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Why Try Yoga this year to be Happier by Jasmine Rausch

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Written by: Jasmine Rausch Jasmine’s Instagram

New Year’s Resolution: A Thing of the Past!
The New Year can be exciting, bringing about change and a fresh start; a time where we set “resolutions”. In yoga we set an intention or sunkalpa. A sunkalpa can be looked at as a silent vow you make to yourself; a purpose. Unlike a resolution, a sunkalpa can evolve and grow with every new moment. You can also set a sunkalpa for someone else. You can give your energy to someone who mentally or physically lacks their own. Intention is one of my favorite things about having a yoga practice because I don’t need a whole year to pass by to create a new one, I just need this moment.
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Things to think about when creating your Sunkalpa:
DIG DEEP: Decide what you can change within that will enhance your life. Author Anais Nin said “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Our perceptions make our reality. Your friends, relationships, work, family, passions and possessions are a reflection of your beliefs at the deepest level. If change is to happen in your life, you must dig deep.
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MANIFEST: As Peter Pan taught us at a young age “Think happy thoughts!” The power of the conscious and subconscious mind is greater that any action. What we think and focus on, attract and create our experiences. Write down the things that you want to manifest in your life. Read them. Share them. And if you feel so inclined, change them. Everything is temporary in this life. Think happy thoughts and create and capture the things you want in this lifetime. Nothing is unattainable.
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LIVE IN THE PRESENT: Yoga is about the “now”. Living in the present means you are centering your awareness to where life is happenenig. You are not being bothered by what has happened in the past or what is to come in the future. If you do not live in the present, you are giving up your power to change and create. Change cannot happen in the future, but only in the now. As John Lennon said  “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” Try not to get caught up in someone else’s story, instead, create your sunkalpa and write your own!
Happy New Year and Namaste!
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Fashion Trends & My New Years Resoultion by Phoebe Price

WRITTEN BY PHOEBE PRICE @PHOEBEDENISE

2015 is here and that means it’s going to be another year of fabulous fashion it’s that time to set resolutions and re vamp your personal style. 2015 is all about freedom of expression and making everyday outfit into extraordinary outfit. So here are my top fashion and style tips to ring in the New Year and keep you stylish all year long.

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Black and white are always fashion staples but this year it’s all about big bold patters, shocking stripes, graphic to die for and statement pieces that make you take a second look. Black and white colors should be used together creating bold sharp contoured patterns this look and works on any body type and depending on patters can create an illusion of thinner lines. Graphic pieces are sizzling the runways this look can translate into, everyday and evening wear. Graphic can be bold with bright shadows creating unique looks. Pink and pomegranate with blues, greens, yellow and oranges can be mixed though out the patterns and can create very unique futurist look

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In the 50s the shift dress was popular it represented youth and freedom and the spirit of young American women. Now the shifts dress is back with high neck long sleeves and neutral colors. If your looking for a classy clean retro-look this is the look for you. Another 50s inspired piece this season is the trench coat its a mandatory piece that should be in your closet from neutral tones to creams and blacks this piece will last for years. Color is key this season if you want to go light and bright pastel colors are what your looking for. Watermelon, pistachio, salmon and iliac are staple colors for 2014. But if your looking for standout colors in orange, red, emerald, electric blue, tangy teal and raspberry pink is for you. Color dominates this season and color blocking is bigger than ever.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match with colors, fabrics, lines, and textures anything goes this season from stars, stripes, animal prints, florals, checks and plaids it can take a outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Another hot new trend is two pieces dress and pantsuit from belly barring matching tops, pants and skirts to florals and camo this is a trend here to stay. Short or long, day to night belly baring outfit can be worn all year long. If your not a fan of two piece outfit try jumpsuits. They can be worn day to night and now you can find them in different colors and patterns. The jumpsuit can also hide any problem areas and can appear very slenderizing. No matter what body type this can be a good look for you. If you like high fashion abstract dress are what your’re looking for. From pointed shoulders to floating skirts and colors of gold, silver and pewter metallics make this the look of the future.  No matter what look you want to achieve this year this is the year of expression. And adding accessories pieces like belts, hats, shoes studs, zippers, buckles, sleek materials, chains and leathers can spice up fashions and create trendy and affordable looks. So let your mood feed your fashion this year. Don’t be afraid to mix and match fabric, colors, textures and styles fashion is all about setting new trends and boundaries.

