How to Not Lose Your Day Job From Blogging

This is my true confession: I am a cheater. Somehow I find myself sneaking off (and by sneaking off, I mean rolling my chair in closer to my desk to peer down at my electronic device) in search of social media updates. Try as I might, I'm thinking about her (and by her, I lovingly mean my fashion accessories blog) when I should be dedicated to my 9-5 occupation of almost 9 years. It really has me wondering what a woman is supposed to do when she's torn between her two loves. ...more
I use my lunch break to check out information or get on social media. Since I travel a lot for ...more

The Scary Reason You Can't Accept a Compliment

If you’re anything like me, a compliment typically induces one of two reactions: slight humiliation confounded by a deep-seeded fear that my complimenter will soon see what a fraud I am, and that he/she is in fact very wrong about me. Or, the alternative: flattered-ness with a side of distrust....more

A Bracelet That Reminds You to LOVE and BE LOVED

   Is it possible for a fashion accessory to change your life AND help you be a better person? Now, thanks to this gorgeous little bracelet, I think so... ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

THIS PAST WEEK I FLEW TO FLORIDA TO MAKE MORE MEMORIES FOR MYSELF. TWO DAYS WERE SPENT WITH MY MOM, AND A WEEK ON A CRUISE TO THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE CARIBBEAN. DURING THE CRUISE I LEARNED MORE THINGS ABOUT MYSELF. THIS IS THE FIRST CRUISE I HAVE BEEN ON SINCE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND JEFF, THREE YEARS AGO. ...more

Tribute to Wayne Dyer

Always an inspiration.more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME...

A WISE TEACHER TOLD ME THAT NOW IS THE TIME..... THE MORTAL MIND LIKES TO PROCRASTINATE EVERYTHING. LOVE, DUTY, CARE, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVITY, ETC., OUR TIME HERE ON THIS PLANET IS PRECIOUS, AND NUMBERED. SO NOW IS THE TIME  TO DO ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF TILL TOMORROW. OF ALL THE THINGS TO PROCRASTINATE ABOUT, DO NOT THINK OF DOING THIS TO LOVE. LOVE NOW, THIS VERY MOMENT. NOT YESTERDAY, NOT TOMORROW, NOT IN A COUPLE OF HOURS.  ...more

In the Name of Greatness

They say that in order to love another you must love yourself first.But do you ever find it difficult to love yourself?...more

Following the Path of the Dinosaurs: A Childhood Saved from Extinction

Hi There,Thanks for letting me share a few of my blog posts with the community.  I'm excited to share news about the book I have been writing...it has moved from my blog and into print on Amazon in paperback, with e-book coming next week. I hope you'll check it out http://www.amazon.com/Following-Path-Dinosaurs-Childhood-Extinction/dp/1512243795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432920938&sr=8-1&keywords=mary+ralles Or you can catch up on my #oldschooljournaling at www.followdinopath.com  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME... DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BEING TOSSED AROUND EMOTIONALLY?  LIKE A EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER?   DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOING THRU TORNADOS,? HURRICANES? WINDS? RAINSTORMS? THUNDERSTORMS? AS A RESULT ARE YOU FEELING SADNESS? DESPAIR? ANGUISH? OR LOSS? STOP FOR A MOMENT AND LOOK AROUND AND CONCENTRATE ON HEARING AND SEEING THE WORLD AROUND YOU.  ARE YOU FINALLY SEEING SMALL GLIMPSES  OF HOPE? ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME..

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME... ARE YOU WALKING INTO ANOTHER DOORWAY, A NEW DIMENSION TO THE INNER YOU? AS YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF, DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOU? IF YOU DO LOOK AT YOUR INNER SELF AND IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE YOU, THEN WHO AND WHAT IS IT? ASK THE QUESTION IF THIS IS THE DOORWAY TO WHAT AND WHOM, AND IS IT ME? WILL I HAVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO OPEN AND GO THRU THIS DOORWAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE MANY WONDERFUL AND AMAZING THINGS ABOUT MY INNER SELF? ...more
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