Success

Success can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But, what does it mean to you? A person’s value system is greatly tied with their idea of success. If they value power, success to them is power. If they value a position, success to them is a position. If they value the…

From Moses To Miriam

INTRODUCTION: Being filled with the Holy Spirit and activated in Christ is an incredible experience. It can seem like something difficult to understand for someone who hasn’t experienced it yet, but it is the most marvelous, effortless, and beautiful communication that only requires us to turn our gaze toward em’. After being baptized by the fire of the Holy…

GROWING PAINS

Working out, staying active, and playing fun physical activities all reminds me of this concept. Your body experiences growing pains when you are building muscle; because, you get sore from weakness, and negative mindsets leave the body. What if the first few times of soreness stopped you from continuing your activity? You would never do…

How Big Is God?

Obviously, when we talk about God there is this ethereal understanding that he is GOD, that he is the Creator of all the universe, and that he is this mystical gigantic being. For me, I don’t have a lot of insight into that and I can’t fully register the measure of what that means because…

Words Have Power

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 God said, let there be light and there was light. (Gen. 1:3) Our words have power and can change the universe, the atmosphere around us, and the unlimited power inside of us. Imagine, if we truly saw ourselves as…

CONTROL

It’s an interesting shift when control is removed from a person, space, or situation. When the mask of false humility and the nuisances of intimidation begin to loose its pull on you, an extraordinary breakthrough seems to occur and the impossible becomes possible. With the lack of the controller and its perpetuated safe rhythm of false responsibility present, the…

Lying & Cursing

Lying & Cursing Why Lie? For me, I always understood lying as something we did in our little worlds. For example, lying to a boss about staying home sick from work but instead what you really did was go to a concert of your favorite band. Or those times in high school when you lied so that you…

Who I Am Today

It’s so easy to see ourselves as seasons passed. I remember so many seasons with a variety of landscapes, fruit, people, circumstances, and adventures. I remember what was new for me, what was normal for me, what had happened to me, what could happen for me, and learning new lessons all along the way. And the…

Jesus Loves The Universe

Genesis 1: 14-15    1Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”;…

EDUCATION LOVE

EDUCATION LOVE | We can change the world. In order to change the world around us we need to change the world inside of us. Just like Michael Jackson’s song “Man In The Mirror” lyrics, “I’m startin’ with the man in the mirror! I’m asking him to change his ways!” Evil is learned behavior. So just…

Powerful Women

Ya know, I’ve been thinking a lot about princesses lately and princesses as we know it seem like fairy tales due to our very artistic and creative portrayals of them. But, I think princess stories have a profound influence on a girl’s heart because it’s rooted in truth. It is true that every girl and woman is a princess….

You Are More Than Enough

  I have a friend that’s been on my heart this week. This friend has been given more responsibility then they’ve had before and I see this as an opportunity for them to steward goodness, to motivate people, and be a leader in where they are. New responsibility may seem like a lot at first because…

Celebrate The Victory

Oh what a safe place God is in us.  And when we spend time with God, truth is sent from heaven > to our hearts > from our heart > to our minds like a gust of wind! And like a running river, love charges through our minds and again! All is clearer! All is new! Revelation…

Confidence

When I first learned that I was awesome, it was a big day for me. I was in a church, in Los Angeles, and Pastor Gram said, “You are destined for greatness! Every single one of you was born to be something great!” My mind was blown. For most, they expect that with their lives…

A Bride & A Big Wedding

What I’ve learned from planning a BIG wedding and what every Bride should know: Everyone always warns you that the wedding process is stressful, full of drama, and full of the unexpected. As a hopeful person I listened to that advice and with my share of wedding experiences knew it to be true, but always…

Be Inspiring

I’ve encountered many people in my life that I would call inspiring. Most of them would blush at the thought of it because usually they weren’t meaning to be. These people are simply the people who are doing what makes THEM HAPPY. Whether they’re doing their expression or something that gives them a healthy identity. Them…

