September 12, 2016

The Dream of Life

And then there is the notion that this is all but a dream- the notion that despite the uncertainty, the infinite choices- we are each capable of so many amazing things. The dream of life...it is quite powerful, quite out of control and so very incredibly beautiful. 



October 8, 2015

Surrender...


To thoughts of surrender- not in giving up but in giving it over...to something bigger than ourselves. Oh stay wild, sweet child because just at the moment when you think you are lost...you are in fact found. Trust that in the surrender, the answers come. Know that the universe will catch you + break your fall. Let go into the flow of what is waiting- onward + upward we go.

November 19, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...


...a collection of fortunes + this one stands out. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. She repeated this to herself when times were tough + the road not clear. Then something someone once told her- stand strong in the face of anything + let nothing knock you down. Get back up no matter how hard it is because in the end it will have been worth it...the chances you took even if they don't work out will make you stronger, better + more prepared for what the universe is bringing to you next.

November 7, 2014

Tunes for Today...

Find the things that make you happy...the things that make you want to wake up early, start new, take a risk + go chase them.  Find something to believe in, find something that feels right, that feels like love.  There will never be a time where you look back + regret the chances you took even if they don't work out. Don't look back + think about the things you missed. Live in the knowing that there is true beauty in the notion that you still have so much time to chase them...your dreams. Dig down deep + find the courage to let go of the fear...step outside the box + go find what makes you happy + don't look back.


November 6, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Picks...

Where have you gone someone asked...and suddenly I realized although we are right here standing in the same place it is possible to feel so far away from ourselves. Don't lose sight of yourself, no matter how the road twists,  stay focused on your true north- the direction + light that calls you forward. Many people will cross your path- distract you from yourself + you may even lose your way. Always know that you you are never lost + it is never too late to get back on course.


August 12, 2014

Static + Silence...


Taken by the photography of Antonio Mora...through the lens of his camera he captures a sense of the static + silence that exists in our mind. Quiet the mind- each day you must find time to quiet the mind + listen, listen to what your instincts, your inner voice + higher self are telling you. Only when you clear the static can the silence exist + in the silence,  many of the answers await to help direct your next step. Do not be afraid to trust yourself, to be certain that you do know what is best for yourself. Do not get distracted by the static that is the chaos of life- find the silence, I promise that there is much to be found where there is calm, where there is quiet.

Accidental Brilliance Layout with images by Antonio Mora

August 11, 2014

Tunes for Today...

For today put all your doubts aside + simply chase the light. I write + think of it often- chasing the light, moving in the direction that is calling you. Find the energy you had as a child, before the world told you there were certain things you could not do, when your imagination ran so fast you couldn't keep up with it- when you were limitless...although you will always be limitless- as long as you believe it. Find your fire within + go chase the light- go find what you are looking for.

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...

 Forget all the reasons it won't work + believe in the one reason that it will. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool that you must work to master each day. Not everyday will be easy + in fact some days will be filled with challenges that don't seem possible to triumph. Put your mind to it,  you will triumph- you have the power to overcome anything that is holding you back from living out your potential. Do not let doubt slip into the spaces in your mind where determination belongs. You are powerful, never forget that.

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August 8, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of White Sage



There are many plants that have magical properties that work to heal your mind, body + soul. I have been using different sages + smudges to clear energy for many years + recently began drinking a tea with white sage in it. The scent + taste can best be described as earthy + powerful. White sage  is a mint herb that was often used by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks. For hundreds of years, white sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish spirits + encourage protection. To clear your space + being no matter what smudge you choose to use it is best done by quieting your mind and thinking of all the energy that you are carrying with you, often it belongs to someone else, release it from your space + body by saying that you send it back to the earth. I have always also said a blessing to let go of all that I am carrying that I no longer need. Sipping sage in a tea is a very similar experience + in many ways it is important to stay present in the moment as you drink the tea + let anything go with ease that you do not need. Another way to invoke the protective and cleansing properties of sage is to take a  relaxing bath in the leaves. Take a bundle of sage, separate the leaves and add your favorite essential oil to a warm bath. The white sage will remove any energies from your body that no longer serve you, and deposit them into the bathwater- as the bath water disappears down the drain so will the energy that you no longer need to embody. Click on over here to order some of my favorite tea from my favorite teashop.
We each have the power to only allow what serves us to remain in our lives however it is our responsibility to set the boundaries for what remains and what must go.

