Sunday, November 22, 2015

There Once Was A Time

Outfit Of The Day 
Queen Horsfall

A Vision for Relationships 

We see a world where people enter into loving relationships because they are intending to help and support each other in fulfilling whatever the other's dreams are; where all of the Old Ways that incurred obedience and obligation have gone away; where none need consult the blessings of any government in order to pledge their love or separate from one another; and where all men and women retain their personal freedom within the relationship.

We see a world where laws are not a consideration at all because we have evolved to the point where we are living in a loving world; where everyone is expressing their love freely; and where we understand that relationships may or may not last for the whole of one's life. Accordingly, we see a world where people who choose to go on with their lives alone, without the other, are free to do so. We do this because we have learned that sharing, letting go of our attachment, and giving freely of all things is how people who truly care for one another relate.

For Knits

Lovers Mikuta

Gratitude Exercises

For the past three weeks I've been reading, "The Magic". by Rhonda Byrne. If you haven't heard of this book I highly recommend you adding it to your book list. Go ahead and click the title if you're interested in purchasing the book, or you can visit your neighborhood library to borrow a copy!

 I am going to share with you 3 exercises that I really enjoy. Each day I see the increasing changes in my life in result of these practices. They are very simple and I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Gratitude
  • Upon waking in the morning, list 10 things you are grateful for
    * They cannot be the same *
  • You must also write why you grateful for them
  • Afterwards read your list and say "thank you" after each thing you are grateful for
  • Do this for 30 days
2. The Best Thing That Happened To You Today
  • First you must find a rock or stone that resonates well with you
  • It must  be flat and small enough to fit in your palm comfortably
  • At the end of  each day reflect on the best thing that happened to you today
  • This allow you to recognize many great moments during the day and adds to the amount of gratitude you are expressing
  • Do this for 30 days
3. Magical Relationships
  • Here we turn our attention to relationships
  • Each day write choose 3 people you would  like to work on your relationship with 
  • List 5 things you are grateful to that person for
    Ex: (Name), Thank you for, ____________________________________.
  • Do this for 30 days

Deco Bohemia

Jessica B.

Happy Sunday 

Queen Horsfall

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10 Things We Need To Let Go

Everybody wants to be happy, but only few are brave enough to put in the work to be so. It’s not some magical feeling that finds its way to your life.
You need to be self aware in order to even begin to find happiness. It really starts with you. You need to get to know yourself, what you’re looking for, what you like, what you don’t like, things like that.
There’s a lot of learning involved before you can say you are truly happy. It’s a constant process, not some prized possession you leave in a trophy case.
Here are some of the things we need to let go because they hinder us from finding true happiness:
1) Others’ approval
Basing your life decisions on other people’s feelings about it is insane. You know that you can’t please everybody, you know that there will always be something someone won’t approve of or will displease them.
Why bother seeking comfort in others’ approval when it means sacrificing what would make you happy? That’s not comforting at all. That you have to give up what would make life better for you for people who aren’t going to live it for you.
Your life is yours alone. Live it according to you.
2) Pride
Nothing ever gets resolved with this. If you’re stubborn and refuse to believe you’re wrong, especially when you are, then you’re not helping yourself.
Part of growing, of evolving into the person you’re supposed to become is in knowing when you’re right, and knowing when you’re wrong.
If you know you’ve made a mistake, have the humility to admit it.
Laura Lambert H&M

3) Expectations
Yes, the golden rule, treat others the way you would want them to treat you, is a good measure of how you should be, but it doesn’t guarantee that others will follow suit.
You can’t expect people to act and react the way you would given a particular situation. You can only hope that they do right by you, but if they don’t, you need to be the one to adjust accordingly.
4) Anger
Staying mad at people who have wronged you will only make you feel burdened. It’s going to weigh heavily on you, not them, if you don’t learn to let go of it.
Anger is consuming and if you don’t know how to handle it correctly, it can and it will take over your life–how you see things, how you feel about people, etc.
It’s always best to forgive people, even if you haven’t received an apology.
5) Idea of Perfection
Life isn’t perfect, people aren’t perfect, even the perfectly planned vacation isn’t always perfect.
Why insist on perfection when nothing really is?
Learn to recreate your definition of what perfect is, something that’s attainable. Like, a perfect day is getting to see at least one of your loved ones, or going home to your family, having a nice dinner, and sleeping on a comfortable bed.
Your definition of a perfect partner, a perfect life, is up to you. Make it count.
Ivan Chang 181015 Today Style

