Today is Magazine Monday! The perfect day to go through your magazines and cut out photos for your vision board(s).
Mondays always seems to be rough for most people. And well, marriage seems to be just as rough. As for me, I love both! Monday is my favorite day of the week and my husband is my best friend. This November, my husband and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage. It hasn’t been easy – but it sure has been worth it. Check back each Monday, I will be listing resources here on this page.
On November 3, 2016 my husband Brian and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. However, in 1997, we separated for about eight months. That was by far the worst thing – and also the best thing – that ever happened to our marriage. It was during that time that I really understood that we will never have it all together, but together, we can have it all.
So when we reunited and re-committed ourselves, I made some adjustments to how I would do things from that day forward.
Resources, Websites, Tips & More:
The Dating Divas: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/
Family Life: http://www.familylife.com/
Family Minute: http://www.familyminute.com/
Mud Mask Monday
In 2011, I added a new routine to my weekly schedule. It is called, “Mud Mask Monday”. This has become one of my favorite routines !
Mud Mask Monday is a great way to relax while listening to great music on your iPod. It’s a great way to get away (right in the comfort of your own home).
1) Buy a mud mask (or any mask)
2) Clear 20- 30 minutes out of your evening schedule
3) Wash face and apply mask
4) Load up the ipod with 20-30 minutes worth of music.
5) Lay back and relax
6) Make sure you have a timer or somebody to let you know when the time is up. You don’t want to wake up the next day with an old mask on.
Check out this video
- Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask : http://www.freemanbeauty.com/
- Que Bella Masks: http://www.quebellabeauty.com
Sheréa VéJauan has committed herself to do something everyday to accomplish her goals. For extra accountability, she has committed to writing a public blog at http://365.vejauan.com/. She is the author of 2016 Goals Journal.
This post has NOT been viewed by a proof reader or editor. My writing will only get better as I build my team.
Happy 5th birthday to my blog!
I started my intense, public goal-setting journey 5 years ago. Had my first family goal workshop and blogged about my experience for 365 days. Thank you for being apart of this journey and supporting my blog. Thanks for praying with me, cheering me on, watching me cry, and grow. I left my job, started a new job, lost my business, started it again, moved to a new city, joined a new church, wrote new books, launched a coffee line, celebrated 23 years with my amazing husband. Lost 40 pounds…and kept it off, celebrated my birthday for the first time. Conquered my fears by flying in an airplane for the first time, went hiking, and stayed in a hotel room alone. I am blessed!
Sheréa VéJauan has committed herself to do something everyday to accomplish her goals”. For extra accountability, she has committed to writing a public blog at http://365.vejauan.com/. She is the author of 2015 Goals Journal.
This One-Year Personal Goal Achievement System will inspire YOU to plan and take immediate action toward achieving your present and future goals. This is a must-have for “Goal Setters”.
My grandmother loved me. She did the best she could to raise me. But I just wish she would’ve talked to me about boys. I wish somebody would’ve talked to me about the importance of home ownership. I wish somebody would’ve talked to me about that USC scholarship that I didn’t want because I thought is was better to be a manager at McDonalds. I started working at the age of 13. I wish somebody would’ve talked to me about saving, investing, and maintaining good credit. Well, I’m about to be that SOMEbody to somebody!
Today is Talent Tuesday: Use your talents to help people. You were given many unique qualities and talents. Sharing your gifts with those less fortunate is an excellent way to show your gratitude for your blessings. It helps others and brings satisfaction and fulfillment to you as well. I’m working on using all of my talents this year! Happy Tuesday! Use your talent!
Today’s Talent Highlight is D. Westry – Speed Painter
D. Westry is a pioneering speed painter/performer and speaker who paints patriotic, celebrity portraits, custom images, themes and corporate brands live in front of audiences. Each performance takes roughly 4-6 minutes or less to musical compositions. He performs at corporate, charitable, and private events around the world. His specialty is his “Speed painting” and “Lines of Creation,” a stage act in which he quickly creates larger than life masterpieces within minutes. As a “Speed Art” pioneer, D. Westry has been developing his original speed art innovations since the 1970’s as a child prodigy. From the 1980’s on into the 90’s, D. Westry became renowned as “The Talent Show King,” winning first place awards in every competition he’s entered. Also, D. Westry became famous worldwide for his “upside down” performance art technique, which has proven to be one of the most influential art expressions of this generation.
WordPress would not allow me to embed the video, but you can watch it here: http://youtu.be/vBvefdUONDQ
His Website: http://www.speedartman.com/
Are you up for a 365-day challenge?
Are you up for a challenge? If your goal is large you can make it easier to achieve by creating lots of small habits first. Instead of trying to revamp your entire life at one time to fit a large goal, try changing small things one at a time. I’ve put together a short list of activities to choose from that would challenge us in 2016. Choose one or two and try it for one year. Please be sure to leave a comment below, to let me know which one(s) you chose.
- 365 days of “Random Acts of Kindness“
- Send 365 greeting cards (by mail) to family and friends
- Keep a gratitude journal and write in it every day
- Learn a new word every day, for a year
- Do some sort of physical exercise every day
- Write and publish a blog post every day
- Write a poem, draw, or do something creative every day
- Take a photo a day and see your life in a whole new way
- Create something from Pinterest every day for 365 days
- Watch a movie or documentary once a week
- The lemon water challenge
- Check out my Pin Board at http://pinterest.com/vejauan/365-challenge/
- Watch Julie & Julia: Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.
Sheréa VéJauan has committed herself to do something everyday to accomplish her goals”. For extra accountability, she has committed to writing a public blog at http://365.vejauan.com/. She is the author of Goals Journal 2016: Write.Balance.Inspire. and a few others.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
A few years back, I had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom. I was a part-time student and a full time volunteer at my daughters school (lol). We were on a tight budget.
Because we had a lot of friends, we were constantly getting invited to events, parties,etc. Our budget determined which parties we would attend and what gifts we could purchase. The one thing people could expect to receive from me was a birthday card. I was diligent about sending out birthday cards and thank you notes. I kept a list and set up reminders on my computer. I also sent lots of e-cards.
Lately, my life has been on a constant world wind since the beginning of this year. I’m still adjusting to my new schedules and commitments. This year, I have received a lot of nice gifts, but I have sent very few thank you notes. I’ve noticed that some people don’t care to receive a thank you note or they decided to give me a (thank you note) pass because I’m so busy.
This year, especially now that we are in a face book, twitter, email, text message kinda world, I have to make sure I acknowledge acts of kindness towards me and my family with a “Thank You Note”. Today at church I walked around with my newly made “Thank You Box”. I felt like the smiling postman.
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes