Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The truth is.......

Always be truthful. It is far more important to be honest and deal with fallout than it is to lie and manipulate. Lies always have a way of coming out and they will bite you or those you love. You can find temporary comfort in lies but true love, real emotions, integrity and honor come from honesty. You may get what you want from lying, but it will never last, the truth is permanent and freeing. So today, live with integrity, speak only the truth and Live An Inspired Life!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Take a break!!!

Take a break! We work hard, we need to set a few moments aside to have a cup of tea, or to close our eyes and think or to just relax our body. Today, stop working, just for a few moments now and then, take a break and Live An Inspired Life!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Make your own Christmas cards....

I love to send Christmas cards and part of the fun is making them myself! It feels so nice each year to get calls from people thanking me for the homemade cards. I personally love to get hand made items as well. This year, I am a little behind, I need to spend some time this weekend finishing up my Christmas cards. It is fun to get out all of my stamping and crafting items and hang with my girls while making cards. This year, besides the people on our list, we are sending cards to Military Hero's. (I will share the address below.) So today, take some time to make your own Christmas cards and Live An Inspired Life!

Holiday Mail For Heros
PO BOX 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Call home....

Have you called your mother/father or grandparents lately? They might miss your voice. Call them right now and Live An Inspired Life!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Give feedback....

People never know how you feel if you don't provide feedback! I recently cleaned up my facebook account when I decided to use it more for business and less for personal. After I did that, several people emailed and asked why they were deleted. I told them I had no idea that they even looked at my facebook posts. They said that they loved my positive posts, all the quotes and they loved reading my blog. How would I know that? lol. So today, if you enjoy someones posts, positive attitudes or you like something they are doing... let them know and Live An Inspired Life!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fly a plane!

Did you know that you can rent a plane and take a flight!? Super cool! Yesterday, I took our daughter Madison to East Hill Flying Club in Ithaca where she took a "discovery flight." She got to fly the plane and it was really awesome! We bought her the lesson for her birthday and she really loved it! We flew over Ithaca and got to see the Falls from above, it was breath taking. So today, check out local flying clubs in your area, book a flight and Live An Inspired Life!
(The discovery flight was surprisingly affordable!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Take a day off from electronics......

Take the day off from all the electronics that seem to run our lives. No phones, no computers, no television and whatever electronic device that takes up much of our time. OK, so this might be hard to do during the week if you work so you can save this one for the weekend. You will be amazed at how much more LIVING can be done when you are not attached to plastic rectangles. (That is what we call the TV, a plastic box with pictures in it. lol) So today, or this weekend, take a vacation day from electronics and Live An Inspired Life!!
PS... you can not believe the relief that comes from avoiding the energy from these devices! It is much more calm and peaceful!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Play in the leaves!

While there are still some beautifully colored leaves on the ground... go out and play in them! Throw them around, rake them up into a pile to jump in or even just take some gorgeous pictures! Fall is FUN... enjoy it and Live An Inspired Life!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Support a local artist!

Support your local art scene by purchasing some art, commissioning an art piece or even just by becoming a fan of a local artist. There are so many amazingly talented artist in every community to enjoy! I love local cafe's that feature local art on their walls and shops that carry locally made crafts! It feels great to support an artist and adds to An Inspired Life!
PS... the turtle above was drawn by my son Harry, see his work here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Post your happy word list....

Today, write a list of all the happy positive words that you can think of and post is where you will see it often! You may want to stick it to your mirror, or hang it from the wall in front of your work desk, make it prominent! Let this list be a daily/hourly/moment by moment reminder of all that is good and happy and Live An Inspired Life!

Some words to get your started: bliss, joy, happy, love, dreams, home, beautiful, cute, smile, awesome, empathy, gratitude, fun, courageous, champion, delightful, delicious, excited, fabulous, grateful, gorgeous, healthy, inspiring.......... I could go on forever........

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Invite those less fortunate......

Thanksgiving is coming up... think about who you might invite to dine and celebrate the day with you. There are so many less fortunate people, some of which may not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, invite them to join your family! Opening your home and table to someone less fortunate is a blessing not only to them but to you as well. Open your home, share you food, open your heart and Live An Inspired Life!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The very least.....

Words have power. I was thinking about this the other day when my amazing husband said "it was the least I could do." I thought about those words and it most definitely was NOT the "least" he could do. In fact, there was a whole lot less he could do, but he always chooses to do the most! Thad does so much for me and our family, it is never the "least" he could do. The least he could do is nothing. He always goes above and beyond and is very humble to say it is the least he could do. What words do you use? Do you undervalue your contributions? Do you say words like I didn't do much or I don't feel like I did enough? Today, think about the words you are using and take a more realistic look at what you are actually saying. See the value in what you do and feel free to express it! Recognize your good works and be proud and Live An Inspired Life!
PS... Thad, thank you so much for all that you do to take care of your family. We are blessed and we love you so much!

Try something NEW!!!

Try something new today! It doesn't matter what... maybe a new hair style, new food, new attitude, but try something new and Live An Inspired Life!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Kids doing charity is a valuable lesson!!!

I think it is so important to teach our children to give beyond ourselves, to reach out and help those in need and to volunteer. We found this charity called "Hugs and Hope for sick children," so far as I can tell, it is not an actual non-profit, just a small charity that allows sick kids to register and they post their information so that people can send cards or gifts to them. The cards go directly to the kids, not to Hugs and Hope. So our kids are getting involved by making cards and writing letters and drawing pictures. We are going to send out a batch next week! So today, choose a charity with the kids and let them get involved, kids love to help, especially if they are helping other kids! Participate in the the kids charity with them and Live An Inspired Life!
Some charities I like:

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Intimacy is important to any healthy happy adult relationship! Every person on earth needs physical touch, love and companionship. Sharing an intimate relationship with someone is a beautiful expression of love and trust, it connects us emotionally to our lover and creates a strong emotional attachment. A healthy sex life also creates passion and playfulness and can strengthen a relationship! Do not let a day go by without being intimate with your partner, even if it's not sex, at least hug, hold each other, snuggle, kiss, touch or play. Lack of intimacy can make a person feel lonely or isolated but physical touch can actually produce oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin which can produce feelings of joy and elation! Which would you rather feel? So today, be intimate with your spouse, make love, touch one another, hold each other, enjoy each others body, be passionate and Live An Inspired Life!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Love Lessons...

November 2, 7-8:00pm Trumansburg NY Library (Main St.)

Attend a fun, info-packed FREE course that will forever change your relationship! Take the class they would not teach in school... LOVE LESSONS!

Join Heather Paris; NLP,CC and Peg Haust-Arliss;LCSW, both certified Life Coaches and Marriage Educators, in this free, one hour session.

Improve your relationship (even if your partner won’t cooperate!)
Revive your sensual passion (it’s like turning on a switch!)
Create unsuspected levels of happiness and fulfillment!

“No matter what I do, I can’t make her happy!”
“Why doesn't he listen to me?”
“We just don’t seem to be on the same page anymore.”

Does love wear out with time?
How can I remain faithful all my life?
Does the 50/50 principle work?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Words to live by....

I read this quote today and thought it was perfect for today's blog post. Enjoy your Inspired Life!

Live in rooms full of light
Avoid heavy food
Be moderate in the drinking of wine
Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics
Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water
Change surroundings and take long journeys
Strictly avoid frightening ideas
Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements
Listen to music.
~A. Cornelius Celsus