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Open the Door to Happiness

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

She took a deep breath, thanked herself for all she did to survive, let go of the anger that was holding her back and imagined herself opening the door to happiness. Busy day. - Queenisms™

She took a deep breath, thanked herself for all she did to survive, let go of the anger that was holding her back and imagined herself opening the door to happiness. Busy day. – Queenisms™

Thank yourself. What a simple thing to do and yet we rarely do it. If you are reading this now, we know you are a survivor, a seeker, a reader and someone who longs to surround themselves with more positive people and messages. That anger we attach to people, places, things, actions, intentions and memories can truly be a stumbling block on our quest for happiness. Our anger does not repair the hurt. Our anger does not punish the injuring party. Our anger harms us and we need actively seek ways to let it pass through us and out the open door. We need to make room for happiness.

Thanking yourself can seem hokey at first. We find that looking at ourselves in the mirror and saying the words “thank you,” out loud works for us. When we first started doing this it felt a bit foolish but we practiced. Eventually the ritual of thanking ourselves became a natural thing to do. If you can’t or don’t want to thank yourself out loud, why not try writing yourself a note or several notes. Put a post it note on your bathroom mirror. Jot a lovely note to yourself and keep it near your computer. Start a journal and say kind things to yourself. Set an alarm on your phone and when it rings, stop for five minutes and silently thank yourself.

So take a deep breath right now and thank yourself. You’re sweeping your own mental closets of anger, and opening up space for happiness, and we think that makes you simply awesome.

 

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Sassy Warrior Queen

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

She might look pink and fluffy on the outside but inside she was a sassy Warrior Queen. - Queenisms™

She might look pink and fluffy on the outside but inside she was a sassy Warrior Queen. – Queenisms™

People can underestimate you and perhaps think you’ll be a pushover but they would be wrong. Inside you have the ability to summon your inner warrior Queen. Who is she? She is a strong, bold, brave, action-taking woman who does what needs to be done to keep you safe, whole, and healthy. She can kick into gear whenever you need her and take on the world. And the pink and fluffy stuff, that’s the sassy part. You be you.

New Queenisms book and calendar!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Queen of Your Own Life 2016 calendar and the brand new Queen of Your Own Life gift book are now on sale.

The all-new 2016 Queen of Your Own Life gift book and 2016 page-a-day calendar are now on sale at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble and we could not be prouder. We’d like to shout it from the mountain tops because they are so pretty. Our publisher did an amazing job and we are utterly thrilled. Please take a look and let us know what you think. We admit it. We’re begging for a little praise. Here are direct links to each one for your convenience. Tell everyone you know and thank you for helping us spread the word.

Queen Gift Book on Amazon.com

Queenisms Calendar on Amazon.com

Queen Gift Book on Barnes and Noble

Queen Calendar on Barnes and Noble

When She Set Her Mind to Something

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

When she set her mind to something, there was no stopping her. Period. - Queenisms™

When she set her mind to something, there was no stopping her. Period. – Queenisms™

You are stronger, wiser, braver and more capable than you know. When you set out to do something purposefully, you are more likely to succeed than when you say “well, I’ll try.” Need to get dinner ready when you’re feeling poorly? You do it. Need to get a sick child the care they need? You do it. You do what is necessary and important without fail. So following your dreams, making your heart’s desire into reality is no different. If it is truly important to you, most of the time you can make it happen. What is important to you? Let’s share and inspire one another. Our goal? Launch our new 2016 calendar and book this fall with gusto and continue to reach new people with our daily messages. Let’s try this. Every time you catch yourself thinking or saying “I’ll try,” stop and rephrase to “This is important to me. I will do this.” We’d love to hear your experience.

