Begin Your Voyage Here

My dear mermaid friends,

I have curated this blog, and what at first glance seems a typical lifestyle blog you will soon comprehend this is not just another lifestyle blog. I have spent two decades creating this concept in which I took an idea initially from Benjamin Franklin and swam with his sense of what makes for an all-encompassing, balanced, mentally healthy, human being. My blog is from head to tail; a transformational, all-encompassing blog.

I have taken my life experiences, the things I adore and caramelised them into what is my lovely landlocked life. Along my voyage, I seek to inspire other landlocked mermaids.

I thought to begin your little voyage here, as a way of structuring your navigation throughout my blog.

The most popular pages are located on the sidebar to the right. However, I wanted to explain the categories section in an attempt to carry you to what interests you most.

I have given each quadrant their very own sobriquet {nickname} so that when you see these dimensions at the end of a tagged post, for example, you will now know what each intelligence is comprised of.

In my teens, when I was learning about time management from Stephen Covey's book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,  I became vastly enthralled with habit number seven, which was about renewal and balance;  called Sharpening the Saw. Benjamin Franklin also used a guiding philosophy of time management based on self-improvement concepts. They are not only for time management but an overall lifestyle of balance in all aspects of a victorian mermaids framework.

Whereas the four quadrants are all-encompassing in the makeup of a person's life, I have chosen to add the category {The Art of Victorian Interior Design} to make your selections of interest in my designing and projects much easier in navigation.

{The Art of Victorian Interior Design would be labelled beneath both The Art of a Victorian Life & Master}.

I am an ever-evolving person, as is my blog, and I want you to know I am learning and growing. I am so joyful you are here with me.  
I have since assigned new names to the four human dimensions to create a magical approach of my motto, "Take Joy!"

”Obtaining Your Sea Legs”

Means learning balance in the four bits of intelligence of a human beings natural state.

Here are the four dimensions and I'll explain each:
John William Waterhouse, A Mermaid {1900}
{Photo is from my personal collection.}

The Art of a Victorian Mermaid Life / Live ~ Physical 
The ability to maintain and develop our physical fitness. It corresponds to the body. The requirement to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economic well being, and health. Examples: Wise nutrition, regular balanced exercise, proper rest, relaxation, stress management, prevention thinking, beneficial eating.

The Art of a Victorian Mermaid Love / Love ~ Social/Emotional
The ability to make social and emotional meaningful connections with others. It corresponds to the heart. Our self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy, and ability to communicate successfully with others. The requirement to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and be loved. Examples: Friendship, spending time and socialising with others. Making social and emotional, meaningful connections.

The Art of a Victorian Mermaid Master / Learn ~ Mental 
The ability to analyse, reason, think abstractly, visualise, comprehend. It corresponds to the mind. Examples: Continued systematic study and education, cultivation of self-awareness, learning, reading, writing and teaching. 

The Art of a Victorian Mermaid Soul / Leave A Legacy ~ Spiritual

Our drive for meaning and connection with infinite intelligence/God/Source and leaving a legacy. It corresponds to the heart. Examples: Making and keeping promises, educating and following your conscience, asking questions to ourself and living the answers, spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer and service.  The requirement to leave a legacy is our spiritual desire to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.
When we live cognizant within the four dimensions, we are functioning on the most potent scale possible as a landlocked human. These components will allow you to possess the keys to your underwater treasure chest.

I'm so delighted you're here!

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx