LIFE EXPERIENCE

NEW YEAR INSPIRATION!

By now it has probably sunk in: 2014 is in full swing! At My Friend Jill, we want to make this the best year yet and have some exciting new offerings in the works. To kick off our blog this year, Instead of giving you a big rah-rah speech on how to keep your resolutions, I thought these inspirational quotes might be a better option. They're colorful, inspirational and good reminders of how you get to choose the kind of year this will be. Make it amazing!!! And check out the article HERE.

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THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER... BETWEEN FRIENDS

I've promised this Journal would be about real musings on real life. Even if you won't admit it, I bet you've listened to your closest friends relay some great news about something amazing that just happened and instead of feeling joy, you silently drown in envy. Yep, that's ugly. And apparently most of us have been there. I sighed some relief to read I wasn't the only one and to find some ways to cope with the green-eyed monster at its root. READ IT HERE 

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WHY YOU SHOULD GET NAKED EVERY DAY

Maybe it's my years living in and out of Europe, but my perception on naked bodies has changed from the 'cover up your goodies at all times' mentality to 'we've all got the same stuff' realization (thank goodness!!) One thing that hasn't changed however, is the endless discussions I have with friends about how we all struggle with our weight, our short legs, thick waists, how and where gravity pulls...it's exhausting! That's why I loved this article on MindBodyGreen about the joys of being naked and why we all need to bask in the buff! Read it. It's surprisingly encouraging (and a little bit liberating). READ IT HERE 

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GET OUT OF STUCK-VILLE

Ok, I was trying to be witty with the title, but it's not so funny when despite your best efforts, nothing you do is pushing you towards your goals. Maybe now that the holidays are blowing in on autumn breezes, it's the time to re-evaluate and reconsider. After all, it is the season for change-- and it's all in how you view it. Are you afraid of impending dormancy or playing in the colorful transitions? I loved these suggestions for getting out of that stuck place and into something better. Check it out HERE

 photo by:  electric nerve

photo by: electric nerve

GETTING OLDER IS A BLESSING

I know, I know. Many of you are shaking your heads in disbelief. But I have a whole new view on how my years packed full of angst, learnings, flirting, tears, travel and success (in all forms!) has benefited me. Check out Sister Joan Chittister's insightful article and start reframing your life's experiences, HERE   

 image by  Brian Everett  / Used by Creative Commons License

image by Brian Everett / Used by Creative Commons License