HOW TO BE AN AUTHENTIC LOVE MAGNET – A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME

Dear Royal Friend ~ 

Does being a love magnet mean acting like a classic “TCM” femme fatale, all blonde & breathy like Marilyn Monroe, or come-hithery-slithery like Rita Hayworth? Or maybe it takes a more modern, slippery approach, like a Dita Von Teese lounging in a giant champagne glass wearing nothing but wet and wild bubbles, or otherwise “dis-dressed.” I know plenty of girls who can get into a Champagne glass.240x0_100_1_c_FFFFFF_3970de5c82f81204e8f1365855cc34f8Can’t hurt. But there’s another way to be a love magnet that’s more authentic and sustainable.  A little birdie told me how, as I was gazing out of the kitchen window of my voice teacher’s house and accidentally backed into a metaphor.

BIRD FEEDER THEORY OF BEING AN AUTHENTIC LOVE MAGNET 

I was at the sink, taking a break from channeling Puccini’s rock’em sock’em slave girl soprano, Liu.  Outside the window, I spied a family of cylindrical bird feeders  swinging from the rafters. The feeders looked like speckled wind chimes, as they were completely filled up with grainy bits of sand-colored seeds.  The feeders might as well have been stuffed with bird magnets, as there wasn’t an almond sliver of unoccupied surface space on them anywhere.  The feeders were like hanging mosh pits of flapping wings and pecking beaks, with fifty or so formerly elegant birds pulling rank to hang upside down, right side up and sideways, trying to suck out the precious stuff inside. They were luv’in it!

From among this United Nations caucus of cackling, colorful  birds, one beautiful and unusual bird flew in and especially caught my eye.  She was truly stunning. She bravely flew up to one of the feeders and miraculously found her way to the middle of the column. She was plump and striking, with bold, black and white stripes streaking her back.  We eyed each other; she pecked and peeked, pecked and peeked, then flew happily away. 

My bird folly being finished, I turned back toward the music room, feeling grateful to my voice teacher for filling up the feeders and enabling this fascinating interlude.  And then it hit me: the metaphor moment where I realized my flapping little friends taught me an art song about life I’ll never forget.  The magnetizing power of filling oneself up!

It’s not hard to extrapolate to this premise: A key element of being an authentic love magnet has nothing to do with sexy tricks and traps and creating mysterious airs.  It’s about being filled up, just like the bird feeders.  One must first become filled up on the inside to be able to attract love.   Other people  are attracted to you when you fill up your insides with your special passions, your on-purpose goals, your divinely inspired talents and pathways, whether it be singing opera, clog dancing, fly fishing, painting cow statues, rodeo clowning, or tiara collecting. 

Had the bird feeders been empty, the birds would never have come around in the first place; being filled up created their magnetizing, heady attraction.  Had the feeders become depleted, the birds would have left, doling out sorry-ass excuses like, “I’ve been really busy lately with work, I mean worms,” or “I’m not into black and white striped ‘chics.'” Had these bird feeders been empty, I never would have met my marvelous little painted friend.

 Just like the bird feeders, when we fill ourselves up inside by bringing nourishment to our souls, that is when we are most able to nourish others.  That is when we are most  magnetic to others.  Talk about cosmic symbiosis! Feed your soul and you will feed others. Deplete yourself, and you won’t have anything to give…and you will be less attractive to others.

Holy moly!  Filling yourself up and nourishing your soul is a GIFT you give to yourself AND others!  Because, like the bird feeder, people will want to come and be nourished by your aura, your gifts, your lights. That thought sure put an extra spring in my step, as I walked over to my song book, and sang like a bird.  

 “Follow your dreams. Feed your soul. Nourish others.” 

XOXOXXO

“LIVE YOUR ROYAL LIFE!™”

PRINCESS DIANE VON BRAINISFRIED

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On Vogue’s Biggest Little Mistake – The Little Red Cosmetic Bag O’ Regret

Don’t make this little VOGUE Mistake. It could cost you a ton of regrets.

This is what happened.  My subscription to VOGUE Magazine was almost up, when a snappy renewal postcard came in the mail.  

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The card advertised VOGUE’S latest renewal seduction, the promise of a charming little red cosmetic bag…FREE!  Just for staying loyal to VOGUE magazine!

I love VOGUE Magazine. I needed no enticement to renew,  but I wasn’t gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.  I renewed my subscription, happy about my future receipt of the little red cosmetic bag that VOGUE didn’t even have to send me.

I promptly forgot about my forthcoming windfall.  Many weeks later, a mysterious, non-descript, white plastic parcel came in the mail.  The only mark on the package was a return label from VOGUE.  

Inside the package was a small, plain, red, generic-looking cosmetic bag.  No insert.  No thank you card.  No greeting. Why on earth would Vogue mail this nondescript little red bag with no other communication? Seems like somebody in the marketing department missed a Marketing 101 moment. 

