Fashion & Substance

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Morning #fashionandsubstance #goodmorning

Morning #fashionandsubstance #goodmorning

"No amount of darkness can hide a  spark of light."  No matter if it’s sunny or gloomy, or you start today fast or slow, make sure as you start your day you find you breathing space. That little place that nurtures your soul, and allows you to recharge. Every morning is a gift enjoy it. #fashionandsubstance #happysaturday #breathingspace #sunrise #everymorningisagift

"No amount of darkness can hide a spark of light." No matter if it’s sunny or gloomy, or you start today fast or slow, make sure as you start your day you find you breathing space. That little place that nurtures your soul, and allows you to recharge. Every morning is a gift enjoy it. #fashionandsubstance #happysaturday #breathingspace #sunrise #everymorningisagift

Is there such a thing as having too many good things going on? If asked this question a couple of years ago, I would’ve answered, hell no, of course not. That’s not anything to complain about. Stop it. But after committing to a year of spiritual growth this past March I’ve learned that, if Satan can’t distract you with temptations, and problems, then he will wear you down with a lot of good things. Distracting us with exhaustion. He’ll get you over-committed to lots of good things which can keep you from finding, committing and doing what’s BEST for you (God’s plan for you). Leaving you feeling overwhelmed with a multitude of things we think “we have to do.” When you find yourself tasking and toiling over lots of things that are truly good things, but don’t necessarily feed your spirit/soul, you will eventually find yourself spiritually, mentally, and physically drained and depleted, which won’t allow you to truly be fully present and live to your fullest potential. When we’re over committed the amount of value we bring to a task or situation begins to dwindle. We don’t think it’s a problem because this issue presents itself as good tasks and ideas. We think it’s a time issue not a spiritual issue. But then we experience “burnout” from doing too many things that don’t really matter.

This is where I found myself this past winter. After two years of dividing my time, energy, mental and physical efforts to my 40+ hr. 9-5, and to building a solid foundation for my future dreams of saving the world with my non-profit, my mind, body, and spirit were completely burnt out.

A lot of us including myself never think about the health of our spirit, I’ve learned/learning that we have to put just as much effort into caring for our spirit as we do our bodies, if not more…. An unhealthy spirit can show up as tension in our body, anxiety, irritability, chronic fatigue etc… The better we nurture our spiritual body the better out physical body feels. It’s a direct connect. When our spirit starts to become weak or imbalanced it’s so important that we take a step back and reevaluate what’s causing the issue, and start a little life editing. Ridding your life of the unnecessary and keeping the essentials. More importantly, we have to learn how to rest…. It’s not about non-activity, it’s about your spirit and your soul being at rest. I’m still on my journey of overcoming burnout, and it feels so amazing. Take some time to discover how you can rest your spirit/soul.

Luv,

L.

In need of some fashion inspiration you say…..? Look no further.  @traceeellisross and #irisapfel two of the most inspiring  women in fashion.  (In my world anyway).  My #wcw always tend to be strong, creative women, that chart their paths, lead their own lives, and drive the course of history. These two ladies embody that spirit and definitely influence  
my wardrobe. #fashionandsubstance #wcw #irisapfel#traceeellisross

In need of some fashion inspiration you say…..? Look no further. @traceeellisross and #irisapfel two of the most inspiring women in fashion. (In my world anyway). My #wcw always tend to be strong, creative women, that chart their paths, lead their own lives, and drive the course of history. These two ladies embody that spirit and definitely influence
my wardrobe. #fashionandsubstance #wcw #irisapfel#traceeellisross

Feeling super powerful, and motivated after listening to Beyoncé  #Flawless ? You’re probably ready to take over the world or at least ready to start your day, hell I know I do…. Well the best part of this motivating song for me starts about a minute and half in, when this calm, cool, collected, intelligent voice starts to confirm all the things that make me feel #Flawless. Were you ever curious who that might be? No? Call me a #nerd, I was. #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie gives this entertaining, personal, and inspiring presentation on #whyweshouldallbefeminist at a @TED event, and a snippet of that found it’s way to Beyoncé, and you know the rest.  She is the renowned author of three books, that has been profiled by @TheNewYorkTimes as one of the New Wave African Writers. She’s intelligent, creative, and fashionable, all the things I need for my #wcw.  Check out her full talk at http://youtu.be/hg3umXU_qWc. #fashionandsubstance #weshouldallbefeminist #wcw #chimamand @chi_ngo_adichie

Feeling super powerful, and motivated after listening to Beyoncé #Flawless ? You’re probably ready to take over the world or at least ready to start your day, hell I know I do…. Well the best part of this motivating song for me starts about a minute and half in, when this calm, cool, collected, intelligent voice starts to confirm all the things that make me feel #Flawless. Were you ever curious who that might be? No? Call me a #nerd, I was. #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie gives this entertaining, personal, and inspiring presentation on #whyweshouldallbefeminist at a @TED event, and a snippet of that found it’s way to Beyoncé, and you know the rest. She is the renowned author of three books, that has been profiled by @TheNewYorkTimes as one of the New Wave African Writers. She’s intelligent, creative, and fashionable, all the things I need for my #wcw. Check out her full talk at http://youtu.be/hg3umXU_qWc. #fashionandsubstance #weshouldallbefeminist #wcw #chimamand @chi_ngo_adichie

#100daysofhappiness

#100daysofhappiness

#100daysofhappiness

#100daysofhappiness

Woooo hooo!!! Ya’ll it’s hot outside, we’re right smack dab in the middle of summer (my favorite time of year) and trying to stay fashionable while running a business, errands, or running around in circles can be a challenge during the dog days of summer. But thanks to emersonfry we can look cool, while staying cool. Thanks emersonfry!!!!! If you’re looking to add some cool new pieces to your wardrobe check out emersonfry

Happy Friday,

L.

Woooo hooo!!! Ya’ll it’s hot outside, we’re right smack dab in the middle of summer (my favorite time of year) and trying to stay fashionable while running a business, errands, or running around in circles can be a challenge during the dog days of summer. But thanks to emersonfry we can look cool, while staying cool. Thanks emersonfry!!!!! If you’re looking to add some cool new pieces to your wardrobe check out emersonfry

Happy Friday,

L.