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Posted in Business Owner, Homeowners, Lifestyle Coach, Magazine

Lifestyle Mini-Magazine . . . Coming Soon


I am creating a mini-magazine to be posted here once a month. As you can see this cover is from July 2020 . . . where did the summer go?

We have been downsizing our life since March 2020 in order to live simple, I will be sharing articles on how we got this done, how to navigate yourself through this COVID-19 Pandemic, how to declutter your spaces, how to set-up a remote and education stations in the home so you can be ready when school or work is shut down due to outbreaks.

I will have articles about the meeting industry, how we can help with small intimate meetings, where to find venues, how to design social distance in-person meetings . . . I know I’m not the only one Zoomed-Out!!!

If you have suggestions about what you would like to see in this mini-magazine please do not hesitate to reach out to me – I love hearing and sharing ideas.

Peace Harmony & Love

XO Cheryl

Posted in Suffrage, Womens

100 Years Ago Today . . . .

As painful as it may be to believe, the The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18th, 1920, today 100 years ago. It stated that: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” In plain English, it gave the vote to all women of voting age.

However, before its passage, not all women had been denied the vote as the map above demonstrates.

By 1919, 15 out of 48 states had full suffrage for women, while 12 had absolutely no suffrage. The rest had some sort of convoluted arrangement part way between the two. These included:

  • Primary Suffrage: Women could vote in primaries, but not in elections themselves.
  • Presidential suffrage: Women could vote for the President but not municipal or state officials.
  • Presidential and municipal suffrage: Women could vote for the President and in local elections but not for state offices.
  • Municipal suffrage: Women could vote for local officials but not for higher offices.
  • Municipal suffrage in charter cities: Women could vote in local elections in only certain cities of a state.
  • School Bond or Tax: In these states women may have been able to vote on matters related to school bonds (funds for schools) and/or matters relating to tax.

What the Nineteenth Amendment did was to simplify matters by giving voting rights to all women, no matter what state they lived in.

Why do you think it took so long for women to get the vote in America?

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO

Posted in Harmony, mindfulness, Peace

Wellness Wednesday

This mindfulness exercise I have used in my classroom with great success with children that were having a tough time calming themselves at certain times of the day.

This exercise not only helps children learn about how their emotions can cloud their thoughts, but it also facilitates the practice of mindfulness while focusing on the swirling glitter in the jar.

Try having the kids focus on one emotion at a time, such as anger, and discuss how the shaken verse settling glitter is like that emotion.

If you leave the jar where they can use it with assistance (if glass) it will be a tool they will reach out for in those moments they are struggling.

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO

Posted in Music Heals, Pet Adoption, Pets, Uncategorized

I’d Rather Hang Out With Animals

I used music to train my Catahoula “Duke” to settle down when he was a puppy and when he got older, we had a 1 year cat at the time also – so I would announce that “Momma is putting on the nappy music”. They both would wander into the office and lay down to nap. It worked!

Our animals can sense that we are feeling anxious or over-whelmed, they will have difficulty too if they know they can’t make us happy. Please take care of the animals too is this crazy time we are going through.

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO

Posted in Classrooms, Science, Teacher

What Color Is Your Rainbow?

Another oldie but goodie from my big lesson book of science experiments. I remember when doing this experiment in the classroom the hardest part was keeping the students from eating all our materials!

I added a few open-ended question to get your children from Lower-Order (rote knowledge, comprehensive) thinking skills to Higher-Order (problem solving, patterns, define relationships, create new ideas) thinking skills, especially with starting school in a few weeks either online or in-person.

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO