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Entries from January 2010

Update on the development of DaVincisMuse.com and offerings

January 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Articles and News, Home, Muse News

As soon as all the pieces are put into place, we will now be offering six courses for women and much, much more, though I would rather not give the surprise away until I give birth to it. The birthing process is slow, though it has given me new insights.

To let you all know, I am looking for a business partner who can handle that side of things. Too many hats for me in terms of vision/content development, business building, website technologies, marketing, etc; so I am looking to create a team as well. I am also researching how to secure funding and make this happen for you as well as for me. I am very excited about what DaVincisMuse.com will be offering and if all goes well, the vision is really a movement.

I have had help assisting in building some of the foundations (those that know who you are, thank you very much), though at this point I am a bit on my own. Please excuse the delay and thank you for your patience. If anyone has thoughts about how to make this happen, please do contact me at Lane@DaVincisMuse.com.

Stephany Lane Yarbrough

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Feature January 2010

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Featured Musings, Home

A Question of Integrity

Merriam-Webster’s definition of integrity:

1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptability

2 : an unimpaired condition : soundness

3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : Completeness

synonyms: honesty

We first learn about integrity through our parents as models of integrity.

Our key significant relationships also teach us about integrity.

How we represent ourselves in the physical world through our actions reveal our personal integrity.

Alignment of the self through our personal integrity of love and joy, even in the midst of transitions, enables us to be accountable for our own lives. In relationships, for there to be any relationship at all, integrity is paramount. And this is true for all relationships.

In relationships between a man and a woman, one’s integrity involves clear communication. Spoken expectations and understandings are important after the courtship, dating or complimentary phase of emotional connection (or if you want to be down and dirty depending on your emotion make-up and the kind of relationship you desire, sometimes directly communicating what you both want can be more efficient). Clear communication of expectations and understandings enable the relationship to be built on a solid structure and a solid structure creates a win-win relationship.

Because people grow in self-awareness about their identity and with that may come change and separations in relationships, this does not mean that the giving, particularly in terms of the unquantifiable aspects of what the woman has given or gives, should be dismissed, not honored nor respected, especially when children are involved. In the case where respect and compassion for the life created has diminished, the question of integrity appears. Ask yourself, when a break-up has occurred or is occurring, has there been or is there honor in character and integrity through action in valuing what was or what is? Often times, when expectations are not communicated clearly during the structuring phase of a relationship and particularly when a win-win relationship for some reason has not been or can not be established, integrity plays a key role. At this point seemingly “victims” and “villains” emerge.

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