August 7, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Muse...





Carry the energy forward someone once told me. From that I realized that we are all energy + we are simply here to exchange energy, every moment of every single day. Find the urgency + yet find the patience to recognize the light that is inside you...move in that direction. Strip all your fears away + let nothing hold you back. Find the quiet in yourself + listen, listen to what your higher self is telling you. You are never lost even when the path is not clear...move in the direction that the light inside you is pointing, if you are not afraid the universe will open up to protect you + take you where you need to go.

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July 19, 2014

Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from James Vincent Mcmorrow...

 From one single seed so much grows. Never underestimate that what you reap you do sow. Your thoughts are the blueprint of the construction that is your reality. You are the architect of your life + must at all times take responsibility for all that you have + are creating. Keep your thoughts flowing towards what it is that you wish to create. Do not for one moment put out into the universe that which you do not wish to manifest. Begin with one single seed to plant the ideas, the desires, the dreams that you are entirely capable of creating. If you can envision it you can have it- always know that.

July 18, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road...

...follow the yellow brick road, " it is always best to start at the beginning " Dorothy was told in The Wizard of Oz- in ruby red slippers down the path she went. Setting aside fear to find the wizard- beside the Lion, Tin Man + Scarecrow on a journey seeking what they thought they were missing. Yet, we are not missing anything- within ourselves we have everything we need. There is no need to find a Wizard to give you the answers. All you need is the courage, the heart to believe in yourself, to know you have all that you are seeking.

July 17, 2014

Love what she is wearing...




Day turns to night + there is the thought that perhaps you can undo what has been done but, there is no need to spend a moment on what has been done. Seek what has yet to be done, undiscovered, untouched + unused. Find what keeps you curious. Know that things end but always believe that something is always beginning. Things are lost...yet something is always found.

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June 9, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Picks...



 ...there will be twists + turns she reminded herself. There will be moments that everything will feel unfamiliar + that is when you must push forward- that is when there is potential to tip the scales in your favor. You + only you can change the direction that you are going. Whether the path is familiar or unfamiliar you will come to a fork in the road where you can decide to continue down the road or change your path. We are each born with a predetermined path + it is our free will to make decisions that will change our course. You can always change your course, you can always push forward to a place where the path is more clear...chase the light she kept repeating to herself- to where the path is clear.

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June 5, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...



...travel light someone once told her. And then she thought...live light. Do not carry with you the burdens of others, the past that you can not change or the fears that deter you from doing what you are meant to do, to be. Spread light because within the light is the possibility...the opportunity. You are all filled with infinite light + each day you must let the light illuminate your way.

May 21, 2014

Tunes For Today...Vance Joy

You are loved...never forget that. In the moments where you need to be brave...never forget that.  When you feel like you are alone...never forget that. You are loved + the universe has always got your back. Don't be scared of the shadows...simply continue to chase the light.

May 20, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of Mugwort




Along the path of wellness we go...most recently falling in love with the herb Mugwort. Yup the name is sorta funky but this stuff is amazing. Mugwort was considered the 'universal herb for protection and prophecy' throughout the ancient world. Native Americans believe that Mugwort has the ability to purify the spirit. And on a medicinal level it can calm frayed nerves, ease stress, help ensure a restful sleep, aid in digestion, combat allergies + has even been used in holistically treating certain forms of cancer. Been drinking an earthy blend called Recirculate which has Mugwort as one of it's primary ingredients. This tea rocks- it helps recirculate the hormones, oxygen + nutrients throughout your entire body. Click on over here to order some.

May 18, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Muse...


