It's time for that post. Yes, you knew it was coming. Nothing says self-confidence more than the ability to keep a secret and, for many Divas, the wearing of well-made, pretty "unmentionables" underneath her everyday clothes is a key element in her arsenal of grace and poise in this clanging hullabaloo of a world. Well-made lingerie … Continue reading The Essentials – Lingerie
Gentle readers, I must confess something to you. Try as I might to live the Diva lifestyle and to preach its gospel, I do not always practice what I so loudly preach, despite believing strongly in the necessity of self-care. Case in point -- Over the last two years or so, I was eyebrow-deep in … Continue reading Recovering from Messes & Burnout
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