While this phrase is often stated as "good fences make good neighbors," I've used my Diva prerogative and altered it a bit. As writers John Robbins and Ann Mortifee have wisely written: "'No' can be a beautiful word, every bit as beautiful as 'yes.' Whenever we deny our need to say 'no,' our self-respect diminishes. … Continue reading Good Boundaries Make Good Divas
"Whimsy" is a perfectly respectable word meaning "fanciful" or "playful." These days, it seems that whimsy is associated with grown women running around in tutus, wearing tiaras, and flinging glitter pell-mell at the rest of us. It also seems that we're supposed to think that is a Bad Thing. So much of Diva living is … Continue reading The Essentials – The Art of Whimsy
Well, here you are. You've decided that the Diva Path is the right one for you. You want to live life joyously, with abundance, and quite possibly with so much verve that people whisper "She didn't use to be like that" but you're not exactly sure how to start. Well, congratulations, Diva! You've done the … Continue reading Strangling the Excuses – the “Round Clean”
I've been away from Splendor for far too long, which is a regrettable shame. But now I'm back and - just like you - I need to re-learn the basics, so we're going to do this together. As I've said before, part of the push to begin Splendor came from my personal whirligigging as I was buffeted … Continue reading Beginning – Again!
Now that you've completed your prep work, you're ready to - shhhhh! - actually have your very first at-home spa day! This can be as elaborate as you want it to be; the plans in this post are just suggestions to get you started. You might want to do more; you might want to do … Continue reading Your First At-Home Spa Day!
A retreat at the spa sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Someone (or maybe several someones!) would be devoted exclusively to making us feel pampered and decadent as our biggest decision of the day would be choosing between the coconut-banana facial and the rosemary-herb slimming wrap. And if you get to have those sorts of day, you go, … Continue reading Prepping for the At-Home Spa
When walking strutting along the Diva Path, a few things are simply essential. I've covered one of the most crucial basics, the French fairy godmother, in an earlier post. (You can search for all the essentials by searching for that tag in these posts, remember!) Now it's time to discuss another one of a Diva's … Continue reading The Essentials – The 12-Hour Vacation
Many people who scoff at "self care" as being tree-huggy nonsense suffer from the misconception that self care is all about waking up, stretching and languidly announcing to the world that it just has to take care of you as you then simply swan about in an unending stream of bubble baths, Gregorian chants on … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Self-Care
When setting out on the path of Divadom, there are a few things that are properly classified as "essentials." I'll go over these in separate posts and you can always look for them by searching for the term "essentials." Chief among the essentials is a French Fairy Godmother (hereinafter known as "FFG"). Now, don't fret. … Continue reading The Essentials – a French Fairy Godmother!
Look, Beyonce is right - girls run the world. But in the midst of taking care of everybody else, we sometimes forget our need to fill our own buckets. This can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms, including lingering colds and bugs we can't quite shake (that's our bodies trying to get our attention), … Continue reading Why Self-Care?