Thursday, July 24, 2014

Never Stop Doing Your Thing...


"Do your thing. Do it every day. And do it unapologetically. Do not be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they are going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It is far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances and have fun. And no matter what, do not ever stop doing your thing."

Asher Roth

I promise to never stop doing my thing.

And if you are in on this, as a promise to yourself...

Declare it now. Write it down. Speak it out. Let's promise. Together.

Much Loves,

Angela.

A Love Story...


A Love Story... A beautiful Love Story.

"The one person I am forever with is me. My relationship with myself is eternal, so I choose to be my own best friend. I choose to love and accept myself and talk to myself as I would to all beloved people in my life."

Louise Hay 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To Live Life...


"Breathe. Smile. Relax. Enjoy. Laugh. Play. Create. Envision. 
Let it go. Forgive. Accept. Work. Serve. Contribute."

Lama Surya Das

And may I add... Let us do it all with Love.

Always,

Angela.

Each and Every Day...


"Each morning we are born again. 
What we do today is what matters most."

Buddha

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

That Heroic First Step...


"I have found that you have only to take that one step toward the Gods and they will then take ten steps toward you. That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of your boundaries. and it often must be taken before you know that you will be  supported."

Joseph Campbell

Open Heart and Open Mind...


It's how we embrace the world, and see the world.

It's how we touch the world, and understand that world.

It's how we change the world.

"Open heart with open arms. Open mind with open eyes."

Much Loves,

Angela.
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Imagine...


"Imagine what you would do if it absolutely did not matter 
what people thought of you. Got it? Good. Never go back."

Martha Beck

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Splendor of Life...


"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive. It is such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there? But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn't talk? If you say so I will stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it is difficult."

Lucy Maud Montgomery
Excerpts from "Anne of Green Gables"

PS. I think Lucy was writing about me, when she wrote this.

But I'll be quiet now. Or at least I'll try my best.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Begin...


"Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your Day is Your Life...


"How you start your day is how you live your day. 
And how you live your day is how you live your life."

Louise L. Hay

Create rituals. Beautiful rituals. Healthy rituals.

Do your best. Give your best. To yourself. And to others.

Make clear decisions. Declare your intentions.

Your life starts with this day. Today.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Two Souls...


"When the Heart meets the Spirit, 
that is when two Souls have truly intertwined."

Angie Coey

The Heart. The Spirit. The Soul.

It's a beautiful Trinity...

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Love and Affection...


"You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere."

Unknown


Be loving to yourself. Be affectionate.

Be kind. And passionate. And generous.

Be your most beautiful love affair.
 
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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Definition of a Kiss...


"Kisses are a language. A special language. Limitless. And almost every woman or man could speak this language. Even if only just a little. And one can master this language only as good, as the other chooses to understand. These kisses. This language. Kisses always hold a message. Learn to listen closely. Kisses can be clumsy, cheap, played, false, habitual and practised. But also elegant, soft, wild, raw, finely nuanced, romantic and poetic, passionate, dramatic, personal, intimate, sad, joyous and glorious, love's declaration, a quiet whisper, a loud scream. And so much more. Kisses know no word for hate. It is the only language for which there is no alphabet or grammar to learn and refine. The language that becomes more beautiful with its intensity. More passionate. More beautiful the more often you speak this language of the kiss, with those that you love..."

Bruno Schulz

I don't believe I have ever heard a more beautiful definition of a kiss...

Originally written in German, I took the liberty of translating these words after I had read them, and caught my breath again.

And Bruno, I thank you for allowing that.

"Küsse sind Sprache! Eine besondere. Grenzenlos. Fast jeder könnte sie sprechen. Ein bisschen. Man beherrscht sie immer nur gerade so gut, wie der andere sie verstehen mag. Küssen ist immer Botschaft. Man sollte gut zuhören. Küssen kann plump sein, billig, aufgesetzt, verlogen, routiniert, aber auch elegant, sanft, wild, nuanciert, romantisch, poetisch, leidenschaftlich, dramatisch, persönlich, intim, traurig, glücklichst, liebeserklärend, leise, ein Schrei und so viel mehr. Küssen kennt kein Wort für Hass. Es ist die einzige Sprache, deren Vokabeln man nicht alleine lernen, üben und verfeinern kann. Die Sprache, die immer schöner wird, desto häufiger und intensiver man sie mit dem Menschen spricht, den man wirklich liebt ..."

