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Red Rubber Boots

posted by Victoria Moran

When I lived in Kansas City, I hardly ever opened an umbrella and I hadn’t had galoshes since 5th grade. There was no need: the car was right outside and most of the places I was going had covered parking. […]

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Speaking Up, Speaking Out, and Taking a Stand

posted by Victoria Moran

It’s impossible to live a charmed life, or even a good one, when we’re pretending to be someone we aren’t. It’s hard not to put on camouflage and try to fit in everywhere, and yet the freedom of standing for […]

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Making Do with What’s Available

posted by Victoria Moran

When I did yesterday’s blog, I somehow told Movable Type, the program Beliefnet bloggers use to get our thoughts from our heads to your screen, to eliminate my ability to put in images (or links to other sites or italics […]

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Top 10 Prosperity Affirmations

posted by Victoria Moran

This seems like a good time to share some of my favorite prosperity affirmations from wonderful teachers of the past and present. Find one you like and use it lavishly. Florence Scovel Shinn: I am harmonious, poised, and magnetic. I […]

If It Works Don’t Fix It

posted by Victoria Moran

Monday’s Blog, written Sunday night: I just figured out why today was so terrific: I didn’t venture far from myself. That’s not to say that it isn’t thrilling at times to do something totally new and out of character. It’s […]

Happy Birthday to Everybody

posted by Victoria Moran

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’d like to share with you my thoughts on celebrating the once-a-year holiday we all get that’s out very own. The excerpt is from my book, Younger by the Day: Having Brilliant Birthdaysfrom Younger by […]

Blast from the Past

posted by Victoria Moran

My daughter, Adair, was doing some background work earlier this week and sent me this photo entitled, “Me in the 1950s.” I was shocked at how much the picture looked like one of my mother when she was young, taken […]

Go Ahead, Make My Day

posted by Victoria Moran

I had the best day on Sunday, largely because of the people in it. First I met two folks from church before the service. Charlana is a singer and Bruce is a dancer—boy, is he! He has that Fosse thing […]

Top Ten Ways to Enrich Your Spiritual Life

posted by Victoria Moran

1. Accept yourself.    If this is difficult, clean up your past as best you can and then look at each day at the end of it so you can make things right as you go along. None of us is […]

Juicing for Health: Natalia Rose’s “Green Lemonade”

posted by Victoria Moran

With St. Paddy’s Day coming up tomorrow, I was thinking about my favorite green drink in all the world — not beer with food coloring in it. It is, rather, “Green Lemonade,” a delectable concoction to which I was introduced […]

Recession, “Fear Itself,” and the Golden Key

posted by Victoria Moran

If fear weren’t so devastating, it would be fascinating. It slips in to fill empty places, the way rainwater fills a ditch and dust bunnies find homes under furniture. It’s peddled like a street vendor’s wares, and we buy it […]

Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness and Love

posted by Victoria Moran

I’ve been doing some research on the early years of the Alcoholics Anonymous fellowship and how its pioneers discovered a spiritual program of recovery that has shown itself applicable to all sorts of addictions and various besetments of humanity. Before […]

Spiritual Companions, Spiritual Life

posted by Victoria Moran

I made a new friend on Saturday. M. (I won’t use her name because I haven’t asked her) came to the writers’ group I’m a part of. It turns out she heard me speak at a church a while back, […]

Top 10 Ways to Stop Being Afraid

posted by Victoria Moran

Fear is running rampant in our country and our world. Every person who refuses to buy into the terror puts out a different energy. We’ll never overcome what we’re faced with if we can’t get the fear out of the […]

The Metaphysics of the Musical

posted by Victoria Moran

Paul Tenaglia, the minister of my church, Unity Church of NYC, is a former actor and director with a strong sense of theater that he brings to Sunday mornings. Yesterday, he outdid himself. His topic was “One Singular Sensation: Metaphysics […]

Playing Favorites

posted by Victoria Moran

Here’s an exercise for more self-knowledge and self-appreciation. It’s called “Playing Favorites.” To do it, pretend that you’re Sister Maria from The Sound of Music you ask yourself, “What is my favorite thing?” Then list everything you can think of […]

As We Forgive Our Debtors

posted by Victoria Moran

Several years ago, I loaned an acquaintance some money. It was supposed to have been a secured loan, with the collateral of some art photographs, but he never got around to getting the pictures to me, and he never got […]

Another Chance for Starting Over

posted by Victoria Moran

Happy March 4th! It may be a work day, but it’s a holiday, too, the day on which we’re invited to march forth into the rest of our year, the rest of our lives. I learned about March 4th some […]

Top 10 Ways to Cheer Up

posted by Victoria Moran

It’s the middle of winter. The economy is acting as if it ought to be committed. People aren’t as happy as they were a year ago, and they’re more afraid. But it is not our responsibility to join the gloom […]

