It’s almost Halloween!!!I absolutely LOVE this holiday.  It is so fun to see all the trick or treaters knocking at our doors.  They are filled with the spark of awe and creativity.  How authentic!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I also think it is a great time for us Adults to lighten up and play.  I […]

Why build a fortress?

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot […]

Your choice is waiting to be made.

Today, as promised, I share my list of MY feelings around an EXTRAORDINARY and ORDINARY LIFE. My Ordinary (uninspired) Life: CLUES that I am locked in my ordinary (uninspired) life: I am always TIRED LONELY HUNGRY FOR MORE FEELING POWERLESS INSECURE OVERLY ANGRY OR ANNOYED FILLED WITH LACK AND ALWAYS SEARCHING OUT THERE FOR SOMETHING […]

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE- REALLY???

Make it EXTRAORDINARY! So this year, I want to speak about EXTRAORDINARY LIVES. I was watching a documentary on famous people and their extraordinary lives.  How did it happen for them?  What did they do or believe?  I personally believe it starts with our own beliefs always.  We can have all the best intentions BUT […]

Pourquoi se casser la tête?

Translation:  why break your head?  WORRY!!! Just have a look at this monkey.  Tired? Lonely? Bored? I found him hidden amongst the throngs of tourists,in a quaint village called Pezenas, in the South of France. This weary soul showed me the effects of a ‘broken head’… exhausted by worry or some dis-ease. His head lays heavily upon […]

Surrender

    Moving , rolling, running, stretching  Feeling free. Into the day, the night, the moment, any moment without reservation or hesitation.  Letting anything, everything, all or none. Just move, glide and ride the motion. Trusting nothing, expecting anything. Being free to evolve.  Riding a stream that knows no boundaries, has no rules to break or make Can move you to be […]

More on happiness.. :)

So many of us learn to believe that we will be happy- when, or if or by! Ask yourself- Is it worth waiting to be happy?  Why not now?  Even if your life is filled with ‘hard times’ can a little happiness fill your day?  What would change if you felt happy?  Have you seen […]

Looking for the magic potion.

Thank you, merci,danke u,ありがとう,hvala, gracias,спасибо,谢谢,! Doesn’t it feel good?  It does not matter where you are from, how rich or poor you are, if you are old or young it is healing!  And yes, it feels so good.  Not just to you but all involved.  Simple yet amazing! It is a gift that costs nothing. I […]

“Il faut tourner… Roll Baby Roll

“Il faut tourner sept fois sa langue dans sa bouche avant de parler” Sounds foreign? It is too many! But this is not the case for my family. I lived with this expression each day at home. So what does it mean? Turn your tongue seven times in your mouth prior to speaking. Why now? […]

Songs to inspire you…

I was sifting through all my music today and came across so many songs.  It was so much fun just playing them.  Some reminded me of times when I was young and innocent.  Others, took me back to places of pain.  Still more brought smiles across my face.  Music has that power to pull us […]

40 came today

40 came in a day.   She crept into my world before I had danced with thirty.  She was here and it was time to let her in. What did 40 look like, act like, feel like?  What the hell did she want from me?  Would I like her, want to grow old with her? […]

What labels do you wear?

What labels do you wear? Many years ago, I was an elementary school teacher.  I taught a wonderful class of second graders.  Each day, I felt inspired and truly loved my work. In this particular class, I had a student named Jan.  He came from a family of 8 children.  To say the least, his […]

A lazy summer day to find inspiration!

  “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling In the last few days, I have been in my own world… relaxing and being totally lazy!  Lazy is a word I secretly hate and often project onto others.  Heck, NOT me!  But,  I can be a lazy […]

Just what the doctor ordered: A day of nothing but rest!

I was very sick yesterday!  A hospital visit was the result.    Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and especially  my boyfriend who took good care of me. Some believe – what you resist persists!  I was really resisting the pain.   It went on and on… and finally the result was my boyfriend dragging […]

What makes a good dinner?

Last night, I had a fabulous dinner with three courses and desert, some good wine and delightful conversation.   Such a romantic evening! Here in France, dinner is typically not served until later in the evening; it is very common to eat around 8 or even 9 pm.  In North America,  that would be consider […]

jet lag

Jet Lag is an amazing feeling.  I thought I would be lag proof but NON!   Last night during dinner-  I almost feel asleep;  during the watching of a fabulous tennis match- ditto!  I have never awaited my bed like like last night.  So now this morning I am much more alert.  Plan to get out […]

France here I come

I am busy packing up my luggage for a long trip to France!  if you could see my room, you would laugh.  Clothes, shoes, books and general stuff strewn all over the place.  I am like a little girl excited about my big adventure.  What to take?  What to leave behind? Next week, I will […]

Shadow on the Wall

France is sexy and very proud of it.  It is a country where flirting, public signs of affection and seduction is la recette du jour! But recently, things changed.  Our media and theirs has been flooded with images of a powerful public figure who has been arrested for allegedly  trying to rape a woman.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn known […]

Fear – DON”T BUG ME!

So this morning I was attacked by a bug!  Well not exactly attacked but this nasty bug with creepy legs crawled across my bathroom counter.  Now seriously, I never gave him permission.  He was not invited and heck was not paying me any rent to be there.   I screamed and swatted it out of […]