Inspiration

6 Inspiring Quotes about Life & Living by Anais Nin

December 27, 2014
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Happy New Year, Happy Living! Wikipedia: Anaïs Nin (Spanish: [anaˈis ˈnin]; born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell; February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an author born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life […]

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What is Your Quicksand?

October 28, 2014
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I am keenly aware that my life is too focused on my calendar. I feel as though the time I spend on my calendar and planning future activities is keeping me out of the present moment. As shared in “The New Two Do List- Part Two”, after a few weeks of consciously choosing 1-3 priority goals To Do […]

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Fashion Meets Philosophy ~ Charles James

August 31, 2014
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I had the privilege to visit the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this month.  According to Wikipedia Charles James (1906-1978) was known as America’s First Couturier (an establishment or person involved in the clothing fashion industry who makes original garments to order for private clients). […]

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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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