The path to where it is we are going may not always be straight. There is even a chance we will go down the wrong road, we might get terribly lost. It is the risk to embark that will matter the most. It will be the willingness to risk it all that will guide us to the the right road. Continue on even when the path is not clear...continue on because it is the detours + the wrong roads that will show you where you truly want to go. Search deep down, in your heart + in your soul because you know where you belong...what you deserve.

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May 10, 2014

May 7, 2014

Simple Wisdom of Buddha...



It is rare that things will be exactly as you would like. If you can give up what it is you believe must be + instead put in it's place what actually is, there is so much potential. Accept everything the way it is because in what it is there is the potential + fertile ground to become what it is meant to be.

May 2, 2014

Tunes For Today...



...so flows the current beyond this moment. Hold onto that thought- this moment too shall pass whether is is peaceful, difficult or inspiring...it is fleeting. The current continues to move forward even when you feel like nothing is happening. Trust in all you do not see. Believe that the next moment will arrive as all things do...right on time. Like ships that pass in the night, do not miss all that is being offered to you right now. 

Love what she is wearing...




Never underestimate that your confidence, your attitude is what the universe responds to. Don’t sit back + let life pass you by. Do something, do anything to show the universe that you want more. Don’t settle for less than you know in your heart you deserve. Just because things are difficult, it does not mean that they are impossible. The universe sees everything. Try, try harder today than you did yesterday. Do not worry that things have not worked out as you believed they should have. Things work out as they are meant to, although that is hard to believe- they do. Try, try as hard as you can because the universe sees you getting up each day + trying. The universe rewards those who don’t give up, give in or sit around. Find your confidence even if it is hiding deep down inside. Don’t let anything, any little thing keep you down- GET UP + fight.

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April 30, 2014

Be Free...



It is all within you…including the answers you so desperately seek. Sit still + in that silence listen closely. Life is a series of changes- step out of the way + don’t resist them. Reality is reality so, accept what is happening. Let things flow forward in the direction they are going. Don’t make the mistake of believing that you have control over the way certain things are happening. Let them happen + realize that there is no need to control the flow. You are limitless...you are free. Take it slow, one step at a time. Allow yourself this opportunity to give yourself over to what is next. Recognize that there is no need to direct anything, instead embrace all that is happening.

April 29, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Picks...



...wander to the edge + leap. Know that only when you take a risk will the universe embrace you with arms wide open. Believe that at any point you can tip the balance of your life + make things different...make things happen. This moment, these moments are being given to you as a gift,  do something with them. Stand in your own light, let nothing dim your glow. Go get lost in order to find yourself. Free yourself from all of it, that which holds you back from seeing what is just over the edge.

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Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...


April 25, 2014

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...


...she kept thinking about something she once read on a billboard- fate loves the fearless. So true- we each have our own fate, but we do have the ability to change the flow of that fate by a decision or string of decisions we make. You will at one point or another be faced by a decision + you will have the potential to change the direction of your course. With that in mind I suppose, choose well because your decision is quick yet long lasting...with all your heart though, please be fearless. 

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February 4, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Muse...



...if you walk only on sunny days you will never reach your destination she had read somewhere. And because old ways won't open new doors, you must be brave. You must walk even when it is dark + trust that with courage you will come out on the other side.

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February 3, 2014

Distractions...



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Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' From The Format...




Focus on it each day...being yourself, it is the most important thing you will do she had said. Life will twist + turn, it will at times hurt + other times be beyond all the beauty you can imagine. It will be about finding + losing, remembering + hoping, believing + wishing. It will be about taking chances + knowing that no matter what there is always another chance...to be yourself, to be happy, to be content + yes to be yourself.

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January 21, 2014

Love What She Is Wearing...




...she was often reminded of something that she had read somewhere- a soul connection + you will have a number of them will among many things mean that you have recognized that the other person has an important part to play in helping you become more fully who you are. It will not only inspire you to expand but also to confront whatever stands in the way of expansion. To that I might add we each wait for these meetings + they arrive exactly when we need them. Do not be afraid to expand or to become who you are meant to fully be.

