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Summer Solstice Self Care Sign In – 13

You have to love the alliteration of it all! True enough, it’s the summer solstice today in the Northern Hemisphere – the longest day, the first day of summer. It’s also National Seashell Day, World Music Day, and International Yoga Day (along with – strangely enough – National Day of the Gong, which is making […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 12

For nearly a year now, I’ve been up to my eyebrows in housing madness. Our family had outgrown our little bungalow that had been the Casa di Diva for well over a decade. It’s a seller’s market, they’ll tell you, and they’re right – but we also needed to buy. We visited houses that were […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 11

Tomorrow – May 24 – is International Tiara Day. Obviously, for all Divas and Divas-in-Training, this is a High Holiday and one that should be celebrated vigorously. There are as many ways to observe this wonderful day as there are Divas to celebrate the day, so do as you will. Perhaps you’ll want to have […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 10

I try to keep things light and upbeat here at Splendor and – truly – I believe there is much to be enthusiastic and light-hearted about, even on dark days. That attitude has been put to the test over the last few weeks as I have struggled to wrap my head around the sudden loss of my […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 9

Since last we spoke, spring has truly arrived! While there are still some frosty mornings, the harbingers of that most hopeful of seasons – dogwood, azaleas, tulips – are on full display. Plus, the days are getting longer, so there’s ample time to enjoy it all. It’s feeling like time to pack up the heavy, […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 8

As much as I believe in “little and often” when it comes to self-care, some days just require more than that. Actually, it’s not that some DAYS require that, today’s post is more about what to do when the days turn into weeks. And they will from time to time, Divas. They just will. If you have become […]

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Self-Care Sunday – 7

I was supposed to start this post by telling you how great it was to be a homeowner again but – well, “we plan, God laughs.” At the final walk-through a big problem revealed itself that hadn’t been evident during the home inspection and the whole process had to come to a screeching halt. We spent […]

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Self Care Sign-In – 6

While it’s been far longer than I intended since I’ve posted, I trust you’ll forgive me. Like all of you, I’ve been caught up with the daily chores and responsibilities of ordinary life and that’s been punctuated by some larger issues that rushed to the forefront over the last few weeks, some personal, some global. […]

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Self-Care Sign In – 5

Self-care takes many forms, as we here at Splendor try hard to point out. This crucial tool to thrive in the modern world can look very different based on personality, stress level, time of year, and just what the heck is going on. When you commit to looking after yourself, whatever you do, don’t let anyone […]

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Self-Care Sunday – 4

I said at the beginning of this “self care year” that I hoped to post once a week. Well, that clearly hasn’t happened, but I’m giving myself permission to be be gentle with myself in view of all that’s going on – in addition to a house-hunt following the just-before-Christmas sale of our little bungalow, […]

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