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HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND

onmyown-bepatientHappy Labor Weekend peeps!

I’m sorry it’s been 2 full months or so since I’ve posted. I’ve focused on building my business and working on some killer clients and haven’t had time to blog. Feeling exhausted, beat down, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated and realizing that I need to incorporate more balance. More time to honor and cherish myself. So this holiday weekend is perfect timing!

And today I’m feeling a huge wave of love and gratitude. Maybe because my birthday is on Sunday and there’s this celebratory vibe in the air.

Anyhoots, here’s a lil bit of love I’ve created above for you. When life gets hectic and uncontrollably overwhelming, remind yourself of this message above.

Sounds simple and too basic??

When you trust and have faith in something beyond yourself, you know that before good change can happen, things are usually CRAY CRAY. Be receptive during this CRAY CRAY. You probably don’t realize that life is handing you this mess so that you can see the way THROUGH it. To power through the struggle because there are wonderful lessons within it.

Yep. I know it takes time.

And its not easy.

But you are so loved through all of it.

Unconditionally. 24/7. 365 days a year.

You are awesome.

So… with that, have an awesome weekend and relax!

I’ve got friends coming into town and we are celebrating my 36 years in this world tomorrow night. I’m totally blessed and grateful for such beautiful and amazingly great friends and my family and friends that won’t be able to join in, but be there with me fully in spirit. And my soul sisters are my family, they really push and guide me to be what I sometimes can’t see in myself.

Hugs + High-fives, Michelle

 

 

 

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SHARE + INSPIRE + EMPOWER

life-begins-endWe all need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It helps us grow. learn. Realize how amazing we are. That our challenges are opportunities. Doorways and windows to possibilities. New perspectives. Bigger lessons that we must forge through for an intentional and purposeful life. Don’t be afraid or worried what others think. Love this life you are in. It is so worth it.

Ask that guy out.

Tell your friend the truth.

Wander to a new place.

Enjoy a glass of wine at the bar alone.

Tell your boss that you’re not happy.

It’s your life, take control of it.

And don’t be so serious… make fun of yourself and laugh it off.

Image found here.

 

 

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WORK IN PROGRESS

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Soo, you may have noticed that I’ve updated the look of this blog. I’ve been going through a transformation personally and felt the blog should as well.

I’m still on this wave. The wave of life, but I’m feeling good. I don’t have all the answers. I don’t exactly know the plan. But I’m more focused, full of love, trusting in above and loving today. This is not easy. We are a society used to being pulled in so many directions.

In Chinese Zodiac, we are in the Year of the Snake and it happens to be my animal sign. To find out yours, go to this chinese calendar. The year of snake is filled with slow and methodical progress.

And I’m going through that transformation, like a snake. I’m ready to shed part of myself, like a snake sheds his skin. I’m still me. But wanting to showcase myself as more than a “young widow.” And the previous design, well, it yelled “young widow.” At the time, when I created the blog. That’s what I wanted. I wanted empathy and a voice for those going for that loss and death.

I’m evolving and so is this blog. I’m a creative who wants to enrich people’s lives. My ultimate goal is to be a “Creative Humanitarian.” Not sure if that’s a legit title, but it sounds deep and fun to me. And yes, I’ve got quite an endeavor ahead before I earn that title.

And I think I couldn’t have realized this new direction, had it not been for my circumstance. God smacked me down, and I totally surrendered. Tim had to surrender too. And dang, it wasn’t easy/ isn’t easy to surrender.

Anyhoots, I’m so excited about the direction and new design for this blog. Please click-through the pages. I’m still tweaking with “resources.”

Here are some of the new updates. Let me know what you think. And if you have suggestions, comments or requests, please comment below or email me.

 

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Thank you! xo

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY FUN LOVE

"Amy Poehler quote"

I found this Amy Poehler image and quote via A Cup of Joe and thought it was fitting for the first Friday of 2013.

I was teaching my Dad a few computer tricks last summer, and we started playing around with his laptop camera. And we ended  up with this fantastic moment. Laughing and being silly is the best therapy. Stop over thinking. Shake it out. Have a fun weekend peeps.

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MUSIC FOR JANUARY

As we start the new year, I wanted to create a mix to get us all on a good roll. It’s flirty and fun. Something for your run  (those darn resolutions of getting back in shape!), going on a road trip, or something for your next dinner get-together with friends.

New Beginnings (click to listen)

01.  Noche Nada (A Lot From Me) - Givers

02. Black Is the Night - DJ Royale featuring Katherin DeBoer

03. Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) - Niki & The Dove

04. Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix) - Arcade Fire

05. Say Yes (feat. A.S.M.) - Wax Tailor

06. Beautiful People (Felix Cartal Club Remix) - Chris Brown

07. Can’t Stop Now - Major Lazer featuring Jovi Rockwell & Mr Vegas

08. Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars

09. Girl On Fire – Inferno Version - Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj

10. Arsenal  ’Melvin’ (Compuphonic remix) - Mixmag

*photo by Joie Lala

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