A Holiday Affirmation

A Holiday Affirmation

During these holidays… I will listen for joy I will see camaraderie  I will take solace in peace – Alison Martin, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe...
Are You Worth Loving Yourself?

Are You Worth Loving Yourself?

Crave The Love Have you taken the time to really listen to what your heart is trying to tell you, and have you ever noticed just how much we crave loving ourselves, even when that seems to be the last thing on our list to do each day? Daily, we are bombarded with the...
The Challenge of Transition

The Challenge of Transition

California Three years ago, when my husband was offered a job in Brooklyn, we jumped at the chance.  We’d lived in Greenwich Village years ago, before our two sons were born.  Before we’d moved to Studio City.  Before the friendships made through years of parenting,...
Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

I planted one foot in front of the other, feeling into each step as I allowed my hips and arms to swing wide.  Breathing in deeply, slowly, my lungs filled up with the crisp fall air.   I could smell the prior day’s rain in the damp leaves on the ground around me, and...
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,...

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