Making Self-Respect a Priority

Like many of you, I am distraught, saddened, and sick to my stomach over the recent shootings in Sandy Point, CT. As a parent of a young child, I cannot fathom the pain of this community, most especially those who lost loved ones. Sweet, innocent children filled with love and yearning taken from this life too early and for no good reason. Brave and selfless adults who gave their lives to save others. Families left devastated.

There are no words.

As we head into the holiday week and start thinking about a new year, it’s easy to get carried away with things that aren’t important. For me, my priorities have been – and remain to be – taking care of my family and boasting my self-worth.

Continue to keep your life’s priorities in mind and in perspective as we move through the peak of this holiday season. Remember who and what is most important to you and keep it close.

Self respect is a work in progress, an everyday reminder to act on the things in life that truly count:

Self Respect

My very best wishes to you for a holiday filled with peace, love and of course, self-respect. Please remember to keep those less fortunate than you in your thoughts. Let us all send loving energy their way so they may navigate through unimaginable difficulties to heal and prosper again as best they can.


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Top 25 Healthy Living Blogs

Happy Thursday friends! It’s my Friday and as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve also been nominated for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Health and Wellness Moms 2012. I’m so honored!

But I’m also desperately in need of votes to make this happen. I’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to head over and hit the “vote” button next to The Soulicious Life.

In fact, I’d be down right thrilled!  🙂  You can vote once per day up until November 1.

Thanks in advance for your vote, but most importantly for the support you provide every day by reading and commenting. This little ol’ space of mine in the blog world has grown slow and steady over the past year, and it’s truly awesome. It’s such a happy place for me, and I couldn’t have done it without you!

Create the Life you Love

Creating the life I want to life is something I – and hopefully you too – strive for everyday, but even the best of us need help at times. Often I feel trapped by motherhood, by routine, by my job. I’m sure it’s something everyone encounters at one point or another. Do you?

Well, me who never wins anything, won two things in four days this week. Yup, I should have gone out and bought a lottery ticket.

Win number one was a free entry into a local race this coming Sunday. Pretty cool, right? With the new hip, I’m not quite up for running the 10K, but I can sure give the 5K a shot. It’s at 8 a.m. (gasp!) on a Sunday morning, and surely that sunrise jog will feel good; it’s been WAY too long! Who am I kidding; I’m just going for the free food at Panera Bread afterwards. Hello, yummy!

Win number two was even better. Continue reading

A Serendipitous Day is a Gift Itself (but These Other Ideas Don’t Hurt)

This year I am sharing Mother’s Day with K-Bear who will be celebrating her second birthday. This is rather serendipitous, because truthfully, at times I wasn’t sure I would survive motherhood for this long.

I’m not kidding.

But then I think of all the things I would not have experienced without it. Like trying to hide leaking boobs and sleep-deprived delirium at work, or waking from a dead slumber to be called into a dark room to search for a lost pig. Or scrambling to pull new items from my bag of tricks on a cross-country flight that took WAY too long while a tired and cranky one squirms and screams in my lap. Continue reading