May 20, 2020

Mid Week Moment

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Mid Week and I thought this might be a lovely reminder to keep you on track. I hope and pray that all is well in your world and you are staying safe, healthy and sane. xoT

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May 18, 2020

Monday Moment of Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Monday!

Just in case you’ve lost track-Today IS Monday and the start of a brand new week. Let’s face it when one has been quarantined for an extended period of time the lines tend to blur as to the actual days of the week.  I  do remain hopeful  that things will continue to progress in a healthy and happy direction and we can resume some sort of life that does not limit us as to our activities and general overall well being sometime very very soon. Fingers crossed!

To that end I thought I’d add a bit of levity mixed with motivation to start your week…Sometime the greatest motivation is found when someone tells you that you can’t do something.

From me to you -Go & DO! .

Andddd just a little reminder in case you forgot….You’re…..(see below)

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May 11, 2020

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Quarantine day 15,794..or so it seems. This self isolation  business has gone on for allot longer than anyone could desire, want,imagine or care to consider…BUT we must stay mindful of a goal, any goal that we wanted to attain this year Keep going, keep doing and keep trying.

I BELIEVE IN YOU! Now ..GO & Do!

P.S. Happy Monday.

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May 4, 2020

Monday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Apr 28, 2020

Someday….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Tuesday. I hope this finds you happy, healthy and managing this seemingly long and drawn out quarantine.  It’s the end of April and most of us have been in lock down since mid March with no sign of going back to any sort of “normal “until mid May.  One might say that we’re all getting a bit antsy to get back to some sort of normal.  Keeping busy and having a routine in place does help but  if you’re anything like me I’m sure you’d agree that we all yearn to get back to the freedom of living life more fully.

Today  try if you can to carve out some space to do at least one thing that brings you JOY. Yes, I said it joy!  Take a moment to stop and really savor something that makes you happy-be it a long walk, listening to your favorite song, talking to a special friend  or savoring a cup of coffee or tea -whatever it is-I hope it lifts your spirits  and reminds you that someday (hopefully sooner than later) things will return to a better and more productive way of life as we  once knew it. Be well, stay safe!

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Apr 13, 2020

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Monday! I don’t know about you but I could  sure use a little pick me up. As we hit the one month mark of Quarantine I have so many friends asking: “When is this going to be over?”My reply-NOT soon enough. But as they say-it is what it is and we must stay the course in hopes of getting back to a more vibrant life -out of lock down. Until then.stay safe and healthy and find some happy in your day. xoxoT

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Apr 6, 2020

Monday Mantra…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a good weekend and are managing under this current quarantine.

Let us channel out inner “Audrey” and try as may to put a positive spin on the day.

Hope you are staying say, healthy and happy. xoT

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Mar 30, 2020

Monday Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Good Morning!  I hope and pray that you’re staying  safe & healthy and finding things to do that bring you joy as this self quarantine continues on until ….whenever. As we continue to be secluded and everything seems to be out of our control,I happen to stumble  upon a lovely list of items to aid us in navigating items in our lives that we can control. Please take good care of yourselves during these trying times Sending you well wishes for a wonderful week ahead. xoT


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Mar 24, 2020

Tuesday’s Tidbits

Posted By: Terri

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday’s Breath of Fresh Air!

Chanel Spring 2020 Collection

 

In the spirit of sending you a dose of “Pretty”to perk up your day – I have put together a few tidbits for Tuesday .

Here’s looking forward to happier, & healthier  days ahead.

Stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.  xoxoT

 

Spring Suiting

Spring Seating

Photo Credit Steve Meisel:               “We will dance again SOMEDAY….

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Mar 18, 2020

Mid Week Motivation-10 tips to a Happier Day ahead!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

I’m bacccck. After a week of travel and tending to a situation that needed my complete attention in Chicago, I am back and ready to post some uplifting and inspiring posts  with the intention of brightening your day and helping you get through this whole corona virus debacle.

Upon my return I couldn’t help but notice that LA -a city known for being very laid back was in complete stress mode. I cannot blame people in this seemingly state of hysteria, these are troubling and uncertain times. People are afraid, out of sorts and some are out of control which is evident in the stockpiling   aka hoarding of basic necessities. Yesterday morning , I ventured out in the early AM to obtain some much needed food items, and couldn’t help but  notice the man in front of me with a cart filled with 20- 10 gallon containers of milk and 12 boxes of eggs. Did he know the items had an expiration date?

After listening to the news more than I would like to admit yesterday, I decided to go cold turkey today.  Corona virus 24/7  had stressed me out  and it was only day 1 of my self quarantine.

Bearing in mind that all of our routines have taken a major “U- turn to no where”  and everything in our daily life is being shut down indefinitely, I  have compiled a list of items to embrace and hopefully consider to include in your daily routine to keep things  on a more positive note.

I hope this helps lift your spirits.

Stay strong-we’ll get through this together and hopefully be better than ever -when all is said and done.

  1. Embrace your Home gym:   Yes, you have a home gym even if you don’t have one iota of workout equipment. You can  go old- school and do sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, etc…in addition to partaking in the hundreds of workout videos on You tube ,Pinterest and Instagram.  Dedicate and adhere to at least 30 minutes of  working out each day .
  2. Take a walk OUTSIDE ….There is nothing like some fresh air to make you feel less quarantined.
  3.  Make a point to nix the PJ’s and GET DRESSED  in something that is not lounge ware.

  1. Make a vision board or a vision notebook to inspire you to set a goal during this down time.
  2. If you smell good you feel good! It’s a proven fact that a fragrant smell can lift your mood. Add fragrance to your day- light a fragrant candle, wear some perfume, bake something that smells yummy  and fills your home with a wonderful scent.
  3. Eat healthy. Seriously-you can do this! The right food will not only nourish your body but you’ll feel better too.
  4. Catch Up on your beauty sleep– Go to bed a half hour earlier .
  5. Turn off the TV and read a book OR  if you’ve been longing to write a book there’s no better time to commit to the task at hand. One great website to keep you accountable and motivated is the website 750words.com.
  6. Beauty  DIY- As we must embrace and adhere to “social distancing” we will be unable to partake in any and all beauty services done by another person…SOOOO  it’s time to go and do for you. Beauty DIY’s can include anything and everything to make you feel and look better-Mani pedi’s , in home facials, bubble baths, dry brushing..etc. Partake in a new or regular beauty routine and see if you can perfect your own beauty routine at home.
  7. Beautiful Bouquet:-When in doubt buy yourself  a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. I LOVE fresh flowers and they are so affordable and add a pop of color not to mention a beautiful scent to your space.
  8. Meditate: Light a candle, put on some soothing music and turn off your brain for a moment or 10 (minutes that is). Mediation is known to decrease blood pressure and reduce your stress level. Ommmmm.
  9. Stay in Touch-Reach out to family and friends via a phone call-you remember those wayyyy back when-before texting  This is important-“reach out and touch someone”- was an old slogan for a phone company many years ago and since we’re not actually supposed to touch anyone an actual phone call may be the next best thing.
  10. Partake in a hobby you love or once loved. Get your creative skills back on track and do something that inspires you. There are so many things you can do within the confines of your home, sewing, sing, dance, bake, craft, knit,draw, paint..the list is endless.

xoxo Terri

 

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