Staying Focused

September 6th, 2018
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Victoria Magazine PumpkinPhoto Courtesy of Victoria Magazine

When I recently flipped my desk calendar over to the month of September, I also looked back to the previous summer months and the multitude of handwritten notes that were scattered on and around the pages reminding me about appointments and things to do.

While I didn’t get as much accomplished during Summer as I had thought I would, I made pretty good progress.

I’m sure I’m not alone in finding that projects don’t evolve as quickly or as easily as you would like them to.  There always seems to be unexpected steps that pop … Read More

Music Monday — John Legend

August 27th, 2018
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Since it’s Monday and that fact on it’s own may make it difficult to get going, I thought I would share a song that always make me feel upbeat. Listening to John Legend’s smooth velvety voice in this song, “A Good Night,” is a definite stress buster but I think there’s something extra reassuring when I hear him sing the words — as though he is telling me personally — “Everything’s gonna be all right.” In the song, Legend sings that he thinks everything’s gonna be all right because he thinks he just met his wife.  But for our purposes,… Read More

The Rainbow Comes & Goes

August 9th, 2018
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This beautifully written and touching book offers up the belief that troubles will inevitably come into your life but those troubles won’t always stay with you. Good times will return and while the rainbow may not stay as long as you would like, there is beauty and hope in knowing that it will always come back to you. Stay calm when you find yourself in the midst of a crisis for these can became moments of rebirth. And rejoice, yes, rejoice, when the rainbow comes back to you. This insightful outlook on life comes from a mother and son who… Read More

All Things Kate Spade

June 8th, 2018
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Fashion Designer Kate Spade/Photo Courtesy of Variety “Oh My God.  Have you heard about Kate Spade?” “I’m so sad and mad about the Kate Spade news.  How could she do that?” “Wow. I just heard about Kate Spade.  Unbelievable.” Kate Spade’s recent and surprising death is a tragedy on so many levels: that she lost her battle with depression and sadly committed suicide, that she left behind a daughter who is at the tender age of 13 and that we will no longer be the enthusiastic recipients of her amazing talents as the uber-popular fashion designer of purses, jewelry, shoes… Read More

Mindful Driving

May 10th, 2018
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  Driving down 95. Windows down. Fresh air swirling. Alicia Keys full volume. Girl is bomb. Breathing deeply. Deeply breathing. Mind wandering. Discarding negative. Embracing change for warmer times. T-shirts, shorts & flip-flops. Welcoming new season. Staying in moment. Inhale. Exhale. Feeling healthy. Feeling stronger. Feeling ready. Grateful.… Read More

Photographic Memories

May 3rd, 2018
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  Recently I was attempting to de-clutter a room in my house when I came upon a small box of old photos. Uh oh, I said to myself.  The box wasn’t marked so I had no idea what period of time these photos were from or who was captured on film. I knew that taking the envelopes out and opening them would slow me down and perhaps even stop my project to get rid of stuff. But still I went ahead. I decided to roll the dice and walk down memory lane. In general, I like to think of pictures… Read More

I’m Walking…Yes Indeed

April 4th, 2018
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  Whenever I find my mind spinning around, thinking about too many things at once, my go-to solution is to get outside and start walking. Walking helps me clear my mind of cobwebs and clogged up thoughts. Walking is good for getting rid of swirling, twirling thoughts that seem to endlessly fly around with no direction in sight. Walking also gives me a sense of accomplishing something…if only to exercise my needy body! As I walked in the chilly outdoors yesterday (it is April right?), I let my mind wander while taking in the much needed change of scenery, trying… Read More

The Comfort of A Snowy Street

March 24th, 2018
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Mother Nature delivered a surprising day of snow last week. On the second day of Spring, she decided to ignore the calendar and do what she wanted. The nation’s Capital received about 5 inches of wet, slushy and heavy to shovel snow that initially was magical but then quickly became work. In my neighborhood, I am lucky.  As soon as the snow flakes stop falling, everyone comes outside to shovel and when they are finished shoveling their property, they look to see who they can help in clearing away winter’s wonder. As you can imagine, the men are very serious… Read More

Buh Bye 2017!

December 31st, 2017
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Today, the last day of 2017, tends to be a day when most of us mentally review events that happened to us during the past year and I’ve concluded, that for me, 2017 was a year of feeling it all. 2017 took me on a most bumpy and unexpected ride and I must say I am happy to say Buh Bye to one rollercoaster of a year. From the beginning of January to the end of December, 2017 was 12 months of experiencing pretty much every emotion that there is to feel as a human being.  This unpredictability of course… Read More