No Comparison

“In an old  Japanese story, retold by Yasunari Kawabata, a bamboo cutter one day sees a stalk of bamboo that seems illuminated from within and he finds there a tiny baby girl. He and his wife adopt her. ~She becomes gorgeous and ALL the men fall in love with her but she has no desire…

Let Go And Uplift

As women, we’ve come so far in equality. Even when I look back at movies, I notice the evolution of Woman Characters and how they’ve been depicted and treated. Strength is a reoccurring role but the role of empowerment and possibility has reached new and outstanding levels. A part of me though, can’t help but think…

Dear Generation Selfish,

Have you ever a noticed a person sitting on a bus stop overcome in sadness? So that probably means you haven’t taken a second to sit with them and lend an ear then huh? Have you thought about your parents lately? How much they have done for you and continue to make happen in your life?…

You Are The Proof

So I was talking to a friend of mine who is going through a break up. She has been single now for 2 months and she was explaining how she needs to love herself before she can be attractive to another. Taking care of yourself, being healthy, staying active, and having happy habits are important traits…

Execute What To Do

I have a history. I know my history. The more I learn the more that there are parts that I want to repeat in a happy revised way and there a things that I do not want to repeat ever. I know I can’t change the past but I can do a lot to change…

Imagination InLove

Experience can make learning something new really difficult. You plan everything out that you think “will most likely happen” because a lot has happened in your life! While learning how to drive my new car’s stick shift, I sat behind the wheel and saw it all! I would see myself stalling a hundred times before…

Design Your Life

Talking to my friend across the world I noticed that she has had a life of stability. Everything mapped for her. Every step of her journey including all of the amenities one wishes to have; decided, prepared, and with very comfortable, exciting, and personal living and sleep accommodations haha. Traveling to her was not an escape,…

Guiding Emotion

“Life for some people can be living from emotion to emotion” Example: Men Men and Women are different creatures but of the same mold. We all have our go to jams of emotions and tendencies. Individually we have different habits and expressions. We all choose something and everything. Some men have a go to jam…

The Victim

[ T h e  t h i n g s  you  c o m p l a i n   a b o u t  is what  c o n t r o l s  your  e v e r y  move ] Society is teaching us to shun the victim. To devalue the victim…

Act On Awareness

For me: Currently I am working on creating new habits and reparenting myself with God in the reaches of developing my own success. I’ve been discovering layer by layer, new habit on top of new habit, more and more goodness in my space, and what awareness means to me. And what I’m discovering for myself is…

Music Dream

I didn’t go from a 2 year college to a 4 year college because to me it was a decision between:      Debt and a random major VS music and life long friends SO I chose music and life long friends. Since then I’ve ran Open Mics, was apart of a Documentary on Music Festivals, sang…

Human

You know… I love being a woman. I take A LOT of pride in my womanhood and I want nothing less but for me to be as GOOD of a woman as possible.  While I was rising in age,  I had these images in my mind, influenced by my experiences on what it “looked” like…

Be Led By The Good

Growing up you learn what is right and wrong. You get rewarded for good behavior and you get punished for bad remembering to do the right thing. Building your character spine. In yoga recently my instructor said, “You’re only as strong as your spine.” And that’s totally true for the body, but it’s also for the soul. Now,…

Trust Me

“Trust me” He says. “Give it all to me” He requires. “I gotchu” He prophesizes. What does Trust look like? If I give you everything that I tightly hold onto, what will you do with it? “Ask me” He responds. “I’ll show you” He says. “I know you better than you know yourself.” He explains.

Let yourself BE

Super simple. I’ve learned not to wait for permission from anyone to be myself. Yeah its important to have a safe zone of friends where you feel free and comfortable and able to be whatever it is you are but now its time. Its time to grow upward and apply that beautiful soul and mind…

Have NO FEAR with Anyone

I’ve learned that life is about decisions. We have relationships with people so they help guide you, mentor you, and give their perspective on whats best for you. Discern those words; listen but reflect and decide whether those words come from goodness or ego/darkness/not the will of God. So, as you go through life you have…

Don’t Worry! Be Happy!

