One of the amazing lessons that has been coming across to me over the past year is how much I love my sisters. My real sisters: Lisa, Susie and Joselle for sure are my best friends; but I am also talking about women in general.
The tide has turned for women to no longer be competitive against each other. It is time for women to be competitive FOR each other.
In my line of work, which is loosely defined, artist, designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger. I am seeing the effects of what happens when we are inclusive with our love, encouragement, support and knowledge. There is an energy of women rising to be their best selves, to rediscover their dreams, to open up to possibilities and have a great belly laugh while doing it. This is when life gets FUN and we want to share that joyful vibe.
It's not our fault; as women we have had a lot of pressure to be educated, to be successful, to be attractive, to be a good partner, to be a good mom, etc. Along that journey there can be a lot of bumps in the road. It's just called LIFE.
People project their personal failures onto others who seem to be "living the life" by the way they treat them and talk about them. This is where the sister disconnect begins, and it starts at a young age. It gets perpetuated by the moms to the daughters and their friends and before you know it some girl or woman is ostracized for no good reason other than the fact that she pissed off some womans' ego. Better known as Jealousy and in the modern social media world they are called " haters". If you put yourself out there in any way you've got em too.
How do we end this? We can put on our designer tephlon coats and go out there in the world and do what we feel is right. You can't dim your light to make other people feel comfortable. I am seeing and feeling the change. More and more women are understanding our strength collectively and realizing that we are all in this together. It is happening now! It is amazing shared energy that we are in the midst of and this is what will take us all to a new, happier and more fulfilling place in society.
WE ARE SISTERS! Celebrate each other. Your dream is my dream. Your desire to find love and happiness is my dream for you also. Your success is my success. This is our world. We need to collectively support our sisters and we will.
To all my sisters out there; if what I say touches you in any way please leave a comment below with the hashtag #sisters.
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Love & Light,
Starting on the Right Foot - Look Up & Ahead!
We started the year off by looking up and ahead and writing down the things that will make 2019 the best year ever.
I’ll share myself as an example. You can use it as a guide, but make it your own. This is your life, so live it how you see best!
Please share your list in the comments or using #FirstSteps for what will make this YOUR best year! When we share our goals, we help keep each other accountable - we’re all in this together!
I create a goal and guidelines for each part of my life that I want to improve upon. Some of these things I already do, some I need to get better at, and some I need to start completely new!
Goal: To eat cleaner
Guidelines: Don’t eat sugar after 7 pm, Prep healthy food
Things I can do to help myself: Avoid sugar after 7pm. Prep proteins, and create healthy snack options the night before so I stay on track throughout the day.
Goal: For my children to become more independant
Guidelines: Take the time to teach
I will teach my kids how to handle their own finances, such as living expenses; things like rent and other monthly obligations. Basically shifting the things I did for them, to them doing for themselves. It’s a big part of parenting and helping your children to "launch".
Goal: Strengthen my whole body
Guidelines: Be patient, one day at a time
My personal problem areas … Do the work to tighten, tone and strengthen my whole body. After 3 years of hip degeneration and a bilateral hip replacement, I am ready to redefine my physique. Hitting the gym and at home workouts daily.
Goal: Healthy nurturing
Guidelines: Try something new!
Finding new ways to nurture myself. Lucky for me I created the habit a while ago that self love comes in the form of doing healthy things for myself, and I want to try some new things this year such as night classes for yoga or meditation.
Goal: Be fresh in the moment!
Guidelines: Do not project an outcome on any relationships
I want to continue to be open and live in the now instead of projecting an outcome on any relationship I have. I think we almost automatically do this with relationships because of past conditioning. Let’s face it, every relationship we have impacts the next one we have. I am so guilty of this! (Sorry guys!) To be fresh in the moment is my main goal this year.
Goal: Create Structure
Guidelines: Create systems for each segment of the business
This area needs a lot of work. I created this brand out of my dad’s saying and because it has been so organic, It’s moved too fast at times and I want to add more structure to the day to day operations so that it can grow from a more solid foundation.
Goal: Move to the West Coast
Guidelines: Break everything into manageable pieces
So, another big one: I am moving my life from 53+ years on the east coast to the west coast. A move that is scary but also exciting.
I have to pack up a life here, set up my two daughters, and think ahead for what they might want now and in the future. The move is daunting in so many ways, but the best way to get it done is to set priorities and tasks and start!
And here we go!
Everything is interrelated in life! So I find it is helpful to break things down into manageable pieces and focus on one piece at a time. I’m looking forward to my best year ever and I hope you are too.
Thank you for reading! Please share your thoughts and your list in the comments or using #FirstSteps on any of our social media. We are a tribe of dreamers and doers and I’m so glad you’re part of this!
Love, Light, and FUN!
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - It's December 1st, baby. And it's about that time. Time to fill your days with chestnuts roasting and gifts-a-giving. With Christmas and Hanukkah weeks away, what are you wrapping up for the ones you love this year?
Give the Gift of Cozy
Warm, fuzzy, soft and cozy. A definite must under our tree this year. With two HSFT styles of cashmere-soft wide neck fleece, you'll give the perfect combination of sexy and cozy. The embroidered Have Some Fun Today or our Signature Crown fleece are both customer favorites! And there's nothing better than our HSFT zip hoodie for easy and chic layering this winter. Don't forget to stuff the stocking with our HSFT knit beanie and you've completed your mission to give cozy comfort. #cuddletime
Give The Gift of Fun
Gift giving in the office doesn't have to be a bore, even if your boss is. Functional and practical is fine as long as it's still fabulous. Whether it's the Office Gift Exchange or your own mission to spread some holiday cheer, you can't go wrong with our Have Some Fun Today compact travel umbrella, the Crown luggage tag, and the HSFT coffee mug. Because what better place than the office to remind everyone to Have Some Fun Today. #lightenup #hsftoffice
Give The Gift of Good Health
Wanna motivate someone on your list to hit the gym? Stylish and cute workout clothes are a good place to start. The Have Some Fun Today muscle tank will easily become a favorite workout tee, especially when you top if off with the Crown Zip hoodie. The HSFT water bottle is the perfect complement to any gym bag because we're all about staying hydrated. And since we all know that post-workout hair isn't always pretty, our white HSFT snap back hat solves the problem stylishly. Because we all wanna look good on our way to looking even better. #gymlife #toyourhealth
Give The Gift of Positivity
Our new favorite saying around the HSFT studios: "Life is what you make it, so make it FUN". We like to think of our tees, totes and gifts as a daily pep talk. It's a mantra we live by. Just a little reminder to see the magic in every day. When you give the gift of Have Some Fun Today, you're helping to spread the good vibes. Wouldn't it be great if we all sprinkled a little more FUN around? Yeah, we think so, too. A tee, a tote, a hat, a mug.... take your pick, it's the message that matters. Spread the love, baby. #stateofmind #livelovewearshare
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who is giving the gift of peace and love this year.