Does Trying To Protect Yourself From Disappointment Really Make Your Life Better?
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  Sometimes the way life unfolds doesn’t seem fair, or at a minimum doesn’t seem to make sense. I have found, however, that if you are patient and dig deep – sometimes – you get magic. Surpassing reason or understanding it generally presents itself as a lovely and unexpected outcome. When I was married my ex-husband and I tried to start a family. I got pregnant almost … Continue reading

Is Getting Rid Of Deadwood Enough To Flourish?
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My home has a stoop that overlooks the back courtyard. It’s large enough for two chairs, a small table and some plants. There’s a large 8’ tentacled plant that leans against the surrounding wall that had grown over into the seating area. Until the past week it’s been too hot to comfortably sit outside here in Arizona, so I hadn’t thought much about this … Continue reading

How To Get Happy With The Life You Already Have!
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  One of my greatest joys in my life as an Interior Designer is when I get to do remodels. I find tremendous satisfaction in taking an environment and items past their prime and giving them new life. This tendency applies to my wardrobe, as well. It seems I’m constantly reinventing dated styles; a slit here, a trim there…some layering, feathers, even. Good old RITContinue reading

Your Life Doesn’t Need to Look Like Anyone Else’s! Here’s A Jumpstart On How To Break Free From Old Ideas...
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  Last week I invited a new friend to my weekly Gal’s movie night. She said she’d love to join in soon, but is traveling for work a lot right now. Then added, “I really need more balance in my life!” She sparked something that I’m sure we can all relate to: feeling bad and stressing ourselves out while striving for balance. Doesn’t that … Continue reading

How To Lose The Small Talk And Skyrocket Your Happiness Quotient
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  The other day I had a — much needed — chat with my dear friend Nicki. Despite the many miles we live apart and the many moons that can pass between visits, our conversations are ALWAYS uplifting. Every time we catch up, the warmth and tone in her voice tells me she loves me and is truly interested in how … Continue reading