✨ 28 Affirmations for 28 ✨

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A couple of days ago I quietly took another turn around the sun. In a lot of ways birthdays are like a ‘reset’ or New Year’s Eve–minus the celebrities in shiny dresses freezing in Times Square without their tea. I want to be more intentional about the way I enter into my late twenties and early thirties, to shake off that wide-eyed what am I doing with my life kind of feeling. I’m not 100% sure it’s possible to shake off, to be honest. I think it may just be a side effect of being alive.

I figured a few affirmations couldn’t hurt–am I becoming that LA person??–and so I pulled together and wrote 28 affirmations for 28. Many of them are from Louise Hay who seems to be the mother of affirmations in the modern age. You don’t have to be 28 to use them and if you find something in the list that resonates with you then you should write it down and post it somewhere you’ll see it daily. After all, we’re hurtling through space on a (relatively) small sphere that’s be around longer than we can ever conceive of, what’s the harm in believing in good vibes?

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inspo // APPRECIATE LIVING IN THE MOMENT

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Hello!

This week I’m mixing it up and instead of a long wordy blog post I’m going to share with you some of my favorite quotes. While Faith and I were hiking Runyon Canyon a couple of weeks ago we came across a sign that read, ‘Appreciate Living in the Moment.’ Far too often we can get caught up in the moment that just passed or the moments to come. Below are a few quotes that help remind me to appreciate every moment while I’m in it. Half of them are just the quote itself and the other half are shareable graphics I created! Feel free to use/repost/blog/pin/reblog, but please leave the credit and be sure to tag me on IG. Continue reading “inspo // APPRECIATE LIVING IN THE MOMENT”

#goals // 2017 New Year’s resolutions check in

GOALS PIN-01.jpgOkay, so don’t think I’m crazy, but let’s check in on those New Year’s resolutions. Frankly, I’m not a big traditional resolution person. Things like ‘eat less sugar’ or ‘lose 20 lbs’ are not realistic for me becuse the way those resolutions are framed results in a lot of negative thinking. For the last several years I’ve tried made yearly goals of things I want to increase rather than decrease. Doing this has actually helped me stay on target, more or less. I also like to take some time to think about what I’ve learned. This week, I figure I’d share that with you.
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DIY // 5 ways to overcome creator’s block

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For the last five years living in New York City I’ve looked forward to Thursday because it meant creative team night at my church. This was a night that everyone who served on creative teams (everything from musicians and vocalists to writers and graphic designers) got together to worship, hear from a creative leader in our church and learn more about our teams. There is something electric about being in a room full of people volunteering their time to be creative-it’s like the ideas are popping like fresh kernels on the stove.

But all too often I’ve found myself experiencing creator’s block where all of a sudden I have no great ideas, don’t know what I want to make, or can’t get started. Although I no longer live in NYC, it is Thursday so I thought it may be appropriate to share some ideas on how to overcome creator’s block and how I get the ideas flowing again! Continue reading “DIY // 5 ways to overcome creator’s block”