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Posts Tagged ‘Affirmations’

Don’t Forget You’re Amazing

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Somewhere along the way she had simply forgotten how amazing she was. She vowed to never forget again. - Queenisms™

Somewhere along the way she had simply forgotten how amazing she was. She vowed to never forget again. – Queenisms™

When was the first time you doubted that you were anything but amazing?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could go back into the past and erase that moment or, for many of us, moments?  Of course it’s not possible to time travel – yet – but the faulty thinking that keeps us thinking we’re not okay the way we are can be shifted.  Positive affirmations, as corny as they may seem, are a simple way to change the ending of the old stories we’ve been telling ourselves for years.  Why not try telling yourself, “I am amazing and worthy of all good things in life.”  What can it hurt?

Work Hard And Play Hard

Monday, September 5th, 2016

She was a woman who worked hard everyday of her life. She decided to take the time to play just as hard. – Queenisms™

She was a woman who worked hard everyday of her life. She decided to take the time to play just as hard. – Queenisms™

We’ve been working every day of our lives since we can remember!  We’ve had jobs that have inspired us and jobs that have tried to steal our souls but no matter what we make the time to have fun.  We realized that in order to show up every day and do our work we need to refresh ourselves with a good dose of fun and joy.  Playing means something different to everyone – it could be a long walk, reading a book, gardening or making time to see family and friends.  Take some time to play today and let us know if you feel as refreshed by it as we do.

She Had A Ph.D. In Resilience

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Lucky for her, she had a Ph.D. in resilience, because she sure had needed it along the way.  - Queenisms™

Lucky for her, she had a Ph.D. in resilience, because she sure had needed it along the way.  – Queenisms™

Every experience in our lives has been a skill building block. And one of our greatest skills has been resilience. We have survived everything that life has thrown our way and we’re still standing – and with smiles on our faces!  The secret for us is we hang on to our sense of humor very tightly.  We also rely on trusted friends to lend us an ear when we need to talk.  Remember you’re never too old to make a new friend.  Why not give it a try?

You Need To Love Yourself First

Friday, August 26th, 2016

She realized that if she wanted to be loved by others then she needed to love herself first. So she opened up the window and let the love bug in. - Queenisms™

She realized that if she wanted to be loved by others then she needed to love herself first. So she opened up the window and let the love bug in. – Queenisms™

Of course we don’t want you to let any bugs into your house!  It’s just that we think a lot about how easy it is to love others but what will it take to love ourselves?  We all want to be loved, respected and cherished but how can we expect this from anyone else if we can’t give it to ourselves? We use our mirrors a lot to give ourselves a smile, wink or even a quick whisper of, “I love you!”  Give your mirror a chance and let us know if it helps you as much as it has helped us.

Normal Is Overrated

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

She looked in the mirror and told herself, "Normal is overrated." Then she chuckled and went about her day." - Queenisms™

She looked in the mirror and told herself, “Normal is overrated.” Then she chuckled and went about her day.” – Queenisms™

How many times in our lives have we tried to “fit in.”  The incredible number of things about ourselves that we have tried to change – hair color, size, clothing and even the way we laughed – just so we could be more “normal”!  We got the message a hundred different ways that we weren’t good enough the way we were but, in the end, we just got tired of living with all that self-hate.   We all have our own “normal” but remember “normal” is just a word – not a way of life!

You Deserve A Gold Medal Every Day

Wednesday, 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.

Treat Yourself With Kindness

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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?

You’re Doing A Pretty Good Job.

Thursday, 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.