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Tiger’s women and the lost art of discretion

posted by Victoria Moran

I am waiting to hear about the woman who had an affair with Tiger Woods and who is trying to keep that information to herself….

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A Schedule to Consider …

posted by Victoria Moran

In response to my squawking about all the time I spend on busywork, the son-in-law of the late Thomas E. Powers, author of Invitation to a Great Experiment, sent me Mr. Powers’ daily schedule during the time he was writing the book.

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A Pot Pourri of Quotable Quips

posted by Victoria Moran

I had cause today to pull quotations from several of my books and thought I’d share a sampling with you.

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Some thoughts on peace on Veterans Day

posted by Victoria Moran

As I ponder the complexities — the bravery of fighting versus the bravery of pacifism, the necessity of fighting versus the necessity of, some day, turning swords into plowshares — I feel moved to share this story from my past….

30 days to a charmed life Day 28: if it works, don’t fix it

posted by Victoria Moran

Write down on paper what is working in your life today and what has worked in the past that may work again.

30 days to a charmed life day 23 — increase your willingness

posted by Victoria Moran

Willingness is a powerful quality because it’s the bridge between self-will and the flow of life.

30 days to a charmed life day 22 — be a tourist

posted by Victoria Moran

Life is supposed to be Disneyland…Get out and explore your very own part of the world.

30 days to a charmed life day 19: forgive yourself

posted by Victoria Moran

It is easier to forgive yourself for a momentary lapse than for awful, ancient sins of omission or commission….They’re wretched and these replays make you feel like hell.

30 days to a charmed life Day 17: express gratitude to the ancestors

posted by Victoria Moran

Today, bring to mind those who have been your teachers, who gave you something that your cherish today.

30 days to a charmed life Day 16: back up and catch up

posted by Victoria Moran

As you embark on the second half of your 30-days-to-a-charmed-life adventure, this is a good time to go back to what you wanted to work on in the first place.

30 days to a charmed life — Day 5: letting your Higher Power in on your charmed life goals

posted by Victoria Moran

Today, day 5 of this month-long adventure, I invite you to invite your Higher Power — God, Higher Self, however you see the Force that can do things you in your human expression can’t. I did this and was told to work on “lateness, laziness, and late nights.” Thanks for the ego boost, HP…

30 days to a charmed life — Day 3: Commit to the basics: meditation

posted by Victoria Moran

Day 3 of 30 Days to a Charmed Life has to do with taking quiet, reflective time each day; and Victoria shares her own charmed day that included seeing the opera Ellen Craft, written by and staring Sherry Boone.

Gandhi’s birthday

posted by Victoria Moran

On October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Victoria Moran sees a bus ad promoting a vegetarian diet.

The Ten Commandments — a Nightline series & thou-shalt-not’s for thought

posted by Victoria Moran

The Thursday night series on the Ten Commandments that started September 23 on ABC’s Dateline inspires Living a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran to look at the time-honored list and see where each admonition fits her life today.

9/11, in memoriam. 9/12, too

posted by Victoria Moran

A blogger’s 9/11 recollections, and thoughts on the death of her stepson on September 12, 2007.

The Steve Maraboli Show

posted by Victoria Moran

A link to the most popular radio show of its kind on the web, the Steve Maraboli Show. The guest is Victoria Moran, with her book Living a Charmed Life.

Taking Woodstock, coconut yogurt, St. Francis, & saintly acts

posted by Victoria Moran

Blogger Victoria Moran shares a multi-faceted Friday including words of St. Francis that lured her into a church for some quiet reflection.

The Fois Gras Wars: Like WWII, This Is a Just War

posted by Victoria Moran

Vegan blogger and author Victoria Moran looks at journalist Mark Caro’s new book, The Fois Gras Wars, and leaves impartiality to him as she takes a no-fois-gras stand.

