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
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