3 Ways to Find Balance During Self-Quarantine

It’s been well over a week ago when the world began to feel like it was imploding and so began the process of self-quarantine for many. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that this entire experience has been filled with change, emotional challenges and most of all some level of fear. We are so conditioned to stay busy, keep moving, follow schedules, keep routines to the point of daily mental and physical exhaustion. So now, here we are. We are not being singled out as a city, state or nation. The entire world (except for essential workers) has been forced to pause and stay inside their homes. I can tell you from my experience the first few days seemed odd, but then again, nothing about this feels normal. Yet on some level, if you take the epidemic factor out of it, it seems like this retreat has been…

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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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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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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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