Faith, Friendship, and Patience

posted by Victoria Moran

In January, HealthyLife.net, where I do my monthly radio show, did this interview. I thought you’d like to read it. I’m also writing my newsletter today, “The Charmed Monday Minute.” If you’d like to receive it, you can subscribe on […]

Kindred Spirits

posted by Victoria Moran

You never know where you’ll find one, and you may be the oddest couple anywhere, but if you’re open to them (and if you slow down enough to make the connection), kindred spirits are all around you. None of us […]

An Inventory of Riches

posted by Victoria Moran

I was watching Wayne Dyer’s new DVD, Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purpose. It’s a feature film with a story and interview clips with Dr. Dyer scattered throughout — altogether viewable and thought-provoking, and parts of it keep coming […]

I learn a lot with a little help from my friends…

posted by Victoria Moran

I feel so grateful to have access to the wisdom of the people in my world, those I know well, those I meet in passing, and those I simply read or hear about. There’s truth, of course, in that each […]

Top 10 Simple Acts to Feel Content & Safe & Happy

posted by Victoria Moran

1. Make a list of what you really, truly love. A whole lot of what you find there—maybe all of it—won’t cost a thing. 2. Hang out with your very favorite humans (4-pawed humans, too). 3. Write a letter—a real […]

The Fine Art of Noticing

posted by Victoria Moran

I was gushing to my husband on the subway Saturday night: “This was one of the best days of my life!” This is not the first time I’ve said something similar. I would be embarrassed by such a display of […]

What the World Needs Now…

posted by Victoria Moran

I got an email today from a lovely writer, Kim Childs, who had interviewed me for a story she wrote in Awakening World magazine about falling in love with your life. Beneath her email signature was this quotation: “Even after […]

La Dolce Vita

posted by Victoria Moran

Life needs some sweetness in it every day, even if you’ve given up sugar. If you don’t get your sweet fix automatically (i.e., you’re newly in love, you recently moved to Paris, or the work you do inspires the heck […]

Know Thyself (and All Thy Parts)

posted by Victoria Moran

Whenever I get together with my friend Elizabeth from Kansas City, she reminds me of what she contends is the funniest thing I ever said. “Remember that time we were all out for breakfast,” she begins, “and you said, ‘The […]

Top 10 Reasons for Getting Up Early

posted by Victoria Moran

I don’t always bound out of bed with grand expectations about the day ahead, but when I can hear my grandmother saying, “This is a day the Lord has made: I will rejoice and be glad in it,” it helps. […]

The Torpedo Principle

posted by Victoria Moran

One of the first self-development books I ever read — years before I even dreamed I’d be writing these kinds of books myself — was Psycho-Cybernetics. The author was Maxwell Maltz, MD, a plastic surgeon who had noticed that some […]

It Is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius …

posted by Victoria Moran

Not only is a revival of the quintessential ’60s musical Hair opening on Broadway this spring, but many astrologers agree that the “dawning” is finally over and the arrival is nearly here – happening, ever so delightfully, on Valentine’s Day. […]

How to Fall in Love with Your Life

posted by Victoria Moran

As Valentine’s Day approaches (and Valentine’s week continues!), there’s a lot of thought extant about falling in love with somebody. But how about falling in your with yourself, your life, and your very own company? I write about this in […]

Let the Love Flow

posted by Victoria Moran

I’m seeing this week of love as going outward in luscious ripples — we love those closest to us and let the love flow out to embrace as much of the planet as we can get to. To that end, […]

Top 10 Tips for Scoring with a Vegan Chick!

posted by Victoria Moran

As Valentine’s week continues, I’m offering some suggestions for any fellas out there who are smitten with a woman of the vegan (or vegetarian) persuasion. Her book, Dating Vegans, based on her column of the same name in American Vegan […]

Calling All Soulmates

posted by Victoria Moran

Happy Valentine’s week! I am a big fan of celebrating everything celebratory and spending enough time doing it. I believe in doing all 12 Days of Christmas plus Epiphany, and celebrating your birthday for its entire month. Valentine’s week seems […]

Getting to Know You

posted by Victoria Moran

Oops…Have you ever promised someone you’d do something and then totally blanked on it? I did that: I told my lovely editor at BeliefNet that when this blog officially launched and got a few days of “front page” exposure, I’d […]

Contagious Optimism

posted by Victoria Moran

In times like these when what’s going wrong is far more obvious than what’s going right, and being afraid is easy and can even seem sensible, we need to infect one another with whatever optimism we can get hold of. […]

Angels Unawares

posted by Victoria Moran

I didn’t expect to have anything in common with the cab driver. She picked me up at my hotel in Delray Beach Monday morning. We could have been the subjects of a fashion magazine story on divergent styles of dress […]

