Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leadership, Love and Life

I found this fascinating quote today:

So perhaps we need to take a lesson from the butterfly. Perhaps we need the struggles in order to spread our wings and transform. Ask yourself "What strengths lie in the caterpillar of your existence? And what butterfly is waiting to be born?"Bronwen, Leadership, Love and Life, May 2009

You should read the whole article.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blisstory Question - Mom

What are the things you love, cherish, and admire most about your mother?

Obviously my mom is the person that I loved first in my life and I cherish the life she gave me. At 77 years old, she still has that spunky, defiant, never give up attitude. Yeap, that’s where I get it from.

When I say my parents taught me I can do anything, she’s the role model!
She is the orginal bliss networker! I truly admire her ability to pick herself up when she’s hit with a blow, and she’s had more blows than I can remember. She’s suffered the loss of a child, the loss of her lifetime partner, 3 heart attacks, 2 strokes, breast cancer, lung cancer and lives with COPD and arthritis; nothing diminishes her love of life.

My mom is my first real friend. Along with being my friend and mother, she is a friend and mother to countless others. Along with her own 6 children, she has taken in strays for as long as I can remember. Today, her youngest grandson occupies a room at the "Grambo Inn". She is also a mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt, great, great aunt, and so much more. When I think about the many people that have crossed her path, I know that each of them was impacted in a positive way by her mere presence.

Today and every day I honor Janet Rose Griffin, the woman that brought me into this world. I love her enthusiasm, excitement, stubbornness, fortitude, graciousness, and her capacity to love, especially her family. Here’s to you mom!

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Sisstory Pre Launch - Mothers Day Specials

Kick off your high heels and pick up your favorite pen, sit in a comfy chair and get ready to celebrate the bonds of sisterhood! Sisstory Journal, created by visionary, Teri Williams, is a celebration of sisterhood,embracing you and the connections you have created with the women in your life.

Sisstory Journal includes over 365 questions about you, about your sister and about your life together. Questions like, "What does sisterhood mean to you? Are you biological sisters or sister of choice? What are six words that describe your sister? Write the back cover of the book of your life." Each and every one of us has a sister, whether it's biological or our best friend. Each and every one of us has a story.

In an effort to "give back" and in honor of the many women and children across the country that are in need,with every purchase of the Sisstory Journal, a minimum of 20% of the net proceeds will be donated to charity. "I believe we are here to serve, uplift and motivate", says Teri Williams. One of her favorite quotes comes from Ben Stein, "A life lived to serve others is the only life that matters". By ordering your copy today, know that you are making a small contribution to Sisterhood, one book at a time.

Mother's Day orders of the Sisstory Journal include a complimentary Sisstory Bookmark and a personal message from Teri. Sisstory Journals are only available at or through where you can also pick up a copy of the Blisstory Journal, The Blissful History of Your Life.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Less Mama Drama -Would Even Please Obama

When Lyne Appel Downing of EcoStore USA contacted me to sample EcoStore products, I was a little skeptical. Mainly because most of the products and brands I’ve tried from other companies didn't work. Instead of going the route of most reviewers and testing the cleaning products, I decided to test the ones that had the potential to make the most impact in my life – helping my daughter feel better about herself; eliminating some of the diva drama on the home front.

When it comes to hair, a teenager’s drama kicks in to high gear if each strand isn’t just right. Trust me on this one. I have an absolutely beautiful 18 year old, who couldn’t look ugly if she tried. In her mind, though, that’s just not true and if her hair looks the slightest bit greasy, well, she’d rather stay home tucked away in her room than face the outside world, even for a minute. Luckily for me, I’ve found the best hair care product for teens; EcoStore USA’s Vanilla Bean Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only is it her favorite scent, it’s ecologically friendly, too. They only use “safe, healthy plant based ingredients expertly blended with organic cider and therapeutic grade essential oils”.

EcoStore USA’s Vanilla Bean Shampoo and Conditioner leaves hair feeling soft, silky and incredibly clean. After two days of not washing her hair, my daughter still loved the look and feel. For the first time in 6 years we have a product that actually works and is safe for the environment. EcoStore USA products do not contain any irritants such as parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is an intense cleaning agent, not meant for cleansing the skin.

You can pick up all of the EcoStore USA products at Of course, if you have a drama queen at home, you’ll want to start with the shampoos, like I did. Be sure to go to: and watch the Earth Day video of Malcolm Rands, creator of ECOStore products. Judy Davids created an incredible video of how these products were developed and brought to the USA.

Here's to you...and a little dose of ecologically friendly sanity at home...Enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Simply put Ecostore USA in the subject line!