Get Booted for Summer 2018

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Oh Summer 18! Oh Summer 18 Got my heart singing Baduum Boot Up Baby Baduum Boot UP! It Just WONT STOP ALL SUMMER LONG!

This year is sure to bring a HOT summer and while it is natural to retire our layers and boots for crop tops and sandals; this year shoe trend is holding on to boots a little longer and keeping toes left unpainted! This years Summer Boot Trend has plenty of new styles that will sure keep the sandals locked away for a few more weeks. This year SS18 cult favorites were knee-high lace ups and cowboy boots; and with these trends not easing this summer, prepare to get GlowUp Ready Goddesses!

Here are a list of my favorite boot trends that are taking over this summer!

1. Jessica Simpson Starlite Silver Glitter Pearl Embellished Block Heel Ankle Booties (7.5)
Glitterboot.jpgThis shoe is a definite show stopper and a sure spotlight for any occasion. They are comfortable and stylish and paired with the right denim, is a sure win all season long.

2. Jessica Simpson Women’s Teddi Fashion Boot, Black Patent, 8.5 Medium US

jsWhitebootI can not get enough of this shoe here! This has definitely been her most popular shoe as of yet. They are super comfortable thanks to its block heel and oh so stylish. Strut your stuff in Divine Subprime with these heavenly hosts!

3.  JustFab’s MAYRA HEELED BOOT

MayraHeeledBootWho doesn’t love a shoe subscription? JustFab has numerous styles to choose from and for VIP Members they curate a custom boutique that fits your unique style and taste. AS glamorous as I am, there is no wonder why I chose this knee-high boot to be apart of my summer favs. Top it off with a free flowing T-shirt dress and satchel bag or dress it up with a floral romper, either way this boot right here not only provides grace with style, but also versatility. And to make it a summer fine, the open toe adds a nice touch to shoe off that pedicure we have been holding out on!

4.Nine West Women’s Announcer Synthetic Ankle Boot, Red Synthetic, 6 Medium US

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Red is the new white! Or at least with this super fiery trend! Red boots—in buttery calfskin or shiny patent, cropped neatly at the ankle or snaking up to the knee, square-heeled or nearly flat—serve as a dramatic punctuation mark on pretty much any outfit. This style can easily be paired with any denim, plaid, floral, and simply an all red ensemble.

 

The Secret to Law of Attraction and Manifestation: What the Gurus Haven’t Told You!

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Think it! Believe it! Write It! Create a Vision Board! You may be familiar with this when it comes to practicing the Law of Attraction. Simply put, the Law of Attraction has been explained as the ability we have to attract whatever in our lives that we are focusing on. While this is true, most of the Law has been confined to only what we can think in our minds and thoughts to be translated into materialization in our reality. Now this is a great start to understanding what the Law of Attraction is; however, it does not necessarily embody or places emphasis on how to apply it to materialize into our reality.

I am here to share with 3 Secrets that Law of Attraction and Manifestation Gurus have yet to tell you.  Like I mentioned beforehand, much of what we hear and know about the law of attraction and manifesting is centered around us thinking about what we want and believing that we can or shall have it. Like I said, that is a great first step, however many of you have been doing all the things the gurus have mentioned: Vision boarding, writing it out, journaling,  thinking about it until you are blue in the face.. LOL well maybe not or at least you may feel that way because it has not seem to come into fruition the way you expect or want. Here are the THREE secrets that will make the Law of Attraction work in your favor!

  1. Stop Thinking You Know What You Want, You DON’T

    Ok I already here you saying, “Tahiry, but all the gurus say I have to think it, see it, visualize it…” Yes, those are all great baby steps, but I  am telling you right now, You DO NOT know what you want, let alone can you truly visualize what you desire. Now, we all have great minds and many of have a vivid imagination and can create some pretty elaborate visions. This is all great, however, our minds can not truly capture all the vastness that the Universe has to offer us, even on our best creative day! What I am saying is, as creative as you and I may be, we are still limiting the greatness of what the Universe desires to give to us. WE can only visualize what we know or can think and It is impossible for us to truly know ALL the Delightful and Wonderful things that are out here for us to receive! For example, let’s say you want to manifest abundance in your life. Immediately you start to imagine and think about money.  Right there, it’s not the money that is your heart’s desire, its what the money can do for you to receive your heart’s desires. What you really want is Freedom to do and have what your heart’s desire with no limitation. Remember, money is a tool that we use for exchange, and many times we put money where it does not belong.

  2. Raise Your Vibration to Match How You Would Feel

    This secret is one of the most important part of manifesting and for the Law of Attraction to work in your favor. To boost your manifestation power you will have to raise your heart’s vibrational energy to the frequency of what it would feel like to have what you want. For instance, let’s say you want to manifest a new beau, naturally the first thing you would want to do is imagine how we would want he or she to look. STOP! Instead raise your vibration to the frequency of love or what it would feel like to be in a new relationship. Match your energy to that feeling and stay within that. You want the feeling of ecstasy, intimacy, inspiration, joy, freedom etc… And please note, it’s not the Stuff or People we want, it’s the feeling that we think they will give us; so live on that harmonic expression of that which makes you feel the best! Like attracts Like and That is LAW! The Universe will pluck out all that it is that matches to our vibrational energy that is perfectly suited for you.

  3. Release and Surrender

    This is the Second Most Important secret: Release and Surrender to the Universe. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE CONTROL! This is where we must allow Faith and Trust to be acted out. Know that the Universe DEEPLY loves you and give you all that your heart desires more thank you can think it or dream it! Let go and fall back into the hands of the Divine! You are being cared for, allow it to happen!

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The 7 Universal Truths for Life Success

The Principles of Truth are Seven; she who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open.”– The Kybalion

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The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are
I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.
II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.
III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.
IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY.
V. THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM.
VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.

I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.

“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”

This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.” It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of “The Material Universe”; the “Phenomena of Life”; “Matter”; “Energy”; and in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT, which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND. It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we “live and move and have our being.” This Principle, by establishing the Mental Nature of the Universe, easily explains all of the varied mental and psychic phenomena that occupy such a large portion of the public attention, and which, without such explanation, are non-understandable and defy scientific treatment. An understanding of this great Hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement. The Hermetic Student is enabled to apply intelligently the great Mental Laws, instead of using them in a haphazard manner. With the Master-Key in his possession, the student may unlock the many doors of the mental and psychic temple of knowledge, and enter the same freely and intelligently. This Principle explains the true nature of “Energy” Power,” and “Matter,” and why and how all these are subordinate to the Mastery of Mind. One of the old Hermetic Masters wrote, long ages ago: “He who grasps the truth of the Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on The Path to Mastery.” And these words are as true to-day as at the time they were first written. Without this Master-Key, Mastery is impossible, and the student knocks in vain at the many doors of The Temple.

II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.

As above, so below; as below, so above.”

This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe–it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known to the Unknown. Studying the monad, he under-stands the archangel.

III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.

“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”

This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is in motion”; “everything vibrates”; “nothing is at rest”; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration–the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest–just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. “He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the scepter of power,” says one of the old writers.

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY.

“Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”

This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is dual”; “everything has two poles”; “everything has its pair of opposites,” all of which were old Hermetic axioms. It explains the old paradoxes, that have perplexed so many, which have been stated as follows: “Thesis and antithesis are identical in nature, but different in degree”; “opposites are the same, differing only in degree”; “the pairs of opposites may be reconciled”; “extremes meet”; “everything is and isn’t, at the same time”; “all truths are but half-truths”; “every truth is half-false”; “there are two sides to everything,” etc., etc., etc. It explains that in everything there are two poles, or opposite aspects, and that “opposites” are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them To illustrate: Heat and Cold, although “opposites,” are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same thing. Look at your thermometer and see if you can discover where “heat” terminates and “cold” begins! There is no such thing as “absolute heat” or “absolute cold”–the two terms “heat” and “cold” simply indicate varying degrees of the same thing, and that “same thing” which manifests as “heat” and “cold” is merely a form, variety, and rate of Vibration. So “heat” and “cold” are simply the “two poles” of that which we call “Heat”–and the phenomena attendant thereupon are manifestations of the Principle of Polarity. The same principle manifests in the case of “Light and Darkness,” which are the same thing, the difference consisting of varying degrees between the two poles of the phenomena. Where does “darkness” leave off, and “light” begin. What is the difference between “Large and Small”? Between “Hard and Soft”? Between “Black and White”? Between “Sharp and Dull”? Between “Noise and Quiet”? Between “High and Low”? Between “Positive and Negative”? The Principle of Polarity explains these paradoxes, and no other Principle can supersede it. The same Principle operates on the Mental Plane. Let us take a radical and extreme example that of “Love and Hate,” two mental states apparently totally different. And yet there are degrees of Hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like or Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither.” And all are simply degrees of the same thing, as you will see if you will but think a moment. And, more than this (and considered of more importance by the Hermetists), it is possible to change the vibrations of Hate to the vibrations of Love, in one’s own mind, and in the minds of others. Many of you, who read these lines, have had personal experiences of the involuntary rapid transition from Love to Hate, and the reverse, in your own case and that of others. And you will therefore realize the possibility of this being accomplished by the use of the Will, by means of the Hermetic formulas. “Good and Evil” are but the poles of the same thing, and the Hermetist understands the art of transmuting Evil into Good, by means of an application of the Principle of Polarity. In short, the “Art of Polarization” becomes a phase of “Mental Alchemy” known and practiced by the ancient and modern Hermetic Masters. An understanding of the Principle will enable one to change his own Polarity, as well as that of others, if he will devote the time and study necessary to master the art.

V. THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM.

“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”

This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow; a high-tide and low-tide; between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity described a moment ago. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. This is in the affairs of the Universe, suns, worlds, men, animals, mind, energy, and matter. This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life of all things; and finally in the mental states of Man (and it is with this latter that the Hermetists find the understanding of the Principle most important). The Hermetists have grasped this Principle, finding its universal application, and have also discovered certain means to overcome its effects in themselves by the use of the appropriate formulas and methods. They apply the Mental Law of Neutralization. They cannot annul the Principle, or cause it to cease its operation, but they have learned how to escape its effects upon themselves to a certain degree depending upon the Mastery of the Principle. They have learned how to USE it, instead of being USED BY it. In this and similar methods, consist the Art of the Hermetists. The Master of Hermetics polarizes himself at the point at which he desires to rest, and then neutralizes the Rhythmic swing of the pendulum which would tend to carry him to the other pole. All individuals who have attained any degree of Self-Mastery do this to a certain degree, more or less unconsciously, but the Master does this consciously, and by the use of his Will, and attains a degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of the masses who are swung backward and forward like a pendulum. This Principle and that of Polarity have been closely studied by the Hermetists, and the methods of counteracting, neutralizing, and USING them form an important part of the Hermetic Mental Alchemy.

VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.

“Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.

This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: “Everything Happens according to Law”; that nothing ever “merely happens”; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects. The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge–let him read who can.

VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything–the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature’s principles. if you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them–Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.

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How to Care for the Pynk

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On the brink of Janelle Monáe’s amazingly beautiful display of sheer pussy power celebration in her new album Dirty Computer, and hit single Pynk. It only feels right to share a few tips on how to keep a fresh, healthy, and pink vulva.

Yoni (Sanskrit — योनि ): womb; sacred space; vagina/vulva; the symbol of the goddess Shakti. The yoni is the center fro creation — literally and figuratively. Literally, it is the space in which you birth new life, and figuratively, it is the space in which your momentum for creative expression is sheltered, churned and lit up for radiant inspiration and spontaneous creation. If you are a woman, you are so blessed to be able to house these magical powers. It is a dynamic system that functions as an entire universe of its own. Our beautiful vulva/vaginas brings us great pleasure and joy, however, it can also bring much pain and suffering when everything is not functioning properly. Keeping our yoni healthy, luscious, and pynk can work wonders when its in its best state. Here are a few tips to keep it in the PYNK!

  1. The Remarkable Multi-purpose Instrument

    While it is often portrayed as being an open tunnel, this is one thing it is not. The vagina is a softly collapsed tube. The walls fold in and touch like a closed accordion. It’s a truly remarkable structure due to its ability to contract and expand. Despite its appearance of being a rather small orifice, it can get big enough to birth an entire baby, and it can also contract enough to make a snug sleeve for any size penis. Quite remarkable!

