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Living in the NOW when stuck in the past & thinking about the future?

For most we’ve heard the saying “live in the now because the present is a gift; forget about the past because it’s over and don’t worry about the future because there is only today.”   There was a time when I couldn’t even tell you…


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The Essential Guide to Dating and Dumping in NYC

Zagat’s – known as the world’s leading provider of consumer survey based information on where to eat, drink, stay and play has now added the essential guide to dating and dumping to its repertoire. Always looking for new and interesting date spots, I picked up…


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Disappointment

Phew…a word that I have an intimate relationship with. For a very long time I was walking around with a dust cloud over my head of whoa. A mother who fundamentally has no idea what it means to be non-judgemental, loving, emotionally supportive or nurturing.…


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Life Forces

There truly are forces that have an impact on one’s life – present and future. These forces are the force of one’s beliefs, relationships, habits and words. Beliefs What one believes about themselves – are you a chump or a champ? Beautiful or ugly? Smart…


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A Magical Life…A How To….Kinda…

Many people ask me time and time again how did I get to the place where I am today. Well, let me tell you this…it wasn’t a walk through the park. I got here via loads of hard work, long nights hovering over a computer…


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Who Do You See?

A person walks onto the train or passes you in the street. Are you quick to judge them on what you see? Is your judgement based on what s/he looks like? What s/he is wearing? What s/he is carrying in their hands? The sad thing is…


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A little Ditty About The Way of the DIVA…

In continuation of yesterday’s post….We all know that life is not fair. But life does and can surround you with people who care.  I can count on one hand those that care about me and funny…none of them are my “family” members. God knows that…


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DIVAS Learn To Fly

We were never promised an easy, happy, carefree, pain free or problem free life. I can tell you some personal horror stories or better yet, take a look at the evening news. Someone somewhere is going through some sort of shit. However, every single one…


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She is a wise woman who does not grieve for the things she does not have, but rejoices in what she has ~ Yvette

Ok, this is a take on the Greek Philosopher Epictetus’ quote and diva-fied  by yours truly. The route to finding my personal happiness meant that I had to stop wishing, yearning and grieving for things that just weren’t there — in every aspect of my life.…


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Unhappiness is easy..Happiness Takes Work

As quite as its not kept, I grew up in a family that took the FUN out of dysfunction. As the great grand-daughter of a sharecropper, grand-daughter of a woman with just a 4th grade education, an alcoholic, narcissistic parent, an inordinate amount of violence delivered via…


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