4 Ways to Reduce Online Clutter & Get Your Time Back

Time is precious. Here we are at the starting point of the second month of the year. January put everyone as a collective through an emotional roller coaster ride. So it is fitting that at this time we do a little personal checking-in on ourselves and why not, on one another. Here is your reminder that when times get rough, give yourself a much deserved time out. Even if it means taking a walk, stepping away from your home, office space or just taking a few breaths. That in itself is a way of taking your power back. It’s important because if you don’t carve out those moments for yourself, they likely won’t happen on their own. Since the year has started with an influx of heavy news headlines, it’s a good time to assess and even curate how you receive information. Do you have a practice that helps you…

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A Decade of Birth, Growth & Change

This time of year always lends itself to moments of reflection and life review especially when you hear the words ‘end of a decade’. When you start to think back getting through a decade is no small feat. For me personally, the first thing that comes to mind when looking back to these past ten years is how much has happened and changed. In the end, there’s always something to be thankful for. This decade will always have a special meaning for me. I gave birth to One Style at a Time! I conceived it all on my own and created every idea, visual concept, wording, post idea and every nook and cranny that goes into publishing a blog that is now eight years and nine months old. It has taught me so much over the years and it has pushed my writing skills, creative capacity, tested my patience, kept…

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4 Life Lessons from the Canvas

No one said it would be simple or easy. No one said the quest to finding answers would be a walk in the park. Over a year ago I decided to revisit one of my creative passions which since I was a child was art and painting. It had been an incredibly long time since I had worked with any type of art medium. Back in 2018, while facing some very personal challenges it just felt like the right time to go for it and throw creative caution to the wind. I had nothing to lose and only everything to gain. Since then I have been building more of a relationship with my easel and paintbrushes. These days, I consider myself an intuitive painter. For those that don’t understand the concept, it’s a form of creative freedom and self-expression that includes allowing your inner voice and personal energy to guide…

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Surfing Through Life Lessons of Change

Here we are, officially halfway into the summer with already 215 days accounted for on the 2019 calendar. I’ve had many conversations with many that have experienced some type of significant change in their life lately. Most of the time changes we face are here to test our strength and patience. For so many, this year has brought circumstances that have made them step out of their comfort zones. Changes are uncomfortable but necessary to keep us evolving and growing. No one said it would be easy peasy right? Yet, somehow we get through it. It‘s when our lives become stagnant or complacent that we need to examine what needs to shift. At times, we chose to stay in the same old and that is usually when the universe pushes us to the edge just a little more. In the past couple of years and even months, I have had to encounter fast and big changes in my personal and professional life. So often we forget how far we have come and don’t give ourselves more credit or pat ourselves on the back. For now, I have taken some productive steps toward goals that I have had sitting in my back pocket. I have made the conscious effort to look for the signs and connect those dots. These things don’t happen overnight. You have to be willing to do the internal and external work. More of this in my next newsletter out now, with some a new special announcement. (sign up today so you don’t miss out)! A couple of months ago I was in Los Angeles on vacation and it was my first time visiting the City of Angels. I certainly enjoyed my time there and taking in the laid back and the casual setting was fun. But one of the moments that stood out for me was being at a few of the beaches in L.A. and seeing surfers riding the ocean…

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The Power of 8

EIGHT. That is the number that I am celebrating today and will be discussing on this post. Why you may ask. Because that is the number of years One Style at a Time has been in existence. That’s right it has been eight years since I started my venture as a blog writer! Eight years since the first post was published. Quite a milestone for me. If you have been following this blog from the beginning then you know it served as an informational space for fashion for several years until I decided to pivot and take the content in a new direction. The reasons why are detailed in my latest newsletter which I hope you have subscribed to and read. You can still do so here. I was thinking about the number eight and what it represents aside from today’s blogiversary celebration. You may have heard at one point…

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