Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tis the Season for Sensual Eating

For a variety of reasons, the holidays can be a stressful time for many people. If you're watching your waistline, this can be a particular trying time. Putting the sensuality back into your supper has the power to transform a simple bite into a blast of pleasure with every morsel that passes your lips. And mindful eating will not only going to make your holiday meals markedly more pleasurable, it’s an excellent dieting tool because it lends itself to portion control and keeps you from overeating.

Here are five dieter-friendly tips to help you savor your holiday season:

1. Wake up your tongue with new tastes and textures. When it comes to appetizers, treat yourself to new taste sensations by trying unfamiliar foods. This way you won’t pile your plate up with the tried and true, thus limiting your pre dinner calorie intake.

2. Avoid calorie laden cocktails. Cocktails can be a real diet buster if you don’t watch your bar intake. Spirits (vodka, gin, rum, etc.) have more calories than beer and wine, and when you add the mixes and fruit juices to the glass the calorie count keeps on growing. Drinking a glass of water in between each cocktail will help you manage as well.

3. Control the amount of food you put on your plate. The holidays are not the time to deny yourself the delight found in familiar and comforting foods. Think portion control instead. Consuming smaller amounts will allow you the pleasure of partaking in your favorite foods, and help you watch your diet.

4. Don’t just taste your food, savor it. Take a bite of one dish and before chewing, savor the taste, textures, temperature, and sensations created in your mouth. Now chew slowly, taking the time to relish every bite. Not only will you enjoy your food more, you’ll be taking in less.

5. Join the conversation. Put your fork down between bites and engage yourself in the dinner table conversation. You’ll walk away from the table feeling more in touch with your family and less stuffed than normal.
Eat, drink and be merry!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Upcoming Stiletto U Events

Here's my event schedule for the next few weeks. If you're nearby, I hope you'll come out and join us. And if you have friends in area, please send them the information and encourage them to join in on the fun!

Sept. 5...Bliss Network. Listen to my conversation with the Bliss Lady, Teri Williams on Empower Radio. Listen here.

Sept. 15...7:00 PM Blue Marble Book Store.
551 Carpenter Avenue, Philadelphia, PA I'll be doing a reading and discussion from The Power of WOW.

Sept. 17...1:00pm EST Coach BettyLive on The Positive World Network.

Sept. 21...7-9 PM EST Twitter Party! We're chatting up sex, sensuality and anything else you'd like. RSVP by following @StilettoU, and check out #PowerofWOW. Win free gifts including a sensual bath basket by Babeland, free coaching sessions and more!

Sept. 27...5:00 PM EST Stiletto U Q & A on Learning Annex Channel on Ustream I'll be answering the top questions asked by my clients and during workshops. If you have a question, send it to by Sept. 25. $.99

5:40-6:00 PM EST 7 Seductive Tips for The Shy and Sexy. Learning Annex Channel on UstreamLearn seven sexy moves that are highly effective and comfortable to execute. $.99

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Great Male Survey '11 Pt. 2 Lifestyle

The insight continues. Part two of the Great Male Survey delves into the lifestyle choices of men. Did you know that the majority of men own only four to six pairs of shoes. And that's a lifestyle choice! And apparently, 36% feel it's cool only to cry following the death of a loved one. Interesting tidbits to help you understand men...yeah like that will ever happen! :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Great Male Survey '11 Pt. 1 Dating & Sex has just released their annual male survey. I thought it interesting that included on the list of women they were tired of hearing about was Lady Gaga (20%), Sarah Palin (25%) and Kim Kardasian (17%). I thought I was the only one! Read on and see what's on the minds of our brethren. (The photo above is strictly for eye candy purposes!)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Havin' Your Cake: Coming Out of Celibacy

I was at a social function yesterday when a woman came over and asked if she could speak with me. She'd heard about my work as a sensuality coach and author and wanted to ask a question about a friend. I wasn't sure if the friend was real or simply a privacy prop, but I was game to listen and give whatever advice I could.

Seems her 'friend' had a problem. Over fifty and divorced for many years, she'd recently began dating a man and after three dates, had determined that even though she found him attractive and interesting, they didn't have any sexual chemistry. I did suggest that maybe she give it a little more time, that sometimes, for some people, the chemistry beneath takes time to penetrate layers of past experiences and emotional fears before it can bubble to the top. But she insisted that because her 'friend' had been celibate for over a year, that the right man should and would get her juices flowing immediately.

Perhaps but more than likely not.

Here's the thing, I explained, long-term celibacy is like going on serious diet. Let say you decide that you are going to eliminate sweets from your diet, and after two weeks or two months, someone puts your favorite chocolate cake in front of you. The likelihood is that you are going to be tempted to taste that cake. Your mouth still remembers the creamy taste of luscious chocolate. Your head tingles at the idea of the coming sugar rush. And if that baker's delight stays in front of you too long, the probability of you licking yummy icing from your lips is going to be strong.

But let's say that same damn, trying to bust my diet, person puts a cake in front of you after nearly two years of not eating any desserts. You've gone so long without sugar and chocolate that you've lost your craving for sweets. The temptation to taste is just not there anymore. You have effectively blunted your desire.

The same is true for sex. Long spans of celibacy (whether voluntary or imposed) forces a similar state upon you. When your brain is no longer continually filled with thoughts of sex and you shut down your sexual energy as well as your physical sexual functions, you shut down your desire. And if you're not careful, you also shut down thinking about yourself as a sensual, sexual being.

My bottom line advice for her friend was to spend sometime alone reviving her sexual energy and putting sex back on her brain. Like those Jimmy Choos or that chocolate cake you can’t get off your mind—the more you think about something, the more you have to have it. Sex is no different. If she woke up her sexy mind and got reacquainted with her inner sexiness, she might find that the chemistry was there all along.

What do you think?

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Friend in Need is A Friend with Benefits

It's just these times, when popular culture meets my real life in a way that just doesn't make sense, that I feel like I'm slowly morphing into a grown up. Okay, my mother. There I said it.

Here's what's happening. Justin Timberlake has a new movie out called "Friends with Benefits." And, in an effort to appear hip and current to my 22 and 18-year-old, I brought the movie up at dinner by saying, "I don't get this whole friends with benefits thing. It just seems like a big set up for a guy friend to have relationship sex without commitment while his girl friend ends up with sex and no relationship. So who actually benefits?"

"That's just the way young people do it now," they informed me. I did note that they didn't use the word "we do" or "I do" and I wasn't sure if that was because they don't believe it or they weren't trying to have me smack dab in their personal lives. So, naturally I pressed on. I won't reveal what I found out about my young adults and their sex lives, but I will say, that I am feeling better about their personal roles in this younger generation's insistence on taking the relationship aspect out of all things sexual.

So in an effort to protect their privacy, I'm only using excerpts from the conversation.

"I just don't get it because I don't think it has a chance in hell of really working 99.5 percent of the time," I said to them. "It takes a rare woman, at any age, who is secure enough in herself, sexually and otherwise, to be able to sustain a long-term sexual relationship with a friend. Sure a one night horn trimmer (I don't think I actually used this term), absolutely. Maybe even two, but 'hooking up' on the regular is damn near, scientifically impossible.

"Here's why," I school them. "When you have sex you release a cocktail of hormones including dopamine (the "I gotta have it" desire and reward hormone), serotonin and endorphins (the "happy" hormones)and oxytocin (the "cuddle" or bonding hormone). And I don't care how many water bottles full of vodka got them into bed, it's not enough to ward off what's happening in their brains, especially hers.

"When it comes to the science of love," I continued.

"Science of sex? Really?" my daughter said with the slightest tinge of embarrassed disgust to her voice.

"Yes, science. And I don't care if you did just graduate from high school, this is one science lesson you'll want to learn." Ignoring her eye rolling, I continued, "When you have an orgasm (note the cringing of their faces) you release oxytocin, which makes you want to cuddle and bond with the person. Now, the theory goes that the more a couple has sex, the closer they become."

"Well if that's true, then boys would feel closer too," my daughter suggested. And rightly so, bless her sweet, inexperienced heart.

"True, but men are wired to procreate so they and their testosterone levels," I began to explain but decided to stop and stick to the original subject. "But that's a whole different science lesson.

