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No one likes a cranky old bat.

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”  ~Tammy Faye Bakker

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”  ~Bo Derek


A good blogger would snap pictures right and left as she spends five lovely, perfect hours at the mall with her sister.

A good blogger would also remember to charge her camera ahead of time so she could do so.

I’ve been in a bit of a winter-funk lately.  I tried sleeping more.  Doing this detoxin’ thang to get my body in balance.  Smiling more (I actually came to the realization that this was missing when I went to my 8 pm yoga class Monday night, tried to smile in one of my poses, and realized my mouth felt all funny because I hadn’t smiled the ENTIRE day. And that’s just not how we do things in an enchanted life, lady).  Meditation, yoga, family time – I have been trying and trying, but just couldn’t shake the general feeilngs of sadness.

Solution for this morose mama? 

Shopping, shopping, shopping.  Granted, this isn’t always a solution, but it sure was yesterday.  I haven’t selflessly spent money on myself in a long while – typically I spend money, but carry around some pretty intense feelings of guilt about it.  NOT THIS TIME!  I spent the whole thirty-minute car ride home reciting mantras about how I was allowed to be happy and be free of guilt and I am feeling pretty fabulous today.  Still on my list of purchases before graduation: a suit and my camera love.

Best purchase yesterday: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer.  This stuff is phenom and makes your eye shadow go on smooth, vibrant, and with a ton of staying power.  100% worth the 22 bucks to keep me looking awake and dolled up all day long instead of sleepy and bare-faced by noon.

There’s really no quicker way to destroy your relationships and feelings of self-worth than being a cranky old bitty all the time – no one wants to hang out with that girl.  Whether it’s taking a minute to breathe, taking a day off work, going to a yoga class, busting out a run, stopping by a pub to enjoy a St. Patty’s day green beer, or heading for the mall to pick up a little something that makes you smile, do something today that makes you feel fabulous.  And seriously – pick up that eyeshadow primer, diva.

You’ve got a diem to carpe – go get it!

Enchanted (i.e. safe and fun) St. Patrick’s celebrations, all!


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Everyday Namaste: Focusing on Who We Are

“Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.”

– Deepak Chopra, best-selling author and speaker.

I am making it my intention to be more of who I am – who “Meg” really is.

I'm a sassy sassafrass. Throwin' gang signs all up atcha.

I'm very, very silly.

I'm obsessed with food - like these delish blueberry pancakes with pumpkin cream cheese filling!

I'm a hard working employee and student.

And then…there are some things I’m not.

Eva Longoria, for one. I think she's great gorgeous.

Ready for bikini season...uggggghh. Lots more miles to run before June.

Able to watch scary movies. I tried to man up and watch this with B last night - I had horrible nightmares!

It’s quite easy to focus on what we are not.  I would say that is particularly true in this season of the “new year;” so many resolutions to be “better” than our current state.  If we are constantly focused on believing we should be something different than what we are, we focus our energies in negativity.

Trust, I’m ridiculously hard on myself – especially when it comes to being and looking healthy!  It’s easy to think that I should look more like Eva, work out harder, longer every single day, and be more “fun.”  Is it fun to have nightmares for weeks on end?! No! Does B care if we watch comedies and romances and save the big, bad scaries for his guys’ nights? No!

I write this to remind myself that internal self-hate talk, even if small, wreaks some serious havoc on the mind and spirit.  The key to change is small, achievable goals that give a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.  I do intend to whip my butt back in shape, because being healthy and working out makes me feel good, inside and out.  But there is a line close to obsession that needs not be crossed in order to reach health (or any) goals.

I like being silly and sassy.  I like my achievements in college and in my job.  I like food.

And you know, I may not be bikini-ready today.  In fact, I might not be until June.

And I probably will never be Eva Longoria – or able to watch scary movies!

But today, in this beautiful moment, that’s pretty okay by me.

Enchanting dreams, lovelies!

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