9 Reasons Why Number Nine is Important

We are officially halfway through the month of September and very soon we will begin feeling dips in the temperatures and the crisp autumn leaves will begin changing colors. Once upon a time when I was a fashion blogger, the fall season was such a busy time of the year. Lots of running around between fashion shows and the mad rush of getting content published everywhere online. Fall is still my favorite time of the year for the same reasons it might be for many. For example, the temperatures, the earth tones and the upcoming holiday season. It’s all about change and the key word in the air is transformation! And speaking of changes, if you read my latest newsletter “A Time of Metamorphosis”,  then you’re up to date with the shift in topics that I am looking forward to discussing and placing some focus on going forward, all in the…

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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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One Petal at a Time – Flowers and Their Superpowers

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” ― Georgia O’Keefe Flowers have been around for ages and have had so much significance throughout history. From a young age, we are taught that to gift someone with flowers is a gesture of friendship, love, and respect. Of course, flowers can certainly be a symbol of romance and affection in a relationship. If you really think about it, they can be present from the time women give birth to the time we say goodbye to a loved one at a funeral. When words can do no more, nature steps in to express an emotion or a feeling. I have always found flowers appealing and so beautiful growing up but in the last several years they have taken a front row to many areas of my life.  I have a newfound respect…

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Do Your Life Plans Need a Time-Out?

Do you ever feel like you’re moving at a glacial pace not making the progress with your plans the way you would like? Every day we get up and do our best to take one step forward to making a dream, wish or vision a reality. It may not always be easy or perhaps the timeframe may not be how we imagined it. In times of stagnation or even frustration it might be a good moment to take a breath and stop. Yes even when we are hustling and bustling to obtain our goals it is a good idea to pause. You see we are never taught this in life. No one in school told us that we should re-evaluate our circumstances or take a moment to assess our next form of action. We are conditioned to go, go, go and act NOW. Of course, there is much value in…

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Face to Face with Self-Acceptance

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see or hear the words “Self-Acceptance”? Does that word resonate in a positive or as a negative way for you? For many, the answer might change from one moment to the next or depending on where you are in your life. We have so much mental chatter going on all day that our own perception of self-acceptance might be cloudy from time to time. Judgment exists all around us. Social Media for one has heightened the level of judgment and high expectations for what our lives should look like. We have been fed a life full of perfected filters through our online social interactions. Although it may generate a picture-perfect moment at that time for the world to see, the idea of accepting flaws and imperfections have been diluted. Some may say, that’s just the world we live in…

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