is 6 feet tall and wears clothes beautifully....more

I Bought A Dress

Today I feel vulnerable.  In fact, I feel a lot like drawing the curtains, hiding under a duvet and not speaking to anyone....more

Define your beauty

The Victoria’s Secret bag lay unopened on my bed....more

Never Good Enough

Divorce is brutal on the ego and self esteem.  Being told you're unworthy of love, affection, and attention basically rips you to shreds.  Isn't that what a divorce truly is?Being told that nothing you do is good enough.Knowing that no matter how hard you try, it's never enough.Realizing that someone who once was proud to be seen with you now doesn't deem you worthy of public recognition....more
 @Kraken Thanks, honey!!  I'm getting there...slowly but surely!!more

Cross Post: I'm Cute and I Know It - Body Perfection

Over the past 9 months, I have worked really hard to lose weight and have lost about 20 pounds. This was my personal goal. I began taking better physical care of myself after receiving some disturbing, not life threatening news about my health. Ironically, the news I received had nothing to do with my weight, but I took the news as a wake up call to start taking better care of my physical-self....more
 @DesiValentine4 Thank you for stopping by and commenting...and for your kind words. :)more

Throat Punch Thursday – Miss Bimbo

What’s Throat Punch Thursday? It’s a day that fellow blogger, Deborah Cruz dedicates to taking a topic or person or stupid action (or all of them combined) and unleashes on them a good, old- fashioned ass whipping.Today, I’m borrowing from her and doing the same....more
You obviously didn't get very far past the first page. The site is 16+ (18+) for certain ...more

Spring Makes Me Feel Beautiful; A lesson in seasonal self-esteem

Spring rejuvenates me more than any other season.  Yes, I am one with nature and when April shows up, I focus on the positive.  One could say that you shouldn’t wait for spring to do that.  And I totally agree!  However, the warmer fresh air heavy with the fragrance of life along with the bright robust colors of new blossoms make me glad to be alive.  I diagnose myself with spring fever.  And, I love it!!  ...more
 @elaineR.N. Thank you, Elaine. I need to work on our gardens. I don't think it is ready for ...more

Your Kid Isn't Special, My Kid Isn't Special and Those "Psychic Kids" Aren't Special Either

Someone sent me a link to the (no longer airing) television show Psychic Kids the other day. My son, the person contends, might be like these kids. Not socially maladjusted, probably, and not with these abilities, but he's got a special something. He's not like most kids. Check this show out. I'd never watched it. I had a feeling it would just rile me up, and I was right. I felt dirty watching it. It really seems to border on child abuse. These smart, sensitive, fascinating kids were getting all the wrong messages; their parents were getting all the wrong messages; and no one was being helped. The kids want validation, guidance, understanding; and they can't get it except through exploitation and fakery....more
You are my people.more

If You Didn't EARN It, You Don't Deserve It

 The world is so full of lovely, kind, honest people. Seriously, I agree with Anne Frank, who said, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”...more
As a former teacher I can relate to so much of this and I wish parents could understand the need ...more