How hard would it have been to write a warm fuzzy note?  How difficult would it have been to make me feel like an important, savvy VOGUE insider for staying in their fashion family.  This was a bird-in-hand opportunity to communicate my value to VOGUE as a subscriber. When they had the chance, they should have told me how much they loved me.  

Don’t make a big little VOGUE mistake.  Don’t miss your Marketing 101 moment.  Don’t merely do your stint as a return label.  When you get the chance, jump inside the package, and tell people that you love them.

“LIVE YOUR ROYAL LIFE!™”

 XOXOXO                                    

 PRINCESS DIANE VON BRAINISFRIED

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IS A MESSY DESK GIVING YOU A BIG “BUT”?

I decree YOU ARE HERE TO DO ROYALLY GREAT THINGS! As inhabitants of the Kingdom of Von Brainisfried, it is a known fact that you have fabulously unique gifts, talents and callings, for which you were put on earth to discover, pursue and share.  As such, you have a divine duty to deposit these gifts, talents and callings into to the Bank of World Betterment.  (For the sake of transparency, I’m a majorette shareholder.) 

It has come to my attention that some of you do not pursue and share your unique gifts, talents and callings — because you believe you have a “BIG BUT.”

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You cry, “Princess, I would write my e-book, “Fifty Shades of World Peace,” BUT my desk is too messy,” or you exclaim, “I would play my violin in the local baker’s union orchestra BUT my dog has fleas,” or you decry, “I would run that 5k ‘Save The Ta Ta’s’  fundraiser BUT I can’t find my pink hat.” 

There are legions of people in the kingdom whose “BIG BUTS” are  getting in the way of the world’s benefiting from their incredible gifts, talents and callings.  Know this: The world is diminished when you don’t share your gifts.  The world is less inspired when you don’t share your gifts. And, you are denying yourself a richer, happier, more turbo-charged  life.  

So what’s stopping you, princess?  

 

Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo,

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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WHAT A REAL PRINCESS WANTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

Dear Royal Friends, 

On this Valentines Day, I hereby DECREE FOR YOU:

May your hearts be a HALLELUJAH of HAPPINESS, may your SPIRITS be PERENNIALLY PLAYFUL…

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….may your ABILITY to LOVE YOURSELF, OTHERS and LITTLE CRITTERS be PROFOUND, may your PROCLIVITY to FORGIVE and LET GO of past hurts be UNPARALLELED, may your KINDNESS and COMPASSION be LEGENDARY, may the fire of your CURIOSITY be continuously STOKED, may you DISCOVER and PASSIONATELY PURSUE your AUTHENTIC INTERESTS that align with your TRUE SPIRIT, may you find DEEP MEANING in this BUSINESS OF LIFE, may you LOCATE your LODES STONE for INNER PEACE……and ……may you TAKE A TIP from the BRILLIANT FRENCH GIRLS: no matter what your age, may you be GENUINELY MORE EXCITED about BEING SUPER CHIC than looking SUPER YOUNG!  To wit — may you be the FABULOUS PRINCESS you know you are!

Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo,

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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Vicki Archer’s Best Kept Beauty Secret #9 will surprise you!

Dear Beautiful Princess,                                                        I discovered the author, Vicki Archer, while I was roaming around Anthropologie.  She was resting flat on a table.  Not she, of course, but one of her fabulous books, “My French Life.”

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“My French Life” is a cascade of engaging text and glorious photos of Ms. Archer’s life in the cobble-stoned French village of Saint-Remy-de-Provence.  

To a Francophile like me,  this wonderful book is like a brioche in a Paris bakery: enticing, beautiful to behold, irresistible, deliciously pleasing, delicate but gratifying…yet…you know you could eat more.                                                       

And I wanted more. I discovered Mme Archer’s elegant and enlightening blog, Vickiarcher.com, which covers fashion, beauty and all things French!  Woohoo la la! I’ve become a royal, loyal fan.          

Mme Archer’s latest post reveals a beauty secret that’s of the intangible essence kind, which I think is a particularly French quality.  This beauty secret can’t be obtained with a regime or makeup.  But make no mistake.  Beauty Secret #9  will make you sparkle more than a diamond-studded tiara!  Enjoy Vicki’s Beauty Secret # 9 here!  

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Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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HAPPINESS IS THE NEW HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE!

“HAPPINESS IS THE NEW HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE” – Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

Did you know that chronic stress can negatively affect your genes, and happiness can affect them positively?

In an article published in “Healthy Living”  titled “How Happiness Affects Your Genes: Chronic Stress Primes Cells To Fight Nonexistent Infections Causing Inflammation,” Lecia Bushak writes that researches at Ohio State confirmed other studies that chronic stress affects you on the genetic level.

I look at it like this:  Chronic stress puts your genes in a Virtual Situation Room In Your Body (VSRIYB)  to make them ready to put up their Dukes in any given moment…

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 …and fight even non-existent infections.  

When your genes are constantly ready to put up their dukes and fight even non-existent infections,  they live in the  State of Unnecessary And Excessive Inflammation.  (SOUAEI)  Why is this a prob?

