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Spending a Few Moments with Myself

This morning I practiced mindfulness. Mindfulness is defined as, “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” (Google) Mindfulness, for me, is a state of being content with and accepting of myself. First, I rolled out the yoga mat and … Continue reading

DeDe: Don’t Forget to Feed Your Spirit!

Oh Dog! It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for more beauty tips from me- DeDe! I’m here to help you look and feel your best. This week’s tip: Have some fun! When’s the last time you did something for the sheer pleasure of it? I’m guessing that for some of you, it’s been awhile. … Continue reading

Dona Nobis Pacem- Today I Am a Peace Blogger

Today is the Blog4Peace blogblast. I decided to share a lesson in peace that has meant much to me. I am a practitioner of A Course in Miracles. My favorite lesson is Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this. This lesson asks me to consider each thought that causes me stress, anxiety, or … Continue reading

DeDe: Take It Easy On Yourself

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s beauty tip. My job is to help you look and feel your best! This week’s tip: Take it easy on yourself! Don Williams recorded a song with that title, part of which went like this: There’s two hundred people pushin’ up daisies In the graveyard out back of … Continue reading

DeDe: It’s All in the Smile!

DeDe here with another beauty tip to make you look and feel your best. This week’s tip: It’s all in the smile! Each week I tell you it’s an essential beauty product. But why? Simply because people who smile are seen as being more confident and approachable. And smiling has measurable benefits as well. A study … Continue reading

DeDe: Do My Friends Make Me Look Good?

Oh Dog! DeDe here with more beauty advice to look and feel your best! Today’s recommendation: surround yourself with happy people. The people around you do have an effect on how you feel. If you’re only around those who are unhappy or complaining, how does that make you feel on the inside? But when you’re … Continue reading

Beauty From the Inside Out!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with another beauty tip to make you look and feel your best! . This week’s tip is to live and let live. It seems to me that humans are always on the lookout for someone who has said or done something that should be held up to public ridicule. Don’t believe … Continue reading

Beauty From the Inside Out!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with my new segment- Beauty From the Inside Out! . . Humans have some strange ideas about beauty. Take skin, for example. Pale-skinned people see darker skin as beautiful, while dark-skinned people see lighter skin as beautiful. So pale-skinned people spend hours lying in tanning beds or slathering on fake tans, … Continue reading

Our New Feature: Dear DeDe

Oh Dog! DeDe has been bugging me to let her help write my blog! I didn’t want her to but Jen says I should let her. So after Top Secret negotiations (that I’d rather not discuss here, but rest assured no blood was drawn) we agreed that DeDe could have a regular spot here with … Continue reading

#Haiku Friday (on a Saturday)

Oh Dog! I am overwhelmed by all the words of comfort and prayers from my friends as we have mourned Sage’s departure for the Rainbow Bridge. To update: I was very upset the following day when I realized she wasn’t coming back, but I am doing much better. Jen stayed home with us and gave … Continue reading

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