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  1. ‘Don’t Be a Basic Goddess, Balance the Scales

    What constitutes as a healthy vagina is generally the acidic pH level which contains rich quantities of beneficial bacteria that help fend off infections, and when its is naturally lubricated. Normally, vaginal pH is about 3.8 to 4.5, but douching can interfere with the vagina’s pH levels as well as tampons that have been inside for too long, and high diet of sugar and gluten, which entails of higher acidity level and disrupts the healthy vaginal biome — the bacterial makeup of your vagina — and setting the stage for bacterial infections. While it may be fun to eat whatever you desire, we must be mindful that what we consume can have many different biological and biochemical effects to our bodily systems, but following a balanced, nutritious diet and drinking plenty of water are both key to vaginal and reproductive health.

  2. Apple Cider Vinegar, The Gift from The Goddess

    Apple cider vinegar is a very STRONG natural antibiotic. As its name indicates, it is acidic, which makes it helpful if your pH has become too basic. It can kill bacteria, viruses, and protozoa and make way for good bacteria to recolonize your intestines and vagina, thereby solving any pH unbalanced problem and making it harder for bad bacteria to take hold! But let me warn you, this stuff is STRONG! Please DO NOT pour this stuff on your yoni, you will immediately regret it, it burns like HECK. There are many ways to use this natural antibiotic: you can drink it, I prefer to put 2 teapoons with warm tea and honey, or eat it on a super green salad as a dressing or marinade. In fact, including this in your regular routine can help prevent imbalances. Another favorite way I prefer to use this divine solution is to soak a natural sea sponge in diluted warm water and ACV solution and insert it into the vagina. I will let it sit inside for about 15-20 minutes, NO LONGER THAN 30 minutes! Lastly, you put in a couple cups of ACV to a full bath water. Grab you a bottle on the link below!

    Bragg USDA Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With The Mother 16 Ounces Natural Cleanser, Promotes Weight Loss – Pack of 2

    4. Sacred Practice with Yoni Crystal Eggs

    Yoni Eggs are polished semi-precious gemstones that have been carved in the shape of an egg. They are inserted into the vagina during Kegel exercises to assist in strengthening and toning the pelvic floor muscles. They have been used as an ancient practice for royals and higher societies up until recent history.
    Yoni is the ancient Sanskrit word for “sacred seat”. In ancient times the woman’s reproductive organs were praised and worshipped for its divine role in creating life.
    The benefits of adding Yoni eggs to your daily practice can result in an increase in natural lubrication, even after menopause; balance of hormonal and pH level; increases libido, and assist in overcoming infertility. The yoni egg is not just a Kegel exercise tool, it is a sacred tool that has been used since ancient times for physical and emotional healing and transformation. They have been used as a guide to help you learn and connect more deeper with yourself. They teach us to listen carefully to our body and mind for a more intuitive connection.

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How to Glow Up for Summer 2018

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Summer is quickly approaching, and if you are anything like me, you want to be Bikini Glow Up ready! That and more are reasons why we want to get into shape now!

Crop tops, distressed shorts, swimsuits, oh my! It is about that time… we’re just a few days shy away from May and then BAM, it’s summer! And just like you get I get a little insecure when it comes time to shed those extra layers and show what I have been working with, or have not been working on… No worries, it is relatively safe to lose 1 to 2 pounds of body fat a week and  get to work on tighten and tone to feel the confidence to strut your stuff if we decide to make some changes today.

In a previous life, I was far more active, you could catch me in the gym just about everyday; fast-forward to life as Mom and Boss, well, that old  life seems like a distant memory. And quite frankly, the gym is not for every one; and my lifestyle just does not have the time for it. SO I am making time without a gym, and those pesky membership fees to get Summer Goddess Glow Up Ready! In the last few weeks, I have set up a healthy routine in the comforts of my own home and office to render the results I desire. A combination of nutrition and fitness has rendered me some noticeable results and I have found myself to feel more confidant in my mind and body. Here are some easy ways to get started on the beautiful journey of transformation from a Saggy Peggy to a Glow Flo!

Stop Comparing

First thing first, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, compare your beginning to anyone else. Not even ME! You are on your own journey full of triumphs of its own. If you are too busy scrolling through Instagram and Facebook looking at other’s profiles and pictures, you will miss out on that time to invest in your wellbeing. And watching other people live their best life is NO FUN. So start today by logging off and away from anything that may make you question yourself and your beginnings. Everyone works at there own pace. I can admit, I had a slight, okay may big problem at looking at the super fit chick in the gym, or scrolling through the flexible yogi profile desiring that I was like them. While yes, I can get there, I can not and you can not afford to drool over someone else when we have ourselves to look at in the mirror.