January 20, 2014

For Today...



...and anything can be. You must suspend all disbelief in the things you can not yet see but know in your heart belong in your reality. Know that you are the creator of all the things that are in your life. It is in your power to bring into your life all that you see when you close your eyes, where all is clear + all is calm. Do not lose sight of all you see...

January 18, 2014

Deposit For The Style Files...




...because it will be the smallest thing that might mean the most. The times when you feel like nothing makes any sense, the sense comes. Be still and know...know that with patience, peace comes + in turn the soul becomes.

Accidental Brilliance Layout with images via valentino, pinterest, weheart it

January 6, 2014

Tunes for Today...Gabrielle Alpin

They say that there is no need to reinvent the wheel but there is no doubt that when you do something that has already been done, it will be your version. And because it is your version, it is best + perhaps knowing that, it is worth a try. Sitting on an airplane they repeat the same instructions before take off- in an emergency they remind you that lights will illuminate to guide you...always remember that, you are always guided even when you can't see the lights.

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...



The whole world + everything in it can be yours someone once told her. Hold onto that thought she reminded herself. And then the advice that someone once shared...as you go through life, you will see a great chasm- JUMP, it is not as wide as you think. You will make it, all you need is COURAGE.

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January 5, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of Fennel Seeds


 


I recently started drinking a tea that has fennel seeds infused in it + not only is the taste really pleasant, I feel the effects after I drink it. I got curious about all the health benefits of this tiny little seed and got to researching. Fennel seeds have a similar flavor to licorice and anise and are naturally sweet + add something really special when brewed in a tea. The seeds are rich in flavonoids that act as antioxidants to protect against free radical damage, combat cancer, slow degenerative diseases, and reduce oxidative stress to the cardiovascular system. The fiber in fennel seeds acts as a cleanser in the digestive system. Essential oils in these seeds help ease muscle spasms, reduce inflammation.Fennel was considered an herb for eyesight in ancient India and Rome. Extracts have shown some promise in improving the symptoms of glaucoma. Fennel has beneficial effects on memory and cognitive function. They also contain phytoestrogens that can help balance hormones. Fennel seeds and their phytonutrients reduce asthma symptoms and help clear the sinuses. They make a great tea to aid with bronchitis, congestion, and cough as they have expectorant properties. The fiber and essential oils in fennel seeds helps the body remove toxins. There are different ways to incorporate fennel into your diet but I gotta say steeped in a cup of warm tea is my new favorite way !

Accidental Brilliance Muse...



There is such beauty in the idea that each new day is a clean slate, a blank white canvas where anything is possible. Start over, re-do, try again, hit fast forward...you have these options each time the sun rises anew. It is never too late . Hope always emerges if you clear the way - don't lose your trust or your faith.

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January 4, 2014

Distractions...


Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from The Dig...



It is all about perspective...the way you see things determines how things affect you. No matter what happens, there truly is something to gain in every experience we have. You have to look closely sometimes but, there is always a gift for you. No, not every gift is wrapped up with a shiny bow but it is nonetheless part of the plan. Let it go. Recognize that what feels like a loss is simply the universe steering you away from what you no longer need + closer to what should be yours...what will be yours.


December 31, 2013

With love, luck + grace...



Happy New Year sweet wonderful you...I shared very similar sentiments last year + somehow although the year has changed my hopes for you are the same. I wish you all that you see for yourself through your clearest eyes. There is a beautiful Zen proverb that says, leap + the net will appear. This year, I hope that you follow your passion + trust that it will lead you where you need to go. Listen to your heart.  Live with intention + love with complete abandon. Embrace simplicity, trust your instincts + speak your mind...always. Spend the year nourishing your body + soul. Collect experiences, not things. Set a goal + accomplish it. Believe in yourself + be yourself. The new year is all yours for the taking. 

December 30, 2013

Don't think twice...

...there are certain emotions that there are no words for,  certain endings that are inevitable + yet are bound to bring new beginnings. The key it has been said,  is to not stand in the way of the fate of the flow. The flow of life that is...your life. Don't think twice...let go what does not work + allow what is meant to be yours flow in.

