Yearly Archives: 2016


I Love, love LOVE Pinterest!   Forget surfing Safari, I go to Pinterest to find almost everything these days, especially DIY projects.   Now I love DIY, as long as it is pretty close to the original version.  Recently I have been hooked on beauty DIY and I have found some projects […]

Do you love DIY Beauty?


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I am constantly learning lessons through out my day.  It has taught me to listen to my instincts, stop and realize what the lesson is and most of all, be grateful for it. Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, one such lesson showed itself to me on a familiar […]

Two Aunts and a Bracelet


Each one of us looks to others for motivation of some sort.  When you can find one person who can motivate you in many aspects of your life, you’ve got yourself a winner.  I have one such individual that I would like to introduce to you.  Alaina Winch surprised me […]

Alaina Winch will motivate YOU!



     Hello to All!We have moved our Stronger than Yesterday blog over to Word Press.  Our new address is careyportell.com/blog. We have a full website that includes our Inspirational Speaking and blog pages all on one site...

Stronger than Yesterday has MOVED!


     Hello to All!We have moved our Stronger than Yesterday blog over to Word Press.  Our new address is careyportell.com/blog. We have a full website that includes our Inspirational Speaking and blog pages all on one site...

Stronger than Yesterday has MOVED!


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For whatever reason, I have a hard time using someone’s nickname when I speak directly to them. I can use it when speaking about them, but I feel I must use their given name when meeting their eyes, especially if I know them well. This has always been the case […]

A “Short” Ride to Heaven