Cats just don't understand meditation.
So, it’s National Selfie Day — one has to indulge in such a fun day! I’m usually behind the camera, or using snapchat filters, but this is just plain old me. I figured with all the work @aesthetics_holly does to give my skin a good glow and the bit @goldscalpel helps me with, it’s time to show me for me. #nofilter
Oh yeah, BTW, I’ve had Botox,Read More
A quick little post tonight in tribute to all the kind people of the world. Thank you for carving time out of your day to be kind to other humans. I've known very kind people and not so kind people, and I like the kind people better. Who doesn't?
I'm dedicating today's words to people who have gone above and beyond to be kind to me. When someone is kind to me, it raises my energy level like nothing else. It makes me smile and feel good about our world's future. I have experienced kindness on many levels, but most recently, here are the people that stand out in my mind:Read More
When you are driving your car and it starts to pull to one side of the road all on it's own, your instincts may kick in to tell you it's time to get your car aligned. We don't always know why our car alignment could be out of whack, but we know we don't like it pulling us to one side of the road automatically (and also know the tread of our tires could be in danger of becoming uneven very fast), so we get it fixed.
Just like your car being out of alignment, our bodies can become out of alignment too. We don't always know what makes it happen, but it does and can make us feel "discombobulated." We feel like we are being pulled down or up, left or right. We don't feel necessarily sick, but we just don't feel right.
Something you may not know is that our bodies contain energy centers called chakras. What is a chakra?Read More
Ever feel like you need a make a decision to do something big, but fear takes over and makes you pull away? As the saying goes "The only thing to fear, is fear itself", and it's true my dear.
Allow me to introduce today's Monday Mantra: "I am safe and protected." When we think like this and tell it to ourselves on a daily basis, we overcome fear and move into the life we were meant to have.Read More
A few weeks ago we had "Lizardgate" at our house and I drew a comic to fit the scenario. This week we have "Mousegate" going on. Yesterday, a very brave mouse decided to enter our house.Read More
There's a saying that goes "Happy Wife, Happy Life." I'm not too keen on that saying because it implies that the husband's job is to make the wife happy. That sounds a little unbalanced to me.
In the 18 years of being with my husband (and today, June 14th 2018, marks our 15th year of marriage), I've learned that it's not the husband's or the wife's job to make each other happy. You can't depend on anyone else to make you happy. Happiness comes from within.Read More
I've had panic attacks for years, but didn't know exactly what they were until a few years ago. The overwhelming feeling that took over my body, making me feel like I couldn't breathe was horrible.Read More
Every child I've ever met that has been a little on the "wild side" has always also had a super sweet and soft inside. They also tend to be super intelligent and highly inquisitive, which is absolutely awesome.
This post is a dedication to all those in the world, kids or adults, that have a little bit of wildness in them. Being a little wild helps us break away from fear and have some fun. It helps us learn what works and what doesn't for our individual lives.Read More
The second installation of my #MondayMantra series: "I am surrounded by positive, happy people!"
I grew up in a household where positivity did not pour freely. I learned all about negativity from someone that was supposed to be a positive light in my life-my stepmother. It took me years to understand that this behavior is simply not acceptable.Read More
A #flashbackfriday post..... "Lizardgate" happened a couple of weeks ago.
A lizard bravely ran into our house. We saw it run under the stairs, then under the couch. Bad move. Ross, our cat, snagged it.
Ross scooped the lizard up with his mouth and carried it into the dining room. He then spit it out on the carpet and sat on it.
Then when Ross saw me freaking out a bit, he got up, releasing the still-alive toy. He then put his paw on it to keep it from running away.
We, unfortunately had to push Ross off of it and kill it, as he had injured it quite a bit.
Ah, a cat and their killer instincts.....Not fun for me, but definitely worthy of a comic.
Kate Spade provided the world with color and FUN via her beautiful accessories. Every time I walked past her store at the mall, I was so happy. The super bright and shiny displays could turn any frown upside down. Years ago, I was able to snag a pair of her shoes for $15.00 at T.J. Maxx (when they actually had true discounted designer items and not just items made specifically for the store). The shoes reminded me of Cinderella's slippers and that is just what I wrote on their storage box. They are clear acrylic and rubber heels with a transparent yellow bow. They are simply beautiful. They aren't in the best shape because I've worn them like crazy, but I still love them.
Kate Spade's death was sad, but it didn't shock me.Read More
Every day I write in my journal. I start out by expressing my gratitude for all the blessings in my life. Then I write freely, anything that comes to mind. Lastly, I write my mantras.
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.Read More
The older I get, the less patience I have for people and their poor communication skills.
Say what you mean, mean what you say!
Today's comic is dedicated to all my recent communications with people that have ghosted me (and my husband) because they haven't wanted to give us bad news.
I feel like I'll say this until I am blue in the face: Tell me-even if it's bad. I'd rather get all the information right up front than nothing at all.
Tis' true: My pets DO communicate better than most humans. They just tell me what they want and need. If only humans would take a clue from them.
It's been a whirlwind of a week, but I am lucky. I am lucky because I am going through some things one could call stressful, but to me they aren't because I'm going through them with my best friend, Tommy Braden.
He is my sunshine, my love and with him, all things are possible. I dedicate today's writing piece to him. My wish is for everyone to have someone they can count on to be there when they need them the most.
What happened? Here you go:Read More
No big ABC today, as the full moon had other fun plans for me.
Well, things weren't exactly fun, but it wasn't anything that a little meditation and working on my art couldn't solve.Read More
Today's art piece is very simple and it has a simple writing piece to go with it. I drew it for my husband, on his birthday.
I dedicate it to him because he is simply awesome and deserves the best things in life.Read More
A thought that has been stuck in my head lately- if you put good things out there, you'll receive goodness back.
It think this is true. I try to shine my light wherever I go. Sure, my light may be dim on some days and super bright on others, but that's life. I still try to shine in some way every day.
Think about how you can shine your light into the world. Shine your goodness. Be the light that lights up the world around you.