Mimi's Messages, Words To Help

Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

  “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”  PT Barnum Humans are inclined to want everyone to be the same. Why are we uncomfortable with people who are “out there” or who don’t fit into a box very easily? Why is it that those people are often the ones under criticism?… Continue reading Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

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YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

You ARE amazing!! I finally began to believe that about myself after a few days of saying it out loud in front of the mirror. The year was 2008. For most of my life I'd felt "less-than" so it took a bit of making a firm choice and perseverance to follow this program.   I'd… Continue reading YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

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Strength: You’ve Got It

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." Bob Marley Most of us have been through things that have shown us—beyond our imaginings—what we are capable of. As we think back on those horrible days we are in awe of our perseverance and accomplishment, wondering how we… Continue reading Strength: You’ve Got It

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Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

Thrive Global has published a good read concerning suicide. Deepak Chopra, a spiritual leader and alternative medicine expert has launched a global movement to encourage and empower those who are struggling with their mental health to reach out. And to help them realize that they are not alone in their struggle. "Chopra wants to do… Continue reading Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

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I AM

The words I used to put after "I am" were not very nice words at all. I didn't like myself much. I felt like I could never measure up or please everyone, although I spent most of my waking minutes trying. When I'd do something just for myself I'd feel extremely guilty and like I… Continue reading I AM

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It’s So Simple

It really is simple. Everything we might choose for our goals boils down to being kind: Be kind to yourself. Be kind in your relationships. Be kind to the earth and animals. Be kind to others. Be kind in your words. Be kind in your thoughts. Be kind in your deeds. I think that about… Continue reading It’s So Simple

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The Grace Experiment

I'm thinking that we all could show ourselves some grace this time of year. I originally wrote this article for the August/September issue of Women2Women Michigan Magazine (I'm the editor and write a column). I believe it is quite timely for now, during a time when we are so stressed, and demanding of ourselves. Read it,… Continue reading The Grace Experiment

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First Love Yourself

  Happy March! (This is from my "Wings & Dreams" calendar. You can still purchase one on sale in my shop.) As Lucille Ball said, " Love yourself first, and all the rest falls into line." It's pretty difficult to accomplish what your heart desires if you don't feel as if you are worth it. … Continue reading First Love Yourself

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Comparison is Distracting

Do you get distracted when you look at others, their posts, their accomplishments? Are you comparing? I sure do, at times. Then I remind myself that we all have different callings, abilities, lights to shine. It's really destructive to compare because we will not "measure up". So, keep on pursuing your own purpose. And don't… Continue reading Comparison is Distracting

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We Are Not Alone

"Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when everyone… Continue reading We Are Not Alone