Quiet Restoration


heartthroughtreesLife is funny sometimes.

Not ha, ha, LOL, type of funny

but ironically strange, coincidental,

and always seemingly moving us in directions

we didn’t realize we needed to go.

My last post, back in March, seems so far away,


seems just like yesterday.

From that post this paragraph:

My most profound action to date was closing down my bombshell facebook page.  I miss quite a few of the people but what it gave me was a renewed sense of who I am.  

A restoration of my own inner power and strength.  

It quieted the noise so I could truly listen!

There is no way I saw what was coming next!

The adventure of my word for 2014 *SELF*

was far deeper than I knew

and is taking me on an amazing journey

that only the true power of intention

and trusting spiritual forces can do.

Last Friday was my blogging anniversary.

6 years ago on that day, I set forth on a journey to fulfill an inner calling,

a longing to write and a deep desire to connect with like minded people,

that I could not seem to find in my own backyard……

or so I thought…..

I wanted and fully intended to produce a blog about an attitude

of creativity and spirituality

of spunk and sass

about being who you are beneath all the layers

of the would’s, should’s, and can’ts

beyond the practicality

of measuring our worth based on body size, or scale numbers.

It has been 4 big months of loss and change

But I am grateful

as within all of the stress of it

I found the quiet restoration of ME…

But more on that later….











Semblance of Order


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Ch.Ch.Ch. Changes

The end of December is a heavy contemplative time for me…and this year is no different Reviewing my year, planning my next year, vision board planning, and finding my next “word” of the year. My metamorphosis year has been just that….HUGE …so as I start 2014 there will be plenty of ch..ch..ch..changes… Enjoy your end […]

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Wait Training, and Resistance


It was 1997.  I was riding the bullet train of super mom powers,. A heart devoted single Mom, with an awesome and satisfying career, with a second, part-time job teaching (my first and seemingly authentic passion) a homeowner, an online accelerated student, in the midst of the lifelong dream of obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, prepared […]

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My countdown has been derailed. I made the choice for a more homemade Christmas….. So, I am busy, crafting, baking and best of all….. these Christmas Gift Suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To […]

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#23 Countdown to Saving Christmas – Cyber Monday


Here is the thing about Cyber Monday…. It’s becoming out dated,in my opinion. The first Cyber Monday was November, 2005 During that year and a few years after, the online deals were incredible. But the last few years have lost its luster. Black Friday goes on for a week and those deals bleed over onto […]

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#24 Countdown to Saving Christmas – What to Expect


Tomorrow is Cyber Monday…..My annual shopping day… I am surfing and drafting a post for the best deals for Cyber Monday and putting a LONG list together for some of the best loyalty bucks deals I have seen in a long time… To tide you over and start preparing you for the week to come, […]

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#25 Countdown to Saving Christmas – Shop Small


Hurray!   Today is Small Business Saturday! Often, in the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we lose sight of Small Business Saturday.  A day deemed to support the local “Mom and Pop” stores that seem to be fading into the sunset in our economic times. Most of the memories and cherished gifts of Christmas […]

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#26 Count Down to Savings Christmas – Nail Polish

One thing I am known for, in my real life, is the bargains I find. I RARELY spend full price for anything.  One of my newest adventures, still in hobby status at this point, is finding the value in coupon shopping, online and on the rare occasion that I venture out into the home status […]

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The Empty Plate


While most of us know the story of the First Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Indians, a three day feast to celebrate the first harvest in the New World. But, did you know it wasn’t until a little over 200 years later, during the Civil War,  that President Abraham Lincoln  proclaimed a national day of […]

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