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That French Habit...


"I am in favour of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. 
After all, one must start somewhere."

Sacha Guitry

I feel an intention of the day should be kisses...

Whether to bravely and spontaneously kiss a stranger.

Or to simply live as though you are kissing life. French kissing that is.

Blow kisses. Whisper kisses. Caress kisses.

It's good for your health. And so many other things.

It will change your entire day. Miracously. Into something wonderful.

And yes, that French habit...

Men, start somewhere. And surprise the women of this world.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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All those Angels...


"I believe that Angels, or something like them, 
sometimes live among us, hidden within our fellow human beings."

John Perry Barlow

Dedicated to all those hidden angels...

Those angels making a difference in the world...

Or in someone's life.

Much Loves,

Angela.


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

For all the Beautiful Women of Life...


Dedicated, to all you beautiful women...

There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who is not thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences. A woman who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and carry on.

Unknown 

The Courage...


 "What would life be if we had no courage to risk anything?"

Vincent van Gogh 

My wish for you today... Courage.

Courage in living your dreams.

Courage in loving. And being loved.

Courage in letting yourself be seen. And heard.

Courage in your beautiful vulnerability.

My wish for you today... Courage.

Much Loves,

Angela.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Secret...


"The secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

Unknown

To Thrive...


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. 
And to do so with some passion, some compassion, 
some humor, and some style."

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Your Greatness...


"You have seeds of greatness inside of you. 
Today can be your new beginning. 
Today could be the start of something amazing."

Joel Osteen

Trust your greatness. Amaze yourself.

There's no more waiting.

Much Loves,

Angela.
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Follow Your Bliss...


"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors 
where there were only walls."

Joseph Campbell

Monday, July 14, 2014

You and Your Power...


"The most common way people give up their power 
is by thinking they do not have any power."

Alice Walker

Step into your power. 
 
Step into your greatness.

Much Loves,

Angela.
 

Work and Love...


"One can live magnificently in this world if one knows 
how to work and how to love."

Leo Tolstoy

Work today, to make a difference in the world.

Work today, to step closer to your dreams.

Love today, to make a difference in the world.

Love today, to step closre to your heart.

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Gratitude is a Prayer...


"Before you ask God for what you want, 
first thank God for what you have."

Unknown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In Your House...


"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

William Morris

Keep it simple. Purge. Let go.

Physically. Emotionally. Materialistically.

Create space. Make space. There is clarity in that.

A beautiful, enriching, liberating clarity.

You create room to grow. And room to receive.

Keep it simple. Purge. Let go.

There is always enough.

Much Loves,

Angela.
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Choir of Angels...


"Walk into the world knowing a choir of angels are behind you. 
Each step of the way."

Angela Gwinner

Walk gracefully. And gratefully. Be noble. And majestic.

Walk with confidence. And courage. Gentle. And upright.

Walk knowing a choir of angels are behind you.

Each step of the way.

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The Touch of the Tongue...


"Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace."

Marianne Williamson

Friday, July 11, 2014

You are... You are...


"I will keep telling you that you are important, deserving, loving, intelligent, worthy, compassionate, inspiring, beautiful, brave, true, strong and able. until you realize it for yourself."

Unknown

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Masterpiece of your Life...


"You want to become aware of your thoughts and choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this. Because you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo. And the David you are sculpting is you."       

Joe Vitale

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Influence It...


"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you will never be the same again."

Steve Jobs

Walk With the Dreamers...


"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it."

Wilferd A. Peterson 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Courage... That Gentle Courage.


Courage...

"Courage doesn't always roar. 
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, 
'I'll try again tomorrow'."

Mary Anne Radmacher

Run to Your Fears...


"The beautiful thing about fear is, 
when you run to it, it runs away."

Robin Sharma

Monday, July 7, 2014

It is Time...


The time is now...

