Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Loving Yourself...

"Loving yourself does not mean being self-absorbed. 
It means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest 
in your own heart."

Margo Anand

The Only Way...

"The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself."

C. JoyBell C.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Every Great Dream...

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. 
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience,
 and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

Harriet Tubman  

The Importance of You...

"No matter what he does, every person on earth plays 
a central role in the history of the world. 
And normally he doesn't know it."

Paulo Coelho


"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them."

 Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Magic of Words...

"She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells."

Dean Koontz

Let's do magic today!

Remember. Words start not just in the mind, but also in the heart.

And each thought spoken out loud or whispered within is a prayer.

A manifestation. And a powerful spell.

Much Loves,


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lovings and Yearnings...

"I love those who yearn for the impossible."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am a Lover...

"I am a lover of what is. 
Not because I am a spiritual person, 
but because it hurts when I argue with reality."

Byron Katie 

Bring to Life...

"Bring to life what you want from life."

Angela Gwinner

One of the secrets of the secret's secret...

"Bring to Life..." There's a beautiful play of words in this.

I like to think of life as a feast with friends. A feast in which everyone brings something along.

You bring what you enjoy yourself, and what you are happy, and maybe even proud to share with others. You bring what you are good at making. You bring your signature dish, that which everyone else at the table says, "How wonderful... Tell me how you did it."

And you dress for the occassion, you prepare yourself for the occassion. You set the table for the occassion. And when you walk through the door, you embrace each and every soul, grateful and happy to see them.

But you also "Bring to Life..." what you feel is missing in life.

You birth it. And you mother it. And that over a life time. The raising, the encouraging, the comforting and the loving. You give it shelter and you give it nourishment.

I do believe that is what it is all about.

We are here to bring to life what we want from life.

Much Loves,


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The Body...

"The body is a sacred garment."

Martha Graham

Friday, April 25, 2014

Be Gracious...

"Be pretty if you can. Be witty if you must. 
But be gracious if it kills you."

Elsie de Wolfe

May Your Choices...

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."

Nelson Mandela

Remember, you always have a choice...

And there is a great power and liberty in your decisions.

And please promise, to always let your choices and your decisions reflect your hopes.

And your dreams.

Much Loves,


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Thursday, April 24, 2014


"Do not try to comprehend with your mind. 
Minds are very limited. Use your intuition."

Madeleine L'Engle


"Declare your intention. Declare your dream."

Angela Gwinner

Declare... Not only one of the most beautiful words.

Declare... Is also one of the most powerful words.

What will you declare today?

No matter how small your declaration, or how big...

Declare. Life and the world is listening to you.

Much Loves,


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There is Love...

"There is love in holding on. 
And there is Love in letting go."

Elizabeth Berg

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Strength and Confidence...

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, 
but it comes from within. And it is there all the time."

Anna Freud

Be Exceptional...

"Be exceptional. Make tremendous efforts to be extraordinary. 
What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute 
your unique donation to humankind. 
Just make sure you do so…"

Shelby Lynne 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saying Hello... And Goodbye...

"You get a strange feeling when you are about to leave a place. You will not only miss the people you love, but you will miss the person you are now, at this time and this place, because you will never be this way ever again. But you are excited for the person you are swimming towards and look forward to the new you that awaits in the distance."

Azar Nafisi
Excerpts from "Reading Lolita in Teharan"

For all those wandering hearts and souls...

All those discovering hearts and souls, on their journeys.

Either from place to place, city to city, country to country.

Or simply, on a journey within. To your own dear self.

Much Loves,


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Relax. Let Go.

"Relax. Let the steering wheel go. 
Spin around through the world. 
She is so beautiful."

Kurt Tucholsky

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lovers of Life...

"When lovers of life get ready to dance, 
the earth shakes and the sky trembles."


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Lilacs and Love Letters...

"You can't always tango through life. 
But you deserve more Lilacs and Love Letters."


The Power of Decision...

"Making a decision is only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamt of when he first made the decision."

Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


"There are some things you learn best in calm. And some in storm."

