Month: February 2016

My Final Masterpiece

This form. This divine, supple, rounding miraculous form. This is the last time I will stand this way; hugging the life growing deep within. This is my final masterpiece, my final expression of the ultimate love. To feel yourself expand, reflecting nature at its finest. To recognize yourself in the ripening fruit, to see yourself mirrored by the moon, to find yourself embedded in the creation of life that is always happening all around; it’s simply mind-blowing. With each pregnancy the truth became easier for me to grasp. I found new trust in myself and in all that is. I discovered a strength inherent in the female form that is often misunderstood. I felt my roots deepening, tapping further into the maternal earth energy & I bloomed. I bloomed into motherhood, into my own body, into my surroundings. Pregnancy isn’t just about creating a new baby, it’s about creating ourselves, our external reality, our community. Pregnancy births new forms continuously. Finding myself a part of this beautiful fractal brings a new sense of purpose. I …

Top Celebrity Beauty Secrets

HALLE BERRY This A-lister’s anti-cellulitetreatment tactic: ground coffee. The actress adds ground coffee to her body wash in hopes that caffeine and mild exfoliation it offers will help to increase blood flow and smooth the skin.   KATE MIDDLETON The Duchess reportedly received a bee venom facial before her wedding, done by beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell, that claims to be a needle-free shortcut to youthful, line-free skin.       KIM KARDASHIAN According to this reality star, a spoonful of sugar helps your skin glow, which is true. Kim adds the sweet stuff to her body wash “for a gentle exfoliating experience.”   JENNIFER ANISTON She gets her glow from being newly engaged to Justin Theroux, but she keeps her skin youthful by swiping Vaseline under her eyes every night to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. How much petroleum jelly exactly? Apparently she uses a quarter of a teaspoon under each eye. Lisa Rinna Try it—with caution. “Adding a few drops of cinnamon oil to a lip gloss will give some added oomph,” says Patrice Evangeline, a New York City …

You Are Enough

It doesn’t matter who used to be; what matters is who you decide to be today. You are not your mistakes. You are not your mishaps. You are not your past. You are not your wounds. You can decide differently today and at every moment. Remember that. You are offered a new opportunity with each breath to think, choose, decide and act differently in a way that supports you in being all that you are capable of being. You are not less than. You are enough. Courtesy of @rebekahletch

Living In Gratitude

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful. -m.fabrega- Courtesy of @rebekahletch

Solange- Living in Color

8 gigs, 8 studio sessions, 6 flights, in 2 weeks….but got to sleep in my bed for 2 nights 🌻While I was home Julez pulled out my chair for me at lunch, said he’d sell his Nintendo so I could get a dress I loved when we went stopped by a store, and said he sees Chinese symbols when he listens to Alice Coltrane. He’s phenomenal and I’m in love with he and it’s really really hard to be away. I cried this morning because this is the longest we’ve been apart and my insides kind of split in half when I headed to the airport, but I’m working really really hard to finish this damn album and so grateful to have his and my hubby’s support. 
I like to use IG to create and share a little color and laughter in my life, and to see the beauty and fun in things in the midst of a lot of hard ass work and sacrifice that goes along with it. Its just not fun to show …

Believe In Your Magic

…. and above all, 
watch with glittering eyes 
the whole world around you…
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most 
unlikely places…those who don’t 
believe in •{magic}• will never find it…
Roald Dahl
Don’t wait for others to validate you, YOU validate you…and believe that every single particle that went into making you is without question…•{MAGIC}•!!!

What I Call Our Indiana Jones Baby

Have I told you all yet about how this baby is what I teasingly call our Indiana Jones baby? Just like the brave and adventurous character in the movie slides under the closing stone door and grabs his hat in the nick of time, this little one made it into the space of my womb just as the gateway was closing grabbing its tail and pulling it through as time was vanishing. I know this little being is meant to be here. It’s energy is desired by the earth, it’s heart is needed by humanity. We had chosen to end our childbearing years as a couple. We had agreed to opt for an IUD while my love came to terms with the inevitable choice, a permanent choice, a heavy choice, a vasectomy. My appointment was scheduled six weeks in advance. I needed that time to allow the reality of no more pregnancies, no more births, no more sweet and squishy newborns, no more breastfeeding. It was marked on the calendar with a big, bold red …