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 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 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.

December 4, 2013

Accidental Brilliance Picks...Simple Gold Bangles

 ...simple I will always believe is best.  Confucius said " life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated  ". Have you ever stopped to think about takes the same effort to make things simple as it does to complicate things- for some reason we sometimes get caught in the complexity of things, people + experiences. Live simply, love simply, let go simply + be grateful simply. 

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December 3, 2013

Ben Howard...Tunes for Today gracious. This is not to say that you should not stand up for yourself, for what you believe + who you are but be kind, be gracious. It is always possible. There is so much that we are each meant to do here + we all have a plan that is only for us to live out. There is karma to repay, there is love to give, love to receive + there is a higher purpose that we may not be capable of understanding. Move in the direction that is forward that is in the pursuit of the understanding + worry less about the why or the in the knowing that there is a purpose that will reveal itself at the right time, when you are prepared to recognize it.

December 2, 2013

The Girl Has Got It Goin'On...

...because there will be that day where you wake up + realize that perhaps the things you thought were meant to be yours were in fact not meant for you. Awoken with the notion that there is no use in playing it small or in settling. Why settle for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. If you can imagine it, it is meant for you. Wake each new day + realize that we are each bound for greatness + nothing can get in your way if you determined...determined to seek it, the life you have imagined in your wildest dreams...let nothing hold you back.

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Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Moringa

If you are looking for the superfood that beats all the other superfoods out there Moringa is it. The amount of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals it contains is everything your body needs and more. No other supplement is even remotely comparable. Scientific research proves that one serving of Moringa provides you with seven times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, two times the protein in milk and three times the potassium found in bananas. Each supplemental serving contains more than 90 different vitamins and minerals. Ancient warriors fueled for battle with the leaf extract, for the stamina and strength it gave them; and legend has it that Egyptian Pharaohs were buried with it to sustain them in the afterlife. I have recently been adding the dried leaves to my morning tea but if you are lucky and can get your hands on the fresh leaves you can throw it right into your salad. If you ever wished you could turn back the hands of time, now is your chance. The anti-oxidants in Moringa stop free radicals in their tracks, while the numerous proteins accelerate the regrowth of new cells. Additionally, the vitamin A it contains assists in the production of collagen and elastin, helping firm your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It has been proven to help with mental clarity + helps with mood. Proven to relieve stress, the secret is in the tryptophan it contains, an amino acid your body requires for serotonin and niacin production; better known as the feel-good hormones. The combination of the tryptophan, calcium and protein in moringa makes it a virtual powerhouse of happiness. It helps increase energy, aid in weight loss, stave off cancer + helps treat high blood pressure. If you haven't already left for the store to go buy a dose of Moringa, I don't know what you are waiting for. This stuff rocks !

December 1, 2013

Accidental Brilliance Muse...

...because playing it safe never seemed to be the way forward, it is only when you start to take risks that things begin to happen. You can sit on the sidelines but it will pass you that is. We only get this one go around well this time at ask yourself- what are you waiting for ? Let go + live the life you have is all waiting for you if you dare to step off the edge. Trust your intuition- you have the answers.

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