Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Advice From a River

"Go with the flow
Immerse yourself in nature
Slow down and meander
Go around the obstacles
Be thoughtful of those downstream
Stay current
The beauty is in the journey!"
-Ilan Shamir

Advice From a Mountain

"Reach for new heights
Rise above it all
There is beauty as far as the eye can see
Be uplifting
Patience, patience, patience
Get to the point
Enjoy the view!"
-Ilan Shamir

Friday, September 30, 2011

Advice From a Moose

"Think big Spend time in the woods

Eat plenty of greens

Hold your head up high

Stay on track

Keep your nose clean

It’s OK to be a little wild! "

-Ilan Shamir 

Advice From a Tree

“Stand Tall and Proud
Sink Your Roots deeply into the Earth
Be Content with your Natural Beauty
Go Out on a Limb
Drink Plenty of Water
Remember your Roots
Enjoy the View!”
-Ilan shamir

Monday, September 19, 2011

"When one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance." -Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

A Dream Deferred  by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? 
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? 

Or fester like a sore-- 
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat? 

Or crust and sugar over-- 
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Peace, Design and Innovation

When I look at this work of art I feel inspired. I feel a sense of peace. Whoever created this thought outside of the box. I feel that the person created something beautiful out of things that you find in your garage.
He elevated what he had with creativity and innovation. With his sense of design, color palette, and mix of textures, he provided us with this wonderful peace sign.

Girls, Girls, Girls

This message in the picture is so simple and true that it almost does not need to be commented on. The truth is that we live in a society that makes it necessary to comment on the obvious. Women and girls come in all shapes and sizes. Some are bigger than others. They all should be accepted as they are. The goal is not to be model thin. That is not realistic for a large portion of women in our society. The ultimate goal is for everyone to become healthier.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My father use to say, “Don’t Raise your voice. Improve your argument. -Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via heyfranhey) (via mochamimii)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison (via Steve Ramirez)
 Fantasy is what people want, but reality is what we need.  -Lauryn Hill (via eclecticmind)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Learning Is A Life Long Process

"I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma." - Eartha Kitt  
I was in a classroom about two weeks ago when I saw that this quote stenciled on a wall. It blew me away because I never knew that Eartha Kitt was so deep and that she had a passion for learning. 

I feel the same way. Learning is a life long process. I enjoy learning and challenging myself on a daily basis. I am happiest when I have a challenge before me and when I learn something to accomplish the challenge. 

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?” - Alice Walker (via libraryland)
“I’m the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.” - Bette Davis 

Monday, March 28, 2011

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

Sunday, March 27, 2011

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson (via GiftEdPress)
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson (via GiftedEdPress)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” - Eleanor Roosevelt  (via michelleums)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Endless Love As We Age

About two years ago, I took a course on Psychology and Aging. It was a Developmental Psychology course that I dreaded. I thought that it would be depressing and all about death and dying. I was so wrong. It was about healthy living, extending one's life, and getting better coping skills.

The study of Aging now encompasses the entire Life Course.  We can make healthy decisions, throughout our lives, that can make our lives better as we age. The key factors to healthy aging are a good support network, being active, and being an optimist.

Fabulously Retro

 This photo recalls a time when clean lines and crisp styling were in. It is retro and fabulous. Of course things were not so simple then. There were a multitude of problems that the average person faced. Women and minorities had many rights that were not yet granted, but we are focused of fashion. Retro is still in and I love it.

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner” - Tallulah Bankhead (via zero1infinity)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Each day you can turn a fresh page & begin anew, glistening as the sweet morning dew! - @AineBelton
Having a marriage is good, honoring it is even better. - Zig Ziglar (via @TomZiglar)

Friday, March 18, 2011

"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." - Steve Jobs
"Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life." – Henry L. Doherty 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Life Is About Creating Yourself

For so many years I believed that life was about finding myself. That seemed like a never ending journey of self analysis. I knew what my strengths and weakness were but I could not figure out why I always fell into the same patterns.

I wanted to be in a better place but I could not get there on my own. I wanted to find my true calling and do my life's work. I am older and hopefully a little wiser now. I believe we create the person we are suppose to be from education, relationships, life experiences and the lessons we learn from all of them. It is never too late to do better.  

Remember When MTV Rocked

I remember when MTV was first launched back in 1981. It was monumental. I want my MTV was heard on every channel by so many celebrities of the day. Today the catch phrase on MTV should be I want my music to be played on MTV. 

Where is the music? Where did it go? Is the importance of the music no longer significant to MTV? It is all but gone in a sea of reality shows, music themed shows, and count down shows. The actual music videos are an afterthought. You can go on the website and play videos, live performances and any shows you have missed, but really the music should not be an afterthought.