I’m Lucky! And sometimes I have to remind myself…

Have you ever had those weeks where you seem to concentrate on the tough things that life is throwing your way? I just had one of those weeks, and it leaves me wondering if this is part of human nature…do we all feel this way sometimes? I read a book that pointed out that ourContinue reading “I’m Lucky! And sometimes I have to remind myself…”

This Too, Shall Pass (stay grateful)

I just took one of my very best friends to the airport. She is traveling home to Cincinnati, Ohio…almost two-thousand miles away from me. While I always feel close to her, regardless of where in the world we are, it was nice to have her physically close for a while. As I pulled away fromContinue reading “This Too, Shall Pass (stay grateful)”

More of the Good Stuff – Right Now, Right Where You Are!

I’m on Day Six of the Begin with Yes 21 Day Companion Workbook. I’m doing this with 3 of my girlfriends who live almost 2,000 miles away from me (I’m on the island of St Croix, USVI, and they are in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio). We take “keeping in touch” a few steps furtherContinue reading “More of the Good Stuff – Right Now, Right Where You Are!”

Lesson Six: There’s Happiness in Simplicity

“Nature is pleased with Simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” ~Isaac Newton Tortoises lead a pretty simple life. They stay cozy in their hides most of the time. They walk around looking for tasty morsels to eat. They respond to sound and vibration. They have sex. They soak in water. They lay eggs. And…repeat. IContinue reading “Lesson Six: There’s Happiness in Simplicity”

Live in a Beautiful State!

My challenge today: “No matter what happens in my life, I am going to live in a beautiful state!” This jewel of wisdom…this key to happiness and wellbeing…was discovered in a video sent to me by my boyfriend, Dean (aka: Dino). It’s 15 minutes long, but so worth the watch: Why watch it? Because itContinue reading “Live in a Beautiful State!”

Tortoise Spotlight Three: Introducing Marina Tortoise

 In the third Tortoise Spotlight, I’d like to introduce Marina Tortoise! Here’s a background story…when Dean and I first started dating, we realized that there were many parallels in our lives. Our childhoods were somewhat similar…we had similar interests and goals, and we both love adventure and experiencing new things. There were also more specific,Continue reading “Tortoise Spotlight Three: Introducing Marina Tortoise”

Lesson Five: Listen to the Good Vibrations

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. ~Lao Tzu I mentioned in another blog post (Lesson Two: Things Do Not Have to be Perfect to be Ideal) that tortoises can feel the vibrations. And when they feel my vibrations, they come out of their hides to see what good stuff I haveContinue reading “Lesson Five: Listen to the Good Vibrations”

Tortoise Spotlight Two: Meet Cupid!

 Welcome to the second ~Tortoise Spotlight~ One of the most frequent questions people ask about my tortoises is, “How do you tell them apart?”  I can understand how it might seem difficult to tell them all apart at first. But…wait until you get to know them! You’ll see. The tortoises all have different markings and differentContinue reading “Tortoise Spotlight Two: Meet Cupid!”