Note from Marj:  The following is an abbreviated version of Debra’s incredible account of our meeting this week.  I am so grateful to the young women, Barbara and Debra, who have pitched in to help out on the necessary details of keeping this group going.  We have met continuously since 1981.  The population has shifted over the years but the culture is still outrageously edgy!  Thank you, Wise Women of South Texas.

e-mail from Debra:


Wild Open Outrageous Wise Wonderful Women!!!!

What a meeting this was!!  I LOVED IT!!!!!!   LAUGHTER !!!!!!
True,  Deep,  In  The  Belly,  LAUGHTER!!!!!!!     Thank You All!!!!!

Ladies, I have to tell you, this morning I woke up and my tummy muscles were feeling a little sore!! hmmmmmm…. what could this possibly be from…. then it dawned on me, yesterdays deep belly laughs!!! Yep, that’s right, laughter!! We all know how good it is for us to laugh, makes us feel better right? Well, now we have another reason to laugh,  tummy muscles!!  No more sit-ups, belly crunches…ugggghhhh…. just laugh!!!! I didn’t even know those muscles were still in there it’s been such a long time since I’ve seen them [or felt them! hahaha] So here it is ladies, forget the crunches,  have yourself a good laugh every day and I’ll bet before you know it you’ll be looking at a six pack!!!  Ok, maybe not a six pack…. but you just never know….  As Marj would say,” visualize the outcome”,    flat tight washboard abs!!!! [I can dream it can’t I?]  If nothing else, you’ll feel great!!

Marj, Thank You for hosting us in your home this month, as always it was warm and comfortable, obviously too comfy since we didn’t break-up until 3:00!! Parting is so difficult!!  Also, it was a brown bag lunch affair, but the spread you put out was  wonderful and unexpected!! Thank You, Thank You! You can clean your refrigerator out for me anytime!!

Recommended reading:
1] The 21 Day Consciousness Cleanse by Debbie Ford
2] Getting Into The Vortex (meditation CD) by Esther and Jerry Hicks
3] The Millionth Circle by Jean Bolen
4]  Goddesses In Everywoman by Jean Bolen
4] Sex At Dawn “The Prehistoric Origin of Modern Sexuality”
by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
5] Thrive by Dan Buettner
6] You Only Die Once by Margie Jenkins

Recommended Movies:
1] The Kings Speech
2] Lars And The Real Girl

Recommended Web Sites for “FUN”
1] Good Vibrations
2] Time For Me

Quick summary of meeting:
1] Happiness is a choice!!
2] Turn a negative thought into a positive by visualizing a positive ending.
3] Where do I get my inspiration?
4] Look for the opposite of what you don’t like or want and that will help you decide what
you do want.
5] Make a 90 item “Wish List” or less, you can always add to it.
6] New word   “DESIRE”   Think about it…
7] Homework for next meeting:
What is your Passion? Where do you get your Inspiration?
8] Teleconference Mon. Jan. 17 @ 7:30 pm with Jean Houston FREE!!! look at your last email
from Marj
9] Recipe from Marj for life:
Think Positive Thoughts,  Drink Plenty of  Water,  Breathe In Breathe Out!
Sounds pretty simple Eh? Try It!!!

My apology to Mary for a mistake I made on my last newsletter… She DID make the hike in Colorado ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!!!!! I should have known better. Keep it going girlfriend!!

(Private conversations are omitted)

Mark your calenders now ladies for next months meeting  will be held in “Heaven”, yes you heard it right, “Heaven”! We will be meeting out in Wimberly at the Red Corral Ranch on Fri. Feb.18. Friday night is Full Moon!!!!!!!!  Thank You in advance Colleen, our little Angel, we are so excited!!!

My new Motto ….     ” It Is What It Is” helps  me to handle  “IT”!

Well my Dear Wise Wonderful Friends, Thank You each and everyone for sharing your heart, your stories, and your unconditional love for each other. We are so blessed to have this magnificent group of women to share our life with. I am eternally grateful and humbled to be a part of something so awesome!!!

Sending you each Warm Hugs,
Loving you,

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Hug someone new today!