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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly… Right?

Angie Holidays, Keep Calm, Kindness, Love, Patience, Peace, Positive 2 Comments

“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens, and response is something we can choose.” ~Maureen Killoran Dear Universe, The holidays can be a warm, happy, joyous time. They can also be a trying time: bringing out the stress, anxiety and impatience in all of us. I thought of this a couple of weeks ago …

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Adults Behaving Badly: Protect Your Energy

Angie Forgiveness, Healing, Insight, Intuition, Keep Calm, Kindness, Mantras, Mindfulness, Notice, Peace, Positive, Relationships, Soul, Try, Vibes, Washington DC, Words 0 Comments

“It’s an unfortunate truth, but a lesson to learn.  While your intentions may be pure and true, not everyone has the same heart as you.” Dear Universe, When we were little kids, it was pretty easy to spot a bully. Usually, it was the kid in class whose daily mission was a relentless pursuit in the misery of others.  On …

One Thing at a Time

Angie Advice, Affirmations, Energy, Guidance, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Intuition, Keep Calm, Manifesting, Messages, Positive, Signs, Universe, Worries 0 Comments

“Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” ~Swami Vivekananda Dear Universe, Lately, things have been busier than normal. I don’t mind.  I like being busy, feeling productive, working towards goals and checking items off my to-do list. But it’s been the kind of busy that …

Why Just Five Minutes Can Lead to Infinite Possibility

Angie Believe, Giving, Good Morning, Gratitude, Happiness, Health, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Intuition, Judgment Free, Keep Calm, Meditation, Mindfulness, Recharge, Relaxation, Rituals, Soul, Spirit, Thoughts, Try, Universe 0 Comments

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ~Dalai Lama Dear Universe, The other day I was running errands when I came across these two t-shirts.  I immediately made a connection to the message that you, Universe, were sending …

Cigar Bar

Angie Adventure, Balance, Be Still, Cigars, Going Out, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Keep Calm, Lessons, Life, New Hampshire, Pampering, Peace, Relaxation, Road Trip, Spontaneity, Worries 0 Comments

   “Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.” ~Raul Julia Dear Universe, I’m a crier. I cry over sentimental cards, sappy commercials, unexpected compliments or a well-timed joke.  I cry when I …

Roman Holiday

Angie Adventure, Appreciation, Believe, Friends, Fun, Insight, Intentions, Italy, Journey, Joy, Keep Calm, Roll With It, Rome, Travel, Wishing 0 Comments

  “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.” ~Brenna Yobvanoff Dear Universe,   When planning our trip to Italy, my friend and I knew that Rome would be a must-see stop.  A city filled with history, beauty, religion, culture and food, I couldn’t wait to …

Like an Hourglass

Angie Answers, Believe, Destiny, Faith, Fate, Future, Insight, Inspiration, Journey, Keep Calm, Letting Go, Life, Patience, Peace, Questions, Relaxation, Release, Roll With It, Time, Timing, Trust, Universe, Waiting, Wisdom, Wishing, Worries 0 Comments

“And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table…” ~Anna Nalick Dear Universe, When I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the egg timer my mom had in our kitchen.  It was a miniature hourglass with neon blue sand inside.  I would often flip the timer over just so I could watch the grains tunnel through from top …

Old School

Angie Appreciation, Books, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Keep Calm, Memories, Past, Photographs, Reading, Relaxation, Rituals, Stories, Traditions, Vacation 0 Comments

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” ~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Dear Universe, I’m a bit of an old soul. I listen to songs from way before my time, I love wearing my grandmother’s jewelry and looking through old black and white family photos makes me content. So …