"So if it's true what you're saying that the boy friend will tend to hook up with more than one girl, while his girl friend will tend to hook up only with him, then she's just setting herself up for a case of unrequited love. Which leads me back to the original statement, who's actually benefits?"

Silence. With that question left in their heads, I figure my work is done and they depart, happy to get away from their mother trying to discuss what happens when they have orgasms. But I can't stop my mind from thinking about how in the good old days, friends with benefits meant you always had a supportive ear and a warm hug to turn to when you had a fight with your actual boyfriend. That your closet was mine and mine was yours. That I'd cover for you with your parents, and you'd cover for me with mine.

I can't help thinking that by trading casual sex for commitment, kids these days are cheating themselves in ways they will spend many years and lots of money in therapy to figure out. They aren't training themselves to be partners, husbands and wives, only selfish lovers. They've traded face-to-face intimacy for efficiency and real time words that aren't even words, but instead abbreviations and emoticons texts to express their feeling. Their intimate lives, emotional and physical, have little true intimacy. Romance is something they read about in books. And the fear of getting hurt stunts their ability to love before they've ever experienced it.

As my dad often says, "It's a damn shame."

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stiletto U Comes to the Learning Annex

Stiletto University is coming to The Learning Annex via Ustream on July 19th at 2:20pm. I'll be 'teaching' two quickie lessons (approximately 20 minutes). See below for class descriptions and then follow the link to Ustream to register for this PPV class. The best $0.99 you ever spent!

The Power of WOW: Tips to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You July 19th 2:20-2:40pm.

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to turn heads and get noticed where ever they go? Do you find your self wondering, “What do they have that you don't?” Well wonder no more. The Power of WOW will teach you the basic tenants of unearthing and unleashing that indefinable “it” factor that we all possess but most of us don't know how to access. From the bedroom to the boardroom and everywhere in between, the Power of WOW will teach you how to unearth and unleash your personal brand of WOW in order to live the life you desire.

Let Your Bad Girl Come Out to Play: How to Become Deliciously, Delightfully Scandalous July 19th, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM ET

In her work as a sensuality coach, Lori Bryant Woolridge found that the number one wish of her students was to shed their good girl ways and add a little naughty to their nice. If you're wondering why your inner desires don't match your outer persona, and are dying to change but have no idea where to begin, I'll show you how to let your bad girl come out to play so you can become a lovely, lusty lady you want to be.

See you in class!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Declare Your Independence

Happy Fourth of July! On this day of national independence, consider declaring a little personal freedom of your own. Pick one thing that you're doing to please someone else or to conform to society that is in direct conflict to your personal desire or tastes. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Go gray. The average woman spends $330 a year on coloring her hair. Eager for authenticity, more women are celebrating their silver locks rather than hiding them. Perhaps it's time for you to consider freeing yourself from the erroneous idea that gray hair makes you look old. Let the silver fox emerge, get a sexy modern haircut and prepare to turn some heads. Remember, it's the way you think and act that makes you look old, not the color of your hair.

Wear a bikini,
even if only in the backyard. Liberate your thoughts about perfect bodies and fatal figure flaws. Let the sun kiss as much as your body as possible and move proudly, appreciating the fact that you possess a healthy, functioning body, and knowing that sexy is as sexy does!

Make yourself visible.
No need to make a scene, but let the bright colors, fashions, and accessories of summer help you stand up and out in the crowd. Throw on a statement necklace or some big and bold, 'can't miss me' earrings. You'll feel lighter and brighter attract more positive energy in return.

Embark on your personal pursuit of happiness.
Decide to do something this summer that you've always wanted to do, even if nobody else wants to join in. Travel somewhere new, take a pole dancing class or learn a new language. Do you for a change. No excuses. No regrets.

Create some fireworks of your own. Give your good girl some freedom as well this Independence Day. Try something new that you've read about, seen or heard about to shake up your love life and get the fire cracking. (Need ideas? Check out Can't Help The Way That I Feel.)

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If it's good enough to define a nation, it's good enough to define you!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Flirt Tip: Backseat Booty Call

A recent survey says that 65 percent of Americans have had sex in a car. I don't know about you, but I was always taught that car sex was definitely a bad girl move that good girls would never consider. But now, I'm thinking...not so fast. What a delightfully scandalous move to add to your arsenal of flirty, sexy, good girl moves!

