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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit . . .

Sigh. Here we are again. Despite my best efforts to declutter and pare down to only what I love and what fits, I have clothes I don’t need, that don’t fit, and that I certainly don’t love. But tackling closets and bureau drawers can be intimidating, even to a Diva who know that she’s worth […]

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What Are You Seeking?

It’s common for folks, even Diva-folks, to make resolutions to go with the turning of that final calendar page of the year. Now, overall, I don’t especially like New Year’s Resolutions (“NYR”). We tend to put too much pressure on ourselves, insisting that this will finally be the Year That We Get It All Together, so […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 24

I suppose it was bound to happen. After nearly three years of Covid restrictions, I slipped up and “got bit.” Being a firm believer in the stringent application of science to be able to live a comfortable life, I have been vaccinated and boosted – my parents had clear memories of the horrors of “infantile […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 23

In many ways, my self-care philosophy can be boiled down to this – “Slow Down.” While there are many parts of long-ago society that I have no desire to go back to (hobble skirts and gross inequality, for instance), other aspects are quite appealing to me, like fountain pens and mail that isn’t junk. I […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 22

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Self-Care Sign In – 21

For about five weeks now, I’ve started nearly every day with a short meditation followed by a few minutes of stretching to work these stiff joints of mine. The difference is amazing and is an excellent example of how self-care can have a truly beneficial impact on your everyday life. I’ve done meditation in one […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 20

And a Merry Halloween to you all! It’s a holiday I love, but this year has been a strange one. I have some decorations up in the house, but I didn’t really get into a costume or a full-scale party or doing much for the little trick-or-treaters. There’s a cauldron of candy outside the front […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 19

Yesterday (Oct. 10) was World Mental Health Day. While much of the stigma associated with talking openly and honestly about the importance and challenges of mental health is fading, we have a long way to go. So let me beat the drum again on this issue – self-care is a crucial part of building and […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 18

I’d like to say that we’re heading into “true fall” here, but fall is a fickle thing in the Carolinas in September. However, we’ve had a few days that make you realize that cooler temps are coming – it’s a wonderful time of the year. Cool enough to consider making soup, but warm enough to […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 17

For this post, I’m turning to a stalwart arrow in my self-care quiver – movies! I enjoy movies quite a bit – which is good, considering that I write about movies and television. Even so, there are so many wonderful things I haven’t seen. Much like my TBR (“to be read”) book list, I have […]

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