Soaking up this Cali sunshine ☀️ covering John Legend #HomeOnTourLA tonight ✨ @ashleyofficial @pandora
🎶 Despacito 🎶 You know it’s a fab day when the @bellalatinamag crew meets Luis Fonsi✨
Sometimes you’ll have to swim upstream. Walking by faith is not always easy. There is always a lesson to be learned in all of it 🤗
I am off to LA for a week of BELLA + in style of course ✔️ Aimee Kestenberg + Sprayground keep me looking fresh + functional 🙅🏻♀️ sooo much going on in the next 10 days… excited to share it IRT as it happens with you all🥰
Change is coming + in the times we are living in, change is inevitable… My life + biz go from 0º to 360º in a span of 24 hours. This happens to me a lot… And sometimes, I am so “in it”, that I forget to look up to appreciate not just how far I’ve come, but the value I bring.
I want to remember this moment. A moment that literally brought me to my knees today. All out of pure excitement + joy because the universe indeed always has your back.
Thank you God, for everything.
Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
Last week, I had a huge AHA. What I’ll share about it for now is that I am really good at helping people see what is possible for themselves.
We all want to shine -whether we want to admit or not. It also feels really good when you extend opportunities to others who not only deserve them, but have worked their asses off for them.
Can you feel the shift that is looming? I know I can + I am leaning into it with open arms + an incredible team who works WITH me.
Leadership is hard. You have to have thick skin as they say, that sometimes makes you be perceived as unkind, selfish, obnoxious. I lead from faith. Always have, always will. And I am so excited for what is brewing… I let God WOW me, that’s for sure!
Some people bloom late. Some very late. And some, very, very, super late.
But, they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.
The presumption, at all times and under all circumstances, should always be that you are good enough, worthy enough, and lovable enough. And that you are exactly the right kind of person, in the right place, at the right time.
We go deep into battling alcoholism, its effects, and consequences. With this interview, our hope is to help to break the stigma of addiction, give hope to others, and to show that healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Starting and staying on the road to recovery can be challenging. An addiction is not easily overcome and recovery often requires constant accountability.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please know that there is hope + change is possible
Photography Jessica Cirz for BELLA Magazine’s 2022 Mind, Body + Spirit Issue
“My job sucks.” “The economy is terrible.” “I haven’t made a sale in weeks.”
If you can relate to even 1 of these statements, I am sorry to say but you have probably become a victim of your own negative thinking.
Have you ever considered that maybe the only thing stopping you from having a life and business you love is precisely that, negative thinking?
Truth: It’s not the lack of resources or the ‘uncool’ mom you had as a kid or the other excuses we use to justify for not having the life we want.
We all have reasons to feel bad at any time during our day. I get it, circumstances change for better or for worse in a flow of events. And naturally, we react to those circumstances just as we’ve been taught to by our families and friends.
So does how we react to any given situation matter? Your reaction is energy and energy is everything.
Everything you see, sit on, feel -the sun on your face, your kid’s laughter, your morning jog, prayer, a kiss…it is all source energy, source energy is where everything and everyone originated.
You are made up of this same energy. Its frequency can be raised or lowered according to your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Therefore, the frequencies you send out attract similar frequencies. What you put out, you receive…ring a bell?
Each of us has an energy sequence: negative on the bottom and positive on top.
Positive energy includes:
- Our brilliance,
- Love, passion,
- Happiness and
- Joy (our connectedness).
Negative energy includes:
- Sense of lack -not just from others, but from our source energy.
We go up and down on this energy sequence everyday, depending on our circumstances. We may think or say, “If only I had X, I could be or do X.” And the ultimate joke is that if we ‘get happy,’ our circumstances will change to meet us. Not so much.
Moving up on your energy sequence by shifting your energy to a higher frequency and opening up to source energy connects you to your inspiration, spirituality and goodness. It has the power to change your life immediately!
From the low end of your energy sequence you can’t even think about doing things you love, let alone muster up the energy to go out and find it.
From the high-end of your energy sequence, you’ll get new ideas, tap into your light and inspiration, connect with the people you need to see, and get into the flow of positive energy that guides you through ‘a good day’ and therefore ‘a good life.’
So, how do you flip the funk?
The first step is catching yourself. Then, you redirect your thoughts. Use positive affirmations every time you notice yourself thinking negatively. I personally love these:
- I am.
- My life is abundant.
- Wonderful opportunities are coming into my life today.
- Today is a great day because I opened my eyes.
I am pretty notorious for using humor to approach difficult situations. It’s something I learned from my father and incredibly, my children have picked up on it too. Humor is also a very effective way to raise your energy sequence, therefore making you better able to respond to any situation.
I know it sounds easier said than done, but I promise you, these small shifts will help elevate you. Remember, YOU and only YOU are responsible for the energy you bring into your life and your business.
Here’s to living fabulously Chica!