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Shine a Little

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within”

Christmas is the season for so many things: Family time, present buying, parties and friends. Even if you’re not spending your time going to parties or spending it with friends, there’s definitely nothing wrong with “shining” a little. I know, sounds a little strange, but we hear a lot about making a good impression or dressing for an occasion, and all of those are great, but unless you are letting your inner light shine, are you really making a good impression?

I have spent the past few years becoming more and more aware of how my actions and behavior most definitely changes the outcome that I get. I realized a few years ago when I was going through a kind of dark time in my life, that if I wanted light or positivity to show up in my life then I had to be the start of that light.

Sensitivity to energy is something we all have but some more than others. I noticed that when I surrounded myself with people that didn’t evoke a positive feeling in me, or even worse that made me feel dark or even down, I wasn’t able to be as resilient to certain situations or when adversity hit my life. I realized that I must also be doing that to others too when I was not putting off a positive or light energy.

This may sound a little woo-woo, but I can attest 100% that I had to change MY behavior before anything in my life would change. I had actually reached the point where I didn’t even like being around me because I knew I was more focused on negative than positive, and I was more likely to see the cup as half empty rather than half full.

I don’t know if you have ever experienced this yourself or not, but even if you haven’t I am sure you have been around someone and for some reason you just felt a weird around them or they felt a little “off” and you couldn’t figure out why. Before someone even speaks our body is picking up on their energy and if that energy isn’t good, we may not understand exactly what is happening but chances are we feel uncomfortable or don’t want to be around them.

I made a choice to change my energy, to focus more on positivity and on bringing more light to others. After making a choice to do this and working on it every day, I have noticed that the more light I give off, the more light I actually get in return. If you haven’t heard the expression “you get what you give” I can tell you that for this example, it is exactly true. Just like the more love we give the more we get, it is true about light too.

So, as I plan spending family time tomorrow, amidst all the chaos of the Christmas season, I am focused on being the light in my home, in being the one that when someone feels like they need strength or positivity, that they can turn to me.

I don’t know if you experience this in your home or not, but I can tell you if I am having a bad day or I feel sad, EVERYONE in my house knows it. They know because the light or energy they are used to seeing from me isn’t present during my “down” times. I used to think that it was too much responsibility for me or that I didn’t want all of that to rest of my shoulders, but I have definitely changed my mindset so that now I think of it is as a privilege rather than a weight on my shoulders.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas…I hope your inner light finds its way to the surface and you have wonderful time filled with love and light!

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Classic Style

 

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

I love watching old movies, especially those with Audrey Hepburn and other amazing ladies of her era.  I get such satisfaction from watching these strong Women not be afraid to be who they are (even if it is only in a movie).  I think it is because I love those Women that I am so drawn to styles that scream sophistication and class.

The outfit in this post really reminds me of those movies, but with a little “Grease” added for good measure.  As a Woman sometimes it can be harder to be taken seriously for our minds and talents, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t accentuate our assets.  I believe in being who I am – I am pretty much “what you see if what you get” kind of girl, because I am not afraid to stand up for myself, I work hard and I have confidence to be myself!  So, if we have to work a little harder, I think that’s fine, because no matter what the cream always rises to the top!!!

I believe in knowing who you are and not being afraid to be that person – even if it means not conforming to what people expect you to do.  I admit, I have had to learn to bite my tongue a little to consider others feelings, but that doesn’t mean I’m giving in, it just means I am figuring out a way to be softer!

Shop this amazing outfit by clicking the pictures below – and you can be your very own Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O.