"It is time to move into unchartered lands. If you want to do something you have never done before, you have to do something you have never done before. If you want to go somewhere you have never gone before, you have to go somewhere you have never gone before. You cannot do something new by doing old things. If you want your life to change, you have to change your life. So go ahead. 
It is safe. And it is also... about time."

Neale Donald Walsch

Make Life Delicious...


"Every day you are stirring the pot of life, and the most important ingredient you can put into your soup is you. Your love, optimism, trust, vision, communication, authenticity, appreciation and passion make life delicious, and the relationships you create at work and at home determine the substance and quality of your soup."

Jon Gordon

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Kiss...


"A kiss is something you need both hands for."

Mark Twain

A Love Affair...


"Dear Life, I think I'm in love with you."

Angela Gwinner

And a beautiful love affair it is...

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This is Living...


"Never touch anything with half of your heart. Be present, endlessly loving and compassionate towards others. Confront any challenging situation first with a deep breath. Wander. Remember that your own happiness and comfort comes above all things. Before reacting, try understanding. Eat breakfast every morning. Find the faces in the flowers. Remember what is important to you. Treat your body kindly. Be honest. Get to know yourself. Take things at your own pace. Do not feel embarrassed to feel, laugh, cry, sing or love. Remember that what is right for someone else may not be what is right for you (and that’s okay). Never be ashamed or afraid to ask for help. Do what you love. Remember that you always have a choice. Find joy in what life really is. That is living."

Unknown

Saturday, July 5, 2014

You and Your Spirit...



"At any moment, you have a choice that either leads you closer to
your spirit, or further away from it."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Have the Foolishness...


"May God bless you with the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do the things which others tell you cannot be done."

Unknown

Friday, July 4, 2014

Walk Your Path...


"Walk your path. Not the footsteps of another. Your path. Your steps.
Confidently. Walk with the head held high.  Eyes open. Aware. In the direction of your intention. You may detour, sidestep too. Sometimes you might feel lost. But keep the intention. And you will find your way."

Angela Gwinner

Walk your path. Following footsteps is such an effort. And exhausting effort. The strides and the steps of another are against your nature. A stride too short. A stride too long. A different pace. And walking in the footsteps of another, you keep your head held low. You miss the focus. You miss the journey.

And then you forget to look around. To see the short cut, or the most scenic route. To see the inspiration and all that is around you. You're simply keeping up, following, head held low. Looking at the path, and not at all that's around you. And that's tiring. Even all the more exhausting. And you're always a step or two behind. There's no catching up.

Find your path. Your steps. Your stride.

And walk it home.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Faith or Fear...


"Faith and fear both demand you believe something 
you cannot see. You choose!"

Bob Proctor

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Conceive. Believe. Achieve.


"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

Napoleon Hill

Stay Eager...


"Do stuff. Be clenched and curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It is all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. And it connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager."

Susan Sontag

New Beginnings...


"Always be open to new beginnings. 
To the universe, every moment is the start of the next big thing in your life."

Marianne Williamson

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

More Passion Please...


My declaration of the day...

More passion please.

The world needs more passion.

More passion when you work. Passion when you play.

More passion when you listen. Passion when you speak.

More passion when you learn. Passion when you teach.

More passion when you love. Passion when you give.

And more passion when you receive, too.

More passion when you daydream. Passion when you awaken.

More passion on your search for those reasons of gratitude.

And more passion when you give a loved one a kiss.

Or even more passion when you smile at a stranger.

I honestly believe, the world needs more passion.

That beautiful, heartfelt passion.

Much Loves,

Angela.
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You are the Stars...


"You are the stars and the world is watching you. 
By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. 
A message of hope. A message of victory."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Monday, June 30, 2014

Romance of the Unusual...


"Live the full life of the mind. 
Exhilirated by new ideas and intoxicated by the romance of the unusual."

Ernest Hemingway 

The Greatest Act of Courage...


"The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are. 
Without apology. Without excuses. 
Without masks to cover the truth of who you are."

Debbie Ford

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Imagination is Powerful...


"Imagination is powerful. Imagination is everything. 
It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. 
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein