Diva Dispatch

The Hundred Day Challenge

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

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The Essentials – Creative Action

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

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Tiara Trip!

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!

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Bonus Day – Take Inspired Action

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

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Day 30 – Immerse Yourself

For Day 30, Mme. Ferris really brings everything together by putting the focus on “immerse yourself in sensuous beauty.” What she’s suggesting here is that we consciously work every day to slow down and appreciate all of our senses. It would be very, very easy for this entry to be useless fluff, but she keeps … Continue reading Day 30 – Immerse Yourself

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Day 29 – Walk Your Errands

For Day 29, Mme. Ferris suggests that we “walk our errands.” For me, this was a nice reminder – you see, I’m visiting with my parents and this entry was a gentle nudge to go explore Uptown on foot. My husband and I parked the car at one end of the shopping area of Main … Continue reading Day 29 – Walk Your Errands

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Day 28 – Your Home as Hotel

In actuality, the entry for Day 28 is longer – “think of your home as if it were a boutique hotel,” but I trust the gist gets across in the title. The idea Mme. Ferris is setting out here is a sound one – straighten your house! Things will be easier to find and your … Continue reading Day 28 – Your Home as Hotel

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Day 27 – Embrace Creativity

Today’s entry from Mme. Ferris is “embrace creativity and enjoy the benefits.” While all of us are creative in one way or another, it’s interesting to note that many of us immediately protest that we’re not. This is one area in which I think Mme. Ferris is hitting the bull’s-eye of the target. We ARE … Continue reading Day 27 – Embrace Creativity

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Day 26 – Make Every Day Magical

Continuing with our tour through 30 Chic Days, today’s suggestion from Mme. Ferris is to “make every day magical.” This is, I think, a wonderful concept to ponder on the day after Christmas. (Happy Boxing Day, my UK friends!) It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays and … Continue reading Day 26 – Make Every Day Magical

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Day 25 – Collect Contentment

For Day 25 of our tour through 30 Chic Days by Fiona Ferris, the suggestion is to “collect contentment in petite measures.” What a lovely idea on Christmas Day! Much of today’s entry centers around looking inward rather than outward to find contentment. So often, we compare our situation to that of others and think we come up short, … Continue reading Day 25 – Collect Contentment

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