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When did you celebrate your personal independence?

We are coming up on a holiday weekend… at least here in the US as our country celebrates Independence Day! July 4th is generally a day in which families and friends get together for barbeques and to watch fireworks. So many people though look at this day as a holiday from work. Which of course […]

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5 reasons why you should buy flowers for yourself

Because everyone needs a little sunshine and beauty in their lives. Seriously though, it’s important for you to take care of you and sometimes that means doing the simplest things for yourself such as buying flowers…or any other thing of beauty you choose. It truly is all about taking care of you and caring for […]

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This is a wonderful day

  Well actually every day can be a wonderful day. No matter what happens in life…and yes some pretty crappy things can and do happen…there is always at least one little tidbit of goodness in each and every day. Unfortunately we tend to focus our thoughts on the crappy parts of our lives instead of […]

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7 ways to get out and enjoy nature

When nature Calls You must listen. Why? Because being out in nature truly helps get the joy back in your life. Yep there are tons of studies abounding about how being outside in nature can help you feel happier and can actually help your health. And we know of course that being happier and healthier […]

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Gift giving is for any time of the year

I mean really…why keep gift giving to just one or two certain times of the year? Sure Mother’s Day is just right around the corner as in May 8th. But hey so are birthdays, anniversaries, dolphin day (April 14), or Mother Goose Day (May 1st) and oh so many other great reasons to give gifts… […]

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Do you have a safety buddy?

Well do you? Have a safety buddy that is? A safety buddy is someone that all those living solo – especially if retired or not working a regular schedule – should absolutely have. The nice thing about that is that a safety buddy is absolutely free! My kind of pricing. First of all who the […]

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13 things every single woman needs

Do you know what every single female needs?

There are actually 13 things that every single female should have. Sure shelter and food are absolute necessities but…there are a few other things that every woman (and man) living the solo lifestyle must have…no matter your age. I’m not talking here about things we should know or should have learned. No…I’m talking about “things” […]

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How to enjoy Valentine's Day when you are solo

How to enjoy Valentine’s day when you are solo

  Because Valentine’s day ain’t just for lovers Just read a beautiful post by Grace called “Valentine’s Day Ideas for the 5 Love Languages”. Really a lovely post don’t you think? And it would be even more special and interesting if you were to be in some sort of wonderful, loving relationship. And everyone seems […]

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Art so good for your emotions

How to Inspire Your Heart With Art

Did you know that “Inspire Your Heart With Art” is an actual day to celebrate? And it is always on January 31st. Why that is, well honestly I don’t know…but it is. In fact, apparently no one really knows the history behind this day. But it sort of sounds like and interesting and a fun day […]

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Think left and think right

Today is the day to start learning something new

  Actually any day is a great day to start to learn new things! But why should you? Well when you learn new things you are expanding your whole world and helping to get your creative juices flowing. Now doesn’t that sound like fun? Seriously though most of us at one time or another have said […]

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