Willa Cather

The Surrender...

"Weaving in and out of lives, I have come to know the letting go 
as the surrender of that war between my roots and wings."

Macrina Weiderkher

Learn To Do the Same...

‘Well, child, you may do whatever you like with your suffering,’ Hanneke said mildly.

‘It belongs to you. But I shall tell you what I do with mine. I grasp it by the small hairs, I cast it to the ground, and I grind it under the heel of my boot. I suggest you learn to do the same.’

Elizabeth Gilbert
Excerpts from "The Signature of All Things"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You are the Messenger...

"If you want the message of love to be heard, 
it must be sent out."

Mother Teresa

A Moment. A Day. A Life.

"One moment can change a day. One day can change a life. 
One life can change the world."

The Buddha

Legendary Women...

"Legendary women are the women 
who have chosen to be themselves."

Angela Gwinner

This is for all the beautiful legendery women out there...

The Mothers. The Daughters. The Sisters. The Lovers.

And for all the beautiful women, learning the courage to become.

That legendery woman.

Much Loves, Angela.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Those Really Good Days...

"And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expecations, 
I have really good days."

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Find your Gratitude today...

Those are always the best days.

Much Loves,


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Go... Dream Big...

"Go. Dream big. 
Dare to ask the universe for what you need to support you."

Lissa Rankin

I dare you, to take the dare...

Much Loves,


That Someone is You...

"You are waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they’ll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they’ll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence. Well, I am here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone, is you."

Mike Dooley

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gardens and Women...

"Gardens should be like lovely, well shaped women. All curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves."

H.E. Bates

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To Be So Human...

"I am not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity. 
These things are found after this life, not in this life. 
But in this life I search to be completely human. 
To feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, 
to dance, to love, to lust. To be so human."

C. JoyBell C.

Wine For the Soul...

"Gratitude is the wine for the soul. 
Go on. Be drunk."


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Saturday, April 12, 2014


"Gratitude is not just a word. 
Gratitude is a way of life."


Adventures and Tea...

"Would you like an adventure now, 
or would you like to have your tea first?"

J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan

Coffee. Garden. Coffee.

"Coffee. Garden. Coffee.
Does a good morning need anything else?"


Random Thoughts... Live as if...


And I believe I can simply only look back at this week with gratitude. And wonder.

And then more gratitude.

It was a week ago, a Friday night like tonight, and I sat down, poured myself a glass of wine and started writing. For myself.

Yes, that is a daily ritual, but last week, I felt myself in a different sense of writing, a different clarity. There was a different energy in those thoughts I was putting to paper. I can't say I was in a different sense of thinking. Maybe better said, I allowed myself not to think, or to over think. I simply allowed myself to write. Without putting any thought to it.

And maybe it wasn't quite "writing" as I am in this moment. It was more like mapping. Writing out an intinerary or an agenda (how harsh a word...) as though I were on a journey. I know where my starting point is, I know where I want to go. And as a Sagittarius by birthright, I love the journeys and the travels. I also (sometimes) love the little detours and unexpected side roads of those journeys too. And even when it is not what I expected, I am starting to learn more and more to trust, those too, are all for a reason. I'm learning to declare the destination, and start walking towards it, but to let life steer the way. I am simply learning to trust. To trust myself. And to trust life.

But last week in my writing, my mapping, it was all so clear. The start was clear. And the destination was clear. And so everything I wrote in between was very clear as well.

I had a conversation earlier that day with one of my clients... Explaining to her, on a business but also personal level, what I mean when I say, "Live as if... Work as if..."

And those that know me well, also know my conversations when I start on that philosophy of mine. They are best spent over a good cup of coffee, or yes, a glass of wine. But it just might be better if I save that conversation of writing with you, for another day.

However, I know there was an energy and an echo of that conversation with my client, that was still resonating with myself that evening.

The "intinerary" that I wrote was about the portfolio of clients that I am building with one of my projects. About the successes my clients are experiencing, and hence, the personal successes that I can experience through that. I take my work personally. Passionately, and personally. So I feel it right to call a professional success, a personal success as well. It was about who my clients are, and where my clients are. Literally, that itself was not only a mind map and a heart map, but also a worldly map.

