Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff

Queen of Your Own Life is an attitude, a way of life and a call to action for grown up women everywhere.

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Queen of Your Own Life

You Deserve A Gold Medal Every Day

August 24th, 2016

She awarded herself a gold medal for showing up every day. She had earned it. - Queenisms™

She awarded herself a gold medal for showing up every day. She had earned it. – Queenisms™

There have been days when the thought of getting out of bed in the morning and facing the day seems like the hardest thing we have ever had to do – but we do it anyway.  We think of something that makes us laugh, we straighten our crown, take a deep breath and head for the coffee maker.  It takes courage, love and a strong sense of responsibility to show up every day and be the best woman, mother, sister, friend or co-worker we can be.  Tomorrow when you wake up imagine slipping that gold medal on and bravely get out of bed ready for the adventure that is your day.

Express Yourself In New and Surprising Ways

August 23rd, 2016

She longed to express herself in new and surprising ways. And, so she did. - Queenisms™

She longed to express herself in new and surprising ways. And, so she did. – Queenisms™

Sometimes we get in a rut with our lives and sometimes we just feel that way!  We’ve found that a great way to move out of that feeling of being stuck is to make a change in the small things we do daily.  Simple things like changing to a new kind of soap so we get a different scent when we wash our hands or take a shower; or a new flavored lip balm or lipstick color or if you always wear blue change to green!  This is a simple trick we use to bring a breath of fresh air into our lives.  Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

August 22nd, 2016

She knew laughter was the best medicine. So she decided to find all of the gentle, funny moments in her life and give herself the gift of enjoying them. - Queenisms™

She knew laughter was the best medicine. So she decided to find all of the gentle, funny moments in her life and give herself the gift of enjoying them. – Queenisms™

One of the many things that we are grateful for in our lives is maintaining our sense of humor.  Life has a way of pulling the rug out from under us when we least expect it and being able to find humor in every situation is the thing that keeps us going.  We always take the time to feel our feelings like grief, sadness or anger but we have found that the balm for these hurts is a good strong belly laugh.  Put on your comedian glasses, find the giggles in your life and see if you don’t feel better.

Treat Yourself With Kindness

August 19th, 2016

 

She wanted to say thank you for the kindness and the encouragement. So she bought herself some flowers. - Queenisms™

She wanted to say thank you for the kindness and the encouragement. So she bought herself some flowers. – Queenisms™

In the past we’ve been kinder to total strangers than we have been to ourselves!  We are always available with a kind word or gesture to family and friends but the truth is we have often put ourselves at the bottom of the list.  We decided it was time to treat ourselves with kindness and encouragement because if we didn’t do it, how would others know how to treat us!  We wanted to send a message to ourselves and others that we were loved and cherished.  The simple gift of a flower bought, or cut from the garden, says it all.  Don’t you deserve to give yourself a gift today?

Life Doesn’t Have To Be So Hard – It’s Your Choice

August 17th, 2016

She decided to stop hanging on to negativity and instead let it pass right through her. It was her choice. Life didn’t have to be so hard. - Queenisms™

She decided to stop hanging on to negativity and instead let it pass right through her. It was her choice. Life didn’t have to be so hard. – Queenisms™

We used to worry about every single thing that happened in our lives.  When we walked around there was a little gray cloud of negativity floating just above our heads!  It was hard find joy in anything when we were practicing our hobby of being worrywarts.  In the end we made the choice to change because we just didn’t want to live that way anymore.  We were smart women who wanted more from life than worry and negativity. So instead we imagine that negativity is passing right through our bodies, down into our feet and passing right into the ground where it becomes good fertilizer for the grass.  Give it a try, it’s your choice –  life doesn’t have to be so hard!

 

 

Beautiful Queen of Her Own Life

August 16th, 2016

She didn’t need to enter the competition because she was already the winner. She was the beautiful Queen of her own life. - Queenisms™

She didn’t need to enter the competition because she was already the winner. She was the beautiful Queen of her own life. – Queenisms™

How we speak to ourselves is so important!  Making a mistake can cause us to mutter a comment like, “Oh,I’m so stupid!.”  Or catching a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror can cause us to shake our heads and mumble, ” I’m so – fat, skinny, old, ugly (fill in the blank)!”  Those comments have a tendency to stick and we wear them like an extra set of clothes.  People react to us by noticing how we treat ourselves so we must speak about and treat ourselves well.  We imagine each day we are wearing a sash with the word “Queen” on it, and that’s how we present ourselves.  We think it’s a fun way to remind ourselves that we are perfect just the way we are.  What do you think?

The 2017 Queen Calendar is Here!

August 16th, 2016

All New Queen of Your Own Life 2017 Calendar

The 2017 Queen of Your Own Life Calendar is now available on Amazon.com. Here’s the deal. Calendars sell out quickly. And when they’re gone, they’re gone. If you got one last year and loved it, please tell your friends. Order early and avoid disappointment. Our publisher tells us that they expect the 2017 calendar to be sold out by October so please, if you want one, get yours now. With love, Kathy and Cindy

Each Day A Brand New Adventure

August 15th, 2016

She decided to remind herself every morning, “This day is the beginning of a brand new adventure.” - Queenisms™

She decided to remind herself every morning, “This day is the beginning of a brand new adventure.” – Queenisms

 

Sometimes faulty thinking makes us feel trapped in our lives. Does that ever happen to you?  The feeling that everything will always be the same and no matter what you do your life won’t get better.  When we wake up we have a choice – lie in bed and feel hopeless or hit the “reboot” button.  The difference between hopelessness and being in a positive place is simply our choice.  So in the morning when we wake up we remind ourselves that today is the start of a brand new adventure.  We are awake and ready for whatever comes our way.  Give “positive choice” a chance and let us know how it’s working for you.

Your Opinion Is What Matters

August 12th, 2016

She suddenly realized that the only opinion of her that truly mattered was her own. She promised herself not to forget it again. - Queenisms™

She suddenly realized that the only opinion of her that truly mattered was her own. She promised herself not to forget it again. – Queenisms™

Learning to not take life so personally is a lesson we learn and then have to practice over and over again.  Somedays our self-esteem is shakier than others and all it takes is a raised eyebrow or a roll of the eyes by a friend, family member or co-worker and we’re feeling bad about ourselves.  In the end it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks of us because it’s only our opinion that truly matters.  We promise ourselves to not forget that again.  It takes practice but it’s worth it and we know you can do it.

You’re Doing A Pretty Good Job.

August 11th, 2016

Her life was all bits and pieces of fabulous, mixed together with messes and frayed edges. But in hindsight, she had to admit, she was doing a pretty good job. - Queenisms™

Her life was all bits and pieces of fabulous, mixed together with messes and frayed edges. But in hindsight, she had to admit, she was doing a pretty good job. – Queenisms™

Sometimes life comes at us so fast it makes our head spin.  We juggle so many tasks and jobs that we’re surprised the Circus doesn’t call to book us for the main ring.  It’s rare to catch a moment to take a breath and notice how many more things are wonderful in our lives than we realize.  We almost always have a bit of a dark cloud hanging over us thinking we aren’t accomplishing enough or our lives are a big mess.  But the when we look back over our lives we see the truth – yes it’s a slightly chaotic mish mash but we are doing a heck of a good job none-the-less.  Take a breath, step back a bit and admire the great job you’re doing living your life.