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Treat Yourself to Some Joy

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

She decided to treat joy as if it were chocolate and give herself a little bit of it every day. - Queenisms™

She decided to treat joy as if it were chocolate and give herself a little bit of it every day. – Queenisms™

Barreling through life trying to accomplish as much as we can is one way to do it but what about letting ourselves have small moments of joy during the day.  Walking through my garden today, on my way to my office, I cut a small white gardenia flower.  I put it in a vintage demitasse cup and saucer and have it sitting next to me as I type this.  The scent and the beauty of the blossom in that old pink cup is giving me a wee bit of  joy – I deserve it and so do you!

It’s Your Life So Have Fun

Friday, April 28th, 2017

It was her weekend and she decided she was going to have fun no matter what. - Queenisms™

It was her weekend and she decided she was going to have fun no matter what. – Queenisms™

As women, it seems like it’s in our DNA to care for others.   This makes it hard to claim time just for ourselves but if we don’t we often end up feeling like resentment filled drudges!  Giving ourselves the gift of time to read a book, meet a friend for lunch or do something completely new should be a priority in our lives.  This “me” time isn’t about being selfish it’s about giving your brain and body time to rejuvenate because it’s just as important to care for yourself as it is for others.

Let Yourself Shine

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Her energy was powerful enough to light up, if not the whole world, at least a ten block radius. She decided to let it shine. - Queenisms™

Her energy was powerful enough to light up, if not the whole world, at least a ten block radius. She decided to let it shine. – Queenisms™

One day we realized we were tired of denying our power and our beauty.  We had listened to other peoples opinions of us and compared ourselves to images we saw in the media and found ourselves lacking.  We were still telling ourselves these same old faulty stories that we had been muttering to ourselves for years.  It was time to stop.  We are all so much more powerful, resilient and beautiful than we give ourselves credit for.  We all have the power to light up our corner of the world if not more!  Why wait?  Let yourself shine now.

 

The Gift of Laughter

Monday, January 30th, 2017

By royal decree she declared it to be - Comedy Monday! The order of business today was to find ways to make herself laugh. It's good to be queen. - Queenisms™

By royal decree she declared it to be – Comedy Monday! The order of business today was to find ways to make herself laugh. It’s good to be queen. – Queenisms™

What good does it do to be the Queen of Your Own Life if you can’t make a Royal Decree for your own entertainment every once in a while?  Comedy Monday, Take It Easy Tuesday or Connect With Friends Wednesday are some good examples but the decrees are as endless as your imagination.  You’re the only one who knows what you need so give it a shot and make your own Royal Decree.  When you do, please let us know what your decree was so we can add it to our list.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Then come the wild weather.  Come sleet or come snow.  We will stand by each other However it blow. Poet Simon Dach (29 July 1605 – 15 April 1659)  Happy New Year from Queen of Your Own Life!

Then come the wild weather.
Come sleet or come snow.
We will stand by each other
However it blow.
Poet Simon Dach (29 July 1605 – 15 April 1659)

Happy New Year from Queen of Your Own Life!

We believe it’s more fun to be on the adventure of life together than to be alone.  Our lives are so much better because you are in them.  Here’s to 2017 – another year of  peace, love, friendship and support for all of us.  Love, Cindy and Kathy

Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Life

Monday, December 12th, 2016

She was an ordinary woman living an extraordinary life. She really liked that about herself. - Queenisms™

She was an ordinary woman living an extraordinary life. She really liked that about herself. – Queenisms™

We always thought of ourselves as just two woman from the Midwest and that is exactly who we are, but we are so much more.  We strive to be loving, kind, generous and a supportive presence in the world of the family and friends around us.  We work daily on setting strong boundaries so people will trust and respect our word and because it is so much easier and calmer to lead an honest life.  We think this kind of living is the basis of an extraordinary life and we’re grateful for this knowledge.  We think you’re leading an extraordinary life as well!

Time To Put On Your Comfy Clothes And Breathe

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

She was glad when the weekend finally rolled around because she could put on her comfy clothes and just breathe! - Queenisms™

She was glad when the weekend finally rolled around because she could put on her comfy clothes and just breathe! – Queenisms™

Whether you have to leave your home to go to work or you work at home, is there anything more delicious than taking off your work clothes and changing into something soft and comfy? We’ve both had a bucket full of jobs in our lifetimes  and when the end of the work week finally arrives we head straight for the closet and get out the clothes that comfort us.  Sometimes it’s a T-shirt and shorts or sweat pants and a big flannel shirt or we head straight for our pajamas.  Ahhh pure delight!  What’s your ultimate “comy” outfit?

You: A Do It Yourself Project

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

She'd always believed happiness was a D.I.Y. project. And today was a good day to create some joy. - Queenisms™

She’d always believed happiness was a D.I.Y. project. And today was a good day to create some joy. – Queenisms™

Let’s face it. We are all Do It Yourself projects and the project is never done. We’re lifelong learners who experience joy, sorrow, friendship, and so much more, every step of the way. We’re not even sure what we want to be when we “grow up” yet. As long as you wake up in the morning, there is always something more and working on yourself – and your dreams – is the best DYI project we can imagine. What are you working on?

Searching for Joy

Friday, April 8th, 2016

She had been searching for joy everywhere until she quite suddenly realized it was an inside job. - Queenisms™

She had been searching for joy everywhere until she quite suddenly realized it was an inside job. – Queenisms™

It’s surprising how often we still find ourselves thinking that some “thing” will make us happy. Things can give us pleasure, but they cannot make us happy. Only we can make ourselves happy. We can do that by loving ourselves, celebrating our accomplishments, nurturing our gifts and talents. We can do it by offering ourselves forgiveness when we stumble. We can do it by focusing more on who we are than what is outside of our control. Here’s a secret. You already have everything you need, right now, to create a joyful life for yourself. Look inside.

 

 

 

 

 

Pearls from the Queens

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

She didn't need a crown and ropes of pearls to make her the Queen of her own life. All she had to do was say yes to the positive voice inside that said, "Life is an adventure and you are brave and strong enough to handle it all." - Queenisms™

She didn’t need a crown and ropes of pearls to make her the Queen of her own life. All she had to do was say yes to the positive voice inside that said, “Life is an adventure and you are brave and strong enough to handle it all.” – Queenisms™

Ropes of pearls and fancy garments are nice. But when we drape ourselves in positive thoughts and actions, we’re creating an adventure worthy of a Queen. By the way, that worthy Queen is you, dear friends. Each and every one of you is worthy of a life filled with joy, friendship, happiness and adventures that make your heart beat faster with anticipation. We believe you are strong enough and brave enough to claim that life. Now go. Do it!