If You Knew Who You Really Were, You’d Be Starstruck

posted by Victoria Moran

I’m lecturing at the New Age Health Spa where Internet access is limited (that’s part of what makes it a spa), so I’m offering an excerpt today. I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for the giant picture: I hit […]

Bill Clinton, Saving the Day, and Caring Enough to Send the Very Best

posted by Victoria Moran

Bill Clinton’s negotiating the release of the journalists held in North Korea may have started with a letter of condolence sent to Kim Jong-il. Living a Charmed Life author Victoria Moran considers how this kind of diplomacy could change the world and our lives.

My gorgeous action partner Sherry Boone

posted by Victoria Moran

Broadway and opera diva Sherry Boone models coat from the fall/winter collection of New York-based Tokyo designer Mieko Mintz.

Every little life…

posted by Victoria Moran

Vegan author Victoria Moran attempts to save a crayfish in Central Park, being reminded of the Jain admonition: “To every creature, his own life is very dear.”

Today, in all honesty, I have nothing to say

posted by Victoria Moran

writing, blogging, being true to oneself, authenticity, the writing profession, journalism

Raw Pie Recipe

posted by Victoria Moran

In “Raw Pie Recipe,” blogger Victoria Moran shares the recipe for Blueberry Pie (copyright 2005, Jennifer Cornbleet) from Cornbleet’s book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People (Book Publishing Co.). This is a vegan pie, all raw, with no refined sweeteners.

A Beautiful Letter

posted by Victoria Moran

I already knew I missed writing and receiving real-letters-on-paper, but I was just reminded how much I miss them. I was looking through old photo albums for pictures of commedian/activist Dick Gregory. (He’ll be in NYC tonight and tomorrow night […]

Thousands of People…

posted by Victoria Moran

I had lunch today with a writer-friend who asked for a reminder about how we met. He said, “I must know thousands of people. It’s hard to keep everyone straight.” I know what he’s talking about. We know more people—even […]

The Next Indicated Thing

posted by Victoria Moran

This is the latest I’ve ever blogged: after midnight in New York but earlier where the blog posts so I get in officially for Friday. I’m writing this now because, late as it is and with everything else going on, […]

Passing a Kindness On

posted by Victoria Moran

Nearly two years ago, my teenage stepson died suddenly. To try not to add to my husband’s grief, I did my crying away from home, usually on the subway. Ever tolerant New Yorkers left me to my feelings, or touched […]

Knowing When Enough Is Enough

posted by Victoria Moran

I shared with you last week a video clip from a Living a Charmed Life presentation, “Your Inner Epicure.” She’s inside you to help you enjoy the varied sensory and earthly delights of life. Her big sister is “Your Inner […]

One Life Saved

posted by Victoria Moran

Today a year-old cow escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens, NY. She was apprehended but spared, and she’ll spend her life at a sanctuary. Tonight on the local news the anchors cheered her on, saying that she deserved her freedom. […]

Joel Osteen at Yankee Stadium

posted by Victoria Moran

My friend Sherry, who is incredibly spiritual and positive, invited me to go to hear Joel Osteen in the new Yankee Stadium. It’s called “A Night of Hope.” I’m there as I write this. Here are my notes, quoted as […]

Meditation 101

posted by Victoria Moran

When my first yoga teacher told me that meditation would do me good, I had two thoughts–both terrifying–in rapid succession. First was, “I’ll get bored.” Second: “I’ll miss something.” It turned out that I was sometimes bored, but I lived […]

Inspiration, Revelation, and Living in the Now

posted by Victoria Moran

 I would like to write these blog posts ahead of time. When I have a few uninterrupted hours on a plane or even thirty minutes while waiting for an appointment, I’d like to write, write, write, and get a cushiony […]

Yes, You’re Flawed. And You’re Perfect. Chew on That

posted by Victoria Moran

An excerpt from Fat, Broke & Lonely No More: Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places©  Victoria Moran, 2007HarperOne, a Division of HarperCollins Publishers In order to feel full on the inside and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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
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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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