As women we have an intuitive gift of being concerned for the people we love. Many of us aren’t necessarily good at managing it, myself very much included. It’s one thing to be concerned for friends and family but to sit and worry or spend endless hours focused on it isn’t healthy. Even worrying about our own lives isn’t…

Forgiveness Quest

My sister wrote a book on forgiveness. It’s being edited at this moment and won’t be published for a little while. Me and very few were privileged enough to be granted the honor of reading it pre edited. Fortunately, as my sister was on her own life path discovering her own revelations of how good…

Questions

W h a t   i s   g o i n g   o n   i n   t h e   b a c k   o f   y o u r   m i n d   ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  What are you reaallly  w a i t…

Acupuncture by Brunette

So last week I had my very first acupuncture experience. I had been thinking about trying to out for quite some time but hadn’t made the final push until my boss gave me a package of them for Christmas. I am a huge fan of alternative, natural, non-Western medicinal practices and absolutely love my chiropractor…

Stayin’ on the MOVE

  After a trip touring the country I have been obsessed with doing when I got back was try and be as healthy as possible. Living a life of fast food, beer, snacks, pizza, and SITTING ON A BUS FOR DAYSSSS was not a life for me. So when I got back, I had a…

Live by the Sun Love by the Moon By: Brunette

Today’s mantra: live by the sun love by the moon What good shall I do this day?               You can derive your inspiration for life and to live from absolutely anything around you beautiful or ugly. On days when there is no sun in my beautiful life here in San Diego I…

Validate the Hurt

Communication tips when consoling a friend. Listen. Validate. Comfort. Maybe even Relate. And if you don’t relate, figure out a SOLUTION together. Give your advice. Be gentle. Lead into it.Learn Technique. Practice Technique. FORGET TECHNIQUE. In general, as women we’re naturally like this when it comes to our path of speaking but we don’t always…

What do you know at your age?

Imagine if that was the age you were approaching in your life. That next number right around the corner. Can you imagine thinking that “Im about to be 60. Woah” … I had a good day at work today. And mostly because of how many people were there.  We consider nights like this “dead.” Like…

Sustain Your Life

Dolly Parton once said “Growing aint gonna happen if you aint doin it on purpose.” Or in my eyes, with a purpose. ~~~~~ During my new resurrection and creation this year I’ve made a conscious choice to not have a phone for a little while. And that was justified in my opinion because I knew…

Honestly….

POSITIVE does not = HONEST HONESTY does not = POSITIVITY So what positivity is for me is seeing the good in the situation and keep moving forward..no matter what. And that’s good. But what would be great is if I drew from honesty as well. Because when you are trying to be positive all the time, it can propel you…

Rooftops & Wires By: Ashley Gallagher

“To live on the edge of life, you have to exercise rebellion.” (-Man On Wire-) From one of the greatest documentaries comes one of the greatest inspirations for accomplishing the extraordinary. Standing on the rooftop of a flat in Tel Aviv, I have to wonder, what is it to accomplish something extraordinary and have I…

Sacred Flower Remedies

SACRED FLOWER REMEDIES // MOVEMENT // NOURISHMENT Liz is a beautiful woman inside and out who has put a lot of energy and light into her work and life. She is a flower herself created to make this world a better place. It would be an honor to be known and be loved on by…

Beauty in the Chaos By: Oanh-Mai

Beauty in the chaos: I’m lying in bed, undies and bra. It’s 40 degrees Celsius here, and on days like these,you can’t catch a cool breeze anywhere. You jump on your motorbike, joining the sea of motorized vehicles in the haze of traffic that Hanoi calls ‘roads’, in hopes of feeling cool fresh air blow against…