Here’s why. If  your genes live in the State of Unnecessary And Excessive Inflammation (SOUAEI), this can trigger cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other Super Crappy Health Problems Often Associated With Aging. (SCHPOAWA).

But get this: The State Of Happiness (TSOH) can affect your genes too! UCLA researchers found that happiness stemming from a deep sense of meaning and purpose in life showed “favorable” gene-expression profiles!  In other words, happiness fights aging!  

Take action now, princess!   Make your meaningful life happier.  Smile more and laugh your ass off!  Read happiness books and  listen to tapes. Hang around happy people. Turn lemons into lemonade! Your genes will love you for it!  And the solution is already FDA approved!

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Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo,

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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DEFINITION OF A PRINCESS

Every girl has a tiara in her closet.  Go look.  

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If it’s not sparkling on top of your jewelry box, it’s on the shelf above your sweaters.  If it’s not on the shelf above your sweaters, check where your purses are lined up like little lady soldiers, ready to do service at the office, park, or playground.  If it’s not where your purses are lined up like lady soldiers, poke around near the stack of Neiman Marcus shoe boxes on the leopard print carpet by your ball gowns.  If it’s not there, then I assure you, it’s only a matter of time before you find it.  Because according to the definition of a princess in the Royal Kingdom of Von Brainisfried, you, my dear royal friend, are a princess!  And, because of the laws of  ipso facto, ad infinitum, and olly olly in free, all princesses have a tiara in their closet. So you have a tiara in your closet.  By law. 

DEFINITION OF A PRINCESS:

“A PRINCESS IS POSITIVE, CONFIDENT, KIND, SELF-ACTUALIZING, SERVICE-MINDED….& STYLISH!”                

GO OUT AND BE THE FABULOUS PRINCESS YOU ARE!

Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo,

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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YOUR MOST FABULOUS PRESENT EVER!

Bonjour Princesses~        

WANT TO KNOW  YOUR MOST FABULOUS PRESENT, EVER?  RETHINK YOUR PRESENT. 

A good place to start is the lyrics of the classic “gimme” Christmas song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.”  

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They’re all about longing for something in the future, about not feeling good with who you are and what you have in the now.  The truth is, the more we appreciate and love where we are in the now, and what we have in the now, the more big, bold, beautiful and wonderful our lives will be — right now!                                                                                

Funny thing too, much of the time we don’t even realize how wonderful our now truly is.  I mean, how much cuter can you get than a kid with her two front teeth missing! Or a Guinea pig! (Or is that a hamster?) Same idea!

It may seem counterintuitive, but the more grounded with who we are and what we have right now,  the firmer is our foundation and jumping off point for manifesting our next level of greatness.  

Whether  you live in a castle or carriage house, you’ve got muffin top or model  shape,  you’ve landed Prince Charming or Pointdexter,  your “now” is all you’ve got.   Life sends us so many curveballs, challenges and changes, it is imperative to acquire  a world view of appreciation for what we have and who we are in any given moment, or we may end up with a palace pant load of regrets.   We can still keep our eyes on the prize, whatever it is we are going for,  in the future, be it all the wonderful dreams and goals we have.   But we mustn’t do so at the expense of appreciating the sacredness of our being, right where we are.   

I dare say someone close to their last breath would say, “Yes please!” to a bigger helping of this stuff of the “now.”  Knowing that, I double dare say living fully, deeply, majestically, hopefully, energetically, magically, lovingly, in  your “NOW” is the best, most awesome holiday present  you could ever give yourself!                            

It’s not always easy to live fully and gratefully in our “now”, but easy is for wimps. And we’re not wimps, we’re princesses!   Let’s vow together,  here and now, not to get to the end of our days before we recognize just how precious “being” is.  Let’s live, laugh and love our “now” no matter what it looks like — now.   The present of the present.  Wow!  What a fabulous gift.     

For more on this topic and and other ways to be happier, I invite you to follow me at this website www.princessdianevonbrainisfried.com.

MAY YOU LOVE ALL YOUR PRESENT(S)

Bisous et tra la la,

Xoxoxoxo,

Princess Diane Von Brainisfried

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TROPHY WIVES – BRAINS IS THE NEW BEAUTY!

Brainy princesses take heart! The new trend seems to be that brains is the new beauty!  

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In a recent article by Kristen Houghton I found on Huff Post Women, the brainless beauty is a fading art form.  Just look at George Clooney‘s choice of a brainiac lawyer, Amal Clooney, or  Mark Zuckerberg‘s marriage to a med school grad, Priscilla Chan.

This new trend is very cool, because, finally, a girl with D’s is not coveted over a girl with A’s!  

Read this fantastic news here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-houghton/the-new-trophy-wife_b_6207364.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000050

BISOUS ET TRA LA LA! XOXOXOXlips-vector14354-th

PRINCESS DIANE VON BRAINISFRIED

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