I've written before about the therapeutic effects of frequent, brief breaks from workaday life (regular readers will remember my devotion to the "12-Hour Vacation") and I am completely convinced that these breaks allow me to return to my everyday life recharged and enthusiastic about the myriad responsibilities I juggle (usually, but not always, pretty well). Not … Continue reading Try Something New!
No, it's not a yoga move or some sort of dance-Pilates-aerobics maneuver. It's FAR more scary than that! It's time to do what you think you cannot do - and I don't mean touching your toes. You and I are, as Carl Sagan wisely noted, made of star stuff. No, really. The very iron molecules … Continue reading Diva Stretch!
Always, always, ALWAYS - when I stop actively living the lessons I've learned on my Diva journey, I fall back into old, destructive habits. One of the worst of these for me is perfectionism. The problem with this insidious disease (and it IS a disease, make no mistake about it!) is that it doesn't look … Continue reading The Essentials – Strategic Retreat
I recently ran across the notion of "September resolutions" - intrigued, I read on. The idea seems to me to be a sound one - instead of making resolutions in January, when most of us are worn out, run down, and wondering how we'll stretch the bank balance until the end of the month, why … Continue reading September Resolutions!
It's been a month since I took up my revised bullet journaling system, so it seemed like a perfect time for a check-in. I must say that - overall - I've been pleased with the outcomes and absolutely delighted with the efforts! Looking over the patterns of the last four weeks, I'm eating more "real" … Continue reading Checking In!
Back when I was working my way through Mme. Ferrs's 30 Chic Days, (remember that you can access all the "30 Days" posts through the resources tab here on Splendor), I ran across her suggestion of "little and often." That was on my mind quite a bit as I participated in this spring's #the100dayproject. Both of … Continue reading All About the Follow-Through!
Popular wisdom (aka "some guy in a bar" and/or "the internet") holds that it takes about three weeks (21 days) to form or break a habit. This is simply not true. To begin with, the three-week timeline is simply a rule of thumb - there are many variables and some habits take far longer to … Continue reading The Hundred Day Challenge
Among the Essentials for any true Diva is some form of creative activity that brings her great joy. Note that I did not say that it needs to be something she is "good at" doing, nor does it need to be a money-making venture. (I maintain that we lost something Good and True when hobbies … Continue reading The Essentials – Creative Action
It took a bit of planning, but recently I went with five like-minded Divas on our first-ever (but not last-ever!) "Tiara Trip" (hereinfater called "TT") and the consensus is that these journeys are now to be considered a fundamental part of our repertoire of self-care. To begin with - and I shouldn't need to explain … Continue reading Tiara Trip!
Yes, we have completed our official tour through Fiona Ferris's 30 Chic Days, but she includes a "bonus day" at the end, so here's one last post. How appropriate that this falls on New Year's Eve as we pause at the threshold of a new year. On this final entry, Mme. Ferris encourages us to "take … Continue reading Bonus Day – Take Inspired Action