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International Women’s Day – La Festa Delle Donne

Posted in friends, life with tags , , , on March 8, 2016 by Robin Eller



In Italy, it is customary to give yellow mimosas to women on International Women’s Day (La Festa Delle Donne).  I have been sending virtual mimosas to the circle of strong, inspiring, thoughtful, beautiful and loving women in my  world. How lucky am I to have this phenomenal group that extends around the globe!  I am eternally grateful for the joy that each unique woman brings to my life by just being herself.

To Every Wonderful Woman Around The World:  I SALUTE YOU TOO!

Happy International Women’s Day to All = Buona Feste Delle Donne Delle Donne a tutte!

In honor of another inspiring woman, I leave this quote to encourage all women to continue to just… BE!

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”  Maya Angelou




Posted in friends, life with tags , , on October 10, 2013 by Robin Eller

Although I don’t blog as often as I should, there are moments when I’m itching to write all day, put something out there in the world and see if it resonates with anyone. On the other hand, I would never tend to my other responsibilities.  Today, I was searching to perhaps post something for “Throw Back Thursdays” on Facebook. Instead of a photo that spoke to me, I came across this beautiful poem about friendship.  This poem was given to me on one of the most important days in my life, by one of my best friends. My inner voice whispered rather loudly, “This poem is better suited for my blog… put it here.”

In a recent time of need for emotional support, I have been extremely touched by the generosity of dear friends.  These are my “middle of the night friends” who are near and far.  The comfort of these voices made a huge difference in my day.  In as much as I’d like to think that I’m super woman, I’m not. My friends remind me that they are there for me.. like the song says.. “You just call loud my name…. You’ve got a friend.”

Carissimi Amici: Mi avete toccato il cuore, vi porto nel mio. = My Dearest Friends: You touched my heart, I carry you in mine.  Suffice it to say: it was no accident to have stumbled across this poem today.   #gratitude_4_treasured_friends

Friendship Is…by Robin Cohen

Knowing there is another human being you can trust.

Realizing that someone else wants the best for you.

Sharing the grief times along with the great times.

Being together without needing to pretend.

Forgiving pretenses when they occur.

Cherishing together the joys and traumas of change and growth.

Nourishing one another’s dreams, hopes and decisions along the path.

Loving another person in spite of differences and imperfections.

Sending love even where you are not together or in agreement.

Coming to  your friend’s aid and expecting nothing in return.

Dancing through life together and soaring to new heights.

Taking right up where you left off, even after several years.

Giving freely when appropriate and taking graciously when needed.

Friendships are not instantaneous, they are earned.

Friendships withstand the storms and upheavals of time.

Friends know the difference between image and substance.

Friends bask in the glow of the others triumphs.

Friends will be there when you need them.

Friends are one of life’s greatest gifts.

Words of Encouragement

Posted in friends, life with tags , , , on September 10, 2010 by Robin Eller
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I have the privilege to share a weekly class with a wonderful group of women. We are different in so many ways; age, backgrounds, race, body types and even the way we express ourselves through movement. At the same time we share the same passion every week. I look forward to seeing them every week and most of all, I am inspired by all of these women. One person in particular shared these words of encouragement in an email exchange and they spoke to me so loudly. I read these words in the book “A Woman’s Worth” by Marianne Williamson.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, talented, gorgeous, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

It was probably 9 or 10 years ago when I read this book. I know this is a message to pick up this book again and really absorb the words. Thanks to “J” I have the desire to read this book again and the courage to let my light shine ever so brightly. Here’s to our pact to walk taller and prouder in the daylight.

Super Bowl Sunday/ Very late post

Posted in friends, life, people, sports on February 16, 2010 by Robin Eller

Okay I was wrong “D.” The Saints won. It’s a good thing I’m not a betting person. 🙂  My friend was crying. Ha!! The worst part of the SuperBowl, those commercials and that awful Half-time show. Did the dig the Who out of their grave to sing?? Mamma Mia! I was shocked to hear Carrie Underwood sing the Star Spangled Banner so flat. She’s always spot on with her singing. Goes to show once again: Nessuno e’ perfetto.  I’m happy for “D’ that the Saints won. Now it’s back to the NBA action. Will it be the Lakers or Cleveland this year?? Chissa`.

Super Bowl Sunday

Posted in friends, life, people, sports on February 8, 2010 by Robin Eller

Being a sports fan, I’ll hang out today and watch the Super Bowl. Sadly, I have never been emotionally attached to any team. I do have a friend who is a “die-hard” SAINTS fan, so I’m sure my friend would like me to cheer for them. I have never seen anyone cry like my friend “D” when the the Saints lose and how insane “D” can be when they win. Needless to say my friend “D” is on cloud nine and cried when the SAINTS won the game to get to the Super Bowl. “D” recently moved back to New Orleans and is really excited about the game today. The week of the final play off game, “D” called and said that city of New Orleans was already celebrating 24 hours before the game. “D” said the whole city was drunk. LOL! After all the turmoil New Orleans has suffered, there is something special about the Super Bowl for them. However, I have to confess that rooting for the Colts because I’d like to see Peyton Manning win another Super Bowl. “D” will just have to forgive me. Besides, there’s always next year.

More Working News

Posted in friends, news, people, updates on January 19, 2010 by Robin Eller

In December of last year I worked on short film called “My Life In The Ocean.” I played a mother with two sons in the early 1960’s with a lot of emotional turmoil. It was a nice opportunity to see if all the training I had done was worth the money… HA! I couldn’t have asked for a nicer cast to work with. I look forward to seeing the film completed. Let’s keep good thoughts that this film will bring other opportunities to everyone involved.

Here are some photos from the production:

HAPPY 2010!

Posted in friends, life, news, people, updates on January 19, 2010 by Robin Eller

It’s already mid January. Yipes!! The time is flying by.  Never thought I would be quoting my mother on that one.

I remain optimistic for the New Year in spite of the challenges that carry over from last year. I left the year in a positive note.

In the Buddhist religion it is said: There is always chaos before something great happens.  Also the faith that if something is considered poisonous, then we can change it into medicine.

Here’s to a Happy and Healthier 2010!!

Lost Time..

Posted in death, friends, life on September 4, 2008 by Robin Eller

It’s been 4 months since I’ve written a freakin’ blog. What have I done in 4 months? I can’t even recall.
What I do know is here I am writing about another death. They say things happen in 3’s. Basta! (Enough)

A dear friend died on Monday. He was an amazing voice over artist; who’s voice could be heard in more than 5,000 movie trailers. That’s a lot of films. His wife and daughters have lost this wonderful man too soon. It’s clear how many hearts he touched with his wit, generous heart and charm. I am one of the many lives he touched. I’m feel lucky to have known him.
His wife has as big of a heart as her husband. She too is an amazing talent; a fantastic singer. I pray that she will be able to find comfort in the love and memories they created together over the years. The movie trailers will never sound the same again to me.

A day later, I hear that another friend passed away. She had been fighting colon cancer for two years but clearly the fight became too much. She was too young to die from a type of cancer that usually invades older people. Needless to say my heart is heavy.

The world feels a little emptier now with these two souls leaving the earth. I know they will continue to shine their light down on all who knew and loved them. Restate in pace “D” and “K”. Mi mancherete tanto.