I clearly declared my professional and personal passions. And that my clients are found in each of these.

A fashion designer. A jewellery designer. More clients in the world of interiors. A winery or two and then some. And a skin care line. Just to mention a few.

And I even went so far, as to name and declare a few of those that I would like to see as my clients. Those, that I would like to do magic for. And I simply sent out a wish and a prayer, that the perfect others, we'll find our way to each other as well. Those perfect others, that I can do good for, and that are good for me as well. That we both add abundance and goodness and purpose to each other and our intentions.

Well, consciously or subconsciously, I simply carried on living as if... And working as if.

Today, a week later and a glance over my shoulder, the magic didn't wait for me to arrive, magic came to me.

One new client with interiors. And another new client as a jewellery designer. But not just "a" jewellery designer, rather "the" jewellery designer that I had written down. With an exclamation mark.

And needless to say, they found their way to me. I didn't call, I didn't write... I simply lived as if. And I worked as if. I so to symbolically speak, cooked the meal, set the table and cleaned the house as if company was coming.

There was no expectation. But there was also no question. And there was no doubt.

And that's the secret, of the secret's secret.

Cook the meal, set the table and clean the house. Company is coming.

So, here's me in gratitude and in a state of wonder and all the more trust. With all the more gratitude.

It's all unfolding, just as it is meant to unfold.

I simply have to keep walking towards that goal, towards that vision. Not forcefully, but trustingly. And as if it's already there. Because it is already all there.

And for some reason, I just needed and wanted to share that with you. To remind you... Declare it. Speak it. Trust it.

And promise me, live as if.

Much Loves,

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A Love Story...

A true story. And a love story.

"You know, love is a great place to spend the rest of your life."

Howard Attebery
These words, were inspired from a true story. A beautiful story.

And you can read that story here...

This is not just about the love we might have once had, or the love we hope to have.

This is about the bravery to love. The dare to love. The purpose to love.

And to be honest, it all starts with our own love story.

For and with ourselves.

I hope this message, this story... I hope it finds its way to whoever needs it most right now.

Much Loves,


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Femme Fatale...

"Femme Fatale. 
A woman of certain standing, of certain wisdom, and with certain knowledge of the world in which she lives. Femme Fatale is a woman who knows how to turn her life's experiences to her advantage."

Marlene Dietrich

The Fighter in You...

"When life knocks you down, 
calmly get back up, smile and say, 
'You hit like a sissy'."



I know there's a fighter in all of us.

Much Loves,


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Be an Encourager...

"Be an encourager. 
The world has plenty of critics already."


Let's do this one together...

More Encouragement. And more Courage.

It could be the start of beautiful wonders!

Much Loves,


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Will You Believe?

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly
you cease forever to be able to do it."

J. M. Barrie
Believing is a power. Doubting is a power.

And you always have the choice, of what you give your power to.

Yes, in the words of Peter Pan...

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."

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Kind and Fierce and Brave...

"May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave."

Kate Forsyth

I am Me...

"I am me. I am who I am meant to be. I am my past, my present and who I want to be. I am not anyone, I am all three. I am a work in progress, and a destiny. I am who I choose to be. I am me."


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Your Thoughts...

"Nothing binds you except your thoughts. 
Nothing limits you except your fears. 
And nothing controls you except your beliefs."

Marianne Williamson

Let it Come to You...

"Everything comes to us that belongs to us 
if we create the capacity to receive it."

Rabindranath Tagore

I Have Learned...

"I have learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I have learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I have learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.

I have learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I have learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I have learned that you should not go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back.

I have learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I have learned that even when I have pains, I do not have to be one. I have learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I have learned that I still have a lot to learn."

Maya Angelou
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Think Like a Queen...

"Think like A Queen. A Queen if not afraid to fail. 
Failure is simply a stepping stone to greatness."

Oprah Winfrey