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Tomorrow is my swan song …

posted by Victoria Moran

Tomorrow will be my last blog on Beliefnet.com. Thanks for a wonderful year. My little holiday gift to you is a free teleseminar on getting organized. Listen live tonight (Monday) or later from the archives.

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My top 10 favorite posts of 2009

posted by Victoria Moran

As Victoria Moran retires from daily blogging on Beliefnet.com, she offers a retrospective of her ten favorite posts from the past year.

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Writing today …

posted by Victoria Moran

A writing quotation, a writing day

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A writer’s log/charmed-life blog

posted by Victoria Moran

No real blog today since Victoria is working on her book proposal. A nice writing quote from Toni Morrison, though.

Approaching December …

posted by Victoria Moran

As we approach December, I’m looking to write a book proposal and, probably give up daily blogging.

Gratitude, in times of change

posted by Victoria Moran

On this Thanksgiving eve, whether you’re seeing change in your job or your bank account, in the shifting of relationships or in time’s going faster than it used to, you can probably agree that it takes some grit to do this life-on-earth thing.

Thanksgiving menu … it doesn’t change much from year to year

posted by Victoria Moran

Our family classic vegan Thanksgiving menu

30 days to a charmed life Day 25: invest in enhancement

posted by Victoria Moran

If your life, your work, your growth, and your future matter, you have to be willing to invest in them — your time, your effort, and yes, even your money. What can you do today to invest in yourself?

30 days to charmed life day 7: Do what’s in front of your face

posted by Victoria Moran

Today’s assignment is to do what’s in front of your face, the proverbial “next indicated thing.”

30 days to a charmed life — Day 1: Ascertain your advantages

posted by Victoria Moran

Life coach and Creating a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran embarks on a 30-day experiment in super-charmed living and brings readers of her blog along.

The death of William Safire — and one amazing memory

posted by Victoria Moran

The death of columnist William Safire inspires author Victoria Moran to share a memory of meeting this man who encouraged her, long ago, to write books.

Another New Year…

posted by Victoria Moran

The back-to-school ‘new year,’ a life coaching special, cute dog pix, & dealing with online name-calling.

“September Issue” — Anna Wintour, Vogue, fashion, and spirituality

posted by Victoria Moran

The Vogue magazine documentary “September Issue” inspires writer Victoria Moran to explore her fashion history and how a love of lovely clothes can fit into a spiritual life.

Raw Spirit, Philip McCluskey, & the fine art of self-trust

posted by Victoria Moran

Living a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran shares about her day at the Raw Spirit Festival and some inspiring thoughts on self-trust from weight loss expert Philip McCluskey.

Picture Day

posted by Victoria Moran

Photos of Victoria’s daughter and stepdaughter and a reader/blogger’s cat snuggled up with a copy of Living a Charmed Life.

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World

posted by Victoria Moran

Inspired by Jordan Christy’s book How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, blogger and author Victoria Moran finds the Hepburn-esque qualities in a friend.

Subway Serendipity

posted by Victoria Moran

This evening I got on the best subway car ever, heading for the workshop I was to give at the Integral Yoga Institute downtown. I saw the guy with the guitar, but this fellow was no mere troubador. Instead of […]

The Miracle of Space Clearing

posted by Victoria Moran

This evening I was blessed with a house blessing—well, condo blessing: a space clearing ritual performed by Donna Henes, “Mama Donna, the Urban Shaman.” We’ve lived here nine months, the longest I’ve gone without a house blessing in the past twenty […]

Dick Gregory at Caroline’s Comedy Club

posted by Victoria Moran

I had the best night. William and I got our Dick Gregory tickets a month ago, as soon as I made a wrong turn on Broadway and saw in the window of Caroline’s on Broadway that he’d be performing. He […]

Your Kindness, Michael Jackson, & a Book Party at Pure Food and Wine…

posted by Victoria Moran

I’ve had a jam-packed day. Sometimes I think the best way to write this blog called “Your Charmed Life” is just to share about my charmed life. First: thanks to everyone who posted comments or wrote to me with condolences […]

Aspen’s Obituary

posted by Victoria Moran

I don’t usually write on Sunday, but I’m making an exception, as I watch my life trying to rearrange itself in the wake of Aspen’s death.  It’s always hard when someone you love leaves, regardless of species. The tragic deaths, those […]

Sometimes It’s Just Hard

posted by Victoria Moran

It’s after 10 and I haven’t blogged yet. This morning my daughter saw that Aspen’s side was distended. She took her to the veterinary oncologist and learned the worst: Aspen’s lymphoma is no longer in remission. We were looking at […]

Chop Wood, Carry Water

posted by Victoria Moran

This is a really big day in my life as a writer. It is the first (and most important, they tell me) day in a week-long campaign to get my new book, Living a Charmed Life, into the hands of as […]

Peta, the President, and a Housefly

posted by Victoria Moran

I’m the odd one out in even my pro-animal-rights family when it comes to Peta‘s antics that seem well outside the scope of serious work for the cause. The latest flap about the executive fly-swatting incident is a case in point.  […]

California Dreamin’

posted by Victoria Moran

I’m on the road so much for work that I don’t really take pleasure trips, and yet sometimes travel for work seems like a pleasure trip. This past week in LA was like that. Even though it’s “June gloom” season—cooler […]

Book Party at Peter Max Studio

posted by Victoria Moran

Okay, I live a charmed life. The party for The Love-Powered Diet happened last night and it was like Baby Bear’s porridge: just right.  For starters, we were in the midst of all those amazing Peter Max paintings. I grew up […]

John Lennon: Remember. Imagine. And Give Peace a Chance.

posted by Victoria Moran

Last night William and I went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex to see the John Lennon exhibit. I was a major Beatles fan in my youth, got to my first Beatles press conference in Kansas City at […]

Blended, Extended, Et Al: Family Is Love

posted by Victoria Moran

I just spent two days with my stepsisters, Jan and Pam. This is probably the most concentrated time we’ve had together since my mother married their father when I was nine. Jan was older, a teenager and a beauty queen […]

Friends, Home, and Hospitality

posted by Victoria Moran

William and I have lived in our new “green” condo for nearly six months. I haven’t had it space-cleared or house-blessed yet (note to self: do that), but yesterday it was blessed inadvertently by the presence of a couple of […]

Love and Caring

posted by Victoria Moran

This is Aspen. She is fifteen. I found her on a street corner in Kansas City when she was a skinny young stray, and she and my daughter have been inseparable ever since. It wasn’t an easy beginning. I was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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