Good morning peeps! I hope this morning finds you well & warm (please be safe out there today)!
As busy as these holiday seasons are, it can be easy to forget the importance of looking after ourselves while giving to everyone else. This can leave us at a loss, feeling depleted, as though we don’t have enough energy or compassion to spread around. YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Take some time this week & be still with yourself. Plug into Spirit & listen in. Hear the reminders to carve out time in your day to spend replenishing & refilling your spiritual deposits. Enjoy a hot shower, cuddle up with a great book, journal, kick back with a good comedy, meditate…whatever it is that enhances your self-love, do that thing. You are worth it, & on this Wellness Wednesday, may you remember that you are enough! Everything you need to regain & maintain your peace is right there within you. And if you need some more encouragement, feel free to look through more of the Peace(ful) Project posts for tips on how to get started. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
p.s. this is the last week to get your discount on the Love Yourself Be Yourself Packages! Filled with handmade self care goodies to keep you feeling Peace(ful) (plus, proceeds will be donated to Nellies Women’s Shelter in Toronto)! You don’t want to miss out! Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janiece McIntosh from Fabuphit (email@example.com) & get your orders in today for pre-Holiday delivery! 😘
Happy Wellness Wednesday !
I hope this day finds you in good spirits. I know it’s been a while since I’ve wirtten as I’m taking some time away to work on some other projects, but I haven’t forgotten you my loves! Back today this crisp Wednesday morning with a dose of Wellness inspiration 😊 Embrace every step of your journey. Some parts may be easier to get through than others but those moments that are tough & trying, dark & scary, these are our moments that are polishing us to shine.
Today’s quote came to my mind while I was thinking not only about my own journey in Life & the daily work it is to maintain a calm & Peace(ful) state, but also of those around me. It reminded me that every day we all face something that will test our boundaries, that tests our patience, to the next level. It’s these tests & times of uncertainty that we are being groomed for the next level of our lives. Without these ebbs & flows, we wouldn’t really learn the important aspects of life that we need, like forgiveness, & discipline for example. Embracing every step of your journey will help you to learn those important lessons & be the light in the dark to teach others. Treat others kindly for you never know the battle they are facing, & remember to love yourself through your struggles.
Be well today everyone, even if it’s just one positive thing you say to yourself to get you through, keep saying it, keep doing it. Your light will shine bright & you will find you ARE the Diamond in the rough. ♡ Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
p.s. there’s still time to order your Love Yourself Be Yourself Package! The early bird discount is still in effect until Dec.14th so email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janiece McIntosh from Fabuphit at email@example.com & get your orders in! Proceeds are going a great cause in time for the holidays!
The holidays are around the corner & tis the season for giving! On that note, Peace(ful) Project @ladydeeempress (IG) is teaming up with Fabuphit @fabuphit (IG) to give back to those in need in our community this season. The Love Yourself – Be Yourself Package will be on sale as of Nov. 25th – Dec. 22nd just in time for the holidays, with 50% of the funds raised being donated to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter which has recently had an influx of women & children in need in recent weeks due to other local shelter closings. Full of homemade goodies to aid you on your inner Peace journey, contents include brown sugar body scrub, lavendar bath salts, room sprays & more! (see below for full details)
Order before Dec. 14th for a small package at $15 or a large package for $25 & orders made after Dec. 14th will be $20 for the small package & $30 for the large, so get ’em while they’re hot! Packages are made to order with free delivery. 50% of the funds raised will be donated to Nellie’s Woman’s Shelter Let’s work together to help those in need while cultivating your inner Peace.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and Janiece McIntosh at email@example.com for more details and submit your orders! Pre-orders now available! *payment methods accepted: online banking & cash*
The Love Yourself – Be Yourself package (small) – $15:
Room spray: Your choice of Eucalyptus and Rose or Lavender and Rose
1 jar of Brown suagr body scrub (vanilla scented)
1 jar of lavendar bath salts
2 beeswax candles
The Love Yourself -Be Yourself package (large)- $25:
Room spray: Eucalyptus and Rose, Lavender and Rose
2 jars of Brown suagr body scrub (your choice of vanilla, chocolate, eucalyptus, tea tree, or lavendar scents)
2 jars of lavendar bath salts
Facial Toner: Witch Hazel and Rose Water
4 beeswax candles
Sage for smudges (instructions included)
In the words of Nina Simone:
“It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me
And I’m feeling good…”
It’s definitely a new day so embrace the newness & be present for all it has to offer. Remember, the Universe is in your favor.
Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
Happy Feel Free Friday!
When we give away our time to our past we inadvertently allow it to steal the joy that the present moment has to offer us. To keep your Peace, live in the present moment, embracing the gift that it is & always seeking out the positive in it.
Have a great weekend my loves!
“The past has no power over the present moment.”- Ekhart Tolle
Today’s Thoughtful Thursday mantra: Operate in your Goodness.
