Do You Want To Live Your Best Life?

If you want to live your best life now, why are you sitting on the couch waiting for it? You can have an amazing life if you do some of the following things:

  • Go out. Get out of the house. Go for a walk. Go to the beach. Drink coffee in a cafe.
  • Make a change. Try a new hairstyle or colour. Wear something out of your comfort zone. Join a club. Apply for your dream job. Go back to school.
  • Smile more. Be friendly. Smile at people. Spread cheer.
  • Be excited. Life is an amazing adventure. Travel the road with enthusiasm.
  • Do new things. Try new foods. Travel. Do things you’ve always wanted to do and dreamed about.
  • Throw away what’s cluttering your life. Keep life and your possessions simple, then you’ll have the space, energy and time to do what you really want to do.
  • Unfollow negative people on social media. There’s enough negativity around us without purposely searching for it.
  • Go to bed early and wake up early. I must admit this is not my natural rhythm but I know when I do force my eyes open before noon, I get way more done.
  • Be fierce. Go after what you want. Don’t let the opinions of others sway you from doing what moves you.
  • Don’t gossip. Don’t spread lies and nastiness. It’s simply not nice.
  • Show more gratitude. Count your blessings not your shortcomings.
  • Do things that challenge you. Stretch yourself and learn new things.
  • BE BRAVE. Living your best life takes courage. Doing things differently takes courage. Making changes takes courage. Believing in yourself takes courage. Loving yourself takes courage.
  • Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and get off the couch and live your best life right now. I believe you can do it so you need to believe too!

Say This Now

I am wonderful, beautiful, talented and strong.

I am worthy.

I am deserving.

I am open to change.

I am magnificent beyond comprehension.

I am a divine soul who can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

I am in control of my thoughts, my mind and my body.

I accept responsibility for my actions.

I have all the answers I need right now.

I am more than enough.


Make a habit of speaking kindly to yourself and about yourself. If you don’t treat yourself with love and respect, no one else will either. Teach people to love who you are by following your lead. If they don’t catch on and do what you do, then you don’t need them in your life, cut them loose.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and love who you are for you are a unique and precious work of art!

It's All About Control

There will always be people and situations that annoy you or tempt you to act in a way that is not becoming of the civilized, refined person that you are. Your first reaction to a stressful moment may be anger, tears or lashing out, giving back what you have just received. Those reactions are spontaneous and natural but not helpful. Generally those kinds of reactions only serve to intensify or heighten the tense mood.

It is more beneficial to remain in control. Do not let the moment get away from you by trying to control what you can’t control. You can not control other people or the drama that may accompany them. You can’t control anyone else but you can control:

  • your thoughts
  • your words
  • your choices
  • your actions
  • your reactions
  • your future

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and maintain your control and your composure. It’s the only way to maintain your emotional and mental health. Life is too short to be caught up in someone or something that you can not control. Walk away.

Dear Body

“Dear Body:

You were never a problem. There is nothing wrong with your size, your curves, your scars, your flaws, your stretch marks or you.

It’s not your job to look like people in magazines. It’s not your job to look “pretty”. You’re good enough already.”

Love, Me

The only job you have is to love yourself through every phase of life, through all the changes that life brings to your body. Birthing children, age and illness are just a few of the things that cause our bodies to be different. Our bodies go through enough hardships without self-hate added to the mix. Love who you are. Love the skin you’re in. Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and love every inch of your body no matter what it looks like now or in the years to come.

A New Choir Member

Sadly this month my Father in-law passed away at the age of 92, only a few days short of his 93rd birthday.

Dad was a man who was always happy, always singing and always had a joke ready to share. He was a cherished son, brother, uncle, cousin, husband, father, father in-law, grandpa and friend. He loved a good party and loved being around people. Even in his wheelchair he managed to scout out somebody to chat with. He was cute as a button and had a way of charming a smile out of anyone. Everyone who met him loved him.

He was a great cook, a hard worker, a valuable GM employee and a man of great faith. He made me feel welcome and a part of the family from the moment I first met him and for that I will always be grateful. He was a strong man, despite illness and age. We can all hope to be as resilient as he was.

He will be greatly missed but I know God’s choir has a new member who is singing loud and clear, without sickness or age to restrict his talent. Until we meet again, may he rest in the peace he so richly deserves.


Lessons I’m Learning As I Get Older

The older I get the less patience I have for people who drain me of positive energy and who choose to dwell on everything wrong with their life instead of counting their blessings. So the lessons I’m learning as I age are the following:

  • Walk away from people or situations that threaten your peace of mind.
  • Avoid anything or anyone who robs you of your self-respect.
  • Distance yourself from individuals who devalue you or make you feel less worthy.

You deserve to live a healthy mental, emotional, spiritual and physical life. Everyone deserves peace and positivity. So Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and don’t be shy about asking for and expecting tranquility in your relationships.

Monday Reminders


  • You are amazing.
  • You can do anything.
  • You can choose to be positive.
  • You are worthy.
  • You will succeed.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud as you begin a wonderful new week full of limitless possibilities.