March 12, 2015

The Blame Game: Why You Need to Stop Playing It

“Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” ~Brené Brown Dear Universe, We all know somebody that is a perpetual blamer.  When something goes wrong in life, he’s quick to throw the blame and […]

March 3, 2015

A Few Simple Words

“…Words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ~Patrick Rothfuss Dear Universe, Yesterday I spotted something trending on Twitter that I instantly loved. #EncourageEveryoneIn4Words Immediately words came to mind.  I typed the first few I thought of and fit as many encouraging, four-word […]

February 22, 2015

Winter Woes: Finding the Bright Side

“Advice is like snow—the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks to the mind.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge Dear Universe, It’s been snowing—a lot. Now of course I know it’s winter and that I live in New England so naturally I can expect a little snow this time of year. […]

February 14, 2015

Love Letters

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” ~Elbert Hubbard Dear Universe, It’s Valentine’s Day, which means love is in the air even more today. Whether you are spoken for or single, who doesn’t love to receive a little something for St. Valentine’s? It can be a box of chocolates, flowers or […]

February 8, 2015

Year of the Sheep (And Eight Reasons Why You Should Love It)

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ~Hillary DePiano Dear Universe, I can’t believe I almost forgot. Always with each New Year, I want to find out what year it is in the Chinese Zodiac.  Last year was the Year of the Horse and I do think it was an intense, […]

February 1, 2015

February: Another Fresh Start

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ~L.M. Montgomery Dear Universe, I know everyone thinks of January as a fresh start and a month filled with new beginnings.  And for obvious reasons, it certainly is. But what about February, I wondered? It turns out many […]

January 19, 2015

Add a Ta-Da To Your To-Do

“So much of life is in the smallness of moments…but they are harder to mark. ~Ally Condie Dear Universe, As we are all aware, I am a list maker.  I’d like to think if accolades were given for list making, I’d be awarded a trophy or a ribbon or maybe just a small round of […]

January 12, 2015

Beyond Blessed: A Heartfelt Birthday Thanks

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish.  Which was just that it would always be like this…” ~Janet Fitch Dear Universe, Today is my birthday.  Before the day gets started, I just wanted to say thank you for the gift of another year. My life is […]

A Little Inspiration

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. — Michelangelo

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