Monday Morning Orange Juice, August 12, 2019


"Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own mind."

Meryl Streep

The past month has reinforced some realizations, and I am restless and longing to create again. What would I do if there were no limitations? What are the possibilities of which I haven't even thought yet?

Have an awesome week!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, August 5, 2019


"A bee lives for 40 days, visits 1,000 flowers, and produces one teaspoon of honey. To us, a teaspoon of honey. To bees, a lifetime of work."

(Due to a computer equipment breakdown, Monday Morning is now Tuesday Afternoon— just add some vodka, peach schnapps, or prosecco to the OJ )

A little note on perspective and gratitude. It's easy to say thank you for the "big" things, but there are an infinite number of everyday miracles surrounding us all the time. Have a fabulous week!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, July 29, 2019


"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."

Walter Hagen

A little late today, but a stop to compliment a gentleman on his urban garden Friday led to a wonderful conversation, a personal tour of said garden, and an invitation to return for vegetables and more photos.

Building and keeping connections-- whether it's a quick "thank you" for making this corner brighter or taking time to check in with a friend over coffee--strenghthens the fabric of life.

Monday Morning Orange Juice, July 1, 2019


"You don't try to do it right every time. You just try to do it every time. The secret is to give yourself to it, let go of the past, enjoy the process and the present, and it will come good."

Monty Don, Master Gardener, on creating a garden

Lovely thought and reminder as we begin the week and month. May July bring you ways to enhance your own "gardens."

#mondaymotivation #positivevibes #quotes #theprocess

Monday Morning Orange Juice, June 3, 2019


“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

So easy to get caught in the negative energy out there, as I did this weekend. Can't be happy if you're angry. I have to remind myself to breathe, be grateful, and ask "how can it get any better than this?"

Have an even better week than last!

#mondaymotivation #positivevibes #quotes #breathe

Monday Morning Orange Juice, May 13, 2019

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“It’s important to be interested in everything. You have your life – experience it to the fullest. You’re eventually going to lose it anyway. I am a very restless personality. If I take time off, I’m likely to do something like build a resort. I can’t help myself. That’s why I try to make businesses out of all of the things that I enjoy: food, wine, films. My company, FFC Brands, sells my taste. I want to set a precedent for my children. They won’t hear me say on my deathbed that I wish I had lived my life differently. I am one big yes.”

Francis Ford Coppola

This quote, from an interview in Fast Company magazine, had a profound influence on me and resonates to this day.

Have an awesome week!

#mondaymotivation #positivevibes #dowhatyoulove #quotes

Monday Morning Orange Juice, April 29, 2019


"Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don't try to figure anything out. Don't try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest."


A meditation this week for me, as we finish the final preparations for our City Love fundraiser. Just breathe... #mondaymotivation #positivevibes #quotes

Monday Morning Orange Juice, April 15, 2019


"You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, and keep grinding. You never know what can happen.”

Tiger Woods, Winner 2019 Masters

His calm, determination, and focus paid off. Something to keep in mind for a productive week.
#masters #determination #tigerwoods #mondaymotivation

Monday Morning Orange Juice, April 1, 2019


"A hundred thousand welcomes; I could weep, and I could laugh; I am light and heavy. Welcome. " William Shakespeare

Welcome, April, welcome, Spring --welcome longer days, flowers, warming temperatures.

And welcome, Olive, to this bold new life outside of your puppy mill cage and its horrors. Welcome to soft beds, toys, walks, and kind people who already love you.

Have a great week and month!