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It seems forever ago that I opened my little luv shack on the 101 in Leucadia. Looking back now I can really say that I was "living in my bliss" back then. My intentions were good, I wanted women to have a place to come, feel relaxed, be surrounded by beauty, and leave with a part of that beauty. The beauty that comes from the inside, not just the item that was purchased in the bag.
It was awesome!! People still stop me to remind me how much they loved the store or that they still have the perfect tee and wearing it. But how much did we need? Yes in fashion it can be a challenge because it makes us yearn to recreate ourselves, to reflect the newness in the market and feeling good on the outside often helps us to shine from the inside. The old saying fake it till you make it has been a saying we have all tried on at times. But faking it gets exhausting and being real means being transparent, not being afraid to show our true selves. The past several years has been challenging for many of us but through these obstacles we can often times settle into the grace of learning, the grace of being, the grace of appreciation.
I still don't know what the next chapter in my life will be, but I do know that I am in so much appreciation of the experience of knowing all of you. How your stories, your beauty and Your unending reflection of that Grace has filled my heart... and with this I am complete of this venture of my life.
Currently I am in love with an amazing sweet man who I will be floating down the Grand Canyon with in a few short weeks. My daughter Sam, who just turned 16, had a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica I had knee surgery, I am feeling healthy, back to yoga a bit and walking the beach. I am back on my spiritual path in a big way and look forward to where that crazy road will lead me next. One thing I KNOW for sure, wherever that path leads, it will sure to be a beautiful one.
Many Blessing of love, laughter and joy to all of you luv thing Beauties! Thank you for the gift of YOU.
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|New Spring Woodleigh|
Grey Day, Sunny Day? Please March make up your mind already! March is one of those months where, when the sun is shining I am up and ready to take on the day, but when it is grey, well not so much. And what to wear? So difficult, cold then hot. Layering of all shades and textures is usually a go to for me, but mostly, I get the itch to move things around in my house. Last week I had surgery on my knee. Could it be the 5 years of walking and 10 years of yoga that I had just worn the thing out? Well bad knee or not I found myself moving the couch by myself 4 days after surgery. I just saw that it had to move and girlfriend it was going down! Something I recently learned about myself and have gotten a good chuckle out of. Determination! Yep I had it. Some prefer the word stubborn but for me it is determination. Well I had been down for days and things needed a good shift. You know how it is, you walk into a room and you just KNOW if you like it. It either feels good or it doesn't. I often call myself a visual and energy freak, this may sound like a negative term, and I probably should work on a better title for it, but come on, it is what it is.
Yes I have been moving things around my whole life, its what I do, making sure everything is in its correct spot. I was like this long before I knew or studied about feng shui. And yes I have accomplished all levels of Reiki but would hardly call myself a master. The only 2 people I have really done Reiki on is a racecardriver and his wife. She is a good customer, and while shopping said she felt yucky and if I knew anyone who could do an energy cleansing. Hmm no, not really, this was 6 years or so ago. But I do have some of my favorite oils and crystals sit down I will see what I can do. I worked on her for a few minutes. She shopped and came back telling me how much better she felt and wanted to bring her husband in. He was a professional race car driver and had been having a rough streak. He came in to the old store, sat on the girly white couch, held crystals and let me put ointments on his head, neck, chest and back. I did a little energy work on him. I laughed so hard when they left hugging him and saying "well good luck with that!" Funny thing is, he started winning. His wife laughed and said he would never admit that the energy shift changed his racing but I think that was one of his best years at Nascar.
We all need to shift up the energy! Change is good and spring definitely inspires change for me. I have recently been working on redecorating my friends house. The girl has a gorgeous home and impeccable taste but sometimes you just need a fresh eye and some good moving around with fresh paint. Sounded easy at first. Now a few months later I am finally going to finish it up. We created 3 awesome outdoor seating areas, turned her unused dining area into an office and study area for the kids. Painted the entire inside of the house and moved everything around. No more stuck Chi in my gal pals house. Now her unused giant formal living room is a sexy hang out room for adults and a great place to gather with the kids for a good old fashioned board game. We cozied up the great room and changed up the seating and tables in the kitchen. All the bedrooms are getting fresh paint with organized home work and play area for kids in the "tween stage". Out with the kid toys and in with the chalk wall to inspire fun and creativity. Also a great place to write chores or homework assignments. I will admit I had the best time spending her money to buy furniture. There are a lot of great bargains out there at consignment stores, but like anything, having a good eye, theme or color scheme is important before you go shopping. Looking forward to posting some cool pics of her cozy new sanctuary soon. What are you up to this Spring?
If you need a little help getting your home sanctuary together I am almost ready for my next home project!
Change up your chi and get your spring sprung! I would love to help you.