This came to me this morming when having the routine pep talk with my 7-year old about being the good girl she is, that she will have a good day, & that she is loved. Then, I gave her a tickle & a kiss & sent her on her way to class with a smile & a giggle 😊
Sometimes we all slip out of our truest selves & behave in ways that don’t best represent who we really are. Remember your innate goodness & positive energy & ground yourself to it. Let it flow through you today in everything you do, say, think, & feel. And when there are moments when you slip & forget, like when a monster-SUV tried to bully me off the road this morning & made me utter a few choice words (woosah), repeat the mantra as your remider to bring you back to your roots. Have an awesome day Loves!
Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
F.E.A.R. -Face Everything And Rise!
This is such a handy acronym that speaks volumes to the soul. When we face troubles, hard times, hit rock bottom, focus on what brings you into your Peace & operate in that awareness. Life is full of stepping stones & moments that teach us how to endure.
Instead of letting ourselves get so bogged down in those down times, we can look towards our silver linings with faith & hope that we will make it through. Today, whatever it is you’re facing, rise to the occasion & show those fears & troubles who’s boss! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
Today’s Thoughtful Thursday quote for the day:
“Detach yourself from the outcome; in that, you will find happiness.” – LadyDee
Cooking and baking, we envision in our minds the desired result. When it doesn’t turn out the way we planned we feel upset or discouraged. It effects the way we cook or bake next time. What if we just cooked or baked? We know what the ingredients are & the methods to get the “perfect” dish, so why not trust the process? Even when we do everything “right” it can turn out unexpectedly, sometimes better or worse, or not at all. The same goes for Life. “Well, I did everything I was supposed to so I should be further ahead now or in a better place.” Yes you very well may have done everything “right,” but your disappointment comes from result not being exactly how you planned it.When we view life’s moments as the experiences that they are & without the expectation of the outcomes, we learn to live in the present more, & enjoy the process rather than just results.
Simply put, when we understand that our attachment to the results of a situation don’t have to affect us in ways that make us feel down in the dumps about life, we let go of the disappointments & live in Peace. See that breath you just took without even thinking about it? That’s Life, reminding us that there is still life to be lived & experiences to have, love to be shared, & lessons to be learned. So detach yourself from the outcomes & live in the moment. There is so much Joy & Peace there to be had. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
Good afternoon loves♡
An awesome reminder I received the other day, that like the Lotus flower, it’s in our dark times that we are growing. Even when the clouds are grey & heavy, the Sun still shines. When we feel deep down in the dirt of Life’s struggles troubles, our roots are gaining strength so we can bloom into our greatest & strongest selves. On this cloudy but warm Wellness Wednesday, hang in there. This is your prep time; the Sun is still shining, awaiting your grand debut! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
“Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” – unknown
Happy Monday loves!
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend & were able to keep cool in spite of sweltering temperatures. Today’s Motivation Monday is in continuation of Friday’s video (posted on my FB page) as a reminder to give yourself Love. If we can see the value in loving others, then we must also see the value in loving ourselves. It gets tough sometimes when we don’t see ourselves as lovable but we are! And who knows you better than you?!
Lately, I’ve been giving myself some serious reminders to do this for myself. I recently updated my Vision Board wall with new sticky notes as my daily reminders of loving things to tell myself throughout the day. I’m a visual learner & this is my way of creatively putting my advice into my own practice. Below are some Self Love tips & practices that you may also find useful:
1. Develop some positive affirmations.
Tell yourself you are beautiful! Look in the mirror & say 3 good things about yourself. What are the features you love the most about yourself? Some of my favourite affirmations are: I am enough; I am worthy of love; I am centered, peaceful, & grounded; I am peace. You can say these at anytime of the day when you need a boost. With a deep breath, these & any others you may find most specific to your needs can help recharge you & remind you that you are worthy of your Love!
2. Make time for you!
The most common excuse I hear when speaking to my group of friends & colleagues is “I just can’t seem to find time for myself!” Hunny, you gotta make time! If we can make time for the kids, the spouses, other commitments we have to our loved ones, friends, & responsibilities, then we must priortize ourselves too! I struggle with this also, & have to force myself sometimes to take even 10mins to slow down after a busy day, sip some tea, & take a moment to re-center. I’m getting better at it, recognizing when I’m not feeling like myself or depleted so I can really carve in that self care time.Try taking a hot bath after a long day, or going for a walk or jog on a mild evening. Get into a good book you’ve been putting off. These and other activities can help you take some time to feel good about just being you & that putting yourself first is just as important as prioritizing other responsibilities.
3. Spending time with pther who love you.
This is probably one of the best ways to practice self love. By spending time with those who love you & want the best for you, you increase your happy hormones! You get a boost in confidence & remember that you are loved! Take im a movie with your bestie. Meet a lose relative for coffee or lunch (at home or in a cafe). Organize a Games Night & have some folks over for some good ol’ fashioned fun! These things not only help keep you surrounded by Love, but also keep you light-hearted & puts stress aside if even for a little while, keeping you focused on something positive.
Find what works for you & incorporate it into your every day life. You are worth it! You deserve it! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