Follow Bliss

When I was 19 living out of my car, many things went wrong.  My outlook was definitely not where it is now, let me tell yeah. I used positive energy but as a sacrifice to the takers. At my 6 month mark, I had undergone terrible incidences. Lets just say, that if you knew…it would…

Sharing Stories

There is something about living life and feeling so good!!!, that you want every person you love to be there with you. It’s definitely something you learn when you travel. Because a large piece of the pizza pie of traveling, has this truth about the moments when you realize how incredible life is and when…

Trial Run: By: Alexis Stein

A story worth reading.. So I started to freak. With a trip booked to Italy on my credit card, my debt rose from a three-digit number to a four. I needed to make some cash and fast. The only dough I am currently receiving is a very small weekly unemployment check – a result of…

The Rest is Still Unwritten: By Britt Hill

As I drove out of PB yesterday- windows down, sunroof open, windblown hair, Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” blasting from my speakers- I felt like a cliché, but I didn’t mind. From the moment I moved into the dorms freshman year at SDSU, I knew I made the right decision about where to go to school. The…

Want & Need

I was at the gym yesterday and during the middle of my workout I was craving some water. I walked up to where the water is and there is a long line for the “colder” water and not one person waiting for the “not so cold” water. I thought to myself,”Thats funny. If all these…

Wise Words From a Traveler: by Ashley Dittmar

Traveling is food for your soul.  Stop making excuses, and start living, because once you have traveled, then you begin to realize what life truly is about. People travel mainly to relax, sightsee, and enjoy themselves. I traveled originally for those reasons too, but soon began to realize what travel was really about for me…

Living in a New Country : Lesson #253 By: Les Doye

Well that’s different…. Malta, Malta, Malta… what else can I say but what you are all thinking, where the hell is Malta? My home for the last 8 months or so has been a tiny, but beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean. And by tiny I mean a rock just about half the…

Posture

I sit down and I adjust myself to the point of highest spine, widest shoulders, and calmest neck. I soak it in for a moment, then I continue with the conversation, people, or scene around me. As I divulge into the present, every so often I find myself losing that stand, posture, and that solid…

Get it Girl : Our beloved Kate Nelson

Kate is the co-founder for the Save the Mermaid foundation where keeping the ocean and beaches clean is their primary concern. They are gradually making changes all over the coast in California with “Save the Mermaids!” and “Ban the Bag!” Currently, she has brought this campaign to the beaches in Australia making her mark over…

DO HAPPY

Do what makes you happy. I mean, you can’t get more basic then that. Write down a list of what makes you happy. What makes me happy? Listening to happy music. Being outside. Doing something active for my body everyday. Riding my bike around PB and down to the jetty and back with my headphones…

Vegan or Not.

So i got this article from Mindbodygreen.com And Mara Tyler gives a list of the 10 sources of protein for Vegans. Even though I’m not a Vegan and you might not be either its good to add even more healthy protein to your food life. 1. Veggies: Yep, good old greens will pack a protein punch….

My Political Rant

I would just like to take a second a say a few words on My America’s Political System. Its not much…Im not going to glorify one party nor am I going to slander another I am just a confused young adult of America and after traveling a bit and being exposed to the tortures of…

Happiness

happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. happiness. Happiness is when I feel solid in the most gentle way. Happiness to me is calmness with enthusiasm. Happiness makes me breathe deeply without even realizing. The word happiness makes me think of nothing. No first thought no first memory no first image…just nothing. And…

Love and the Gentle Heart

Love and the Gentle Heart Love and the gentle heart are one thing, just as the poet says in his verse, each from the other one as well divorced as reason from the mind’s reasoning. Nature craves love, and then creates love king, and makes the heart a palace where he’ll stay, perhaps a shorter…

Art Can Move Mountains

PERCEPTION PERCEPTION PERCEPTION art can change the world. art can change perception. art inspires and sparks perspective and perspective enhances understanding!! its so rad that he ignited these places and went against social systems and gov’ts to help the people see differently. lets understand that WE ARE ART. BE ART.