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Pick Yourself Up and Try Again

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Things hadn't worked out. So she gave herself 15 minutes to mope, sigh and mutter, "Poor me." After that she was going to pick herself up and try again. - Queenisms™

Things hadn’t worked out. So she gave herself 15 minutes to mope, sigh and mutter, “Poor me.” After that she was going to pick herself up and try again. – Queenisms™

Life throws things to overcome into our path all of the time.  If we stay in bed under the covers we lose – and life wins.  It’s okay to pull the cover over our heads for a while, everybody does it, but it’s how fast we toss them back and get out of bed that is the sign of recovery, courage and strength.  Fall down, get up; fall down, get up faster; fall down, stand up tall with a smile on your face and move gracefully on.

Always Something More

Friday, December 30th, 2016

She never lost hope. Her life experience had taught her to hang on because there is always something more. - Queenisms™

She never lost hope. Her life experience had taught her to hang on because there is always something more. – Queenisms™

Looking back over our lives there were so many times when we were younger that we were ready to give up because we thought life was over.  Death of loved ones, lost jobs, broken relationships have certainly knocked the wind out of our sails but here we are, still sailing into the wind.  It turns out that time does heal all and at the end of the grief or pain there is always more life to be lived.  What a grand adventure.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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Practicing Patience

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

She decided to practice being patient with family, friends, pets and especially herself. - Queenisms™

She decided to practice being patient with family, friends, pets and especially herself. – Queenisms™

With hectic lives and trying to get so much accomplished in a single day, our loved ones are easy targets for our frustration.  We decided to give ourselves and them a break by letting go of our perfectionism, slowing down and taking some much needed deep breaths.  We are all just trying to do the best we can and that has to be enough.  We realized that at the end of the day we didn’t want to be known as a woman who got everything done but instead we wanted to be remembered as a kind, caring and patient woman who treated others fairly.

You’re Doing The Best You Can

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Some days there was so much to do she wished she could clone herself. Then she realized she was just one woman, doing the best she could. And, jeepers, that would have to be good enough. - Queenisms™

Some days there was so much to do she wished she could clone herself. Then she realized she was just one woman, doing the best she could. And, jeepers, that would have to be good enough. – Queenisms

When we finally accepted the truth that we were just human beings doing the best we could, we gave a sigh of relief.  We believe that being perfect and being a human being do not mix!  We try every day to do the best we can and but now, when we fall short, we don’t beat ourselves up.  Because, jeepers, life doesn’t have to be so hard!  Right?

Woman Enough to Enjoy The Adventure

Friday, October 21st, 2016

One day the realization hit her that life was a glorious adventure. She decided she was woman enough to enjoy it. – Queenisms™

One day the realization hit her that life was a glorious adventure. She decided she was woman enough to enjoy it. – Queenisms

We smacked ourselves on the side of our head and said, “Duh,” when we realized that we had a choice of how to look at the lives we were living.  Then we took a moment to think back to the dreams we had as little girls about what kind of life we were going to live when we grew up. We chose adventure then and we choose it now.  We’re not talking about living on the high seas and fighting with pirates.  We’re talking about finding joy and challenge in our every day lives.  We make going to the grocery store and buying a new kind of mustard an adventure.  When you were little what kind of life did you think you were going to lead?  Are you living it?

Craving Laughter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

She craved laughter and decided to give herself as much as she could get. She was delighted that it was calorie free. – Queenisms™

She craved laughter and decided to give herself as much as she could get. She was delighted that it was calorie free. – Queenisms

The very first time we talked about wanting to be the Queen of our own lives we talked about banishing our low self-esteem and keeping our sense of humor.  We crave laughter like others might crave chocolate.  Life is so much more pleasurable with a smile and a laugh.  On a day of tension and anxiety there is nothing more healing than a big belly laugh.  We find it where we can and have as much as we can hold and the fact that it’s good for you and calorie free is one of the small joys of life.  Do you give yourself enough laughter?

Beautiful Inside and Out

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

There was a light in her eyes that told the story of a life lived with courage, strength, humor and grace. She was beautiful inside and out. – Queenisms™

There was a light in her eyes that told the story of a life lived with courage, strength, humor and grace. She was beautiful inside and out. – Queenisms

We spent years – wait who are we kidding – decades, thinking we weren’t pretty enough. We’ve finally come to believe that there is nothing more beautiful than the face of a woman who is enjoying the life she is leading.   Don’t get us wrong cause we love face creams and cosmetics but there is a glow that a woman has when she’s given herself the gift of happiness.  And, it comes from simply making a choice everyday to be happy – to look for the things to be grateful for rather than the negatives.  Happiness is a practice that is the best beauty balm in the world.  Don’t you agree?

You’ve Come So Far

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

She had come so far and was really proud of how she had survived. She was thrilled by who she had become and the adventure she was on. She thought, "Ain't life grand?" – Queenisms™

She had come so far and was really proud of how she had survived. She was thrilled by who she had become and the adventure she was on. She thought, “Ain’t life grand?” – Queenisms

We decided that we never give ourselves enough credit for all of the things we’ve survived in our lives and that we did it all with our sense of humor intact!  Death, divorce, illness and being fired are a few of the top painful events in life but don’t forget the difficulty of moving, loss of a friendship and letting go of a dream.  All of the experiences that we have survived have made us the truly awesome women that we are right now.  Remember if there was no grit in the oyster there would be no beautiful pearl!

Your Time To Shine

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

In a moment of white hot clarity, she realized it was her time to shine. And so she did - with gusto. - Queenisms™

In a moment of white hot clarity, she realized it was her time to shine. And so she did – with gusto.– Queenisms

Believe it or not, we have a lot of experience with trying to fly under the radar.  There have been many times when we didn’t believe that we had anything to offer and so we kept quiet.  When it finally became too painful to live that way we made the choice to be ourselves.  We believe that in allowing ourselves to shine we are giving permission to those around us to be themselves and to shine as well.  We no longer hide our light under a basket.  How about you?