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!

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

Mimi's Messages

NEW Cards Listed!

Encourage someone, let them know you notice their perseverance. I have stocked five new designs in my Etsy shop. They make up the Wings and Dreams Collection. They have a very glossy front side and vibrant colors. Great for graduation or anyone who is pursuing goals and dreams! Stock up now while there is free… Continue reading NEW Cards Listed!

Living With Gusto

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

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”?

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