Be transformed

Monday, August 17th, 2015

She was learning to offer herself the same unconditional love she showered on others. And she felt transformed. - Queenisms™

She was learning to offer herself the same unconditional love she showered on others. And she felt transformed. – Queenisms™

We have the capacity for great, deep love. Many of us experience this kind of unconditional love for our children and/or our pets. We don’t judge them. We just love them. Can we not do the same for ourselves? Let’s dig deep this week and practice giving ourselves pure, unconditional love and support in our actions and in our words – to and for ourselves. When we do what’s right for us, we do what’s right for everyone around us because we fill up our own well and are able to be a source of strength for others. Loving yourself is not selfish. It’s selfless.

Daydreaming is for Queens

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Other people called it daydreaming. She called it essential planning time for her next big idea. - Queenisms™

Other people called it daydreaming. She called it essential planning time for her next big idea. – Queenisms™

We think daydreaming is important. We think letting your mind wander can reveal the variety of choices, paths or options available to you every day. We believe there is always a new choice to make, a new adventure ahead and those big ideas need quiet reflection in order to come into full blossom. Won’t you give yourself the gift of a little time to daydream today? And please, oh please, don’t tell us you don’t have time. You do. When we’re rushed, we take two minutes (the length of 4 television commercials) to sit quietly and let our minds wander. Most of the time, before we get out of bed in the morning or when we’ve just gotten into bed at night. You can do this. Let your mind wander. Daydreaming is for Queens.

A Bump in the Road

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

She hit a bump in the road so big she had to make a detour. That unexpected turn started her on her next big adventure. Now every bump in the road just makes her smile. - Queenisms™

She hit a bump in the road so big she had to make a detour. That unexpected turn started her on her next big adventure. Now every bump in the road just makes her smile. – Queenisms™

Sometimes those bumps in the road are just dips and sometimes they can swallow the whole car. But each unexpected detour leads us to places and people we couldn’t have imagined before that bump. Sometimes those unexpected changes help us walk away from situations or people who are not supportive in our lives. Sometimes they help us see how valuable our inner circle really is. Sometimes they reveal an unseen option and sometimes they simply surprise and delight us as we find our own inner courage and strength. Have you ever hit a bump in the road only to find a hidden treasure because of your detour? Let’s inspire and encourage one another so those still looking for the smooth road after the big bump will know the road gets wider.

Healing Power of Encouragement

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

She believed in the healing power of an encouraging word, lovingly given and graciously received. - Queenisms™

She believed in the healing power of an encouraging word, lovingly given and graciously received. – Queenisms™

We might just be blowing smoke OR we could be onto something. It will cost you nothing to try our little experiment. Set your mind to encouraging those around you this week. It can be as simple as telling someone you’re so glad they were able to meet you for coffee or as deeply supportive as calling an old friend to tell them how much their friendship has meant to you over the years. Thank people. That is a form of encouragement because it reinforces behavior worthy of thanks. Praise people for their efforts. Remind people how much you love something about them. Be purposeful in finding something to encourage in those you meet this week. And, don’t forget yourself. There is healing power in encouraging yourself, too.

You are Dazzling

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

She surrounded herself with dazzling friends and together they lit up the world. - Queenisms™

She surrounded herself with dazzling friends and together they lit up the world. – Queenisms™

The company we keep has an impact on our view of our world. Those dazzling friends we love give us the support to shine as well. Choose your friends wisely. And when the sparkle momentarily goes out for one of them, be there to remind them that the spark comes from within and no outward force can permanently dull their shine. You are, we are, dazzling.

Born to Stand Out

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

When she was younger she'd longed to fit in. Then she realized she was born to stand out. So she did. - Queenisms™

When she was younger she’d longed to fit in. Then she realized she was born to stand out. So she did. – Queenisms™

You know who you are. You wanted those skinny jeans but they didn’t quit fit. You had to have a shag hair cut but your curly hair wouldn’t behave. You love to mix patterns and colors but you made yourself wear black. You laugh too loud, burn too brightly and you never blend in. We applaud you, Queens. Everyone is meant to stand out. Can you imagine how dull this world would be if we were all the same. You were born to stand out.