Summer of Slow- Week 1

 I was in a meeting in early May, when my executive business coach asked me, “If you could have anything in the next 3 months, what would it be?” A thought crossed my mind and it was so unlike “me” that I was going to deny it or say another answer. He then proceeded to say, “not what you think you SHOULD do or NEED to do, but what do you WANT?” So in an effort to be honest with my feelings, I blurted out, “A break. I want a summer of SLOW.”

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Posted On June 15, 2018

A Numbers Game

Numbers. We love numbers. We love to follow them, let them tell us others and our own importance.

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Posted On May 30, 2018

The Basic Essentials of an Effortless Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Sometimes the thought of being limited to only the 12 items in your modern capsule collection is daunting. Most of us love choices. Options. Like a salad bar. Sometimes we're in the mood for ranch, and sometimes balsamic is where it's at. Does that mean that we still don't put lettuce, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes as the base of your salad? No. Because the basics don't change. Just what we put on top does. 

With that in mind-- for our Summer Capsule collection, we decided to mix it up! (Pun intended!) We wanted to essentially give you four basic capsule wardrobe elements for summer- and show you how to mix them together and seperate with extra "toppings." 

If you've ever stood in front of your jam-packed closet and exclaimed "I have nothing to wear!", the capsule wardrobe is calling your name, sister. Simplify your choices to make getting ready a breeze. Here's the basic four pieces a great 2018 summer capsule wardrobe can be created around. 

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Posted On May 14, 2018

Stepping into the light.

A fog. A heavy fog that you can feel pressing on you. Have you ever felt that there was something keeping you from being what you know in every cell of your body that you’re destined to do? That bright, piercing desire to go from where you are to where you desperately want to be… and there’s just something in the way. Something big.  Something you can’t quite see through or around. But you can nearly feel whatever is waiting for you on the other side.

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Posted On May 11, 2018

Dancing Affirmations & Why I Remind Myself to Say I Love You.

She was pulling out all of these amazing dance moves, utterly confident in front of the camera, laughing and dancing. She kept saying, “Watch this move” and “I’m such a good dancer.” And as I watched her and she spoke I thought, “Yeah, you are! Amazing. So cool and poised.” When it was my turn, it often took me multiple times to get the “take” and I awkwardly pushed myself through, trusting in the editing process.

After we finished filming the video, I expressed my thanks and complimented her on her sureness. And she said to me, “Thank you. Did you hear all of the affirmations I was giving myself to get through?”

 Talk about an aha moment.

 

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Posted On May 01, 2018

Personal Strengths and where to find them.

This week at Cents of Style we have been taking the Clifton StrengthFinder’s test and learning about individual and company strengths. I have witnessed an interesting phenomenon as we have actively had conversations about the personal strengths the test revealed.

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Posted On April 03, 2018

What Is The Gift?


My one little word for 2018 is ALLOW. I’m working on allowing for the year and my life as it unfolds. I’m working on letting go of the resistance, remaining and being okay with where I am right in this very moment--which happens to be in my sweats, nursing a diet coke, in front of my computer on a Saturday afternoon.
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Posted On March 17, 2018

To The Mama Who Is Hurting


I feel compelled to share this story, which few know about my family and me. The reason I am sharing it now is because there is a mama out there hurting today. A mama who is going through what I went through and feels alone. Friends of friends reached out to me hoping I would have advice for this mama, and if I have experienced this and other mamas have too, then I think it is fair to say many are and instead of staying quiet and experiencing this in isolation, let’s be brave and share our voices together.

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Posted On February 27, 2018

On Growth and Being

J ohn and I were walking in the foothills behind our home a few weeks ago. We love to take to the trails to reconnect and discuss what is on our minds. We were talking about the paradox of growth and being. How as humans we desire for growth, progress and more. However, peace and contentment are always found in being present, focusing in the here and now. How do you balance the two? Stillness and movement? Growth and being?
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Posted On February 26, 2018

90's Fashion Is Back


Is this an image of me from 1994? Nope. It was taken last week somewhere in the Caribbean in 2018. I literally laughed out loud when I saw it. I am equal parts in love with what I am wearing and terrified that I’m about ready to meet up with Kelly and Brenda at the Peach Pit before hitting the beach.
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Posted On February 07, 2018