Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ready To Get Started Again?

Thank you to all of you that have emailed me with your thoughts and concerns. I really appreciate your understanding in my week long absence. I am posting a prompt for each day that I was gone on this post. Thank you again for all the love.

Thursday (last week)

Today we will reflect on forgiveness in our life . Is there anyone you have not forgiven? How do you think your peace relates to your unforgiveness?


Mind, Body and Spiritual Health

Today we will focus on our mental health. How healthy do you feel? Are you depressed(I do not mean clinically), angry all the time, anxious, worried, pessimistic, mean, edgy, unhappy, constantly complaining? How would a friend describe you. How do you think that you mental health effects your physical and spiritual health?


Write down the sentence Where your mind goes your body follows.Write down what it means to you. List an example in your own life that comes to mind!


Since we are studying the relationship of Minda Body Spirit, we will revisit this statement WHAT GOES INTO YOUR MIND COMES OUT IN YOUR LIFE!!
Time to check ourselves again. What are you putting into your mind? What are you reading, watching, listening to or participating in?


Today we are move on to BODY. So, how are you taking care of yourself? How are you eating? Are you exercising? Time for self examination. I will share with you from my own experience. I have been sick too often this year AND I had not been taking care of myself at all. I made a drastic life style change and decided to fast by going macrobiotic for 40 days and to also commit to exercising everyday. I didn't really know how badly I was feeling until I started feeling good again. It has been so long since I woke and and really felt good that is was foreign to me.
NOT recommending that you make a drastic change, but I am challenging you to commit to making one or two small changes for 40 days and see what a difference it makes in your life.


So what changes did you commit to yesterday? How are you going to stay on track? You need to have a plan and write it down. Do you need to share with someone so they can support you during this process?


Name the absolutely worse thing for your body that you eat. How often do you do this?

Name the one food that you never want to give up.


Good news! you do not have to give up your one food . It is all about moderation. Decide if having this once a week will be enough. For example, if you say I never want to give up sugar in any form. Decide what that looks like to you and write it down.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Negative?

Do you consider yourself a positive or a negative person? Write what you feel about that question in detail. We will revisit this subject on Thursday.

Have a fantastic day.

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We all have a favorite season. Summer was officially over today at 5:00 As we turn the page to start a new season get out your journal and write about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite. List all of the things you love about it. If you live in an area that does not have the traditional four seasons, write about what your favorite time of year is and why.

Have a fab day!

Sending Love,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Three Days In A Row

Hello Everyone,

I am really sorry that I have missed posting on Saturday and Sunday. I am traveling and have had challenges connecting. I am including three prompts in this post to catch us up.

Saturday's Prompt

Write this in your journal and complete the sentence.
I AM REALLY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR ______________________.

Sunday's Prompt

Get your journal out and write in detail about one thing that is going on in your life right now that you have no control over. How are you handleing that? What can you do to find peace in the situation?

Monday's Prompt

Imagine you have just found that magic lamp that you have been seeking all your life. You rub the lamp and your personal genie appears. What are your three wishes going to be?

I will be back on Tuesday. Again sorry for the delay.
I have thought of you all often over the past few days.

Sending Love,

Friday, September 17, 2010

I am look forward to...

What are you looking forward to? Today, pull out your journal and write down one thing you are really looking forward to before the end of this year. Why? This is a great way to start our day off in the positive.

Have a lovely day. Sending Love,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Joy, Stress ,Love and Peace

Today we are going to take out our journals and write the word JOY. Write the first ten things you think of when you say the word joy. Now do the same for the words Stress, Love and Peace. This is a very revealing exercise and I think you just might be surprised by what you find.

have a Fabulous day!

Sending Love,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Our 5 year old grandson was with us for nine days recently. On our last day as I was driving him to school I said "I know you are really excited to see mom and dad and go back home and see your toys" to which he replied "but Nana, I just want to have fun and they make me do other stuff sometimes"!

Wow..I can relate. I really want to have down time, create art, work on my charity, spend time with my husband but there is always that pesky work thing. I find that all work and no play really does make me a cranky girl.

The key is balance. There must be a balance . So..take out your journal and write down the area of your life that are in balance and the areas that are not. Now write down what you can do about that.

Have a wonderful day.

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time Once Again to GET OUT OF YOURSELF!

Get Out of Yourself sounds a bit harsh I guess. But take it from someone that finds every time I do and focus on someone else I feel so much matter what is going on around me.

