Love Liberates

As a child and as a mother, this is so beautiful..

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Thank you Dr. Maya Angelou

 

 

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The Lucky Ones

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. – Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year

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Growing up, my parents were among the very few that were still married as many of my friends were products of divorce. While this was not an ideal situation, I remember the one thing that made it worse was hearing one parent speak negatively about the other parent  or the people in that child’s life. I also noticed that it always had the reverse affect and caused that child to hate the one spewing the mean words.

Friend after friend all said the same things and expressed hurt, so as a kid I made a decision to never EVER speak negatively about the other parent in front of my child. no matter how you feel about that parent (and you chose them btw) your child should be able to form their own opinion and be allowed to view that parent as a superhero.

You will not always see eye to eye as you co-parent but you only hurt them by arguing in front of them or resorting to hurtful name calling in their presence.

I thought this was a great article..

http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/one-parent-talks-bad-kid-other-parent-41832.html

 

Beauty Tip #454

Want whiter teeth without spending hundreds of bucks on home kits and dentist visits??

Well here is a safe, simple, painless method…

Buy a tooth paste that promises whiter teeth, apply a generous amount to your toothbrush  and brush your teeth 3 times as long as you normally would. 

Afterwards, gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide for 60 seconds…

Your teeth will be noticeably whiter within 4 days.. (You’ll be amazed)

Yes it’s that simple…

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The 500 Million Dollar Question

I think in life we have to be honest with ourselves. Recently, I thought about my life in a very real way. The whole thing. I took a hard look and then I asked myself the question:

If you had a half a billion dollars what would you do? How would it change you? I know many of my friends would leave jobs, some would leave relationships, others would even leave the city in which they live… Me? I wouldn’t change a thing and that’s a very good feeling…

I love acting and being an artist, I love LA, I have a great love life and I love creating..

Don’t get me wrong, there would be some serious alterations!  I would change my square footage, I would do more traveling, buy some very big toys, an apartment in Paris, take care of my extended family, visit more castles, have caviar for breakfast but the essence of my life would remain the same because I’m happily pursuing my dreams

Now..You just got a check for 500 million bucks, what would you do?

 

My Today..

I choose to feel good.. really good..

 

Remember that being a success without happiness is meaningless.
– Richard Denny –
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page
– Mark Houlahan –

Forever Young

Dr. Oz studied different groups of people who lived to be in their healthy, vibrant 100’s and they all had something in common: they drank.
Many used to think the key to long life was wine, but new research says any form of alcohol does the trick. Why? Alcohol consumed socially in moderation, along with a healthy diet, can actually relieve stress…Less stress, longer life!
So tonight…
Pallini took a trip from Italy and landed in my martini.

Viva Viva!

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