The thing about car sex is that it just reeks of erotic spontaneity. Done the right way, your bad girl can come out to play and take him for the ride of his life!

So let's clarify: from a bad girl perspective, car sex would include sex with a stranger in a public place. While the voyeuristic aspect of this approach can have a certain appeal for some, this can present a myriad of problems, including getting slapped with a misdemeanor and charged with public indecency or indecent exposure.

So if you want the only handcuffs used to be yours, consider our naughty but nice good girl spin on this park and play activity--hot and sweaty car sex with your man in the safety of your own garage.

If you're game, climb into the driver's seat and plan your sexy ambush. Get a handle on when he will arrive home and listen for his arrival, prepared to pounce. As soon as he pulls in and turns off the engine (a true safe sex move in this instance), shut the garage door and dressed in as little as possible, pull him into the back seat and jump his bones. He'll be totally surprised and you'll get sexy brownie points for being his hot, imaginative and spontaneous nasty girl.

Feeling just a bit more freaky? Try this outside in the driveway. Just make sure you're not parked under a streetlight and your neighborhood watch isn't on patrol!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Power of Wow is Here

Hello Ladies,

I'm so thrilled to share the exciting news with you that The Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing The Confident, Sexy You is now available. This book has been a labor of love and includes the coaching curriculum I designed when I began my sensuality coaching nearly five years ago. With the help of many students along the way, I have streamlined and refined it into what actress, Debi Morgan (Angie from All My Children) raves: "Finally! A book that teaches women how to be genuinely sexy and for all of the right reasons!"

New York Times bestselling author Zane says: "Lori Bryant-Woolridge puts the power of sex into every woman's hands."

And Dr. Linda Clever, author of The Fatigue Prescription, declares, "The Power of Wow helps you examine your preferences and habits, and offers refreshing, practical alternatives. It is self-help with a flair. Read it and do it!"

I'm proud to say that these are just a few of the raves reviews that have been coming in for The Power of Wow. But if you tend not to believe the hype, believe the women who have used this program to improve, enrich and change their lives.

"This is the best thing that's happen to me in a decade!" says Stiletto U alumni Dina. "I just want you to know that this book will make you a woman!"

And Gigi wants you to know that, "This program is so much richer than its fun exterior would indicate. It's really centered around issues of authenticity and self-worth, and the benefits are not just for the personal/intimate relationships, but for all relationships. Through Stiletto U, I woke up to appreciating and being more alive in the world, and that's a gift worth its weight in gold."

This is a book for women of all ages, races, and social and sexual circumstances. If your feminine confidence could use a real boost, and you'd like to unearth the sexy, confident you, please consider purchasing The Power of Wow. Also, consider registering w You'll have the chance to join a study group, which will give you access to live chat sessions, coaching discounts and other goodies.

I do sincerely hope you will consider purchasing your copy of The Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You. And please, by all means, tell your friends!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Am Woman

I think it's alway good to remind ourselves just how powerful and amazing we women are. Lots of delicious food for thought in this tasty song. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sister Love

"The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend." George Santayana

I am a real cheerleader for Girl Power. And while I am awed and grateful to those who are fighting the fight in Corporate America, politics, and other areas sporting the notorious glass ceilings--my advocacy efforts have been in the area of personal empowerment. I've made it my business to help women find their true and authentic selves, and live joyfully and sensually empowered by the knowledge that being themselves can never be wrong.

That said, while I've been on a short break between the last book and the next, I've been watching more television than usual, and based on the current television fare, ladies, we've taken a huge step backwards. According to the ratings, for far too many of us "must see TV" now revolves around bad behavior by and between women.

The teen set has Oxygen's Bad Girls, MTV's Teen Moms, and of course The Jersey Shore, where competition, mean spirited behavior, and blatant disrespect makes you rich and famous. We grown women have the Housewives from all over the country, in all of their bitchy, backstabbing, two-faced glory. The corporate set has Celebrity Apprentice, with Star Jones and her irritatingly nasty ways. And even the politicos have Sarah Palin, who is infecting our political discourse by pitting the Mama Grizzlies against the Intellectual Elites in all out class warfare.

