314: Dive Deep into Life Instead of Paddling on the Surface

“The missing element of oxygen, when brought home, gives us time in which we can record the tiny, visceral, magnificent details of living. The shower after a sweaty workout, a belly laugh with a friend, the warmth of fine whiskey, rain on the roof, or a tight and lasting hug . . . Busy can […]

This & That: October 15, 2021

All sorts of new cookbooks, décor books, cozy reads, cozy scarves, an international film I cannot wait to watch set in Sweden, two theatre productions highly praised, clothing sales and fall finds and much, much more. Books —Beautifully Organized At Work: Bring Order and Joy to Your Work Life So You Can Stay Calm, Relieve […]

The Need to Let Go of Distraction

“To be creative, one should simply unwind mindlessly.” —Craig Wright, Ph.D, author of The Hidden Habits of Genius The mind wanders into discovery. Whether while we sleep and our decision making and logical thought parts of our brain turn off freeing up the hippocampus, amygdala and visual-spatial cortex to have free range, while walking (without […]

313: The Importance of Finding Meaning in Life: 9 Lessons taught by Viktor E. Frankl

“Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a ‘secondary rationalization’ of instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning.” —Viktor E. Frankl First […]

312: The New Hello, my conversation with The Confidence Project founder Tracy Hooper

The workplace has shifted in a short amount of time, largely due to the pandemic, but also prompted by many other social and environmental awakenings. Communication, civil communication, remains at the epicenter of a civil society; however, currently, a significant learning curve has taken place, and we need to keep up in order to strengthen […]

311: How Accepting Your Mortality Sets You Free to Live More Deeply

“The world is already broken. And what’s true of the state of civilization is equally true of your life: it was always already the case that you would never experience a life of perfect accomplishment or security. And your four thousand weeks have always been running out. It’s a revelation, though: when you begin to […]

La Rentrée of 2021: A Start to A New You Like Never Before

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” —Oprah Winfrey Officially in France, Le Rentrée for most universities begins on Thursday, jeudi 2 Septembre 2021. For some schools, la rentrée is on vendredi 3 September. While the French have held this annual event […]

The Benefit of Resisting the Urge to Judge

“Yet, if we can outlast the urge to judge everything we encounter, a miracle starts to surround us in which painting, music, poetry, running water, flowers, wind through the trees, open vistas—all touch and draw out their counterpart that lives quietly within us.” —Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening To observe. To witness. That is […]

Savoring A Life On Your Own: podcast bundle #3

A quote I have held on to throughout my life, attributed to Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism states, “Do not seek sanctuary in anyone except yourself.” Many people have taken his words and applied them in slightly different ways, and with much contemplation, much time on my own, as well as a […]

Intuition and the Truth of Daring to Take the Winding Trail

Sunday morning and, as is our ritual, Norman and I went walking. While we often return to favorite trails just outside of the Bend area and then enjoy the reward of a croissant with breakfast and a cuppa, from time to time, I will explore a new trail just to see where it leads. Not […]

A Simple Life Lived Well IS Luxurious Living, Let Me Explain . . .

“Life becomes simpler when our lives become calmer.” —Andy Puddicombe With the first sighting of the word luxury or luxurious, the collective default tends to be toward excess. After all, the history of the word, stretching back to its Latin roots doesn’t exactly have a benign connotation. The word has morphed and been tweaked regarding […]

Why Not . . . Create a Happy Place?

“If you know how to live daily life, it all becomes a liberating experience. But first you have to approach life properly, or it can be very confusing. To begin with, you have to realize that you really only have one choice in this life, and it’s not about your career, whom you want to […]

How to Transition into a Better (more fulfilling) ‘Normal’

“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.” —Klaus Schwab, author of The Great Reset (July 2020) While a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the global population of today, pandemics are not new, and therefore, have been studied to mine many insights whether socially, economically, culturally and of course medically. […]

9 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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Hard Cover | Living The Simply Luxurious Life (2nd book) – Signed Copy

Hard CoverLiving The Simply Luxurious Life: Making Your Everydays Extraordinary and Discovering Your Best Self

 

—Signed Copy (upon request: an individualized note in the inscription)

NEW Hard Cover

What can you uniquely give the world? We often sell ourselves short with self-limiting beliefs, but most of us would be amazed and delighted to know that we do have something special — our distinctive passions and talents — to offer.

And what if I told you that what you have to give will also enable you to live a life of true contentment? How is that possible? It happens when you embrace and curate your own simply luxurious life. We tend to not realize the capacity of our full potential and settle for what society has deemed acceptable. However, each of us has a unique journey to travel if only we would find the courage, paired with key skills we can develop, to step forward.

This book will help you along the deeper journey to discovering your best self as you begin to trust your intuition and listen to your curiosity. You will learn how to:

  • Recognize your innate strengths
  • Acquire the skills needed to nurture your best self
  • Identify and navigate past societal limitations often placed upon women
  • Strengthen your brand both personally and professionally
  • Build a supportive and healthy community
  • Cultivate effortless style
  • Enhance your everyday meals with seasonal fare
  • Live with less, so that you can live more fully
  • Understand how to make a successful fresh start
  • Establish and mastermind your financial security
  • Experience great pleasure and joy in relationships
  • Always strive for quality over quantity in every arena of your life

Living simply luxuriously is a choice: to think critically, to live courageously, and to savor the everydays as much as the grand occasions. As you learn to live well in your everydays, you will elevate your experience and recognize what is working for you and what is not. With this knowledge, you let go of the unnecessary, thus simplifying your life and removing the complexity. Choices become easier, life has more flavor, and you begin to feel deeply satisfying true contentment. The cultivation of a unique simply luxurious life is an extraordinary daily journey that each of us can master, leading us to our fullest potential

~400 pages
~hardcover

 

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How to Flourish rather than Languish in Your One and Only Life

“Flourishing really is what people are ultimately after. It’s living the good life. We usually think about flourishing as living in a state in which all aspects of a person’s life are good — it’s really an all-encompassing notion.” —Tyler J. VanderWeele, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor and director of Harvard’s Human Flourishing Program For four […]

305: 36 Bedtime Daily Rituals and Essential Details to Ensure A Restful Slumber

”Discover the great ideas that lie inside you by discovering the power of sleep.” – Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution Awaking without an alarm clock. Letting the body and mind in tandem wake up after having receiving the necessary amounts of sleep, my goal as I move forward in life is to have more […]

9 Ways to Think Like a Monk, as taught by Jay Shetty

“Life begins with breath, breath carries you through your days, and life and breath end together . . . We measure our lives not by how big or small our impact is, but by how we make people feel. We use our time to establish how we will live on, through giving love and care, […]

4 Core Components to Create a Home for a Healthy Well-Being

“What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistently available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our detracted irresolute selves have trouble holding on to. As we write, so we build: to keep a record of what matters to us.” —Alain de Botton, […]

303: 33 Ways to Live Your Fullest Life, as taught by Norma Kamali

“Living your purpose will make it possible to do all the things you need to do to reach the goals you need to reach in order to fulfill your dreams, which are as big as the world and as optimistic as your mind can imagine.” —Norma Kamali, author of I Am Invincible Change is inevitable, […]