IF

IF by Rudyard Kipling   I’ve always loved this poem by Rudyard Kipling. My favorite lines are these: ‘If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.’ What are yours? Or do you have any? IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream — and not make dreams your master; If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear…

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WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ? You will attract more of that. What do you believe? Do you believe you are lucky, that things always work out? Do you believe the world is kind, evil, scary? Do you believe Trump and the North Korean dictator have your life in their volatile hands? (Thats a whole other subject for another time!Ha) They say that whatever you TRULY believe you will attract more of. You will attract it from all angles and multiple sources. ‘What you BELIEVE shapes and molds the world around you.’ I was thinking of this yesterday when I was talking to a family member who believes in this mantra: ‘Life is suffering. Then you die’. Fun eh? I then had to question my own deep beliefs about…everything. Myself, the world, Life itself. It was an interesting thought to ponder. According to many studies, you can actually heal yourself of illnesses using…

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HE’S FINALLY AT HIS TRUE POTENTIAL

HE’S FINALLY AT HIS TRUE POTENTIAL at age 78! Norman Seeff is a world known photographer. He has photographed some of the most renowned celebrities in the world from Michael Jackson to Fleetwood Mack to John Travolta to Steve Martin. His work as a photographer and filmmaker has been focused on the exploration of human creativity and the inner dynamics of the creative process. Here are some of his iconic photographs. He says he doesnt see himself as a photographer but as an ‘explorer of some of the worlds most creative people’ Tonight he said on 60 minutes that he finally feels he is in his total creative groove. ‘I am just at the beginning of my dream. I am finally at the place now where I feel my true voice has the potential to create the way I feel it’ At 78! Gotta love inspirational creative people like this who find…

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LIFE’S THIRD ACT DOESNT HAVE TO BE A DOWNWARD SPIRAL

LIFE’S THIRD ACT DOESNT HAVE TO BE A DOWNWARD SPIRAL It can be an upward spiral staircase.   I just noticed that almost all my friends in their 50’s are in some sort of the shits these days. I read somewhere that ‘older women are the largest demographic n the world now’ so I felt this article was appropriate today. I’ll just share a few of my friends situations with you. My friend Rhonda is 56 years old and single. She is a multi talented woman, has done many jobs in her life and is now unemployed and job searching. She says ‘I’m getting past over by the younger, prettier people even though I am very qualified’. She is frustrated beyond words, living on benefits that are running out and has a cat to support and feed. She has no clue what her future holds. Another friend Fran is 50 years old…

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I LOVE COLOR!

 I LOVE COLOR! In this dark world. Hand painted one of a kind Aztek/Picasso shoes from ARTISTIC SHOES FROM THE SOLE of Michelle Monet. www.etsy.com/shop/michellemonetart Even though the tv just mentioned all the dark, dismal, dreary state of the world on the news —-I am in such a colorful mood. SO much darkness but it dawned on me that Color makes me happy. Even if the world is drab and dark I can still make colorful shoes. Its obvious that color is my new excitement! Here are some of my newest shoe designs. I thought I’d share them with you all today. Color is just EXPLODING OUT OF MY creative brain lately and I’m having fun. Business should be fun. Life should be fun. Right now COLOR is fun! Hand painted one of a kind ARTISTIC SHOES FROM THE SOLE of Michelle Monet. More at www.etsy.com/shop/mmichellemonetart Hand painted one of a kind…

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?

What would you like to do if money were no object? From the late Alan Watts ‘Remember. Money is not the goal. Money is the tool that you use to get to your actual goal. If you don’t have an actual goal then what are you doing?’ He asked us to ask ourselves: What sort of a situation would you like to have in your life? What makes you tick? What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? I’ve thought about these questions often lately and I’ve made a conscious choice to do more of what I love. At age 55 I realized I am not a spring chicken and I don’t have all the ‘time in the world’ like I used to feel I did. When you finally answer these questions he said to just DO THAT!! and forget the…

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