Monday, February 27, 2017

...just BE.

"Don't worry about failures,
 worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try “
Jack Canfield

i have wanted to do it.
and i have stopped myself.
a thousand times.
with excuses.
i am leaving excuses land.
i am, i said.
i am, said i.
i am an empty nester.
i (and my amazing husband).
raised three beautiful people.
they are grown.
it is now about taking care of me.
let's face it.
moms put themselves last.
it's not a bad thing.
it's just a thing.
and as you know, if you've been on this blog at all.
my mantra.
...just BE.
i want to just BE.
and i want YOU to just BE.
to do what we need to do to find inspiration.
we need to do what makes us happy.
i want you to join me.
every friday.
starting this upcoming friday.
for a ...just BE. meme.
i'd like you to post (on your blog or flickr...etc)
 a photo of something that inspired you,
or made you smile,
or brought you to tears,
or that resonated with you.
a snapshot in time of a moment.
that let you,
just BE.
copy my one still frame, just BE button on the right.
and add it to your blog like you do for your other memes.
post a link back to my site.
and add your link.
and let's see where this.
just BE.
state of mind takes us.
{this include the men too}

"This was her time
This was her dance
She lived every moment
Left nothing to chance

She swam in the sea
Drank of the deep
Embraced the mystery of all she could be
this was her time."
{michael w. smith}

you have until friday.
let's do this.
for us.
i hope you will join me.
just BE.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


By Brittany Glenn
As printed in The Wrap 

Have you had "that" moment in your life yet? That altogether terrifying moment when you look around and realize you're living someone else's life? 
Maybe you are underpaid  and underemployed. This wasn't the career you had planned--you should have been in that corner office years ago. Or maybe you are single and looking for a soul mate--or alternatively you're partnered and looking to improve your relationship.  And maybe you'd like to have more friends and fun.
Somewhere along the way, you lost you! But it's not too late to get back on track to the real you. You can throw off that old you that you don't recognize,  and be "the you" you were destined to be!

i am ready.
are you.
deep breath. 
let's get started.
welcome to coffee hour. 
welcome to this Sunday morning. 
just BE. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...simply being you...

the best kind of people to come into your life,
are the ones who make you see the sun
where you once saw clouds.
the people who believe in you so much,
you start to believe in you too.
the people that love you,
for simply being you.
the once in a lifetime
kind of people.

i believe in you.
let's start your journey.
is it health.
is it financial.
is it both.
for me it's both.
let's do this together. 
if not now...when?
we have been blessed.
with a kiss of spring.
a renewed sense of BEing.
more snow is coming.
but i am living in the moment.
and soaking it in.
join me.
just BE.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


"the pessimist sees difficulty
in every opportunity. the
optimist sees the
opportunity in every
~Winston Churchill

i am running with this word.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

...a beautiful soul...

a beautiful face will
age and a perfect body
will change, but a beautiful
soul will always be
a beautiful soul.

i work in geriatrics.
i love those beautiful faces.
wrinkles are experience.
life lived lines.
but what i love the most.
is their story.
their {souls.}
just BE.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

...i have a dream...

i signed up for this business on saturday.
i am in line for a $10,000 bonus by the end of may.
who couldn't use an extra $10K?
click on my ItWork button under my header.
the just BE button.
or the ItWorks product photo.
i'd LOVE to have you join my team.
i started this blog way back when...
to be an inspiration.
with my photos,
with the quotes.
i will still be all of that AND we can be part of a team.
i don't know about you,
but I'm ready to FLY.
contact me.
and as always...
just BE.

Monday, February 13, 2017 never quit!!...

are not people who
never fail
but people who 
never quit

what do you want out of twenty seventeen.
i am ready to start making things happen.
it's a new dawn...
it's a new day...
how far are you willing to go .
to make your dreams a reality.
let's go!!
...just BE.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


"your vision will become clear
when you look into your own heart.
who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside,

Carl Jung

I am.
I am looking inside.
I am awakening.
This is my story.
The journey is a simple one.
The journey is to just BE.
Unfortunately there are roads blocks.
Good and bad.
Good makes a person content.
Bad makes us work harder.
This past april, I had an “episode” of anxiety, panic.
Where I didn't feel I could breathe.
Which lead to panic and anxiety when trying to go to sleep.
Sleep did not happen, pacing did.
After about a week, I went to a walk in clinic.
"Everything seems okay, here is a fast acting inhaler."
Okay good. But just a band-aid.
But enough of one so I slept a little better that night.
Another week goes by.
It continues, anxiety and pacing at night.
I am breathing, I know that i'm breathing.
But I can't catch my breath.
After sitting out, all day in the fresh air, watching my son play baseball.
I keep trying to breathe, catch my breath, get my lungs full to the top.
In the open, vast sky. I couldn't “breathe.”
I had my husband take me to the ER.
My blood pressure, because I had myself so worked up...was 151/101.
Not good.
All sorts of test run, chest xray etc, etc.
My test are a normal.
My BP is back to within normal limits.
"Here are two ativan."
To help “calm me” so I can sleep.
“get a stress test done.”
I had been keeping track of my BP.
I had some spikes but basically within normal limits.
I go to see a Dr. for the stress test referral.
I explain to the nurse what I've been experiencing. She totally understands.
I see the Dr. I explain what I've been experiencing.
He doesn't feel I need a stress test.
“Just breathe into your hands.” “You are hyperventilating.”
I had been taking an “anxiety” pill at night, which I got from my mom, so I could sleep.
I continued to do that until I could get into my gynecologist whom I usually see for
“Women's Health.”
I explain my difficulties to him.
He is not happy that I am taking the pills from my mom.
All said and done. My diagnosis is Hashimoto.
And a script for an anti-depressant.
10 mg. Most people take 7.5 mg
What did the anti-depressant do for me? What made me not want to get out of bed in the morning. My anti-depressant was making me depressed.
(this is just my experience...hopefully it is working for you.)
So, I weaned myself off of it.
I occasionally have night's of panic, like claustrophobia.
But I can talk myself out of it.
“you are breathing.”
“just breathe.”
“just BE.”
and I am out of it.
And I fall asleep.
What's next?
Find out why we get lumped into categories.
Why do we just put band-aids on the problem.
“Here's a pill.”
My journey...remember?
...just BE.
Take charge of me.
“Look outside, dream.”
“Look inside, AWAKEN.”
Wake up call. If not now, when?
I've been taking care of me.
Why has the gorgeous head of hair I had until my mid 30 left me?
Thyroid? Maybe. Good possibility.
Coloring the gray? Maybe.
So...I stopped coloring.
I'm 52. I am embracing the gray.
...just BE.
I've been taking ItWorks products for a year.
It's working. What I've been doing is working.
my hair is coming back.
slowly, little gray spikes...but working.
I just signed on as a distributor. So I can reap the benefits.
My journey is ever evolving.
...just BreathE.
What about you?

welcome to coffee hour.

welcome to this Sunday morning.
...just BE.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


she could not make sense of 
the things that were meant for
her, but she was drawn to it all.
and when she was alone, she felt
like the moon: terrified of the
sky, but completely in love with
the way it held the stars.

r.m. drake

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

...BE the type of energy...

BE the type of energy
that no matter where
you go, you always
add value to the
spaces & lives
around you.

i like the thought of tea.
as evidenced by, the amount.
of unopened packages in my cupboard.
but my usual go to.
is cafe francais-international coffee...
until today.
i bought this oregon chia .
for my daughter and her boyfriend.
before Christmas.
in trying it today.
i've found the solution.
 for getting rid of my tea surplus.
just BE.