The Message of Yoga

Oh, yoga. What can I say? I’ll say it in the words of Savage Garden: “I knew I loved you before I met you”. As cheesy as it sounds, the lyrics of that song pretty much describe my relationship with yoga to a tee. I know, I know, anyone not into yoga reading this will probably be puking their guts out by now… But please hear me out....more

How I Got Into Feng Shui

Having grown up in an environment that relied on causality and the Western scientific method as the only legitimate way of explaining things clearly rubbed off on me. A lot. I was, and still am, a very analytical and “left-brained” person. And I’m also a Feng Shui consultant in my spare time....more

Pamper

Another way to relieve stress is to pamper yourself.  This doesn't have to be an expensive trip to the spa.  It can be as simple as setting aside some time to do something you love.   Pampering yourself is not selfish.  Women are frequently taught by society and the way they were raised that such actions are self-indulgent.  Indulgent they are, but they are also necessary to release tension and stress. Pampering allows you to slow down.  Life moves so incredibly fast....more

Live Inspired! If Your Life is a Painting, What Does Your Gallery Look Like?

Hello all my beautiful friends and fans.  I hope if you are one of my lovelies reading this from the eastern US you are snuggled up somewhere warm drinking hot cocoa or some Irish Crème or something like that.  Keep your butts free from the treacherous cold outside.  I, of course, am a Michigan girl and can’t seem to warm my toes up this weekend.  Brrrrrr.  While we did not get the gigantic amounts of snow that the eastern US coast did, we did get horrible cold weather in the below zero temperatures.  Can I just say, I don’t hate many things...more

Vent

The first way to relieve stress I am going to touch on is venting.  Here is where your girlfriends are invaluable!   Let me be clear.  Venting is not the same as complaining or bitching.  Venting is the process of getting the stress out of your system.  Once it is out, the process stops.  To continually linger on the source of your stress only continues the stress....more

You ARE Able to Change the World

THE SMALLEST OBJECTS CAN HAVE THE BIGGEST INFLUENCEA SINGLE PERSON IS A SMALL UNIT COMPARED TO THE ENORMITY OF THE 3 BILLION-DENSE POPULATION. SO, ISN’T IT TRUE THAT ONE PERSON CANNOT HAVE MUCH OF AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD? THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE THOUGHT FOR YEARS, BUT IT ACTUALLY COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH....more

Being Good to Oneself is Not Being Hedonistic or Selfish

I am in a place or position where I put the needs of others before mine. That has often left me eating long past due, sleeping less than I need to function properly, and leaving my own time to whatever meager crumbs remain....more

How to Get Unstuck in Your Job in Two Seconds

One of my friends hates her job. Well, let’s be honest, most of my friends hate their jobs … but today, I’ll tell you about just one of them. ...more
Wow!  This is something that I really needed to read.  It describes some of what I am going ...more

Taking Back Dinner Time with Menu Planning

I'm a planner.  Okay that might be a lie.  I plan in my head, but in reality I make decisions by the seat of my pants and live pretty much in the moment.  This is fun for some people, and pure torture for my plan-it-until-it-dies-a-boring-death husband.  Don't get me wrong, I love the guy - but he plans, and shops, and plans, and thinks, and asks other people (except me - he doesn't ask me) and THEN he makes a decision.....Which is great if you're buying a car...more

Breaking Up

 Yes, please!  Stress seems to taking over my life lately!  This is one break-up I would sincerely welcome. ...more