Love Every Bit Of Yourself

For the past few weeks, there has been a big increase in activity in the formal dress department at work due to all the school proms coming up. Although it’s a lot of work, I’ve enjoyed working these departments. The dressing rooms get trashed and you have triple the amount of clothes to straighten, hang… Read More


Family holding hands together

I’ve always felt I had a “complicated” family and upbringing if not just plain nontraditional, difficult and really tough at times. But, the more I learn about others, life itself and the illusions we confuse sometimes as normal or what’s suppose to be, I’m thinking things really may not be so unusual after all and… Read More


Please allow me to apologize and/or warn you in advance, I try to keep things on a very positive vibe on this blog and will continue to in the future but in all honesty, I’ve been going through a lot the past couple of months and well, things just aren’t good. I’ve stayed away but… Read More


The other night, I caught a headline about a model who gave an interesting Ted Talk on beauty and the modeling industry. Of course I was curious and had to watch it. If you have not yet, here you go! While it’s not my favorite Ted Talk, I really appreciated a lot of what Cameron… Read More


page one of a book, Happiness and Peace Are Possible

Sometimes, setting an intention for the day can make all the difference. What is your intention for today? Image above is the first page of the book, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh.… Read More


word cloud - compassion, politics, understanding, change, love, freedom, election

I don’t think I’ve ever talked politics on my blog before. In fact, although I am passionate about my beliefs, I usually keep things pretty close to the vest. Not because I’m afraid or ashamed to share how I feel or what I think but because these can be touchy conversations. Our core values and… Read More


Is it harder to not know what you want in life or to know but have your goals seem far out of reach? I’ve been on both sides of this question as most probably have and I don’t know if there is one, simple answer. The answer is probably different for each one of us.… Read More


blue sky, green trees and an open road ahead

Forgiveness can throw off anchors holding you back, keeping you down, weighing heavy on your soul. It can set you free. It can help you heal and move forward. Forgiveness can rebuild and renew relationships, open your heart and move your life in new directions. In most cases, once I’m over the initial feelings of… Read More


I was talking to a friend the other day about the kind of work I used to do. A few years ago, after being laid off and then having a pretty unsuccessful, frustrating run at going freelance, I’d felt like a total failure. Thinking about it now, I’m surprising grateful for the way things turned… Read More


head of a buddha statue

What if we saw the pain and fear in others and tried to help? What if there was no shame associated with asking for help of any kind? What if living a life of kindness, generosity, integrity and joy was more important than how much money we made or what we drove? What if your… Read More