Monday’s Quotation

Blog Post #345

Every moment is  a fresh beginning.

~ T. S. Eliot


T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and one of the major poets of the twentieth century.  His quote above was taken from his 1935 play, The Cocktail Party and is a reminder that you are not bound by your mistakes or negative experiences. You can have a fresh start at every new moment.

Words to remember.


5 Poses on Monday

Blog Post #338

Did you drag yourself out of bed this morning — dreading the day — already wishing it was Friday? Are you in serious need of a little motivation?

Triangle Pose

Try a short yoga sequence to help you have a better morning and a better week. You can do a google search for some poses that fit your level, your taste and your timeframe.

I like to do a gentle 10-minute sequence in the morning to ensure that I have a great day!

The five poses in this session start with Child’s Pose, then moves into Cat/Cow, followed by Downward Dog, Standing Forward Bend and ending with Triangle Pose.

This simple workout focuses on mindful breathing and gentle movement that helps you start your day with joy, energy and confidence.

Follow this link for instructions on these five easy morning poses.



Monday Motivation

Blog Post #212

It’s Monday morning and you can’t believe your alarm is going off! You sit up on the edge of the bed and contemplate the gazillion emails you know will be waiting in your inbox. Your pillow and blanket are beckoning — you almost cave.

You stumble to the bathroom and drag yourself into the shower. You are tired, cranky and want nothing more than to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over our head. For the entire week!

You are in need of some serious motivation.

Maybe these words of encouragement will help —“Be the kind of person you would want to meet!”

Yes, that person — confident, strong, generous and kindhearted. The kind of person that is ready to face the day with enthusiasm and joy!

That’s you!

Quote of the day


A Little Monday Motivation

Blog Post #85

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favourite poets. His words often strike a deep chord within me. The poem I am sharing with you today, is one that I feel perfectly defines the concept of success.

Tall Trees


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Four

Continuing on with the minimalism game on day four: I am donating four large serving plates — that I haven’t used in years. They will be washed before they go into the box!!

30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)

Total: Ten items