Keepin' It Real

Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!

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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

Inspiration, Words To Help

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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Are You Wearing Your True Colors?

  Today is my birthday!! I thought it quite appropriate to post this today, since I am entering a "milestone" birthday this year--that of receiving Medicare. Yes, this lady right here is turning 65 years old today!! I can't believe it. Because I am waaaay too young at heart to be 65!! Right? That's what… Continue reading Are You Wearing Your True Colors?

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All We Need Is Love

LOVE Women need a tribe because we crave those who will listen to, support, and encourage us. We do those things for many other people, and sometimes we become resentful if we aren’t allowed the same privilege.   There’s freedom and strength in having friends who listen to you, allow you to voice your dreams… Continue reading All We Need Is Love

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Self-Care Is Love

We put everyone and everything else first, at the expense of our health and spirit. Society has programmed us that way. Stop listening to the lies. You are enough already. MORE than enough.   You do not have to earn your way or work to deserve love (I learned this way too late in life)… Continue reading Self-Care Is Love