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.

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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.