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Bijou: elegant, delicate, highly-prized

Priority: a task, person, or event regarded as more important than others. That simple definition seems so clear, but when it comes to prioritizing your priorities, it can be anything but. The thing of it is most of us have no trouble identifying our priorities. Each of us have at least handful. The problem is that identification is where most of us Read more…

Authenticity in Your Online Business

Starting a new online business is often a crash course in how to provide the best products or services, how to do marketing, how to utilize social media, and how to master webpage creation and maintenance – simultaneously. Whew! The amount of information is simply overwhelming. It is easy to lose sight of what you love about your business, and why you Read more…

As Valentine’s Day grows closer, I have come across a number of romantic images and quotes. The one that always catches my attention is “Love Conquers All.” So romantic. A concept we all want to embrace. A reality we yearn for. And completely untrue. It’s a belief that underlies so much misery. I’m not saying we ought to drop our partners when Read more…

My Etsy Shop, bijoubeadboutique is filled with the products of my hobby: creating with beads. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and anklets – I revel in creating pretty things. (In a previous life, I was immersed in quilting.) Much of the allure of these hobbies is the opportunity to play with color. Jewel tones are my favorite, but all colors have wonderful potential. Recently, Read more…

I will admit that when I saw a similar Instagram post picture (which I attempted to recreate here), I literally laughed out loud. I was gobsmacked with both the truth AND the hilarity of it – how we work against our own happiness. The mental gymnastics we women (and no doubt some men too) put ourselves through would be a sight to Read more…

Bijou: Something elegant, delicate, highly prized. Most of us seek happiness in our lives. Not a big surprise there. But what is surprising is that what American society teaches us will lead to happiness seldom does – at least for the majority. The formula: college, a high-paying job, marriage, a big house and 2.5 kids. I’m not saying that some people won’t Read more…

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