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Realistic Resolutions: Pleasure, Not Pressure

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Expectations, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Journey, Joy, Learning, Life, Light, New Year, Positive, Resolutions, Rituals, Try, Vision Board, Wishing 0 Comments

“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 …

Nice to Meet You… Finally

Angie Abundance, Adventure, Appreciation, Beginnings, Blessings, Celebration, Champagne, Changes, Destiny, Faith, Future, Hope, Inspiration, New Year, Open Mind, Patience, Peace, Positive, Spiritual Reading, Time, Timing, Trust, Universe, Winter 0 Comments

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ~Vern McLellan Dear Universe, Flashback time. It was December 2010.  I was in a particularly low place.  I was doing my best to stay optimistic during a time of drastic change.  I was doing my best not to be afraid …

Best Yet

Angie Beginnings, Chinese New Year, Future, Hope, Insight, New Year, Signs, Symbols, Winter 2 Comments

“The best is yet to come and babe, won’t that be fine? You think you’ve seen the sun, but you ain’t seen it shine… You think you’ve flown before But baby, you ain’t left the ground” ~Frank Sinatra Dear Universe, In the last week or so, a few messages keep popping up wherever I go. The first one came when …

Fond Farewell, 2013

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Future, Intentions, Letting Go, Lists, Memories, New Year, Peace, Rituals, Superstitions, Time, Traditions, Winter, Writing 0 Comments

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many –not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens Dear Universe, As you are well aware, the end of the year keeps me busy. Busy preparing for all my New Year’s traditions! Yes, there are specific clothes to wear, food to eat and rituals to practice.  …

Merry, Merry

Angie Balance, Be Still, Comfort, Keep Calm, Peace, Relaxation, Release, Rituals, Traditions, Winter 0 Comments

“Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.” ~ Robert Fulghum Dear Universe, I can’t believe it’s already December! That means the countdowns are starting.  A countdown to holiday get togethers, Christmas celebrations, a countdown to the New Year. A countdown to a fresh start …

New Year’s Luck

Angie Celebration, Family, Food, Friends, Fun, Future, Hope, Luck, New Year, Positive, Rituals, Traditions, Winter 2 Comments

Dear Universe, Well, 2013 is almost here.  Some people have traditions for the New Year like making resolutions, bucket lists or celebrating with loved ones. While these are worthy traditions, I thought it might be time to expand my horizons and increase my chances for the best year yet.  I hunkered down during a snowstorm, cuppa tea in hand, to …

Joy to the World

Angie Holidays, Inspiration, Joy, Signs, Traditions 0 Comments

Dear Universe, It’s that time of year.  The sun is setting earlier.  The first snow fell in the northeast.  The winter drinks have returned to Starbucks. I feel like it was only days ago that I noticed the fall drinks were here. Now I like the winter drinks, I do—so I am not necessarily sad about this development.  But the …