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Inspiration

Happy 5th Birthday Very Smart Girls!

July 27, 2014
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As I enter my sixth year of writing, I am so very thankful and grateful to my readers, my process, and my learning orientation to life.   Only you can build your best life and I hope Very Smart Girls inspires you to do so! “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to […]

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Quotes About Travel

June 25, 2014
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Enjoy! “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius (551-479 BC) “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine (354-430) “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller (1880-1968) “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” Danny Kaye (1913-1987) “Wandering re-establishes […]

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Mind Veil ~ A Poem

March 31, 2014
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Mind Veil by Jo-Ann Downey One minute you think you are beautiful The next minute you think you are imperfect Your mind cannot be trusted My home, my job, my time All will pass Beyond wobbly and worry There is much to offer you And you have much to offer Let’s meet there   I welcome […]

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Quotes by Edith Wharton

December 26, 2013
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Edith Wharton (1862/New York City-1937/France) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921.  According to Wikipedia, she was one of the few foreigners in France allowed to travel to the front lines during the First World War. Throughout […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Very Smart Girls!

July 27, 2013
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Four years ago today Very Smart Girls was launched ~ Happy Birthday! As I enter my fifth year of writing, I am thankful and grateful to my readers, my process, and my learning orientation to life!  As set forth in 2009, the intention of Very Smart Girls is to provide you with practical skills, tools, and wisdom […]

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Quotes About Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

June 27, 2013
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Every day for the last month I have proactively stepped outside my comfort zone and I have experienced many blessings.  It is my intention to gracefully and joyfully step outside my comfort zone every day for at least one year.   I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone every day for at least 33-days and […]

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Individuality

February 26, 2013
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Enjoy! “If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” Billie Holiday (1915-1959) “A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose.  It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.”  […]

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Quotes by Great Artists

July 28, 2012
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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Auguste Rodin “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas “Art washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may […]

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Peace on My Mind

May 17, 2012
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Peace on My Mind by Jo-Ann Downey No smothering details Ignoring who, what, when, where, why, how, how come Absent of assumptions, expectations, fears, past, future I invite infinite time and space Welcoming the divine sweetness that I do not know as I jump into peace I welcome you to enjoy these quotes. “The only true wisdom is […]

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Quotes about Compassion

April 19, 2012
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Self-compassion is the first step in cultivating compassion.  To be conscious of your own divine humanness, to accept yourself, and to be unconditionally kind to yourself evokes the inner peace necessary to extend compassion outward.    What a way to live! Enjoy these quotes about compassion. “What comes from the heart goes to the heart.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge “A good […]

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