A world where BEAUTY is a source of CONFIDENCE not anxiety.

Photo taken at Lake Michigan (July 2010)
Imagine a world

...Where every girl grows up with the self-esteem she needs to reach her full potential.
...Where every woman enjoys feeling confident in her own beauty.
...Where we help build self-esteem in the people we love most.

Dove is committed to building positive self-esteem and inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential- but we need your help.

We're building a movement in which women everywhere have the tools to take action and inspire each other and the girls in their lives. It could be as simple as sending a word of encouragement to a girl in your life or supporting self-esteem education in your town. From mentoring the next generation to celebrating real beauty in ourselves and others, we can open a world of possibilities for women and girls everywhere.

Are you ready to take action? Join us here.

Michigan Antiques Festival

Last weekend
I attended
the Michigan Antiques Festival
in Midland.
I was on a
mission to find
 some of
my favorite things.
I didn't come
home with much,
 but still enjoyed
spending the day
 with one of
my favorite girlfriends.



A Place to Kindly Find Yourself
The intention of this membership adventure
is to give you the
 support, tools, reminders,
 and above all, love, so you can:
Focus on what matters most to you day-by-day
…as in, remember it,
 take action toward it,
make progress on it
without ever overwhelming yourself.
Nurture yourself totally
…as in, believing with
your whole being
that you can have,
what you really want.
…as in love yourself,
accept yourself and be yourself.
…to your own deep wisdom.
See this site HERE.
I especially love the
quotes section of the website
and hope to partake
 in the book club
 in the near future.
They just finished up
with one of my favorite books
See this site HERE.
My Inspiration Lounge
is where you will find
the best inspiration
 on the web,
handpicked by MISTY,
to help you
 live your best life!
 I hope you stop by often
and leave inspired!

DailyOM: Gazing Upon Goodness

July 13, 2010
Gazing Upon Goodness
The Importance of Seeing the Good in All
It is important to see the good in all as there are blessings in every aspect of our reality, and the potential for grace exists in all beings.

Our perception shapes the lives we lead because the universe adjusts itself almost instantly to our expectations. When we look for negativity, we are bound to come across it in abundance. Conversely, we create positive energy when we endeavor to see the goodness around us. As easy as it is to criticize the people and situations that frustrate or hurt us, we do ourselves a disservice in the process. It is important to see the good in all as there are blessings hiding in every aspect of our outer-world reality, and the potential for grace exists in all human beings. When our lives are flooded with challenges, grief, and pain, we may be tempted to believe that some individuals or incidents are simply bad. But if we look for the good in all, good reveals itself to us, easing our doubts and reminding us that the universe is a place of balance.

There is a perceptible energetic shift that takes place when we choose to see the good in all. The unnecessary tension that came into being when we dwelled on negativity fades away and is replaced by sympathetic tolerance. We can forgive those that have wronged us because we recognize in them traits we admire, and we may even discover that we can bring out the good in one another. Though loss still grieves us, we recognize the beginning of a new phase of existence that abounds with fresh opportunities. Each new challenge becomes another chance to prove ourselves, and we learn to show great patience in the face of difficulty. There are few pleasures greater than gazing outward and seeing beauty, wisdom, and harmony. These are the attributes of the universe that help us to cope when we encounter their opposing forces.

Since you create your reality, you make your world a better place each time you acknowledge the good in your circumstances and in the people you encounter. As you draw attention to the positive aspects of the world around you, your understanding of the affirmative nature of all existence will grow. There are few lessons you will learn in this life that will prove as instrumental to your happiness and satisfaction. In appreciating the all pervasive goodness that exists in the universe, you internalize it, making it a lasting part of your life.

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You, yourself,

as much as anybody

in the entire universe,

deserves your
love and affection.

Sunsets and Rainbows

On the way home from Eclipse
we were lucky enough
to see a beautiful sunset and a full rainbow.
It was a very magical moment
to have one side of the sky painted
with the fiery colors of the sunset
and the opposite side of the sky
showcasing the full rainbow.