Those of you that have followed the blog from the beginning know that once a month we have a random acts of kindness day. We send a card, buy a stranger behind you in line a cup of coffee, give someone a sincere compliment , lighten someones load or any act that would qualify for a random act..we do the act anonymously and then we write about it in our journal. How did we feel? If you know how the other person responded write that down too.

Let this quote spur you on.

We wildly underestimate the power of the tiniest personal touch of kindness. —Anonymous!

Have a fantastic "out of yourself" kind of day!

Sending Love,

Monday, September 13, 2010


The pursuit of simplicity is a common goal of many of our readers.

Your prompt today is to list at least five ways you can simplify your life. Now write how you intend to implement them into your life.

Learning to say no is one of the ways I have been simplifying my life this year. I was just asked to be on another fund raising committee for The Veterans Memorial (a wonderful cause) and since my husband is a local politician, community involvement at this level is almost an expectation. However, I am learning my limitations the hard way. I already am on two Boards and plan and execute a dinner/auction each year for pediatric oncology patients through our Children's Hospital. This is in addition to being wife, daughter (I am blessed to have my mother live with us), mother (of 5) and Nana of (3). My plate is full so I said NO! An amazing achievement for me!

Your turn. Pick up your pen!

Sending Love,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Beginings...

So you had all of these plans and resolutions at the beginning of the year. You promised yourself you would change a habit, shed pounds, stop biting your nails, end a destructive relationship. Now it's September and you are feeling hopeless. Nothing has changed.

SO...think of September through December as your new beginning . Start today what you promised yourself you would start in January. Don't dwell on the fact that it has not happened yet, after all..there is still four months left in this year.

WRITE it all down in your journal. What do you want to change ? What are you going to do to make that happen?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Sending Love,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Stress Buster

We all need an outlet, something that we enjoy, something we can stream energy into, something that will help reduce stress.

Some people exercise, some have hobbies or sports they participate in. There are several other positive outlets.

There are also many not so positive or negative outlets. Some examples are excessive drinking, excessive shopping and excessive eating. When we choose a negative outlet to relieve the stress we are feeling we actually create more stress in the process.

Our prompt today is to write what out outlets or stress busters are. Examine them closely. Are they healthy? How often do you do them. Are you doing them enough?

Have a beautiful day where ever you are.

Sending Love,

Not Myself

So think of the words not myself as in "I have not been myself lately". Write about a time that you could have described your actions with that sentence and write about what was going on at the time!

Have a great Thursday.

Sending Love,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Changing It Up

What are some of the changes that you would like to see take place in your life ?Do you have a plan to make them happen? What one thing can you do this week to start you on your journey to the changes you wish to make?

Have a Serene Wednesday!

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Setting the bar high enough?

Our prompt today is to ask ourselves the question Am I living up to my own expectation of myself? MY OWN..not my mothers, children's, boss, mother, father, spouse or any other person..but MY OWN. What are my expectations of myself? Are they realistic or idealistic expectations?If you don't know, it is hard to live up to them or to reach for them. Get it down on paper. You will see things more clearly.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sending Love,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gratitude Sunday

Our prompt today is our monthly gratitude prompt. For our knew subscribers I will go over this prompt in detail.

Each month we journal a list of 10 things that we are thankful for. We detail how we are blessed. They CAN NOT be the same ones that you have written before. At the end of the year you will have 120 things that you are grateful for down on paper . This is a wonderful list to refer to when life is difficult.

Have a Fantastic Sunday !

Sending Love,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

In The News

Today our prompt is to take something that is making headlines in the news today (or even so far this year) and write about how you feel about it. What a great way to record history!

Have an amazing day.

Sending Love,

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mind Over Matter

Our prompt today is to write about a time that the phrase Mind Over Matter was a part of our life. A time you had to push yourself mentally to get through what was going on physically or literally in your life. It is important that we remember these times.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Sending Love,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do it in September!

One month can make a difference in your life . It only takes 21 days to form a new good habit.

So our prompt today is to write down 3 things that we would like to accomplish or start in September.

Maybe you have a non fiction book that you have been wanting to read. Read it in September.
Maybe you have pounds to shed. Start shedding them in September.
Maybe you keep saying you are going to get into a fitness routine, have lunch with a friend, start a book club, tell some you are sorry, tell someone THANK YOU, remove clutter from your house. Do it in September!

You get the idea.
Write your thee things down. Share your three things here if you wish because statistics have proven that when you share your goals you are much more likely to follow through and stay committed.

You can do anything for a month..right?

Have a beautiful day.

Sending Love,