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!
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!
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
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!