Raw Honest Brave

God Is The Great “Recycler”

Okay, so this post is very open and raw. I have made myself vulnerable in order to reach you. I'm telling another part of my story. I believe that God wants to use all of our experiences as a way to connect with--and maybe bring hope to--another person's heart. I'm really glad that He does… Continue reading God Is The Great “Recycler”

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

Living With Gusto

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

Living With Gusto

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

Living With Gusto

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?

Living With Gusto

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

Mimi's Messages

Do You Love Your Child “Every Single Bit”?

I designed this card to express how I feel about my children. How about saying these words to your own children? Help them feel like precious treasures. Because when children know that they are amazing and wonderful and CHERISHED, they have a healthy foundation for self-love and courage, and know that they have a safe… Continue reading Do You Love Your Child “Every Single Bit”?

Hi there! It's Me, Mimi

This Exciting Thing Happened!

Last month I was interviewed by HerIdeaBlog.com. They feature creative women each week and I was very excited to participate in this. I have put my interview below, but be sure to go to the website to read about more amazing women! How would you describe yourself? In describing myself, I’ll borrow from one of… Continue reading This Exciting Thing Happened!

Inspiration

Write Your Own Script, My Dear

So really. Why would you follow in the exact footprints of someone else? They do not have YOUR unique qualities, gifts, abilities, and desires, and you don't have theirs. Should you fashion your life after what other people say? Should you let what is important to them be what guides you? Perhaps to some degree, if they are… Continue reading Write Your Own Script, My Dear

Inspiration

Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!

Oh darling, don't you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it's tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal… Continue reading Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!