December 29, 2013

Accidental Brilliance Picks...



...she had borrowed his hat as she left that day- conveniently she had not given it back. Although it was too big for her, she remembered something that someone once told her- stay close to anything that makes you feel alive.  Somehow this silly hat did just that, reminded her that...she was alive + that when he looked at her, to him she was the best thing in the world. Even in a hat that did not belong to her or fit her, she was magic...at least to him.

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December 28, 2013

Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...

Blind Pilot...Tunes For Today

...with just a few days left of this year perhaps it is time to sit back + look at all you have accomplished. At times we have a tendency to look at the things we did not do, the things that did not turn out as we planned, please don't do that. Look at all you have done, you are that much closer to wherever it is you are going. You are that much further along your path on this journey called life. Here's to you + all you have done, all you will do. You have so much to be thankful for, focus on that + it will expand.

December 27, 2013

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...



...and just like that certain things began to make sense. So she would gather up her things, all the star dust, all the goodness + she would give it to them. Always leave people better than you found them. Even when times are hard trust that those you love, those you have loved will always remember once the dust settles that you were kind, that you were true. Always be kind + true...always.

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December 26, 2013

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...

In addition to re-reading + recommending the book Zen Keys, if I told you that you could renew your vitality, increase your energy, improve your sense of well-being, speed recovery, increase your metabolism, suppress pain + stress, you would for sure say...tell me more right ? I recently started to include Shilajit powder into the list of supplements that I take on the daily for precisly all the reasons I listed.  Shilajit powder is found in the Himalayas and obtained from steep rock formations and cliff sides. Shilajit is considered a super food and is a staple medicine used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of health maintenance and healing. Shilajit has one of the longest history’s in Ayurvedic medicine. It is prescribed for weak immune system and/or libido, blood toxicity and balancing digestion. Studies suggest that it works by eliminating free radicals from the blood and purifying the digestive and immune systems. Shilajit, in Sanskrit means, “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It is found and harvested as a thick, sticky tar-like substance with a color ranging from white to dark brown, and is found in the mountains of the Himalayas, Pakistan and Tibet. Containing over 85 minerals + countless anti-aging compounds, it is believed that there is almost no curable disease that can’t be assisted with the consumption of Shilajit. This stuff is worth looking into + adding to the list of superfoods + supplements to help balance you mind, body + spirit.

Accidental Brilliance Muse...




If it is right, it happens- the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away that I know + as life unfolds, you realize that many times you thought your were being rejected from something good, but you were in fact being directed to something better. No matter what happens look at the lessons because, there is always something to learn. There is always something that makes you better, makes you stronger. Never underestimate how strong you are. Life is in the simplest way about getting stronger, getting better- everyday is a chance, a chance to be better than you were the day before. The best is yet to come...you must believe that.

December 17, 2013

Twists + Turns...



...and no doubt there will be the twists + turns you don't expect but there in lies the lesson. We are offered a lesson within everything we do + everyone we meet in life. It is simply a matter of recognizing the lesson that lets you grasp the value of it.  Sometimes we are not even aware that we need the lesson. But, it is our lessons that bring us closer to our true essence. And, it is in our true essence where our deepest desires, truest passions + untapped talent lives. Once you allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to realize you are not alone, that you will make mistakes + need to make them, the lessons find a way to slip in. Absorb all the lessons you can, your own + those of others. Don't ever believe that you can't handle what is happening in your life. We are all given lessons sometimes in the form of what feels like tests, do not back down- it is the way the universe knows we are prepared to experience what is next for us + there is always something better waiting for us. 

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December 16, 2013

December 9, 2013

Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from Iron + Wine...


...and although we should never look at anything we do or have done as a failure, there is truth in the knowing that when we go against what we know is best for ourselves + those around us there are consequences which we might not even imagine. It is a choice and the decision is to go towards the light + where we know the positivity is. It is the only decision to make + the one where the best that is meant for each of us lives.