#MotivationMonday: “C” is for Celebrate

Confetti celebration sky (1)

We are 2 words into this post and I can already hear some of you now: “Celebrate? I don’t have anything to celebrate…” Are you sure about that? Take a moment to really ponder the totality of your life’s circumstances before you say that you don’t. And for the record, I’m not talking about those…

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Motivation Monday: “B” is for Business

{image courtesy of sidedish.Dmagazine.com}

Today’s Monday Motivation is being brought to you by the letter “B!” This post du jour was written with a focus on business but, in true Bubbleista style, the topics covered are written in the “not-your-average-ordinary” style. Today we’re gonna talk about the right kind of “business dealings”–the one we should all be creating in our daily lives. So expect a…

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Motivation Monday: “A” is for “Authenticity”–The 3 Rules for Being Uniquely You

{image courtesy of theoplife.com}

**Today is the launch of my A-to-Z Monday Motivation series. Join me weekly as I travel through the alphabet with inspirational, introspective & insightful (and sometimes funny) motivational posts** I have been taking a spectacular business boot camp the last couple of weeks {thanks Tara Gentile and Creative Live!}, and not only has it been an invaluable wealth…

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Motivation Monday: Sooo…Got Yourself a Tribe?

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

  No matter who you are; no matter what you aspire to do; and no matter where you are in life, you need a tribe. Yes, you. All of us do. That even includes those of us who are loners and introverts. So why is a tribe so important? There is an African proverb believed to…

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Lessons in Life: Changing Your Mind Can Change Everything

Treat yo self! {image credits: left picture Mohigantimes.org courtesy of NBC}

Beyonce’s oft quoted lyric “I woke up like this” took on new meaning for me when I woke up one morning recently in a very unhappy, discontented mood. This wasn’t a superficial pity party over something insignificant. No, this was one of those moments that a situation involving something deeply important, personal, and meaningful in my life wasn’t going at all the way my…

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Fab 4 For Friday: Spring Where are You?

Seriously, spring? This is starting to get ridiculous. {image courtesy of weather.com}

Supposedly today is the 1st day of spring. At least that’s what the calendar says, but I’m just not buying it. I mean, I don’t know how it is for you in your neck of the woods but where I am the traditional signs of the season are a bit scarce. Flowers blooming everywhere? Nope. Sweet,…

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“Fab Four For Friday” #LinkLove Round-up

Hidden Caribbean Culebra

March is here and all I can think is “hurry up spring!” Like I mentioned in my March sneak peek for the blog, springtime brings about such a wonderful sense of renaissance, renewal, revitalization, and restoration–the sentiment of a fresh start. This spring spirit of renewal always inspires me to switch stuff up {spring cleaning}; to make…

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Hello Spring! Time for March Sneak Peek

Hello March

With all of the snow and bone chilling freezing temps that we’ve been inundated with this winter, it seems my mind is constantly dreaming of spring these days. Warm, gentle breezes…sunny days…dining al fresco…afternoons at the beach… Spring also brings about a sense of renewal, too: the flowers finally emerging from underneath what was once…

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“Fab Four for Friday” Winter Weekend Round-up: Links I Love

Tea cocoa and cashmere 2

 There’s been quite a bit of frigid weather here in Texas–particularly frigid for Texas–as of late with temps in the 30s, ice, and snow all making far too frequent appearances (and, right on cue, the snow flurries began to start literally as I am typing this). As a person who is already very cold-natured, any temps…

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Motivation Monday: Improve Your Vocabulary, Improve Your Life

Mot Mon Vagary def (2)

I loved English class as a girl, especially vocabulary lessons. I became enthralled with discovering the meaning of words and how putting those words together could forge expressive, powerful, and creative thoughts and concepts. No matter how expansive our vocabularies are though, we’ve all had a moment where we’ve wanted to express a thought, feeling, or…

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It’s Chinese New Year, baa-a-a-aby! The top 5 ways to celebrate the Year of the Sheep

lamb spring rolls

  You know that one of the  mantras  in the life of a Bubbleista is that almost any excuse reason is a good one to live ordinary life in extraordinary ways, and the celebration of Chinese New Year is no exception. It’s the Year of the Sheep, baa-a-a-aby (you see what I did there?)! But before…

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Motivation Monday: You’re Being Childish

Child chasing butterfly (from tfwropestonecom)

In the hustle and bustle of our goal-achieving; task completing; objective accomplishing; success-obtaining lives, far too frequently we forget to take a moment to just live. We fail to notice that brilliant sunrise that’s dancing across the sky because we’re too busy complaining about having to wake up so early or we’re too singularly focused on…

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Motivation Monday: All You Have to Do Is Say Yes

The 3 Cs in life

When it comes to undertaking a new project; doing something we’ve never done before; or taking the opportunity to be in the spotlight, many of us back away  like a crawfish in Louisiana trying to refuse an invitation to a boil. And we have a litany of excuses for backing away too. “I don’t know how to…

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February Sneak Peek

hello-february (London Like The City)

February is already upon us–the first month of 2015 has absolutely flown by! Having just launched in January, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been writing on this site for a whole month. January was exciting and taxing and challenging and fun and nerve-wracking and inspirational, all rolled up into 31 days. This month promises to…

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Birth of a Bubbleista

Are you a Bubbleista image

So you’re chugging right along, reading The Bubbleista blog posts, taking it all in, when all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Wait a minute. What exactly is a ‘Bubbleista’ anyway?” Well my dear, I’m glad you asked. It’s actually a term I made up just joking around in 2009. I came up with…

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Motivation Monday: Dare to Pursue Your Dream…No Negative Nancys Allowed

Ignore Accordingly meme

**Welcome to “Motivation Monday” where you can get little bits of inspiration for everyday life…sometimes serious, sometime funny, but always “effervescent!”** I wrote a freelance article for a publication a few weeks ago on a relatively innocuous subject. The subject matter wasn’t anything controversial, political, or the type of subject matter that incites intense emotional…

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Welcome to The Bubbleista Blog: January sneak peek

Hello Bubbly People

Welcome to 2015 and to the launch of The Bubbleista website and blog! I’m glad you’re here. I know we may be just getting to know each other, so here’s something you should know about me from the jump: I am a big fan of the unconventional—a quick look at my manifesto will reveal that. With…

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Motivation Monday: Keep Your Head to the Sky

Sky and palapa

  It’s the first Monday of the New Year and, just like the rest of the world, many of us are brimming with New Year’s resolutions (some that are already broken, ha). You know how it goes: “I’m going to start a new business.” “I’m going to learn French.” I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” In…

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