Top 10 Ways to Have a Great Day

posted by Victoria Moran

1. Make a gratitude list in your head before your feet touch the floor in the morning.When you remember ten things you’re grateful for first thing, before worries and stresses start to intrude, you build the foundation for a great […]

Victoria’s Victorious Bailout Plan

posted by Victoria Moran

Everybody else has a bailout plan for the economic woes facing our country and the world, so I figured I could come up with one, too. My plan isn’t national and political; it’s personal and spiritual. I started formulating these […]

Still Another New Year …

posted by Victoria Moran

I was telling a friend yesterday that I wanted to look over my New Year’s Resolutions again to see how I’m doing with them 1/12 of the way through the year. And today I opened an email from a lovely […]

The Lovely State of Powerlessness

posted by Victoria Moran

Contemporary spirituality is a lot about personal power: having the right attitude, affirming what you want, pasting the right picture on a vision map and, by golly, that picture is going to come to life for you because you’ve seen […]

Accepting Limitations

posted by Victoria Moran

Yesterday was humbling. I spent four hours with a lovely woman named Liani Greaves who is a professional organizer. At the task of finding a place for everything and seeing that everything has its place, she is brilliant. And I’m […]

Top 10 Spiritual Books …

posted by Victoria Moran

… in my experience so far. These Tuesday Top 10 lists are subjective, obviously: they’re my idea of the Top 10 whatever-it-is. Today’s list, spiritual books, shares with you the books that have forged my path and changed my life. […]

Ultimate Success Affirmation

posted by Victoria Moran

Last weekend I spoke for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition at Lincoln Center in New York City. As I prepared my presentation, I knew I wanted to offer something succinct that would speak to a thousand-plus students on their way […]

Dreams Do Not Have Expiration Dates

posted by Victoria Moran

I had such fun today. I got to go to Chelsea on the West Side of Manhattan, to a giant Martha Stewart Living complex and do a photo shoot for the May ’09 issue of Body+Soul magazine. It will be […]

A Grrl Genius Recipe for a New Administration

posted by Victoria Moran

One of my favorite people is Cathryn Michon, author of The Grrl Genius Guide to Life, and The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (With Other People). She’s a comedian, humanitarian, actor, writer, and all-’round amazing woman. It is my honor […]

Wise Words of Wednesday

posted by Victoria Moran

I am so fortunate to know people who tell me what I need to hear. That happened last night in a teleclass I’m teaching called “Come Into Your Own in 2009.” We’re meeting every Tuesday night in January and once […]

Top 10 Tips for Being a Good Citizen

posted by Victoria Moran

With all the patriotic feeling extant in America on this Inauguration Day, it seems appropriate that this Tuesday’s Top 10 Tips should be for being a good citizen, in whatever country you live. Live up to the highest and best […]

Maiden Blog

posted by Victoria Moran

Hello, brave explorers who’ve discovered a brand new blog — Thanks for joining me here at the outset for “Your Charmed Life.” This blog has been a long time coming and the timing is so perfect: Inauguration Day! I watched […]

Previous Posts

Tomorrow is my swan song ...
Hi, friends -- I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I would be giving up this blog at the end of my contract period. It's not an easy parting, since I look forward to our chats, but I haven't been able to figure out how to blog every day, have something worth reading every day, and still keep enou

posted 5:53:10pm Dec. 14, 2009 | read full post »

My top 10 favorite posts of 2009
As my career as a daily blogger ends, I've looked back over the year and pulled out my favorite posts, the ones that meant the most to me, or that I had the most fun writing. I hope you'll enjoy reading (or rereading) these. It's been a privilege to share my thoughts with you.Victoria's Victorious B

posted 7:08:45am Dec. 14, 2009 | read full post »

Preparing for Christmas
I took a class on mysticism the other night at The NY Open Center. The instructor was Jon Mundy, Ph.D., who publishes Miracles magazine. He had copies available -- it's wonderful -- and one tiny article caught my eye. I reproduce it here for your Yuletide pondering:Did You Know?from Miracles, N

posted 8:35:03am Dec. 11, 2009 | read full post »

Peace on Earth ... but maybe not quiet ...
I just visited The Writers Room. It is a wonderful place where serious writers write lots and lots of real books: the evidence is on shelves when you walk in. I'm grateful that three professional contacts wrote me glowing recommendations and thrilled that I've been invited to join. But I don't think

posted 5:03:59pm Dec. 10, 2009 | read full post »

Do You Use the Guest Towels? -- a guest blog from Elizabeth Grant
Do You Use the Guest Towels?  by Elizabeth A. Grant One of the greatest obstacles I see with clients is that people have trouble valuing themselves highly. Somewhere along the line, they took on a belief that they aren't worth much. A friend of mine is an artist, and she's really struggling wit

posted 10:40:34am Dec. 09, 2009 | read full post »

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