Is beauty an illusion?

Is beauty an illusion? I love the description the IPhone dictionary has for illusion. It says it is an erroneous mental representation or the act of deluding. Have you looked in any magazines lately of images of women appearing in ads or fashion layouts? Do they look authentic to you? And yet you are supposed to aspire to look like and use the products they promote. I don’t know about you but I just can’t buy into that crap. There are a few brands that promote real women in their advertisements. The key word here is REAL. Dove soap stood up and launched an amazing campaign about … [Read More...]



Forgive and Forget

Twenty five years ago today, I had my last "taste" of alcohol. I hit what is commonly referred to as a "high bottom". I was a high performing woman, gainfully employed but hit my emotional bottom. The empty shell of a woman that I was, cracked open … [Read More...]

Alpha Chick Mal Duane

Honesty + Innovative Thinking = Self-Actualization

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”  --Madonna “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being … [Read More...]

Initiative = Accomplishment: Everything Starts Within Us

Why do you spend so much time blaming other people or situations for your own misfortunes?  I guess it might be easier to pin the tail on another donkey! Maybe it is time to be accountable, even if for only yourself. You have the ability to do, … [Read More...]

Forgiveness = Freedom

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” ― John F. Kennedy  “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde  “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you … [Read More...]

Life Recovery Formula: Discovering the Diva within!

To truly develop self-worth, one must look within for the divine magnificence you were born with. We are all created with this essence but it can be obscured by the words and perceptions of others. You think the right dress, or the right hairdo might … [Read More...]

Transforming Your Life

The Happiness Secret

The Happiness Secret

Probably more than anything else in life, we all strive to be happy. Sadly, for various reasons, happiness eludes many of us. Some reasons are self-imposed and others we attribute to other people. The trouble is, when we feel other people are … [Read More...]


Faith + Courage = Freedom to Exercise our Profound Personal Power

Throughout our lives as women, we have found ourselves paralyzed by our fears: fear of failure, fear of success, rejection, loss, loneliness, pain, loss of safety, security, and affection, estrangement, separation - the list goes on.  We find … [Read More...]

Self worth + Self care = Joy

The deepest and most painful wounds come from self-condemnation. Yet, we keep doing it over and over to ourselves until the flesh is almost gone from our bones. Some of us use a form of addiction as a band-aid to those wounds. But nothing ever … [Read More...]

Creative Imagination + Strong Faith = Deliberate Creation

Why do we get so beaten down and hopeless that we can’t create what we want in our lives? I am here to tell you, maybe even while standing on a roof top shouting that we most certainly can. Like everything else in life, there is a formula. Once … [Read More...]

Life Recovery Formula: Awareness + Acceptance = Serenity

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”                        -William James It’s not life’s experiences that are causing your pain and suffering, it is your … [Read More...]