There’s no magic trick to this life

There’s no magic trick to this life

There’s no magic trick to this life

Branding has become more personal, “the persona lifestyle.” Your marketing is about who you are and how you live as well. Showing a different way and lead by example on your own terms.

I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity, and its relationship to how we express ourselves authentically, be more “you” in our brand. Let’s blame 2020; we only have a few days to do so, with the whole new meaning of time and everything else. The slowness made us walking thinking jars anyway; better do something useful about it.

As a classic Type-A personality, I love getting things done and fast. The worst misconception is that everything needs to be hard; money and success only happen if you work yourself out to exhaustion. It didn’t get any better when I turned my life around to become an entrepreneur working from home.

I carried over the dystopian mindset. The burnouts, the meltdowns, and in my case, anxiety ultimately leading to panic attacks. All this might have happened to you too.

We must change how we approach our days, our working habits, and the societal beliefs that come with it. It’s getting things done (of course) but with boundaries and give ourselves some grace throughout the day, more fun and play–more creative moments.

It has been difficult to change years of repeating patterns, but a girl must do what’s best for her. I started creating new routines in an old-fashioned way, writing down in a planner, which I wanted to share with you today (no affiliate links whatsoever). Have fun exploring:)

Feed Your Mind

Branding has become more personal, “the persona lifestyle.” Your marketing is about who you are and how you live as well. Showing a different way and lead by example on your own terms.

I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity, and its relationship to how we express ourselves authentically, be more “you” in our brand. Let’s blame 2020; we only have a few days to do so, with the whole new meaning of time and everything else. The slowness made us walking thinking jars anyway; better do something useful about it.

As a classic Type-A personality, I love getting things done and fast. The worst misconception is that everything needs to be hard; money and success only happen if you work yourself out to exhaustion. It didn’t get any better when I turned my life around to become an entrepreneur working from home. I carried over the dystopian mindset. The burnouts, the meltdowns, and in my case, anxiety ultimately leading to panic attacks. All this might have happened to you too.

We must change how we approach our days, our working habits, and the societal beliefs that come with it. It’s getting things done (of course) but with boundaries and give ourselves some grace throughout the day, more fun and play–more creative moments.

It has been difficult to change years of repeating patterns, but a girl must do what’s best for her. I started creating new routines in an old-fashioned way, writing down in a planner, which I wanted to share with you today (no affiliate links whatsoever). Have fun exploring:)

– Self-care
The buzz word:) Yes, we can take a bath and the candles, but self-care means we put ourselves first to create boundaries to take care of everything else as our best version. To that end, I am loving this Savor Life Planner.

– Gratitude
This one, a biggy, feeling grateful for what already is, feeling good about it, and seeing the abundance. I am loving the “Gratitude Day and Night Reflection Journal.”

And, this app Grateful stops the scroll.

– Manifestation
What if manifesting was a game? I am experimenting with the Reality Hacker, but mindset shifts are already happening. The creative entrepreneur’s mind is tricky. In one hour, you’re on top of the world, the next not so great. When that does happen, you stop the negative self-talk.

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Pumpkin is in season as “Joy the Baker” stated in a few of her posts. I’ve been slowly warming up to pumpkin recipes, although, of course, I love the color and the shape. I just want to wrap myself up in it. These two recipes look amazing.

PUMPKIN PASTA DINNER WITH SAUSAGE AND GOAT CHEESE

PUMPKIN TARTE À LA BOUILLIE

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Loving these natural remedies for anxiety from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, always good to have these around.

Stories Worth Sharing September 2020

Stories Worth Sharing September 2020

Stories Worth Sharing September 2020

Feed Your Soul

During the lockdown, I discovered Sakara Life and couldn’t be more grateful. The motto “eat clean play dirty” speaks to me, and I believe food is a gateway for many human needs. Not only to heal your body but also your mind and soul, especially the latter. Here are a few things worth trying.

I am in love with these Foods to Unlock the most powerful you.

Music is always inspiring and grounding, to heal the soul and quiet the mind, aka the Zen State-of-Mind.

And, how about self care? Even if your routines work, always good to learn new perspectives that potentially Boost what we have sometimes.

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Do you have a love-hate relationship with social media? Me too, regardless of the platform I use and love for connection with clients, friends, and family. I get tired of social media often; there’s so much my brain can take. I only use two, Instagram and Pinterest, and always as a grain of salt. And unplug one or two days per week.

In the documentary Social Dilemma on Netflix, some excellent questions are asked, and solutions are provided. Social media is relatively new, using old marketing tactics in a whole different way. Being aware and critical thinking is a must. Check out the trailer.

Feed Your Body

In the same post, I am sharing all the way healthy food and then comfort foods? Nope, I am not going mad. Sometimes we need a break; comfort is everything we need, especially in the fall and winter. The recipes from Eating Well are astounding and totally possible to make at home.

Stories Worth Sharing August 2020

Stories Worth Sharing August 2020

Stories Worth Sharing August 2020

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In this conversation, Yo-Yo Ma talks about his experience and the immense healing power of Music. It is so true.

Kristin Lin of “The On Being Project” writes this excerpt from what Ma said after 9/11 in her newsletter, and it’s beautiful. “Music will be the way that we will come together, because we’re asserting ourselves as a community, as a people, as a city, as whatever. And we need to be together.”

The whole interview is here. Enjoy!

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As a scientist and a designer entrepreneur, I love these lists of black business owners. And, yes, and black scientists too. We must support them as there’s not much representation or visibility in these fields, to create a much needed and real change.

A list of black-owned design business created by Dwell is here.

A list of black female entrepreneurs created by Create and Cultivate, check it out here.

A list of black scientists to acknowledge as they make the world understandable and a better place, learn more here.

Feed Your Body

I’ve been following Heidi for so many years and have all her books. And she has a new book coming up next year that I surely won’t miss.

This woman is a powerhouse, inspiring you to think differently about what you eat and how you eat it. I’ve been challenging myself to get my old, manual pasta machine out and try it again.

Go to her website and just have fun!

Home made pasta recipes

I will then try these new recipes, to create a perfect food day of food.

Breakfast
Watermelon Raspberry bowl

Lunch
Vegan Sushi

Dinner with friends
Bruschetta

Steaming vegetables

Vegetarian Poke bowl

Tomato Sourdough Soup

Peace Love Dip

Summer Berry Crisp

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