Friday, May 31, 2013

Being kind to yourself

These adorable little guys were fun to watch...
Picture yourself as a woman
who honors her very existence
by holding high standards of self-care.
 “Growing into your future
with health and grace and beauty
doesn’t have to take all your time. 
It rather requires a dedication
to caring for yourself
as if you were rare and precious,
which you are...

― Victoria Moran   


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Living fully

Picture yourself as a woman
who has become her own hero.
 She is everything
you ever desired to be.

“Certainly survival is important,
but at some point surviving wasn't enough.
I felt ready to complete my surviving journey
 and start thriving and just living.”

― S.A.R.K.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The essence of who you are

Picture yourself as a woman
who embraces herself
as a teacher, mother, friend,
lover and healer.
My Dear,

I am writing this to remind you of your 'essence beauty.' This is the part of you that has nothing to do with age, occupation, weight, history, or pain. This is the soft, untouched, indelible you. You can love yourself in this moment, no matter what you have, or haven't done or been.

See past any masks, devices, or inventions that obscure your essence.

Remember your true purpose, WHICH is only Love.

If you cannot see or feel love, lie down now and cry; it will cleanse your vision and free your heart.
―    SARK- Make Your Creative Dreams Real

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Enjoying life


Picture yourself as a woman
who know herself
because she is fully awake.
I think I caught him at nap time...


Waking up this morning, I smile,
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings

with eyes of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh


Monday, May 27, 2013

Loving yourself

Picture yourself as a woman
doesn't see herself
through the judgement of others,
but only through the eyes of love.
“Find the love you seek,
by first finding the love within yourself.
Learn to rest in that place within you
that is your true home.”

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Picture yourself as a woman
who steps up to every challenge;
her faith stronger than her fears.
 As your faith is strengthened
you will find that there is no longer the need
to have a sense of control,
that things will flow as they will,
and that you will flow with them,
to your great delight and benefit. 


Saturday, May 25, 2013

New adventures

Picture yourself as a woman...
who flings her imagination widely open,
throwing all caution to the wind.

  “Only those who risk going too far
 can possibly find out
how far they can go.”

— T.S Eliot


Friday, May 24, 2013

Making a gratitude list

Writing a daily gratitude list helped change old negative thinking.
A supportive partner    Organic food     Nature     Health
A night's sleep         Family and friends      Change
Walks on the beach     Quiet time         A good movie
   Good books      Hope      My lessons    New beginnings
  Yoga      My cat      The first cup of coffee in the morning     
Hot baths         God     Essential oils        Love
A day with my sister, Penny.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought...
~G.K. Chesterton


Be thankful for all your lessons.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Being happy

 To be happy, we need good self-esteem.
Don’t confuse this with being perfect.
Having good self-esteem happens as a result
of accepting ourselves where we are at...
throwing out judgment.
This doesn’t mean we won’t strive...
to do better,
but we don’t have to graduate
from the school of perfection
to feel happy.
I want to sing like the birds sing,
not worrying about who hears or what they think.” 
― Rumi

Transitioning from a point of letting go to welcoming something new can be uncomfortable, but at the same time, neccessary.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Being true to yourself

Picture yourself as a woman
who remains true to herself
so that she won’t be false with others.
"I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes
the first five seconds they look at you,
the truth of their feelings will shine through
for just an instant before it flickers away."
Sue Monk Kidd
Trust your instincts even if others see things differently.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Being content

Picture yourself as a woman
who awakens
to feeling blissfully happy.
"If you realize you have enough,
you are truly rich"
Remember to say thank you for everything you are blessed with.

Having passion

Picture yourself as a woman

who is filled with passion

and isn’t afraid to chase her dreams.


"The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters"

Sue Monk Kidd


Trust life. Know that there is a perfect order to all things.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Making new memories

                                                       New photos taken in S. Carolina
Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
-- Mark Twain


Keep your actions pure and selfless.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

She loved herself unconditionally

She embraced all the complex layers
that made up who she was.
She learned to shine her own light
and encouraged others
to do the same.


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through
to achieve that beauty.”

― Maya Angelou

No one is better or less than you. We are all on the same playing field.

Friday, May 17, 2013

She had a soulful desire

She touched the divine within.

She knew her life’s purpose

was to help others

find their divinity too.


“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult,
but not more difficult than remaining in a situation,
which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
― Maya Angelou

Live life to the fullest.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

She reclaimed her innocence

In forgiving herself

for the mistakes

she made in the past,

it helped her connect

with her innocence.


"People, in general, would rather die than forgive.
It's that hard. if God said in plain language,
"I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die,"
a lot of people would go order their coffin."

―    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees


Be willing to see your mistakes. Admit them, change what you need to change and move on...