These shows, and a host of others like them, have made it cool to be a judgmental, critical bitch, especially if your particular 'insights' and commentary are delivered with biting sarcasm and personal disdain.

The problem with our popular culture being polluted by the mean girls and their bad behavior, is that sadly we are actually bonding over, and worse, emulating this stuff. Petty gossip and harsh judgment has become a valid form of social interaction. And as Snooki and NeNe prove, at the very least, it gets you attention, and if you're really lucky, it can also bring you fame and fortune.

But it's also costing us our sisterhood. In the name of entertainment, we are losing our compassion for each other, which is a damn shame because as Mother Teresa said, "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." And as we all know, if you don't love, you don't really live.

I've said it so many times, "Men make you good at what you do. Women make you good at who you are." Being friends with women can really be a difficult task because we are taught early on that other women are our competition and too many of us look at each other with envious eyes, and try to build ourselves up by tearing other women down.

The truth be told: Hatin' only stunts your growth. Know that sister love is no different than partner love in that like energy attracts like energy. The quality of friendship in your life is directly related to the quality of girl friend you are.

So beware of the woman who doesn't like other women. We all know one or two, who says, "I don't know why women don't like me." Or "I just don't seem to get along with women." These women aren't going to help you thrive, but instead will vampire your positive energy and create more drama in your life. And if you find that you're the mean girl, start seeing yourself in other women. You'll find your own strengths in the women you admire (or envy), because they act as a mirror, reflecting back at you the same hidden assets that you possess but have yet to acknowledge and let surface.

What do you think?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Discover How Much Your Heart Can Hold

So, I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately. Since last year, I have been writing nonstop trying to get The Power of WOW Guide (formerly known as the Stiletto U Guide) ready for publication in June. Couple that with coaching, doing workshops and well, unfortunately my blogging time has fallen to the way side. But soon, I promise, I'll be back full force.

So, while I haven't been blogging I have been eating chocolate. Lots of chocolate. For while I was stuck on those yummy Dove bites, the one's with the pearls of chocolate wisdom tucked inside the wrapper. I started collecting them and decided to use them as blog starters. Today, is the first in that series: Discover How Much Your Heart Can Hold.

When you think about it, this is a really difficult concept to wrap your arms around. Discovering how much your heart can holds mean leaving it wide open to experiencing the all that love has to offer, which always, without fail, will lead to some level of pain. After all, like sunshine and rain, pain is the price for loving. So that said, it is counter intuitive for us, we who live our lives fearful of loving to our full capacity because we're too afraid of getting hurt, to actually love freely enough to make this discovery.

Unfortunately, when you fear let fear hold you back, you keep yourself tethered to the post of unfulfilled potential, robbing yourself of a multitude of personal successes. I always find it interesting that most of us have no issue at all going for our professional dreams, gobbling up all of ambition and success we can until our egos are stuffed and bloated. We go for it, stumble and fall but pick ourselves back up and are off running again.

But not so much with our hearts. All our lives, we tend to treat our heart like a frail newborn, when in fact it the most resilient and giving of treasure of all. So, don't be afraid to discover how much your heart can hold because of what might come along and make it crack. Think of it this way, if it does get cracked, what will leak is love, so you already have the antidote for what ails you!

So start to discover your heart's capacity by giving yourself a strong dose of love everyday. Compliment yourself, treat yourself the way you want others treat you. Begin there, and once you are convinced that not only are you lovable but worthy as well, you'll find it less scary to spread a little love of your own, and yourself more open to accepting love from others.

Remember, the more you practice loving, the better you are at it. And the better quality of love you can give, the better quality of loving you will receive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Lady Knew How to Work the Power of WOW

She lived, loved, and fought for causes on her own terms. Now that's sexy. Rest in peace, beautiful Elizabeth Taylor.

Can We Talk?

Grab a glass of wine and join the Bag Ladies as we dish the dirt on love, relationships, and sex. 7:30 pm at bagladiesradio Call in and join the fun!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love YOU

Single or married, on this day remember, celebrating the lover in you is just as, if not more important than celebrating the lover next to you. Do you. Love you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Have A Musical Valentine's Day

This month is ripe for romantic entertaining, so my suggestion is to stop using music for simply background noise and instead, listening to music together a truly sensual experience. This Valentine's Day, consider having a listening party.

