Gardening in Stilettos
1. Walk 10,000 steps a day or take three 10 minute walks
2. Count to 10 before you say or do anything in anger
3. Eat the top 10 antioxidant foods (artichokes, blackberries, beans, plums, apples, cranberries, pecans, raspberries and blueberries)
4. Talk to your household (children, spouses) one-on-one for 10 minutes everyday.
5. Automatically save 10% of each paycheck and pay an extra $10 on your montly credit card bills
6. Voluteer 10 hours a month to a community service to charity
7. Take 10 minutes for yourself each day. Meditate, stretch, do a hobby, enjoy alone time
8. Focus on the 10 most important things that you need to get done.
9. Develop a 10-year plan
10. Write down/think about 10 people or things that you're most thankful. Show gratitude daily.

Source: Hope Health Newsletter
As we settle into a new year, a new decade, a new day, what is it that it will take to be a new you. Laura Neft posed these questions on her site at the beginning of last year and I think that they are just as valuable now as they were then.

I'm sure we all aspire to be or do something different than we have in our past. I'm resolutions, vision boards, goals, etc have been thought about a lot over the last 30-45 days. Even if you have done these things or something similiar, make note of these questions and when you have some quiet time ponder on them.

1. How is where you are in life today different from where you were last January?

2. How are you different today, internally, thatn you were a year ago?

3. Of all you've eperienced in the past year, what are most proud of?

4. What did you shy away from in 2009 that you wish you'd gone for?

5. What did you learn about yourself last year?

6. Who impacted your life the most this past year?

7. What are the most important lessons you learned in 2009 that you want to be conscious of in 2010?

8. What are you being called to next in your personal growth?

9. If you could create three things in your life the coming year, what would they be?

10. What parts of yourself will you need to call upon to create those three things with wild success in 2010?

Today is the 3rd day of Kwanzaa
The Purpose of Kwanzaa

According to the official website, Kwanzaa, which is celebrated each year between December 26 and January 1, was established to reinforce basic principles in African culture.  The principles include and emphasis on family and a respect for community culture. Recently the scope of Kwanzaa has expanded to include people of all backgrounds who feel these principles are important.

Kwanzaa invites participants to meditate on and interpret its values in ways that are relevant to our individual and collective goals. It is my belief that these principles should be applied to our lives throughout the year.

The Seven Principles

  1. Umoja - stands for Unity
  2. Kujichagulia - stands for Self-Determination
  3. Ujima - stands for Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa - stands for Cooperative Economics
  5. Nia - stands for Purpose
  6. Kuumba - stands for Creativity
  7. Imani - stands for Faith

Attended my second Circle of Champions meeting last night. Very insightful and gave a lot of good points and things to think about as I move forward in public speaking and coaching.

Looking forward to continuously learning from this organization.
This weekend I will have the priviledge to spend time with one of my favorite celebrity makeup artist, Sam Fine. He will be facilitating a workshop for professional makeup artist. I look forward to discussing the wonderful world of makeup and learning from one of the best in the business.
This weekend I will be spending time with the lovely ladies of MAC discussing the MAC Holiday Collections...looks, tricks and color combinations.
To master your skills in any field the key is to continous learn. This weekend my concentration is on my makeup skills...specifically the eyebrows. I will be doing a training session with MAC on creating the perfect brow. Looking forward to this class and the helpful hints they will share.

Eyebrows accentuate the face and give your face more definition...what is your brow shape?
The Heart of the Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman

Sharing love is a learned behavior and we often have to experience the pain that sometimes comes with sharing love to better understand it as we move forward.

Will share what I feel was valuable for me in this book in a future post.
I find the world of blogging to be such an interesting space. I read various blogs daily and find so much in common with many people around the world. Over time I have dibbled and dabbled in the blog world but it's time for me to really dive in.

I hope to have a very enjoyable time in the blog world!!!
This is a new blog with a new look that will showcase my development and new explorations in life.

So as I change the blog may change but I'm looking forward to re-inventing me.

I have wanted to try growing a few items indoors so recently when i went into a target and saw these nifty little mini grow kits I decided what better time than the present.

Indoor Garden Items: basil, parsley, lavendar, peppers, purple coneflowers
                                  Stay tune for progress...