Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Inspiration from a greeting card ...

I bumped into this card while waiting in line at the Post Office last week and had a little 'change in attitude/perspective' ...

Read the rest of the story {here}

Special thanks to Tawna Allred for inviting me to be be a guest blogger on her blog!

Hold with both hands ... each precious, glittering moment of your life.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meeting Josh Romney ...

With Josh Romney (son of Mitt Romney) -

Back in 2007, I was the Publicist for Mapletree Publishing Company. One of the books that I was able to promote was a book about Mitt Romney called: "Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values, and His Vision" by Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field.

I was excited when I found out that Mitt's son, Josh would be in the Tri-Cities this morning. He was here locally campaigning for his dad. I was touched by his passion, his energy and the belief he has in his Dad as our future President.

I enjoyed his presentation and enthusiasm! And agree with him ...

PS: Mitt Romney has my vote.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Build sandcastles ...

Walk in the rain,
Smell flowers,
Stop along the way,
Build sandcastles,
Go on field trips,
Find out how things work,
Tell stories,
Say the magic words,
Trust the universe.
- Bruce Williamson

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Someone special ...

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Your worth ...

I love that quote ... it's a great reminder that the stuff inside (who we choose to be and become) matters more than the stuff we own or aspire to get.

Happy Sunday! Fill today with love. :)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Guest post by Allison Brooks

You are Smart, Beautiful, and Strong:
Being a mom with cancer
by Allison Brooks

Having cancer scares women on so many levels; the words “You have cancer”automatically make women feel less confident, less attractive and less powerful than they felt when they woke up that morning. Women worry how to tell their friends and family and whether or not their husbands and boyfriends will still find them attractive throughout the cancer treatment process. They also worry about what is going to happen to their bodies; the fear of losing their hair and looking sick are overpowering for some women.

Unfortunately, women with children of their own have even more to worry about. If a woman is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, like a late stage breast cancer or mesothelioma, it is sometimes harder to tell their children and treatments can be harsher. But, throughout the cancer treatment process, it is important women feel as confident and good as possible, which is why it is imperative to remember that even though a woman has cancer, she is still a beautiful woman and mom and nothing could ever change that. From this point on, women need to work a little harder to feel confident.

To regain a little of confidence that cancer took from a woman, she needs only to look at her children. These little people that she created and raised are a walking, talking testament to what a wonderful woman and mother she was and still is. To raise beautiful, confident children takes a beautiful, confident mother and that alone should make any women feel more powerful and gorgeous as both a mom and a woman – with no regards to her cancer diagnosis.

While this helps, it may not always be enough, which is why women need other ways of regaining their confidence. One way to do this is to take on a new project; one a woman has always wanted to do but has never had the time or energy to do. Tackling a new project is a great way to give oneself a sense of accomplishment so women should grab a pen and start making a list of all the things they want to accomplish in their lives and make it a point to start marking things off that list today.

For example, a woman that loves classic love stories but has never read Gone with the Wind should do so. A woman that says every year she is going to organize all those photos into beautiful albums to hand out to friends and family at Christmas should. A feeling of accomplishment provides women with a feeling of confidence like nothing else.

Finally, something every woman can do to feel like a beautiful woman and mother in spite of her cancer is to look in the mirror everyday and write down one thing she loves about herself. And to make it more fun and personal, make an “I love you/me because” mirror. Every day should be something different until she finally realizes how much beauty she actually possesses.

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Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece on my blog! I appreciate and admire your passion to help others along their way. :) I agree with you on reading "Gone with the Wind" - every woman needs to slow down and enjoy that one!PS - YOU are beautiful! (always)

Friday, February 03, 2012


Moxie - The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.

Years ago, I was able to fly across the country and visit Washington D.C. and as part of the trip there, I made a visit to The National Air and Space Museum. I found that place to be very inspiring!

I loved bumping into the display for Amelia Earhart. That lady had moxie!

I find myself really drawn to those who have the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. Their stories are inspiring, motivating and touching.

This month, find your moxie. Live with it. Get that spirit and courage out... come on! Let's 'fly' and LIVE with a 'can-do' attitude!