Inspiration

Across All Time ~ A Poem

March 29, 2015
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In loving memory of Evelyn Sutton.  A magical, inspirational and joy-filled woman, volunteer, friend, classmate and roommate. Across All Time by Jo-Ann Downey Angels sing of infinite souls Merciful songs beyond sunsets and moonsets Joyfully free of age and story I welcome your comments. The name you type in the comment section (for example, Jo-Ann, Jo-Ann […]

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Quotes by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

February 28, 2015
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) quotes – enjoy! “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.” “The universe as we know it is a joint product […]

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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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