The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

December 24, 2015 § Leave a comment


SELF-CARE!  Taking time out is necessary for our health.  Along with Pianist Daniel Roberts, I created a free Guided Meditation for my friends and family.  It is approximately 15 minutes of total body relaxation and it is free for you! Please fill out the request below and I will send you the download link.

Enjoy your much deserved time out and feel free to share this recording with those you love!

Warmest regards from my heart to your heart,


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Good Feelings!

December 22, 2015 § 2 Comments

Last July, I participated in a free Facebook challenge and it wasn’t the ice bucket challenge!!  This was a challenge to “journal artistically” for 30 days.  Based on an email prompt you received daily from Artist Lisa Sonora, you would fill the page with the ideas inspired by the prompt. (getting started with a blank page is often the hardest part so the prompt was really helpful!)  You had complete freedom to do whatever the heck you wanted!  I admit, doing anything on a daily basis is hard, especially something  new AND in an area where you are weak but during July something magical happened.  I got FREE-feeling. I felt the freedom creativity invites in to your brain. « Read the rest of this entry »

You Are the Author of YOUR Story

November 9, 2015 § 2 Comments

Last week I bought tickets to a program featuring Don Miguel Ruiz, the author of The Four Agreements, when he spoke in San Francisco.  You may recognize his name because his book was on the New York Times best seller list for over seven years. The practical wisdom contained in The Four Agreements transforms lives, including mine.  (You will find more about this book at the end of my post.)

2015-11-09 13.21.02I continue to learn from Don Miguel.  My newest learning or as I like to say, “MY Aha Moment”, came when he said, and forgive me for paraphrasing his words, “Do not allow yourself to be a secondary character in your story.  You are the primary author.  Be a primary character too.  Write with the pen that you hold in your own hand.”  « Read the rest of this entry »

Word of the Week (WoW): CONNECTION

November 4, 2015 § Leave a comment


con·nec·tion     kəˈnekSH(ə)n/    noun

  1. a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
  2. linked by a commonality; a sense of belonging
  3. two or more things have the same origin, interest, goal

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.”     Brene Brown

“Love is a word.  What matters is the connection that the word implies.”  The Matrix Revolution.

As I said in my little video message, humans are designed for connection.  We crave a connection to other people!  While that is true, we need to look at our connections and decide, do they serve me or do they deplete me?  Do I desire more connection in an area of my life such as spiritually?  To your community?  Is there a connection I am afraid of initiating?

Interesting question — Have you taken inventory of your “connections”????

Birthday Month Surprises

October 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

edutopiaI love birthdays!  In fact, I usually have a big birthday bash but this year I am feeling a little quiet, a little more contemplative.  As a gift to both myself and to my followers, I have special surprises lined up in the month of November.  Think of it as a little sunshine coming from my keyboard to your screen.  A dose of quirky humor and a whole lot of moxy!  Dive inside my head for a virtual our of Cara 2.0!

If you use Periscope (live streaming interactive video chats), you can find me a few times a week broadcasting with a motivational group called #Peri10k.  I feel so “with it” to be using this technology!  I actually was on Periscope before my kids were – an AWESOME feeling.  Yes, I proudly still use AOL account but my Periscope account balances it out!  Retro and Hip, right?

Happy Birthday to me! I wish us all an abundance of the “5 C’s”:

  1. courage
  2. confidence
  3. contentment
  4. compassion
  5. clarity

If you enjoy reading My Girlfriend Voice, I would be very appreciative if you signed up to follow me by email — the link is towards the upper right hand corner of the web page.  I promise not to SPAM you!  I won’t sell your email address unless you make me really angry.  Ha!

With giggles and mucho moxy,



A Love Letter on your Birthday

October 27, 2015 § 6 Comments

bday candlesDearest Delightful Cara,

It’s almost your birthday and I wanted to write you a love letter.

Not so long ago you used to have a secret.

You never wanted to tell people how you felt.

To struggle was to fail.

To fail was unforgivable.

There were many times that your heart said, “I can’t take any more of “THAT”!

You hurt so badly that nothing held your head above water.

Your thinking was black and white and your words were void of color.sad

You got sick and tired of being strong.

The sadness settled into your cells and paralyzed you.

That was before.  That was then. « Read the rest of this entry »

Word of the Week (WoW): Succulent

October 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Word of the Week (WoW): SUCCULENT

[suhk-yuh-luh nt] (ADJ)

Rich in desirable qualities

Delicious, ripe, decadent

Full of juice, juicy

“I believe it’s our succulent detours that drives our passion and purpose even higher and drives us to colorful parts of ourselves we didn’t know existed.” Kate Reardon

“Choosing succulence is a deliberate act of personal revolution.  It means waking up! Embracing your true self, studying your patterns, and letting out your most alive self.  We all have one.”     Sark

What parts of your life are succulent?
What parts of you life need a little more juiciness?

Love to hear from you you in the comments……