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Preparing for Christmas

posted by Victoria Moran

A tiny article from Miracles Magazine suggests finishing up on Christmas preparations by St. Thomas Day (Dec. 21) and leaving those last few days to prepare our hearts.

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Peace on Earth … but maybe not quiet …

posted by Victoria Moran

Author Victoria Moran looks at the pros and cons of quiet and stimulation.

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Do You Use the Guest Towels? — a guest blog from Elizabeth Grant

posted by Victoria Moran

Guest blogger is Elizabeth Grant, “the quantum coach,” is filling today for Victoria Moran. And she’s asking, “Do you use the guest towels?” In other words, just what do you think of yourself?

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Tuesday’s Top 10: Christmas-y Things to Do

posted by Victoria Moran

Watch seasonal movies, make fudge, do an Advent calendar….

30 days to a charmed life Day 30: go forth & shine!

posted by Victoria Moran

Everybody needs some time to shine, time to be recognized, special, admired. It’s not selfish: it’s human.

30 days to a charmed life day 21: take a look at your top 5 ‘want-to-do’s’

posted by Victoria Moran

What have you not done yet that you’d really be miffed about missing if your time to leave this earth were to come sooner than you’re planning?

30 days to a charmed life Day 14: Say yes

posted by Victoria Moran

For the next two weeks, say yes to life every day. Don’t argue. Don’t deflect. Say yes and see what you get.

30 days to a charmed life Day 12: up the class quotient

posted by Victoria Moran

Add a touch of class to your life today

30 days to a charmed life Day 9: Domesticate

posted by Victoria Moran

Unearth the delights and deliciousness you’ll find nowhere on earth except under your own roof.

30 days to a charmed life Day 8: Get up, get dressed, get going

posted by Victoria Moran

Sometimes you have to get up, get out of the house, and put yourself where the action is.

30 days to a charmed life — Day 2: Decide what you want to accomplish

posted by Victoria Moran

Day 2 of “30 Days to a Charmed Life”: Decide what you want to accomplish.

The love of a dog…

posted by Victoria Moran

A photo of Adair Moran with an adopted elder-dog and a quotation about the love of a canine.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever….

posted by Victoria Moran

Two books, some handmade cards, and a note with a $2 bill from artist/author Mary Ann Radmacher inspire blogger Victoria Moran to consider abundance, gifting, and how relatively little it can take to make somebody’s day.

National Punctuation Day 2009

posted by Victoria Moran

Celebrate National Punctuation Day 2009 with Creating a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran whose fondness for punctuation extends to the stalwart semi-colon and the ever elegant dash.

First day of fall 2009

posted by Victoria Moran

As the first day of fall 2009 approaches, Living a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran some of her favorite aspect of her favorite season.

Charmed life radio & handmade dog sweaters…

posted by Victoria Moran

Link to The Dr. Pat Show, “Talk Radio to Thrive By!” when her guest is Victoria Moran, author of Living a Charmed Life; and check out Snuggle Pup custom-knitted dog sweaters from Victoria’s daughter, actress Adair Moran.

Dine like a yogi

posted by Victoria Moran

The ancient yogis had precise dietary recommendations for creating a body that’s healthy, beautiful, and ripe for spiritual practice. In this excerpt from her Oprah-featured book “Lit from Within,” Victoria Moran shares yoga’s nutritional wisdom.

Adair at Farm Sanctuary (I just learned to upload video…)

posted by Victoria Moran

“Help me celebrate that I learned to upload videos! See my daughter at Farm Sanctuary, a refuge for rescued farm animals in Watkins Glen, NY.” — Victoria Moran

The latest on Adair’s dog adoption…

posted by Victoria Moran

Just a note (and photo) on the senior chihuahua that may join the Moran extended family.

Winning motivational quotes

posted by Victoria Moran

Dustin Maher, “America’s trainer to the moms,” ran a contest on his site for favorite motivational quotes. One of the winners came from Victoria Moran’s Fat, Broke & Lonely No More.

Prosperity — and living a charmed life

posted by Victoria Moran

Victoria Moran ponders the cost of a charmed life and shares specifics about how she lives (and what she doesn’t buy so she can afford organic vegetables).

Pens, paper, handkerchiefs, and panache

posted by Victoria Moran

Creating a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran explores her appreciation of good pens and other accoutrements of the good life. They don’t have to cost much.

You know about Oprah’s favorite things…

posted by Victoria Moran

Oprah has her “Favorite Things,” and here Living a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran selects her “Five Friday Faves” ranging from a watch that protects against EMF radiation to a natural, raw-food candy bar.

What I Learned Offline

posted by Victoria Moran

I feel as if I should produce a note from my mom as to my extended absence. My dog didn’t eat my blog, but my hard drive came near to shuffling the mortal coil and had to be replaced. It […]

Take Train Trips & Road Trips

posted by Victoria Moran

In honor of your holiday weekend, I thought you’d enjoy this clip from my latest book, Living a Charmed Life: TAKE TRAIN TRIPS AND ROAD TRIPS(c) 2009 by Victoria Moranfrom Living a Charmed Life: Your Guide to Finding Magic in […]

Making a Home to Soothe the Soul

posted by Victoria Moran

I am visiting my friend Suzanne who lives in heaven. Not harps-and-angels-heaven, earth-heaven. She has created in her home tucked away in the Sunset Hills of West Hollywood something of a cross between Eden and Fantasyland. Her back patio and […]

Playtime: the Power & Importance of Play

posted by Victoria Moran

PLAYTIME!an excerpt fromThe Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy(c) Victoria MoranLantern Books, May 2009 Play is as essential for a happy life as are good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. It’s an excellent de-stressor that can clear your thinking […]

Last Tango in Portland

posted by Victoria Moran

More video from Living a Charmed Life … This is the story of the most amazing manicure on record. Intrigued? Give a look. (Note: the clip is a bit longish — 7 minutes, 38 seconds.)

Pleasure, Good Times, & Joy of Life

posted by Victoria Moran

I”m so excited: everybody who didn’t get to come to Barnes & Noble Monday night can join me for pieces of it right here! Thanks to a wonderful Internet marketing consultant who happened to be there on Monday, I have […]

Broadway, Belgium, and Having Inspiration Your Way

posted by Victoria Moran

This weekend William and I saw Every Little Step, a splendid documentary about the casting process for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. I loved it and I cried. Sobbed, in fact. William asked if I wanted to leave. I […]

I “Heart” NYC

posted by Victoria Moran

I moved to the magical isle of Manhattan in August of 2000. I still get chills when I see the skyline or walk in Times Square. Not everybody loves New York City. Some people can’t stand it. But they love […]

Valentino and Reverend Billy

posted by Victoria Moran

I love doing Monday blogs since they’re so full of the wonders I discovered over the weekend.  The first joy was the documentary, Valentino: The Last Emperor. The clothes were so exquisite; his relationship with his 45-year partner in both […]

Poetry for the Soul

posted by Victoria Moran

With National Poetry Week upon us, I’m reminded of my favorite poem: “Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” by William Wordsworth. The poem is long (you probably figured that from the length of the title), written over a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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