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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

“Not all of us have to posses earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.” ~Myrtle Auvil

Around the World:

Are you a beer lover? Check out the 10 best beer bars in Boston.

Techie Love:

Always losing your phone? Never know where your keys are? Then this gadget was made for you!

Climbing the Ladder:

Are you transitioning careers? About to graduate college? Repurpose those writing assignments!

Inspirational:

Having a Dream Girls, “WHAT ABOUT ME?!?” kinda day? Read this.

Giggles and Such:

What if ladies acted like “gentlemen” at the bar?

christmas spirit

irish girl sunbathing

friday

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

DIY:

I don’t know why I never thought of this! So simple!!

Climbing the Ladder:

On the job hunt? Check out the top five personality traits employers look for.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

My birthday is in a little over a month. Whoever makes me these gets my undying love.

Inspiration:

Life is about choices people. Chose to make today great.

Health and Fitness:

Can’t fit in a work-out? LIAR! This takes 30 minutes and all you need is a chair. You totally have both of those things!

Round the World:

Every one of these beautiful beaches is on my bucket list.

Luscious Locks:

For all you girls like me with thick, curly hair, here’s what might be the easiest up-do ever. Don’t worry if you have thinner hair you can give it a try too 🙂

Giggles and Such:

What movies taught me about love

Cheese don’t you string me along

Have a great weekend!

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Begin the Healing

I can’t lie kids – the last seven days have been a little rough.

Suffice it to say Mr. Fix It can go fuck himself.

I honestly wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today.

Thankfully it seems like the peeps at Positive Thoughts are reading my diary.

Below is yesterday’s post:

When life as we know it comes crashing down around us, our hearts ache, our minds go numb, a haze seems to surround us. We are shocked, angry, and sad beyond anything we’ve ever felt before. We are frightened and shaken. We ask, “Why? How could this happen?” And often, we ask, “Why me? Why us? Why them?” Our faith is tested…and also our resolve. We might wonder if we will find the strength to go on…or if we even want to go on. It’s all so overwhelming. Here are 10 steps to help you move forward.

1.  Schedule quiet time.  Do what you have to do each day, but schedule at least 15 minutes of silence every day for a while. Take a walk alone before work, stop at noon for a bit of reflection, or meditate each evening before bed. Use the time to reflect, weep, pray, or just sit and be aware.

2.  Accept your feelings.  Don’t try to push them away. Healing begins with identifying our emotions…whatever they are. Fear, guilt, regret, anger, or sadness…accept them as they surface.

3.  Express your feelings.Write in a journal, pen a poem, sketch a drawing, or write a letter to a dear friend.

4.  Connect with people.  Be with family, friends, or church groups. Share your pain, and comfort each other. Talk to a counselor, if you wish, or a spiritual leader, but be open to the love and comfort available to you. Know that you are not alone.

5.  Create remembrances of what has been lost.  Hold a memorial service and ask close friends to share memories in a book. Assemble a photo scrapbook of someone lost, or a video collage of treasured moments. Frame a special note or a shared favorite quote. Perhaps you can find a small object (a ring, photo, or small piece of glass?) that will help you to feel connected. Keep it close to you and hold that love forever in your heart.

6.  Pass along the love.  One way to honor a life lost is to give others what meant so much to you…a tender touch, an understanding smile, a shoulder to lean on, or the boost of positive energy.

7.  Contribute what you can.  Donate to an appropriate cause, offer prayers of healing, volunteer your time, give blood, or support your local rescue workers.

8.  Be an emotional support.  Hold someone who is grieving. Listen generously. Tell your own story of this and past recovery so others will not feel alone.

9.  Commit acts of kindness.In your workplace leave anonymous notes of appreciation, offer to help someone who’s on a tight deadline, or simply bring in a breakfast treat. In your community, you might adopt a homeless pet, volunteer to deliver meals on wheels, or rake leaves for an elderly neighbor. Show more patience with everyone you meet.

10.  Live each day in meaningful ways.  Revisit what’s important to you, and then schedule it in. Make time for birthday parties and coffee with friends. Tell people what they mean to you. Stop to give thanks for all that you have. Use your gifts every day. Hug your children more…teenage or not!

And remember that we all heal in different ways and at differing speeds. Follow your heart. Take time to feel, take care of yourself, and take one step at a time.

Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

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It’s Finally Friday!!

“We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Can you do nothing for two minutes? How long did you last??

Keeping with the education theme from earlier this week. What we SHOULD have been taught our senior year in high school.

What I’d really like to give my Dad for Father’s Day…

Can’t wait to try this for my friends wedding next weekend!

Since I’ll be spending my weekend behind the bar, a friendly reminder on appropriate bar etiquette. Numbers 2, 5, 6, & 7 are particular pet peeves of mine. Consider yourself warned.

For those of you not working and free to enjoy what looks like is going to be a beautiful weekend in the CT area – some outdoor fun.

Having trouble starting that latest project? Check out this super inspiring video!

And last but not least, a little something to make you smile 🙂

Have a great weekend! And don’t forget:

Who doesn’t love the Gosling?!?

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It’s Finally Friday!!

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”~ Dr. Seuss

As an extra special treat, I’m going to start posting a “Finally Friday” post on…wait for it…you guessed it…Fridays!

It’ll be a break from my regularly scheduled musings on life to hopefully bring a little inspiration and a giggle or two into your life.

I hope you enjoy!

This super awesome lady travels the world with her husband and TODDLER!

Learn to love yourself. Daily positive thoughts.

Now the giant time suck of trolling the interweb can actually do some good for society!

Where I’ll be this weekend…

cape cod sunset

My favorite Cape Cod bar.

And last (but certainly not least) the funniest.video.ever.

Have a great weekend!

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