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The Year of the Monkey

A Beginnings, Believe, Chinese New Year, Future, Horoscopes, Meanings, New Year, Outlook, Positive, Superstitions, Symbols, Valentine's Day Leave a Comment

“Every year is a new beginning, but so is every day. Take a deep breath and begin.” Dear Universe, This week marks the Chinese New Year.  I heard that it was the Year of the Monkey (Red Fire Monkey, to be exact) and as I usually do, I wanted to research to see what this could symbolize for 2016. The …

While You’re Waiting, Read This

A Appreciation, Balance, Faith, Gratitude, Insight, Lessons, Life, Manifesting, Mindfulness, Patience, Positive, Thoughts, Time, Timing, Waiting Leave a Comment

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.” ~Joyce Meyer Dear Universe, The other day I was cooking risotto for dinner. Risotto is a dish that takes time to make.  You have to let it simmer.  You have to slowly stir it and walk away and then slowly stir it some more. Mostly …

Celebrate Everything

A Blessed, Celebration, Cheer, Children, Family, Fun, Happiness, Insight, Inspiration, Joy, Life, Roll With It, Spirit, Thankful 4 Comments

“May you live all the days of your life.” ~Jonathan Swift Dear Universe, I love being around kids. There’s something about the way they enjoy the little things that reminds me to pay attention to everything.  There’s something about the way they live so fully and completely that can be contagious. They are walking bundles of emotion with smiles one …

The Power of Powerball: Why Dreaming is Priceless

A Believe, Dreams, Hope, Inspiration, Lessons, Mindful, Positive, Try, Wonder Leave a Comment

“I dream.  Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” ~Haruki Murakami Dear Universe, This past week the Powerball lottery reached an all-time high: $1.5 billion. And all around me, people were in a ticket-buying frenzy.  (Full disclosure: I was one of those people.) Some stood in line for hours while others superstitiously hopped from location to location …

Expect the Unexpected

A Acceptance, Choices, Destiny, Expectations, Faith, Fate, Insight, Meant To Be, Open Mind, Positive, Timing, Writing 2 Comments

“It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.” ~Sarah Dessen Dear Universe, Nothing makes me happier than starting my day full of energy and taking the time to quietly and mindfully set my intentions. I find the days when I can sit alone—for even …

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Realistic Resolutions: Pleasure, Not Pressure

A Beginnings, Changes, Expectations, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Journey, Joy, Learning, Life, Light, New Year, Positive, Resolutions, Rituals, Try, Vision Board, Wishing Leave a Comment

“A New Year can be a time for a fresh start, but do it in a state of pleasure, not pressure.” Dear Universe, We all know that a New Year is an ideal time to start fresh, set different intentions and create better, happier, healthier habits. And we know that just as easily as they start, our old habits can …

Talking Dirty

A Abundance, Affirmations, Appreciation, Awareness, Beach, Blessings, Mantras, Outlook, Positive, Words, Writing Leave a Comment

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Dear Universe, A few months ago I was sitting on the beach and a woman happened to walk by me. She was smiling, laughing and that’s when I heard her say this to her friend: “I’m not complaining. I like being alive too much.” I practically fell off my beach chair. What an …

Taking on Traditions

A Balance, Blessings, Celebration, Christmas, Family, Friends, Giving, Gratitude, Happiness, Holidays, Peace, Positive, Time, Traditions Leave a Comment

“…There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do.  Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” ~Elaine St. James Dear Universe, The holiday season is a time filled with traditions we love. It’s also a time to reflect on …