5 Simple Changes to Create Significant Immediate Contentment

Something as simple as a sliver when removed, floods the physical body with immediate relief. As I stood in my bathroom with a tweezers and needle in my hand this past weekend, I gently pulled out a minuscule tip of wood from the inside of my thumb. Elation. A deep breath of an erasure of […]

How Fear Can Be an Opportunity for Amazing Life Changes

It seems too obvious to be reminded, but in order to move forward, to change, we must let go of what we were to become what will enable the change we desire to materialize. I have shared the analogy in the past of swinging on monkey bars as a kid – in order to grab […]

October Ushers In A New & Significant Change to TSLL’s Reading Experience

For more than ten years, The Simply Luxurious Life blog (TSLL) has continued to share life inspiration to cultivate an everyday life of contentment regardless of where you might live in our grand world, your age, your income or your relationship status. Along the way, TSLL community has grown gradually, yet steadily, something I am […]

142: 9 Reasons Owning Your Style Will Change Your Life

Today’s episode is a top episode from Season 3 discussing how understanding what our signature style is and then owning it with confidence permeates all arenas of our lives. Ultimately, what we wear matters. Without saying a word we communicate our values, our confidence, our expertise, where we’ve been, where we are and where we […]

How to Make Change Happen and How to Make It Stick

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates To move forward, we must walk forward. The present is in our control; conversely, the past is cemented, complete and cannot be changed. With January nearing its end, checking on our progress as […]

272: 8 Ways Tiny Habits Will Welcome the Grand Changes You Seek

The new year rolls around and there is much talk about resolutions and cultivation of a life we wish to live. It is old news to share that many resolutions are unfulfilled; however, BJ Fogg argues that perhaps we have had a faulty instruction manual to be successful in our pursue of lasting change. Released […]

6 Ways to Handle Unwanted Change Well

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”      —Victor Frankl When we fight the change that inevitably will occur in our lives — death – of ourselves, of others we love; a shift in our daily routines due to career changes, children growing up, etc. — we expend […]

241: Attaining the Change You Seek in the New Year

“In bringing about genuine inner transformation and change, the Dalai Lama emphasizes the importance of making a sustained effort. It is a gradual process.” —The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D. The resolutions whether you have concretely written them down or potential ideas of what […]

225: Trust the Transition: How to Step Through and Embrace the Change You Seek

“Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” —Kristin Armstrong, three-time Olympic gold medalist – road cycling As September arrives I find myself torn between the schedule I love during the […]

9 Reasons Owning Your Style Will Change Your Life

~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #142 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes | Stitcher | iHeartRadio   “Individuals can take hold of [style] and make it their own. Style is about an individual and fashion is about an industry and [fashion] runs on insecurity.” —Stacy London  New York Fashion Week motors on as I tape this week’s podcast, and for me, it […]

Why Not . . . Read a Book That Changes Your Life?

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot Much like travel, reading provides the opportunity to open up our eyes to another world, another way of thinking, another way of living that brings us closer to our […]

Why Not . . . Use Simple Changes to Transform Your Kitchen?

Part of creating a simply luxurious life is building a sanctuary that is welcoming, comforting and tranquil. One of the highlights of my day is pulling into the garage and walking into my home where I can let my hair down, come a little undone and breathe a huge sigh of relief that I can […]

Accepting Unexpected Change

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis Change can be absolutely exhilarating when we’ve initiated the process – applied for a new job and been accepted, said yes to a wedding proposal or simply decided […]

How to Create the Change You Want to See

  “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” –Albert Einstein Take a moment and look around the world you live in – in your home, in your community, in your country, in the world. What do you see? Do you like what you see? Are there […]

Why Not. . . Recognize the Stages of Making a Lifestyle Change?

Over the past year, I have been witness to two different stages of the transformation process when it comes to changing someone’s way of living. Each person is someone I either work with or care deeply for, and so I have keenly observed what they were going through. What I have noticed was something I […]

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World

  As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to […]

This & That: January 22, 2021

Chic clothing, sustainable style ideas, gardening inspiration, a film to make you laugh, a book and a podcast too, beautiful piano music and much, much more. Books —Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross Being released next Tuesday, Chatter written by psychologist Ethan Kross “explores […]

299: How to Live a Life with Less Stress & Why It’s Vital for Good Health

“The lack of meaning in our lives stresses us out, but too much stress makes it harder to find meaning.” —Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, author of The Stress Solution Yesterday, for the entire day, aside from letting my pups outside from time to time and feeding them, I wallpapered. I turned on old British cosy mysteries […]

15 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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This & That: January 15, 2021

Books for enjoyment, for inspiration, for good food and slipping away to France and Britain. Two favorite comedy series (one French, one British) return to Netflix with their latest season, two films, one new series, timeless clothing on sale, a pair of boyfriend jeans I am loving and much, much more. Books —Bravey: Chasing Dreams, […]

12 Enjoyable Ideas for Freshening Up Your French

Immersion is best, but when immersion is not possible, brushing up while at home on our French as we wait for the opportunity to walk stand firmly on the terra firma of the land of croissants is the next best thing. All of this is to say, the key is to make the learning enjoyable. […]