STILL FEELING TRANSPARENT?
HUMBLE TRANSPARENCY: HOW DID WE GET HERE? IS IT WORTH IT?
My lack of time to sit down and focus on writing has been hard for me because in my mind it represents me drifting away from my roots and losing focus. Obviously I realize that is slightly dramatic and probably way deeper than necessary. In reality I have just been insanely busy.
I wanted to work more, and I got exactly what I wished for. I nanny for 3 families during the week, attempt to keep my house running smoothly, eat healthy, run my business, fulfill orders, love my cat, be a good fiance, and make time for myself and my friends. Since I began this journey, I feel like I failed in a lot of my personal goals...
SAVED BY THE WINE
"I believe in growth, the kind that hurts and the kind that heals." (this is my journey's mantra)
"Wholeness comes from brokenness."
"Always remember, you can find your way back to yourself."
"You don't need them to love you, for you to love you."
"Self- forgiveness isn't only a brave act, but a necessary one."
I AM DESERVING OF LOVE BECAUSE: I am selfless and love others with all that I have, and am worthy of receiving that in return.
TODAY I AM FOCUSING ON: breathing techniques prior to and during anxiety attacks, focusing during meditation, eating two full meals a day.
TODAY I AM AFRAID: that my anxiety will get the best of me
I PLAN TO COMBAT MY FEAR BY: taking a step back and reminding myself, "it's okay"
PSH. Lets be honest, the real key is to always have wine. If I can plan effectively, everything will go so smoothly. Minimizing stress one bottle of wine at a time. Wine just makes it all better. Stressed out addressing a million and one envelopes? No problem! Pour a huge glass of bubbly and all of a sudden I have all the momentum in the world. Needless to say, to keep me from being a bridezilla, keep the wine stocked and everyone can be saved by the wine!
THE SILENT "KILLER"
I lived in my experiences and was not judged. I was emotionally naked, vulnerable, and exposed and I was received. Most of all, I was seen. That was a huge first step down a path of trust, love, growth, and forgiveness. It became okay to not punish every person for someone else's mistakes. It was okay to be more than a pretty face, and it was okay to be a real person. Someone saw my heart and loved me with no expectation. That's a place of love that I want to walk in. That's the place of friendship I want to live in. That's what we need to live our truths.
HEALTHY BODY, BUT WHAT ABOUT HEALTHY MIND?
Mental Health is such a sensitive topic in our society. We want to use it an identify it when it can be beneficial instead of when it's really happening and affecting someone's life. We are quick to label the mass murderer who shoots up a public place as mentally unstable and insane, simply because we assume the only way someone can do something so unthinkable is if they are mentally not okay. However, what that does is create this stigma that in order to have any mental disability or be mentally unhealthy, one must be in this extreme state of dysfunction. However, that's not the case at all...
STIMULATE MY MIND
If your friend says no i'm going to stay in tonight and just have some me time, don't make them feel bad for picking themselves in that moment. Don't push them just because you want to go out, respect their choice. Think of you. Think of your health. Treat mental health like your physical health. Just like you need at least 8 hours of sleep for your body to run at its best, you need some mental rest for your mind to run at its best. Feed your body, soul, and mind. Ask for help when you need it, tell people no, love yourself, and together we can all be healthier.
ARE YOU THE RESTRICTION POLICE?
Life is interesting and brings us interesting people. A friend of mine was in town a few weeks back for spring break and it was so refreshing. Just having a new person around for a change with new perspectives and opinions and ideas. Artistically it makes for great creative expressions and collabs. There also is that great conversation that sparks from a new energy in your space.
So often everyone wants to point out right away if a Vegan, Vegetarian, or Pescatarian strays away from what is believed to be their dietary confines. However, accusers often forget we are humans and at the end of the day there is no food police that is going to give me a citation for biting a piece of chicken if I feel like it. If 96% of my diet falls within the parameters of being a Pescatarian, then I sure can choose to identify and label myself as such. In the same regards, are you the restriction police? We get a bad rep as ones who shove our lifestyles in other people's face and try to force it upon them. While that can be true for some, it's not the case for all. My lifestyle choices are mine, and yours are yours. You eat your chicken, I'll eat my fish and guess what? We can still coexist. Even better we can eat together!
CHEERS TO A NEW US
Our Photoshoot was so fun. We can't wait to share everything with you guys. We had tons of laughs and smiles and women feeling beautiful. That is always the goal. We want every woman to walk out feeling like a star and knowing she is beautiful before and after she sits in my chair. With a full spread of snacks and an amazingly yummy lemon cake (can't be healthy all the time) we shared laughs, smiles. funny stories, and created something so beautiful together. I can't wait for you all to see it.
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