|Welcome to Ultra Life
These monthly tips are designed to provide support
and serve as a reminder that, the power to be great is
within all of us.
I hope that you find them timely and
Jeanne Giddens, M.Ed., CAGS
Ultra Life Coaching
A Busy and Important
is a very interesting month, with a lot of unique
example, it is the shortest month of the year, even when
it is a leap year.
It is the only month to have leap year abilities,
which is simply an extra day every 4 years. As a child, I
always felt sorry for those born on February
29th because they could only celebrate their
birthday every 4 years. As an adult, I know better
and I must say I am a little jealous (ha-ha).
Day is celebrated in February, to mark the birth of two
very famous, and important US presidents; George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
is also deemed Black History month to mark the many
notable February dates in black history. These
events include the births of Fredrick Douglass and
Abraham Lincoln. Also the
15th Amendment was passed, giving blacks the
right to vote.
February is probably most famous for the non-legal
"holiday" of Valentine's Day, which needs no
Love is in the Air.....Or
Whether you are currently in a romantic
relationship with someone or not, love is important for
February 14th is a date on the
calendar that either notoriously disappoints or
deliciously delights millions of women, depending on the
actions of others.
I personally wish that women, and even men did
not depend on this "holiday" to measure their self
worth. Valentine's Day seems to have the power to
make people's day or ruin their whole week and it
doesn't look like there is any way to change it.
So instead of fighting it let's make this
supposed celebration of love, bigger; better; and more
knows that flowers are the hallmark (no pun intended) of
Valentine's Day, so why not make them a permanent and
routine part of your life? Flowers
are available all year long, thanks to your local
florist. Beautiful, exotic and fragrant flowers have a way
of lifting moods and stirring up an appreciation of
is an idea, once or twice a month, go to your local
florist, and pick out some flowers. They don't need
to be the most expensive ones. Many times
floral shops will have a particular flower on sale. Be sure to
discuss the best way to care for them to ensure the
longest life after you get them home.
extra touch, dress up any vase with colored tissue paper
or wrapping paper to accent the flowers colors. Don't forget to
admire your flowers beauty every day and let them serve
as a reminder of your own beauty.
Let's Get Creative.
for a fun way to share love? A couple of
times a year or more often if you like, get together
with your friends, co-workers or neighbors etc., and
have a flower party.
all the guests to bring a bouquet of flowers. Sometime during
the party assign numbers to bouquets and people and have
only will it give people something to talk about, but it
will also give people something to smile about long
after they leave the party. Who knows, the
flowers you receive might become your new favorite, and
every time you look at them you will be reminded that
you are loved.
an extra special touch also require a positive and
complementary card or written message to go with the
The Bottom Line.
Valentine's Day does is not just be for people in
you stayed in this February 14th or wore
black to rebel against all the red and pink wearers
because you felt bad about not getting flowers, here is
a special secret tip for you. Next year,
single or otherwise, be your own Valentine. Send yourself
flowers with a special note to self, that you are a very
special person who deserves beautiful