Self-Care Sign In – 16

Summer is still going strong, but one of the harbingers of the end of that season has come as yellow school buses start to rumble along the roads and college campuses are filled with both slightly bewildered freshmen and returning “old hands” at the...
Self-Care Sign In – 15

Self-Care Sign In – 15

Things slow down in the South in the heat and humidity of the summer. It seems as if most of the rest of the country is getting a bit of the “Southern summer” experience right now and no one likes it much. I sympathize – it’s miserably hot here...
Self-Care Sign In – 14

Self-Care Sign In – 14

Self-care is, as I have said overandoverandover, is not about putting yourself first at the expense of others. No, no, and more no! Rather, it’s all about making and taking time to live authentically, to check in with your own values and make sure you’re...
Self-Care Sign In – 12

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 –...
Self-Care Sign In – 11

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...
Self-Care Sign In – 10

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...
Self-Care Sign In – 9

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...
Self-Care Sign In – 8

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...
Self-Care Sunday – 7

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...