Affirmation For Today

Affirmation For Today

Today I will truly listen… to others’ words, to the birds, to my heart  Today I will truly feel…  the warmth of the sun, the connection in a smile, alive Today I will truly see… the good in others, the beauty of the world, the best in myself – Alison Martin,...
The Simple Joys of Enjoying

The Simple Joys of Enjoying

My husband and I had ticked off from our list the sites of Florence and Venice.  We headed to La Spezia, an unremarkable town that was the base for exploring the famous Cinque Terra, a series of five small Italian towns perched like tiny gems above the Ligurian Sea. ...
What is Sensuality To You?

What is Sensuality To You?

What do I know about Sensuality? Sensuality.  Ugh.  I think I’ll just skip this month and write something for November. Those were my exact thoughts when I saw the theme for this month. What do I know about sensuality?  My attempt at being sexy (or rather avoiding it...
Watch My Mouth Affirmation

Watch My Mouth Affirmation

I vow to keep self-talk positive. If I couldn’t say it to someone I love,  I won’t say it to myself!  – Alison Martin, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe...
The Pull Of Whopperland

The Pull Of Whopperland

My aunt and uncle owned a funeral home in Omaha, Nebraska.  They belonged to a country club with a sparkly pool.  Sometimes they vacationed in Europe.  Our family vacationed on a lake in Iowa.  We rented a two-room cabin with torn screens and questionable plumbing. ...
Affirmation: What You Want

Affirmation: What You Want

Resisting change tells the Universe that you want things to stay the way they are… is that what you really want… when there’s so much more to experience and express? – insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to...
Truth Be Told…

Truth Be Told…

I’ve lived most of my life like Mystique from the X-men movies… … morphing into whoever I thought the people around me needed me to be. I imagine that’s what it must be like trying to play every part in a movie – exhausting. A part of me gets...
Affirmation: Use The Past

Affirmation: Use The Past

It’s not about getting back to the way things used to be… it’s about re-creating ourselves with all the wisdom we’ve gleaned from the past. – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage,...
The Boundaries We Keep

The Boundaries We Keep

 I grew up in the Midwest with lots of aunts and uncles around.  They dropped in constantly.  There were no dates made or appointment planned.  They just showed up, sometimes with a box of doughnuts or sometimes a gallon of ice cream.  My mother would make a pot of...
How Dogs Save Lives

How Dogs Save Lives

There are numerous ways that dogs improve the health of humans, from getting us to exercise more, to providing much needed companionship and entertainment. But dogs do so much more for us. They can actually save our lives. Recognizing A Crisis In a medical case report...
Make The Effort Affirmation

Make The Effort Affirmation

When you care for something it deserves your attention… Isn’t that what it’s all about? Life is worth the effort. – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge...
The ABC’s of Vulnerable

The ABC’s of Vulnerable

When we are being vulnerable, does it really mean we are open to being hurt, attacked, and abused? Or does vulnerability actually mean we are strong enough to let down our guard and just be who we are, without fear? I suppose it’s both.   It’s really just a shift in...
Create Wonders Affirmation

Create Wonders Affirmation

Create wonders in your life… get quiet and  tune into to your inner guidance. – insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate...
Moments of Vulnerability

Moments of Vulnerability

Exposure When I first moved to New York as a young actress, I was offered a job understudying a Broadway diva for a production in Washington, D.C.  I was thrilled and intimidated.  I was comforted when I met her on the first day and she reassured me that she never...
= Affirmation

= Affirmation

 Complaining = Victimization Either accept it or do something about it. – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them and eliminate...

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