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Colors and trends help reflect the season and help define fashion. But sometimes you need some fashion guidance so here are some of my fashion dont’s to remember all year long. Prints are bigger than ever but don’t wear prints head to toe. Choose one print and work around it with solid colors .Pajama pants are good to sleep in and wear around the house but don’t mistake them for pants. This look shows you don’t care what you look like so before you leave the house take time to change where you don’t look like a slob.

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Also remember yoga pants should be worn while your working out not on daily basis. Unless you work at a gym leave your workout clothes at home. If your pants are more than 50 percent spandex it should be regulated for the gym. When choosing clothes don’t let trends influence you go for staple pieces that will work with your outfits and can remain in your closet for years. Don’t go with clothes that are to bulky or to big. That also goes for clothes that are to small or don’t fit you right. Remember to keep into consideration you body type and also get to know your body and your problem areas that way you can accent other body parts to draw your eyes away from that area. So when you ring in the New Year and set you resolutions make sure this year vow to expand your fashion future. Always vow to try new things and challenge your boundaries 2014 is a year of expression so express yourself. Stand tall and believe in yourself this is the year for you.  With kind remembrances and best wishes for a bright and special New Year peace and love to all.

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My New Years resolution is to be more involved in charity work  spend more time with my mom  to grow my hat line pho ebe price design hats and headwear into more countries and to travel more and try new things.

Twitter @Phoebedenise and phoebetime

Check out Phoebepricedesigns.com to see what hat  your favorite celebrity is wearing. Also, Check out Phoebe’s Instagram !!!

Happy Flashback Friday!!! – Mr. Jones (Counting Crows)

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August & Everything After

National Candy Cane Day!!! – Facts about Candy Canes

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  • The original candy cane had a shape different then the modern day design. It was straight, all white, and hard.
  • A candy cane turned upside down reveals the letter J, which many believe represents Jesus.
  • National candy cane day is celebrates on December 26 in the United States.
  • The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago.
  • The first historical reference in America to the candy cane dates back to 1847. A German immigrant from Wooster, Ohio decorated his Christmas tree with candy canes.
  • The red and white striped candy canes were first made around 1900.
  • The traditional candy cane flavor is peppermint, however, it is also made in a variety of other flavors and colored stripes.
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are made each year.
  • The biggest candy cane ever made was 36 feet 7 inches 51 feet long (see this news).
  • Candy canes are sometimes as a topping for foods such as ice cream or as an additive to drinks such as hot chocolate. They are hung as decorations on Christmas Trees.
  • Nearly 2 billion candy canes will be sold in the four weeks before Christmas and Hanukkah.

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How To Begin Rebuilding Your Life And Make It Ridiculously Amazing

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  1. Make a commitment to yourself

I (name),

Make a commitment to myself,

To spend so much time improving myself and my life that I have no time for worry,  judgement, criticism, whining and complaining;

To forgive, release and let go of my attachment to any past struggles and allow every challenge life sends my way to make me better not bitter.

Starting now, I make a commitment to let go of what’s behind me and start appreciating what’s in front of me;

To let go of all the pointless drama, all the toxic relationships, thoughts and behaviors that are present in my life and to constantly shift my focus from the bad on to the good;

To make room in my heart for love, happiness, peace and tranquility and to create my life from a place of infinite choices and possibilities – the present moment, and no longer from a place of limitations – the past.

I commit to staying true to myself at all times and to never betray myself just so I can please other people.

I commit myself to give up on toxic thought, behaviors and relationships but never on myself and my dreams.

