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You Cannot Be Stopped

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

You Cannot Be Stopped is an original digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She was a belle on wheels. And, if they thought she could be stopped, they were simply mistaken. ~ Queenisms™

Does it ever feel like everyone has an opinion about your dreams? Perhaps they do or perhaps the very act of daring to dream frightens people because dreaming signals the potential for change. Sometimes the changes we make in our lives are not convenient for others. If you stop drinking, all your drinking friends wonder if they should stop too and it worries them. If you stop saying yes all the time, without considering your own needs, those who’ve come to take your yes for granted are left feeling put upon. If you decide to change jobs, your current employer feels rejected.

When we change, we threaten the status quo of the people, places and things around us and sometimes it takes a single minded focus to break free of doing things the way they’ve always been done. We can partly mitigate the worry and intervention of others by giving them some warning, letting them see that we’re pondering a change and making a plan.

But ultimately change is not always smooth. But if you have something in your heart that longs to be expressed and would make your life happier, we’re hoping you become a belle on wheels; unstoppable and invincible. Have you ever made a change that others didn’t support, but ultimately made you a whole lot happier? Let’s share our stories and share our strength.

Gloriously Yourself

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Gloriously Yourself is an original digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

You are gloriously yourself and anyone would be darn lucky to have you in their life. ~ Queenisms™

If you never “hear” anything we say, except this, please know that you are perfect, just the way you are. Your gifts are wonderful. Your presence is a gift to us. We’re glad you’re here on the earth. In case no one told you today, we adore you and anyone would be lucky to have you in their lives. Is there someone in your life you feel this way about? Why not tell them today?

Reboot with Forgiveness

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney blog and write books about claiming happiness in midlife at http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com. All of their affirmations and digital art are original.

She’d been down so long she almost didn’t remember which way was up. But thankfully, she dared to reboot, forgive herself and try again. ~ Queenisms™

Holding on to regret is akin to giving yourself a good smack down regularly. You replay old mental pictures and cringe. We know. We’ve done it too. But when we do this we’re robbing ourselves of the permission to move forward, change, find new ways of creating a positive life for ourselves and ultimately, we’re robbing ourselves of happiness.

We must forgive not just others, but ourselves. Making room in our hearts and minds for true happiness means cleaning out the mental clutter of regret, hurt, pain and other negative baggage. Practice naming each regret and saying “I release you and I forgive myself and everyone else involved in this memory.” Words have power. Thoughts have power. Are you ready to release regret and forgive?

She Was An Unfinished Novel

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

She was a Work in Progress is an original digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She was a work in progress; an unfinished novel. She was excited to see how the story would turn out. ~ Queenisms™

I you’re reading this, you’re a work in progress, an unfinished novel. We all are. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could approach each day the way we would a book that has captured our imaginations; excited to see what happens next? There are many studies published on the connection between attitude and health. There’s even evidence we can train our brains to be more optimistic, less susceptible to stress and in the process become healthier and happier. We think that’s possible at any age. Why? Because we’re all a work in progress and that means that the next exciting plot twist in just a page turn away. What will you write on the next page of your story?

No Judging Please

Friday, October 24th, 2014

No Judging Please is an original digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She decided to live her life judgement free. She wouldn’t accept it from anyone and she wouldn’t hand it out. It made life so breathtakingly simple. ~ Queenisms™

Judge not, lest you are judged – both by yourself and others.

Don’t Act Your Age

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Don't Act Your Age is an original digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She never understood what people meant by “act your age.” So she never took their admonishments to heart. She was a spontaneous, free-spirited, fun-loving woman and she didn’t intend to change anytime soon. ~ Queenisms™

There is no age limit on happiness. There is no age appropriate way to live that is right for every person. We know people who act old at 30 and people who defy age expectations at 90. Don’t let a number on a calendar dictate how you live your life. Your inner Queen knows, far better than your chronological age, just what’s right for you. Please don’t act your age.

Give Yourself Time to Daydream

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff are authors and digital artists who create Queenisms, original, trademarked jolts of inspiration at http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She gave herself time to daydream and permission to act on those dreams that lit her up inside. ~ Queenisms™

We’re all busy, rushing here and there. But it takes very little effort to give ourselves permission, and the time, to pause for daydreaming. We think daydreaming is not a frivolous pastime. We think it’s essential to let your mind wander and ask yourself “what if?” Why? Because we believe that you have everything you need to make the choices necessary to be happy, already within yourself. Sometimes, we just need to pause and listen to our inner wisdom.

Promise us you’ll take the time today to daydream. Please?

Monday Mantra

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff create original Queenisms, jolts of inspiration featuring vintage images and original quotes. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She woke up on a Monday with the week stretching long ahead of her and she decided, “I’m going to live the heck out of this week.” She was woman enough to make that choice. ~ Queenisms™

Monday blues are not uncommon, and truthfully, we can’t control the rush of work coming at us on any given day. But we can control our attitudes and the way we approach things does, indeed, make a difference in our experience. What if we viewed each week as an adventure and ourselves as willing participants in that adventure? What if we looked forward to the challenges? What if we thought of ourselves as social scientists, uncovering the why and how to a problem? What if we made the choice to see more good than bad? What if . . .

Tell us about your week, Queens? We’d love to know how you tackle your Monday’s.

Unlimited Possibilities

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Queenisms are original, trademarked jolts of inspiration by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff of http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

As a young girl, she’d believed in unlimited possibilities. Though time and circumstances had tried to dilute her resilience, they could not because she had a secret power. She was a woman who would not say “uncle.” ~ Queenisms

When did we learn to give up on our dreams? To us, that is the saddest idea of all. As long as you wake up in the morning, your dreams and ideas matter. You matter. History is filled with stories of women who’ve made a difference, discovered their gifts, raised their voices and created magic – without an expiration date fueled by age. Never give up on yourself. Never stop listening to your inner voice. You, too, have a secret power. Tell us what your secret power is!

 

Don’t Get Into a Snit About Detours

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Queenisms are original, trademarked jolts of inspiration by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She didn’t always know where she was going and sometimes she was good and lost. Yet she couldn’t help but notice that occasionally the detours provided the most delightful surprises – as long as she wasn’t in too much of a snit about being lost to pause and look around. ~ Queenisms™

Have you ever taken a wrong turn and then been humbled by the beauty you see. You might have missed that stunning view if you were so distressed and upset about the detour that you couldn’t look around and see the gift. Sometimes even the most difficult bump in the road comes with a surprisingly wonderful new opportunity. Finding love after losing love, learning a new skill and landing the job of your dreams after losing a job, moving and bonding with a new community after losing a home – these are biggies. But smaller, more subtle surprises are just around the corner, just a shift away, when we open ourselves up to seeing them.

Have you every taken a wrong turn and found yourself in just the right place? What if we viewed “DETOUR AHEAD” as a sign that reads “ADVENTURE AHEAD?”