I've written before about the pervasive need to be kind to yourself in stressful situations, in part to avoid behaving in a way that demands that you sheepishly apologize the following day. Well, some days are easier than others and, since the idea behind Advent Adventure is to live in the so-called Real World, I … Continue reading Advent 6 – When the Hard Days Come
So much of this "Advent Adventure" comes down to that - just be present. It's the end of the semester, which is a tumultuous time. Add in the holidays and the people crossing your path can be all sorts of half-crazed with stress, pressure, and worry. All the more reason to start with a hot cup … Continue reading Advent 4 – Be Present
I'm starting to get into some kind of groove with "Advent Adventures" - today was about seeking opportunities to fulfill the "tasks" (that makes them sound too much like chores - I'll work on finding a better word) that my Reverse Advent Calendars set out. Beginning the day with a short meditation is, I think, … Continue reading Advent 3 – Seeking!
It's Day 2 of the "Advent Adventure" and I didn't quite manage to cover everything today. My "task" on the Reverse Advent Calendar was to "let someone in front of you in line" and I just didn't stand in any lines today - I'll work on that one tomorrow, I took a few minutes first … Continue reading Advent 2 – Campaigning!
Today was the first day of Advent and I wanted to check in with all you Divas-in-training to see how things went and to report in on my own efforts. I did well on the "reverse Advent calendar" - I got the food box started with a box of cereal (okay, I also added in … Continue reading Advent 1 – Let’s Begin!
As we head into the holidays, I think it's an excellent time to visit this Essential. There's a joke-not-joke that the reason there are so few well-known female artists is that male artists have generally had wives. The point being, that in order to be creative, you simply have to have a space carved out … Continue reading The Essentials – Ask for Help!
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!
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!
December is certainly the month of giving, so this one makes special sense! Today on the "30 Chic Days" journey, Mme. Ferris suggests that each of us "support your signature charity." This is a magnificent suggestion! Yes, there are many, many good charities out there and of course you can't support them all - so choose … Continue reading Day 9 – Support Your Signature Charity