February 11, 2020

I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.

 

Isabel Allende

The Year Of Happy

Hello, 2020. I decided to dedicate this year to affirm myself. I’ve sent so much time and energy pointing out all the things I don’t like about myself, or my shortcomings, or my failures, that I’ve decided this year will be different.

 

This year I’m going to be kinder to myself. I’m going to give myself room to make mistakes, to eat too much, to exercise less, to sleep longer or wake up earlier. I’m going to give myself permission to play, and dance and sing out loud and off-key. I’m going to smile at bad hair days, and outfits that don’t fit as good as I’d like and hairs that grow out of my chin (before I pluck them). I’m going to celebrate the good that happens every day no matter how small.

 

I’m going to find quotes and affirmations and opportunities that make me happy. I’m going to laugh when it rains and smile when it snows. Life is good and beautiful and short and a blessing. I can’t waste another day being unhappy at insignificant incidents. That’s just another part of living. How will you be good to yourself this year?

January 1, 2020

Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.

 

Hannah Bronfman

November 4, 2019

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.

 

Viggo Mortensen

October 15, 2019

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

 

Pele

What’s Driving Me Crazy

To celebrate the release of my latest book – In Pursuit of Perfection, I’ve been blogging all month. Now it’s my turn, on my site.

I know this might seem like a nutty topic, but I willing to bet we all have a list of things that drive us crazy. I can even put them into categories because depending on the day it’s a different list. Today, I’m going to talk about the things that drive me crazy about aging.
First, getting older sneaked up on me when I least expected it. One day I was in my twenties and life was good and laid out in front of me like the yellow brick road. The next day I looked in the mirror and saw lines where smooth skin used to be. As soon as I adjusted to the laugh lines that didn’t make me laugh, my bladder started waking up in the middle of the night. When did my bladder get smaller and why didn’t someone tell me that was something that could even happen?

Then one day I was sitting in a darkened restaurant and I couldn’t read the menu. I tilted my head, moved the menu around under the dim light, but nothing worked. Now I need reading glasses. And before long, it wasn’t just for dark restaurants. I need them for everything. Now I have them all over the house, in the kitchen, on the nightstand, beside the television, on my desk. And I don’t dare leave home without them in my purse.

Reading eyeglasses and eye chart

Oh, of course, there are more things I can complain about, but I don’t want to spoil all the fun you might have in finding them out on your own. You see, no one warned me about this stuff, so at least I’ve given you a heads-up.

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July 20, 2019

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

 

Oprah Winfrey

July 3, 2019

I feel like our culture is so good at pulling other people down and being so judgmental, but there’s space for all of us to be who we are. There’s space for us to celebrate each other and root for each other and not take each other down.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross

June 17, 2019

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.

 

Julia Cameron

May 30, 2019

You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.

 

LL Cool J