As long as you are taking action into improving your lifestyle and wellbeing by making healthier choices and incorporating some type of physical activity; trust and believe, you will get to what ever desire or goal that you have planned for yourself. Set daily and weekly goals for yourself, and remember to pace it, there is no rush. Your goal should not only be about looking good, it’s about feeling good too!

Eat Clean

Now, I am a HUGE foodie. I love food. Oh, did I mention I love food? I refute and rebuke the term “diet”; honestly, I feel as if I want to “die” when I utter the word from my perfectly pouty lips. However, I completely understand that half the battle is actually what we put in our mouths versus how much energy we exert in physical activity. It truly starts in the kitchen, or the menu option from your favorite restaurant; the point is making conscious choices to what we intake by minimizing or straight up eliminating certain foods from our body. The objective her goddess is self-control! I started eating a plant-based lifestyle about two years ago; that decision has rendered me some amazing results, such as I noticed my gut disappear. Meat is quite heavy and lingers in the body for about 3-5 days before digesting, so think of all the meat that is just sitting and rotting away in the stomach and intestines…eww! I consume less sugary and junk foods, all to my benefit, no more sugar-craving headaches these days. Also getting more greens is essential! I start my morning everyday with  Supa Mega Greens in a smoothie form to ensure that I have my energy levels boosted and receive the vital nutrients and vitamins my body needs. Lastly, NEVER skip out on breakfast, Eating a balanced meal kick starts your metabolism and boosts your brain activity.

At Home Work Outs

I no longer have the time or patience to go to the gym, so I designed my time to workout at home or in my office. It’s best to dedicate at least an half an hour of your time each day for a short workout session. The beauty of working out at home, you can literally do it at any time- soon as you get out of bed, before you do your makeup, or while making breakfast- it’s your time, make the best of it.

My home workout consist of a yoga mat, resistance bands, and handheld weights, oh and YouTube! It’s literally the best resource to use, my favorite subscription channels are Koboko Fitness and SuperHeroFitnessTv . Both women have amazing videos for toning, tightening, and cardio that will definitely make you feel the burn. Did I mention all of this can be done in the comfort of your own home, can’t get no better than that!

 

xo,

Tahiry D

 

Self-Care, we are all talking about it…

The secret to being empowered is learning NOT to beat yourself up. 

So what exactly is Self-Care? It seems to be one of those Millennial buzzwords that gets everyone talking, but no one quite seems to explain what it is or how it can be accomplished. The term itself is actually pretty broad and practically encompasses anything good that you do for yourself. In my definition, it is the act of being kind to yourself and practicing healthy coping mechanisms that allow you to step back, break away, and replenish yourself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, respectfully.

Self-care involves the integration of self-compassion. This is exemplified when we show compassion for ourselves and  encourages our self to acknowledge our flaws and limitations, by allowing you to look at our self from a more objective and realistic point of view. It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an amazing video for The School of Life about Self-Compassion:

For much of my early life to mid-twenties I strived to work harder and aim to be the best. While there is nothing wrong with desiring to be the best; most of what I was considering to be my goals was the fuel to my happiness and sense of self. I suffered trying to strive to be infallible and retain positions at the top, and when I “failed” at the goal I would be accompanied with anxiety and later depression. Yet, I continued to sweat, struggle, and strive to accomplish, yet never was able to enjoy it or feel satisfied. There always seemed to be something wrong or “I could have done better”.  After hitting what felt like rock bottom in my career and health, I quickly came to terms that is impossible to be better than everyone at all times. I was completely miserable trying to out-do, out-shine, and was highly self-critical, adding more to my misery. When faced with criticism I became defensive and felt crushed; any mistake or failure made me insecure and anxious. After observing my self-esteem, I began looking for an alternative, in a way this was like my awakening to finding myself. I went on a journey to seek my needs and the who, what, and why of myself. I had quit my job, actually left my career, and began the search for me. As glorious as this may sound, it was a very trying and uphill battle-but I stuck to the process. I came across several books and articles about self-compassion and through the healing arts of mysticism and incorporating different paths of spirituality I found within the value of me. I stopped judging myself negatively and adopted a more balanced approach that did not leave me feeling powerless and distraught. Self-compassion is learning to be your own best friend and even a mother to yourself. It taught me the true meaning of empowerment, patience, learning, and inner strength.

xo, 

Tahiry

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