6) Greed
The quest for more could land you in a lot of trouble. Sometimes our lust for more power, more money, more danger, takes over reason and logic.
You need to ask yourself what’s driving your ‘need’ to want the things you want. You’d be surprised how little you actually need to live a happy life. Less is more.
7) Excuses
You will always find a reason to do something and not do something else.
Our reasoning depends on how much we want to do one thing.
Stop making excuses for why you’re not where you want to be, why you’re not doing what you’re passionate about, why you don’t have the body you dream of, etc.
If there’s a will, there’s usually a way.
8) Thoughts of the past
Staying stuck in the past could really hurt your chances of being happy now.
Stop thinking about your ex and what they did to you. They are out of your life for a reason, and one of them is so that you wouldn’t have to think about them anymore.
Stop thinking about friends who stabbed you in the back or pushed you down.
If they’re not part of your life anymore, then you’ve done yourself a favor.
That promotion you didn’t get last year, then try your best to get it this year. That vacation you couldn’t afford, book it now. Move up and move on.
Tricia Gosingtian 091815

9) Insecurities
There will always be people better than you. There will always be someone better looking, more hardworking, sexier, more intelligent, and the list is endless.
But it doesn’t matter.
You need to be enough for yourself, in your own eyes.
Most of the time, your loved ones already know that you don’t need to be more for them to love and accept you. You need to see yourself through those eyes from time to time.
10) Control
By now you already know that as much as you like planning things to the detail, there is a very real chance that they won’t be followed.
Life is more than the things we plan.
The spontaneous things, the ones that surprise us are the ones that really make us feel alive.
Also, attempting to control how others see you or how they feel about you is a futile effort. The best you can do is make yourself the kind of person that you want to be and the right people will love you for exactly that.
Control is good for certain things, but it’s not something you should attempt to do all the time and get anxious about when things don’t go your way. Learn to let things happen as they will.
L.E.N K Fall Layering

This article was posted by Heather Matthews  on November 5, 2015. I have a regular subscription to her articles and thought it would be a great idea to share this one with you all! 
Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, November 8, 2015


 A friend is a person who dislikes the same people you do. 

Don't hang out with people who are where you don't want to be. Your friends and the environment reflect what you really feel about yourself. Winners hang out with winners. Losers hang out with losers. When you are on the move, you need people and an environment that supports and encourages your dream. You won't find that among people who are helpless and / or hopeless. You won't find support for your goals among people who whine and complain. You must know and believe that there are people waiting for you in the places you want to be. They will nurture, support and encourage you to keep moving. People you know may not always support your growth. For you to move on means you leave them behind. It also means that you prove what they claim to be impossible is definitely possible. 

Affirmation: I surround myself with people and things that are good for me. Viktoria Temnova: Fight or Flight

When you are not happy with yourself, you cannot be happy with others. - Daryl Mitchell

Everyone comes into our life to mirror back to us some part of ourselves we cannot or will not see. They show us the parts we need to work on or let go of. They reveal to us the things we do and the effects they have on ourselves and others. They say to us openly the things we say to ourselves silently. They reveal to us the fears, doubts, weaknesses and character flaws we know we have but refuse to address of acknowledge. We can usually see the faults of others very clearly. We all have people in our lives who anger or annoy us, who rub us the wrong way. They may create confusion or chaos. They bring pain and disruption. They may reject us, abandon us and create some sort of harm. Before we get busy trying to fix the person or remedy the situation, we should ask ourselves, Why is this person in my life? What am I doing to draw this to myself? How do I do what they do, and how can I release this need? When we cleanse, heal and bring ourselves into balance, everyone in our lives will do the same or disappear. 

My relationships are a true reflection of me.

Visa Lom: JCOS