November 29, 2012

Love what she is wearing...

...because at the end of the day, although it's important to constantly step outside the box + take risks as often as possible...there is something about the comfort of what is familiar. The people, places + things that remind you who you are + help give you the confidence to get where it is you need to go next. There is something to the safety in the consistency of what makes you feel comfortable +  gives you the courage to take a chance, make a change or start anew.
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Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...

November 28, 2012

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...

...and then she thought of a Hemingway quote..."the best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity to sacrifice".  And, although she thought how ironically their virtues made them vulnerable, she had always believed that...being vulnerable is the only way to really experience's what lets you find the beauty + take the chances. It's only when you put your heart on your sleeve, try things you are scared of + get out of your comfort zone that the really good stuff happens !

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Radiohead...Tunes For Today

 Life can be broken down in many different ways but at the core, life is simply about the exchange of energy. When you resonate highest is when, you exchange energy with people whose energy is light, positive and meets you exactly where you are. It is not always easy to find people who let you be who you are + appreciate you for who you are but, when you do the exchange of energy can be truly powerful. The key is to just let things be, let them flow rather than getting in their way. The idea of keeping things simple constantly repeats in my thoughts. Over + again I seek the simplicity in every exchange or encounter I have. Around my wrist a bracelet with the inscription  BE sits. The simplest reminder to BE...calm, present, honest, simple and most importantly...BE as I am. There is beauty in the idea of it...the simplicity of knowing that who you are will be enough + that energetically, you will attract precisely the souls, experiences + moments that are meant to be yours. Stay open + most importantly stay simple.

November 27, 2012

Accidental Brilliance Picks...

...never seem to be able to get enough in the arm candy inspiration department. Mixed up + piled up high. Interest + intrigue never get old...that's not just on the arm I suppose. So, get out there and be it...interesting + intriguing. Shake things up + go live your life...really live your life.

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November 25, 2012

Accidental Brilliance Muse...'s to acknowledging your own power. The unabashed knowing that where there is strength there is the capacity to be fearless. With that in mind, never back down from your instincts, your passions + from what you believe in. When you know who you are,  the rest will that.

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November 24, 2012

Taken By The Artwork of Helen Frankenthaler...

Taken by the artwork of the late Helen Frankenthaler. With a technique of staining canvases and letting the colors slip into each other, her work brings to life the notion that everything does find it's rightful place + that the imperfect is in fact the most perfect. She has been noted as saying that, she didn't know what she was doing, trying to get at something but, didn't know what it was until it was manifest. Her artwork is a beautiful lesson in the idea of release. The reminder that is is ok to not be sure exactly where you are going as long as you are actively staying in the moment. The idea that if you release the fears + anything that is holding you back from simply being in the moment, what is meant to manifest will indeed be...and once you release what is holding you back, the momentum that is life will naturally move you forward + inevitably something beautiful will be created.

November 23, 2012


Coeur de Pirate...Tunes for Today

...and because there are certain things that will be lost in translation, the only thing to do is let it go in order to truly let it flow. Only when you let go, do the things that should stay have the space to remain. Life can be difficult + you might not always be understood, but life is beautiful +  if you continue to try to do your best, there is so much goodness that will find you. There is no need to be in a race to understand it all, let sense come as it may + let time reveal what you might not yet understand. Trust is a beautiful virtue, it reminds us to believe, hope + be confident in the way things are naturally meant to flow.

November 22, 2012

Love what she is wearing...

...not sure which I think is sexier, a backless dress or a good hat. Either way both belong in the closet for a cold night out or a hot night in.

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For Today...

Each morning when I wake,  before I open my eyes I think about what I am most thankful for. Sometimes it is not yet present in my life... rather something I hope for, will work towards or know will make me a better, stronger person. It's a simple exercise to continue to seek the positive + actively expand it in my life. In the course of a day it's easy to get off track but, if you focus on being thankful for everything that is present and presented in your life...even when you fall off course or something doesn't work out, there is the beautiful reminder that you are in control of all the good that is presently in your life + on it's way to you.  If you consistently focus on the positive it can only expand. For today, take a few minutes at different points in the day to think about what you most want + deserve in your life. Spend a few minutes thinking about all that you are thankful for. And, simply put...act from a place of gratitude, always...goodness will continue to find it's way to you, just remember to let it in.

November 18, 2012


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Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from Winter People...

Live with intention not because it is the only way to live but, because it is the best way to live. Think before you act, decide before you speak and trust that when you listen to your heart, you do know what is best. Intention means before we act, we have an idea of the outcome we would like to see. Let intention motivate you to move in the direction you should be going. The people you need to help you along the way will show up, let them in...let them know you recognize them. The experiences you should have will happen, embrace them...the good and the bad ones. If you can decide what it is you want, what you need and what you deserve...simply set forth with the intention of getting will be yours.