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  • Posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

Amelia Earhart

“I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.”

– Amelia Earhart (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937, declared legally dead January 5, 1939), aviation pioneer, author, business woman

Most women don’t realize the value of taking “me” time or “time outs”. They push themselves until they drop, or explode.

I have always valued my private time, the time I use to regenerate my energy. When I was in my 30’s, a bubble bath did the trick. When I was in my 40’s I took long drives. In my 50’s I started taking my Sundays off to make jewelry, sew, read or write. I wouldn’t take phone calls or make plans to go anywhere the majority of the time.

My life is fairly simple compared to most. I don’t have children, I’m not married or in a relationship and yet I value the time I take to replenish my energy!

Without it, I wouldn’t be able to get as much accomplished during the week as I do. I wouldn’t be able to be as creative and innovative and my business relies on my doing just that.

Whatever it takes, be sure to take care of yourself, so you’ll have what it takes to take care of those you love!


  • Posted on July 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Phyllis Diller

“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual. ”

Phyllis Diller

July 1917-

When I was in my 20’s and I got angry I would clam up. I wouldn’t talk to anyone. In fact the person I was mad at rarely knew I was mad at them.

Then in my 30’s my husband actually put a hand on each side of me and said he wouldn’t let me go until I told him what I was mad about. He made me talk. He never let me get away with my by habit of passive aggressive behavior.

It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s I learned to process emotions without having to make someone else wrong.

When I got angry about something I simply told the person “I didn’t like . . .” or “I got angry when . . .” without making them responsible for what had happened.

What I realized was my point of reference was strictly mine. Unless I told them what made me angry they would have no idea. Everyone has a different point of reference and it’s only fair to communicate what is wrong rather than assume they would know.