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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Feline Life Lessons #1

Feline Life Lessons #1: DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY My chocolate Siamese, Marlowe, has this lesson down. He likes to sleep with me at night. He will snuggle right next to me. If he was bigger, you would say he was spooning. He usually wraps up right behind my knees. Unfortunately sometimes he curls up before I'm completely settled. In these cases he will get moved, bumped and even knocked off the bed while I'm trying to get comfortable. It doesn't faze him at all. He just keeps coming back and laying down. Eventually, I will be settled and so will he.

Judging Things by Their Skin

I'm certainly not immune judging things by their skin. I've met many people that I thought were one way from first impressions and discovered I was completely wrong. Whether it's the way they dress, how they speak, their face, their gender, their race - there are a lot of outer features we use as guides to make an initial judgement.

The Three Instincts

August has been a month of inspiration for me.  I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with my man, sister and brother in law for the first part of the month.  In addition to castles, caverns...

Princess Craze

Playing princess is not inherently a bad thing - whether it's your girl or your boy. It's one of many ways that children explore who they are and what is possible in their lives. It doesn't mean they're going to want to "be a princess" when they grow up. Unless, of course, they get the message that that's the best option along with the dresses and shoes.

Taming of the Shrew

This is a difficult show to swallow and yet, when you look deeper, it's actually very true to life. Remove some of the offensive language, some of the old ideas and you see some very true mirrors of relationships.

I Might Have to Change My Name!

Recently I was listening to a comedian who compared women to dogs and men to cats. What! If this is true, I might have to change my name!

Lessons from Queen

Adam Lambert had big shoes to fill. Freddie Mercury is a legend. Even though I never had the opportunity to see him live, his reputation certainly precedes him. Adam didn't try to imitate or overshadow Freddie. He was the perfect mix of respect and individuality. His 5 costume changes and respectful pauses as video of Freddie played during Bohemian Rhapsody showed the right amount of bluster and reverence.

Seven Secrets of Sexy

Sexy is about what draws people to you. It is an aura you carry with you. It is a way of being that portrays your best self in every situation. There are Seven Secrets of Sexy. If you have, or can cultivate, these seven things, you are sexy. The more you have, the sexier you are.

Power of Introverts

More than once as a child comments have been made about how quiet I can be. I remember one guy saying as I sat quietly in the back while everyone else chatted and fooled around, "y'know it kind of scares me when someone is that quiet. You never know what's going on in their brain." Still waters run deep, my friend.

Women of Distinction

Like so many things in life, it's so easy to compare myself to others. Thankfully, I know I'm not alone in this. I don't think I've met anyone who doesn't compare themselves. We compare our bodies, our love lives, our career success, our happiness, our diets, our homes, our cars, our creativity level, our time management, our organizational skills, our cooking, our debt, our dreams - you name it, someone somewhere - maybe you - is comparing to someone else.