The Hunt Is On!

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This activity is as much fun for the hostess as it is for her girlfriends but in very different ways. The hunt is for treasure and, in Drink Wine and Giggle style, that means girlfriendly treats. If you’re the hostess, you’ll want to create a treasure with a basket filled with wine, wine charms, cocktail napkins, chocolate, lip gloss, nail polish, candles or any other item that you know your friends will enjoy. Of course including a copy of our book Drink Wine and Giggle is always a welcoming gift. Continue reading

Know Thyself

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If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.
~ Virginia Woolf

Self-awareness—an understanding of ourselves, how we relate to people and how people relate to us—is important because it enables us to build on our strengths and identify areas we may want to improve. Self-awareness makes us a better friend because with it comes the ability to see our actions through the eyes of our girlfriends, understand our reactions to one another and maybe even admit when we’re wrong. It helps us realize that we’re not perfect and makes it easier to accept the imperfections in others. Continue reading

Are You Sleeping, Beautiful?

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Sleep is…the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
~ Thomas Dekker

One of the best ways to keep you beautiful inside and out is to get enough sleep. It should be easy to get enough rest as our bodies are wired for downtime, but it seems too many of us are busy answering wake-up calls. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reported that 20 percent of Americans are suffering from sleep deprivation and 60 percent get less than six hours of shut-eye per night. Continue reading

Flex Your Mind

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Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Imagine being stretched out on a yoga mat in pigeon pose. If you can hold this pose, then it might suggest that you are flexible, but physical flexibility does not translate to mental flexibility. Mental flexibility is the “ability to shift a course of thought or action according to the changing demands of a situation.” To test your tolerance for change, ask yourself the following questions. Continue reading

Hit The Road

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The journey not the arrival matters. ~ T.S. Eliot

Family road trips often come to mind when making vacation plans. Fond memories of piling into a car filled to the brim with beach bags, pillows, picnic baskets and snack foods, not to mention kids sitting hip to hip without even a seat belt between them. In contrast, today’s family road trip might feel more like being sentenced to solitary confinement with everyone wired into their personal technology device. Continue reading