Isn’t It Nice When Things Just Seem to Come Together?

Do you find yourself wishing for things to simply work out easily? That things should just plain go your way? No problems, no worries, no hassles? Me too! And amazingly, every so often we put our thoughts out there and everything works like a charm.

Let me tell you how my daughter’s bridal shower just seemed to gel to perfection out of thin air.

I recently moved from NY to Las Vegas, close to where my daughter and her boyfriend are currently living. The decision to move cross country was made about 2 weeks before my daughter called me with the good news: she was engaged. No more boyfriend, now fiancé.

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Motherless Daughters

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we are all someone’s daughters and it is likely that some members of this women’s community have lost their mothers.  Are you one of them?  Do you still feel the gap in your heart from missing this special person? Do you face special occasions where her presence is sorely missing? No matter how many years may have passed, one’s mother is always a part of who we are now. 

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Are You Creative?

Most of us are reluctant to believe that we are creative beings.  Our perception is that only individuals who perform art like writing, painting, and pottery are creative.  It’s just not true.  We are always creating and now is the time to acknowledge this ability.  We are all unique so our perceptions help us see the world different from another person.   This difference is fuel for creativity.

Everyone is born creative and that ability may go dormant,
but it’s still there…
sleeping and waiting patiently for us to wake up.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Woman?

Is there any one definition that best describes what it means to be a woman?   I know we share many physical similarities, yet even there we also differ…some bigger, some smaller.

Here are definitions on www.dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster isn’t that different.   Does this describe who you are as a woman?

1. the female human being (distinguished from MAN)
2. an adult female person
3. a female attendant to a lady of rank
4. a wife
5. the nature, characteristics, or feelings often attributed to women; womanliness.
6. a sweetheart to paramour; mistress
7. a female employee or representative
8. a female person who cleans house, cook, etc.; housekeeper
9. women collectively:  Woman is no longer subordinate to man

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A Note From a Reader

Karen & Pat

Thank you for the information you sent. It is useful and appreciated.

My women’s group is called The Red Tent (Heart of England). You can find info about me actually on the American sister site www.redtentwomensproject.org on the Jan Tchamani page (see under Members). Their leader Eryka Peskin and I just happened to read the same book, “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant, and had the same idea to set up a women’s group where all women – especially vulnerable women – could come and be strengthened, envisioned, etc. and some of my members and I use their website for communication purposes. I also use it to be encouraged by the ladies in the USA, as they’re going great guns and inspire me so much.

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Are you contented with your life with the ways things are, or are you seeking more insight and understanding around what is important to you?

Do you allow yourself to play with the thought that there is something deeper and more meaningful for you to express in this lifetime?

We all are faced with problems and sometimes they are all we seem to have.   We have left behind our ability to dream, yet that ability still lives within us, even if we block them with our ‘to do’ lists.

Are you open to just asking the questions?

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Are You Asking Yourself The Right Questions?

During our journey through life we ask many questions.  What is the direction of your questions?  Are they external or internal?

External questions direct us towards what others want from us.  Internal questions allow us to listen to what we want.

There are so many areas in your life that you need to ask questions about: relationships, friendships, family, careers, children, money, and sex.  Let’s focus on one very important area: you!

Is it revolutionary or selfish of you to focus your life questions towards what your heart tells you is important for your own well-being?  What if you were to ask questions around what is important to you?  Does that make you uncomfortable?

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All About Self-Defense

Do you feel you can protect yourself if attacked?  Most women walk around with a low-grade fear that someone may attack them and they would be helpless to defend themselves.

Every woman needs to learn how to defend herself.  This knowledge is important and can be life saving.  Here are some statistics that will heighten your awareness of your vulnerability as a woman in today’s society.

• Every two minutes, some woman, some place within the United States, is being raped.  That is 30 women every hour!  We don’t have the statistics for other countries, though the essence is not the numbers but rather the full understanding that women are vulnerable to being attack.

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De-Cluttering and Organizing Your Bathroom

When you look at your bathroom, is it clean and organized?  Are you hiding all the clutter in the medicine cabinet or in under-the-sink storage?  Bathrooms seem to attract lots of small items like makeup, medicine bottles, hair accessories, razors, hairbrushes, lotion, shampoo, product samples and the list goes on. 

Finding what you need as well as removing old products can be challenging.  Here are a few simple ideas to help you create more space and be more organized.

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Food Gift Baskets

Quality food baskets are a great gift idea to give to others.  Everyone loves receiving these edible delights.  You can stay within budget and still present a beautiful gift by creating your own basket.  All you need is a little bit of creativity and some time. 

Now, how do you go about creating a basket?  Ask yourself: 

**Who is receiving the basket and for what occasion?

**How much do you want to spend?

**Think about the recipient.  What does she like to do or eat?  Is it an indulgence for someone?  What is his lifestyle?

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