Starting now and starting today, I will  begin rebuilding my life and to make it ridiculously amazing.

Sincerely,(name)

Once you truly commit to rebuilding your life and making it ridiculously amazing, nothing and no one will be able to stand in your way.

  1. Forgive, release and let go of past hurts and resentments

Fill your heart with love. Forgive, release and let go. Not necessary because those who mistreated you deserve it, but because you do. Let forgiveness liberate you from your past. Allow it to take away all the resentment you kept in heart for all this time and allow yourself to fill in that empty space with love, inner peace and compassion.

If others mistreated you in the past it doesn’t mean you have to continue their work. Look how beautiful Mark Twain talks about this: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”

  1. Embrace with grace all that you face

Shift your focus from the bad on to the good, from the pain on to the gain, from resentment on to the forgiveness, gratitude and appreciation. Learn to embrace with grace all that you face.

Appreciate everything life sends your way, whether good or bad and know that “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie

  1. Visualize your achievements and create your destiny

Ask yourself the same question I asked myself a few years ago when I decided to let go of my attachment to my past and begin rebuild my whole life: “If there were no limits to what I can do, be and have, how would my life look like?”

Let your imagination run wild. Dare to dream big. Don’t settle for less than you are worth.

The richer your imagination, the more beautiful your life will be.

“The power of imagination is incredible. Often we see athletes achieving unbelievable results and wonder how they did it. One of the tools they use is visualization or mental imagery… they made the choice to create their destinies and visualized their achievements before they ultimately succeeded.” ~ George Kohlrieser

See in your mind’s eye the life you would love to live, the person you would love to become and the relationships you would want to have. Live your life from the end and act as if all of the things you need and desire are already present in your life. Feel the feelings that come from having all those wonderful things happen to you and allow those feelings to be with you at all times.

  1. Dreams won’t work unless you do

Act upon your heart’s desire. Do the things you need to do in order to get where you want to get. Read the books you need to read, contact the people you need to contact, build the skills you need to build.

Find a mentor. Dare to ask questions. Do whatever it takes to move yourself closer to making your dreams come true.

Trust that with every step you take, your life situation will improve and you will become even more happier than you already are.

  1. Take one step at a time

Because of the many years of past conditioning and the intense training you have in holding on to toxic thoughts, behaviors and unhealthy relationships, giving up on all that is toxic in your life won’t be easy and it won’t happen overnight. Chances are that you won’t see major improvements in your life immediately, and that’s okay. Be patient and gentle with yourself while working on rebuilding your life and remember to enjoy the journey.

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~ Greg Anderson

Take one step at a time and keep in mind that a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.

  1. Develop a deep trust in life

You have to have faith. You have to have trust… Trust in yourself, trust in the people you interact with and trust in life.

Put your fears aside. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Develop a deep trust in the wisdom of life. “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” ~ Matthew 17:20

  1. Give yourself permission to “fail”

Give yourself permission to “fail” and make “mistakes”.

Trust me when I tell you that in every “mistake” there is a lesson to learn, lesson that will be very beneficial to you as you continue walking on your life’s chosen path.

“There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.” ~ Richard Bach

  1. Be good to yourself

Love yourself and be good to yourself because if you do, the world around you will start mirroring your behavior. Take good care of your mind, body, heart and soul. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat healthy and delicious food.

Nurture good thoughts. Act in compassionate and loving ways, towards yourself and the world around you. Spend time alone, spending at least 5 to 10 minutes per day in silence would make you help make you feel refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed.

Go outside. Spend some time in nature. Look at the plants, the sky, the stars, the moon and the trees. Celebrate the miracle of life.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

  1. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations

Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling.  They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves.

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Everything is Awesome – Merry Christmas!!!

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Everyone is getting into the Holiday Spirit, well almost everyone…

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Failing at being Calm when meeting the Girl of your Dreams… (Emily Kinney – The Walking Dead)

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Happy Holidays from BLW – Thank You for your Love & Support!!!

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