THE IMPORTANCE OF REST

If your week has been as challenging as mine, you are ready for some rest. Sunday is a great day to recharge. For me, the healthiest way to “power up,” take a “rest from stress” and reconnect to truth, love, beauty and joy is through “otium sanctum” or “holy leisure”—the topic of today’s article. “Otium […]

Continue reading


DO YOU ABANDON YOURSELF FOR “LOVE?”

During Valentine’s week, our hope for love can be heightened—so much so that we might abandon what we know is best for us for the sake of steamy, hot … “chocolate.” In my work to inspire people to kick their deadbeat habits to the curb, I’ve consistently seen that if instead, we refuse to abandon […]

Continue reading


What we WANT, what we NEED and what’s BEST

Sometimes, we want conflicting things. We might think we want a good marriage, yet feel we want a spicy affair. We might think we want to be on a diet, yet feel that we want to eat a gallon of ice cream. Knowing what we want—even when we want conflicting things, helps us get to […]

Continue reading


SELFISH V. SELF-CARE

For most of my life, I bent over backwards to assure that I was not being selfish. This led me down a winding path to discover the true meaning of selfishness and self-care, and the vital importance of a life worth living. What is selfishness, really? As my dad always said, “A man wrapped up […]

Continue reading


LOVING BY GIVING

In her early days, my mom was the queen of loving by giving. Like many mothers, she was happiest when she knew that everyone around her was happy. Mom’s kitchen Mom liked to bake, and her bounty was my reward for walking home after school. I didn’t mind the two-mile walk, except for during the […]

Continue reading

Subscribe to the Blog

Like Angelique on Facebook

Facebook By Weblizar Powered By Weblizar