When selecting music for your evening, listen with your body, not simply your ears. Listen and learn where certain notes and instruments touch your body and create a musical chemistry within.

Include songs sung in another language. Let the vocal track become just another beautiful instrument for you to enjoy. This lets your brain relax and allows you full body listening pleasure.

Take time during the evening to lay back, snuggle up and really listen and enjoy the wonderful gift of music. Isolate each individual instrument. Revel in the notes and lyrics. Enjoy the way they caress and seduce your body.

You listen to a lot of music. How much of it do you really hear?

Here are some off the beaten path musical suggestions to add to your iPod:

Music from a Farther Room-Lucia Micarelli


A Gift of Love II Oceans of Ecstacy-Deepak Chopra and Friends

Amore-Andre Bocelli

Principals of Lust--Enigma

P.S. If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, join me at Secret Pleasures on Thursday, February 10th for a workshop on how to plan a Red Hot Night!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gong Hey Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of The Golden Rabbit, a very lucky sign in the Chinese Zodiac. According to Chinese tradition, the year of The Rabbit is a time to calm down and catch your breath and to create a safe and peaceful lifestyle, which sounds like a good plan for all of us.

There are times when we ask the questions, and times when we get and act on the answers. The year of the Rabbit seems a perfect time to work on bringing serenity into our lives so we can calmly reflect on our delights and doubts. This way we are able to act with a directness that achieves positive results rather than simply spin our wheels.

So, whether you were born under the sign of The Rabbit (1039, 1951,1063,1975, 1987,1999, 2011)or not, stop and smell the roses, and make a concerted effort to live sensuously and serenely in 2011 and beyond.

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year. You are blessed...take the time to recognize!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just In Time For Valentine's Day

Please join me for a RED HOT NIGHT to learn the Art of Sensual Entertaining

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

1510 U Street, NW Washington, D.C.

From a sexy invite to decadent menu suggestions to five red hot rules guarantying success, this 'workshop in a party' includes detailed instructions on how to execute an unforgettable Red Hot Night for Valentine's Day or any occasion. You'll learn everything you need to create a sexy evening designed to excite and thrill your senses and inject a little romance into your life. Treat your lover, and yourself, to a passionate evening of toe-curling sensuality.

$20 prepaid $25 at the door
RSVP at Secret Pleasures

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snowflakes...The Science of Sexy

First, I should say Happy New Year!

I apologize for not blogging more, but I've been trapped first under a blizzard of work, and more recently, under a blizzard of snow. And the snow got me to thinking and wanting to remind you that Mother Nature is such a sexy mama!

If you follow this blog or have come to any of my workshops, you know that I truly believe that if you really want to emulate another woman, look to Mother Nature. She is the one babe I know who always has her priorities so straight. Her spectacular winter look is just one gleaming example of how good she really is.

For me, snow, and snowflakes in particular, exemplify the science of sexy. There’s so much physics behind the microscopic lattice of H2O molecules underlying such a lovely shape, with the pleasant C6 symmetry of the macroscopic result - the snowflake (yeah, I didn't understand that either. I so copied that straight from the website!). In other words, scientifically speaking, all of the lovely sorts of shapes you get depend upon temperature and supersaturation of the water vapour that condenses to form the snowflake. (Check out the lab website of Kenneth G. Libbrecht, of Caltech. for much more information.)

Another way to look at it--Snowflakes are one of Mother Nature's amazing feats of pure magic. Out of the billions of snowflakes that fall each season, no two are alike. They don't fall to earth in a clump, but one-by-one showcasing their fantastic selves. And though once they land it's hard to point out their differences in a crowded drift, they all stand together to create the amazing snowscapes of winter. And if you take the time to look close enough (okay with the help of a microscope)you'll bear witness to their unique beauty. Once again proving, that it's only through the marked beauty of the individual that the whole can shine.

So, while you have all of this snowy inspiration around you, take the time this winter not to simply hibernate, but to locate, unearth and then revel in your uniqueness. Separate yourself from the drift--through your look, words and deeds--and allow the world to see what an amazing impact you make in your little corner of the world.

FYI, the snowflakes I've included in this entry are REAL. To see more, click the link on the title. Unique and absolutely fabulous--just like you!