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Failure Expected And Received...F   E   A there anything sillier than that? I think not!!!  But it's true...what you expect is what you usually receive so if you expect negative results then they will be granted. There are many acronyms for the word FEAR, however most of them are negative and I conclude that the reason for that is because fear is a negative reaction...not even a "re"action in some cases but rather a "fore"action as in the case of worry.  Why not give the word a positive acronym to start and then maybe people would realize that it is a totally unreasonable and unnecessary emotion. Let's use this one...Face Everything And Rejuvenate...F.E.A.R...or Forfeit Every Asinine Reason...I like   As humans, homo sapiens, we have a fight-or-flight response built into our psyches for protection. When something stands before us that threatens us in any way, our minds/bodies react with fear out of that fight-or-flight reaction


After much, much work (phew!) I finally have Sapphic Sonnets published and ready for sale...AND it is at a discounted price...only $6.00 (and some change). You can click the link, but you can also find it on, which is the primary place to buy with the discount.  In a week it will also be available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. I'm SO excited by this last edition to my poetry trilogy. I hope you will like it as much as I do and thank you for all of your support.  It means the world to me!!! Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. Also, please respect the copyright/trademark rights of the artist's work. Copying and using any work posted here is forbidden without express permission. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.


One of the most appealing aspects of journal-writing and blogging, for me, is to be able to go back in time and look at the things I've written in order to gauge my progress.  I recently rediscovered a post from June, 2012 entitled, Wipe the Slate Clean, which I have re-posted below. As I re-read this post I realized the amount of progress I've made since then and could understand all of the times I took two steps forward and three steps back, only to finally be able to keep walking forward from then on.  If you journal (which I highly recommend), take a look back and see the progress you have made.  You will be so proud of yourself. WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN  (posted June, 2012) Ever notice how we, as human beings, tend to worry about things we have no control over.  In fact worry, by its very definition, means to fret about things that haven’t happened yet, which of course 99.9 percent of the time are things we have no control over.  Me?  Worry?  Guilty on all coun


For the longest time I could not understand why people feel the need to be mean to one another.  It starts in childhood for some of us and can continue into adulthood in a bad way if we are not careful and able to grow and change for the better. I see so much evidence of this lately, during this, the holiday season, when people should strive to be kinder to one another. Being mean is a sign of insecurity, of needing attention (albeit negative attention), of jealousy and internal misery. People who are intentionally mean to others do so out of a sense of the world not being fair to them so they strike out at others who "seem" to have it all together. They turn their internal misery outward and blame others for their sense of insecurity and negative circumstances. One of the best ways to deal with mean people is not to personalize it.  When people are mean to you try to understand that they are just miserable with their own lives and circumstances and are just using yo


My 2016 Calendars are up and ready.  Click this link to view: This year's theme is the Oregon coast and all its beauty.  I'm very happy with the way they turned out. Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. Also, please respect the copyright/trademark rights of the artist's work. Copying and using any work posted here is forbidden without express permission. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.


Lately I have been researching a lot of subjects, from books to blogs, to food and music, to homemade items for sale and I thought, why not share them, so I compiled some lists of a few of my favorite things (and yes, the pun was definitely intended Since I don't have television (other than Netflix) I sometimes get bored and surf on my computer a lot and YouTube is where I find a lot of funny videos.  Videos that make me laugh: 1.   United Health Care Commercial :  This is one of the funniest commercials I have seen in such a long time...I still laugh so hard when I watch it over and over...make sure you watch it to the very end because the best line is the one the lady says at the end. 2.   Ellen Degeneres Interview With Amy Schumer  part one and  Part Two .  This cracks me up because, not only are these two ladies hilarious, but I love how Amy cracks Ellen up. 3.   Ellen Cracking Up Some More  and;  Ellen Talks To Gladys . This is hilarious. 4.   The orig


These 100 quotes from " The Secret " have changed so many lives for the better - including mine.  I read The Secret when it first came out and have used this book more than any other in my quest for a positive life. Once you begin to incorporate this mindset into your life, everything...and I do mean possible: 1. We all work with one infinite power 2. The Secret is the Law of Attraction (LOA) 3. Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting 4. We are like magnets - like attract like. You become AND attract what you think 5. Every thought has a frequency. Thoughts send out a magnetic energy 6. People think about what they don't want and attract more of the same 7. Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation 8. You attract your dominant thoughts 9. Those who speak most of illness have illness, those who speak most of prosperity have it..etc.. 10. It's not "wishfu


I LOVE this song...and this lady When I think of strong women, Doris Day comes right to mind.  She bolted out of the gate a fighter and eventually learned the true lesson to living a positive life..."whatever will be, will be," and she lived it.  She turned 91 this year.   There is a saying that Doris embraces, originally penned by Vivian Burnett of the Christian Science religion... “Our gratitude is riches, Complaint is poverty…”  I stumbled upon a blog post on   about gratitude and letting go and it pretty much says is what is happening to me right now and I'm in awe as to how well this works.  No worrying, giving it to the universe or a higher power and just letting what will  It's how I have always believed life should be.  I have posted the article is well written: "At the beginning of the year I chose “Gratitude” as my word for the year. I thought I would share some insights that I’ve gai


How many versions of movies have you seen in which the main character has a lesson to learn by waking up and repeating the same day over and over until he or she learns a certain lesson. I love this premise because if that were possible, you could explore every possible outcome to every situation encountered. That being said however, I believe that is actually the point to every new day we are fortunate enough to receive. Every day you wake up, you have the potential to start over. You can change the way you do things, the way you approach things, and handle things so, why wouldn't you? So many of us get caught up in a daily “routine.” We get up at the same time, eat the same things for breakfast (or skip it altogether), carry out our hygiene tasks the same way, apply our makeup in exactly the same style and colors and generally do the same things at work with the same people so, therefore, how could you expect to live different days with different outcomes, possibiliti


What if were possible for your future self to leave a letter for your past self to find or your past self to leave a letter for your future self to find?  Wouldn't that be an awesome thing to be able to do?   What would you say to yourself?   I'm not sure if it was a song lyric or what prompted this idea in my head, but as I was driving the very rainy and beautiful coastline today I wondered that if it were possible to write a letter to my past or future self, what would I want to say?  To my past self I would want to let myself in on some of the secrets I have come to reveal as truth.  I would tell myself to always be comfortable in my own love myself unconditionally and have complete and unwavering faith in who I be confident, caring, loving and trusting in only positive and non-judgmental people.  I would tell myself to ease up and not be so hard on myself for all the times I am human. To develop the skills I needed to help people as that was my trues


Did you think purification was something they just did to water?  Think again.  Your body, your soul and your mind need purification...and often.  Sometimes in my research I run across articles that are so great I cannot paraphrase from them...I have to post the whole thing here.  This article by Danielle Laporte  is from her blog and is entitled, "Purification, Pain, Passion and Marrying Your Soul...Or How to Tap Your Deep Creativity."  The list she posts below is SO, SO, SO, SO true and she totally nails it.  These are the things I have personally been working toward and strides I have been making in my life.  These are the things that need to happen in order to achieve this purification, which is when you finally know yourself..accept yourself...the real you...not some societal version filled with unwarranted fears (which all fear is, by the way).  I hope her post speaks to you like it did to me: "Purification is gutting. Cleansing. Rectifying. Re-orientating. D