Have you ever been told not to do something, but it made you want to do it more? Well, that happened last week. I lightened my hair and made it rosegold (at a salon because this girl wanted that security + umm ombre anyone?). Hearing Is it natural? Really it is?!? Omg never dye your hair. It hurts. I know statistically my hair is rare, but it's hair. It can grow back. I am no less a redhead by dying my hair rosegold ombre (it shows up in the right light which is on the left side of my face) or lightened it all and went blush pink or even black. I took back my hair last week, and I am adding in more pink tonight (yasss). It feels right to do it and I won't be stopped. If you feel called in your soul to do something that does not harm anyone or yourself, GO FOR IT. Broaden your horizons because we are on this earth to live with soul. Not live how we are told to, trapping ourselves in their view of who we need to be. ❤❤🙏 #redheadgirl #rosegoldhair #ombrehair
Yesterday was a loud call from the universe to continue on the path towards being true to who I am (a path I set on the beginning of this year, no holding back). Diving deep and accepting all parts of ourselves is scary (terrifying even) with blogging and even our everyday life. The more we express our truth the easier it becomes. Be who you are, stop letting yourself drown in the noise of others demands of you and what society wants you to be. Be the unicorn that lives inside you, that one that expressed itself freely as a child. Explore and find this side. And you will go further towards your dreams than before ❤🙏❤ #blogpodium17 @blogpodium #beaunicorn #universehasyourback
I have a strange (please translate to magical) obsession with flatlays. At home I have odds and ends (and lots of tea ware) to get the shot I want. And, I would even bounce light, add light and maybe even erase shadows after the fact. Unconsciously I am looking for that unattainable perfection that always evaded me in Art School. NOTHING is GOOD enough in art school. But I love being true, so here is this flat lay without all the crazy #authentic #truth #blogpodium17 #mintedxblogpodium @minted @blogpodium
What is on your calendar for September? Now that we are in Virgo ♍ season it's perfect for self exploration, listen to your inner voice and hack at your goals till you reach them.
Show pride for what makes you unique ❤ #miyazakihayao #matchatea
No matter what you do for some peace, listen. It does not matter that it's tea, painting, walking, etc or you may even find punching numbers or diving into genealogy gives you that same feeling. Do it as often as possible. Make time to do it and just listen. Listen to what is around you, then shift to what is inside you and and finally what is within your heart. There is something you need to learn or hear to help you on your journey in this human experience.
4th year of Lole White Tour with my mom. If you have never experienced a large yoga class, this is the one to try. So many people, you can feel the energy, the love , the light and it fills your soul with peace. Kick your mindfulness practice (tea counts too) up a notch and give it a try 🙏💕❤ #lolewhite #dopandora
This quote is so true of yesterday for me, how about you? Was your mind going like the energizer bunny? Calm it down with a mindfulness practice. This can be tea, yoga, meditation, dancing,walking etc out your whole focus on the action. If a thought or words come up. Let it, but let it pass by. We are not our thoughts or the words it tells us. Make space for yourself with this practice by letting this excess go. 🙏💕❤❤ Namaste
Stay authentic to yourself, no one can truly copy YOU. Do what feeds your soul, be crazy, be creative, speak up, be different. Shine your light because no one can take your place or dim your light. Shine bright my brothers and sisters. 🙏❤💕
Have you tried bowl tea before? It's the simple form of tea and easy to do even with a large mug at home. Choose large leafed tea (oolongs and puerh are great choices), put the kettle on. Take a few leaves 3-5 and put them in your bowl (or cup) and add water. It's a great way to become more attuned with your tea but also your inner self. Sit down, reflect as you sip simple tea. #bowltea
Yesterday was Tanabata, a time for celebration and writing down your wishes. By the Edo period it merged with other summer festivities such as Obon. Writing wishes on paper to hang from bamboo is still a tradition today. Swipe to see this #tanabata display in detail and how it came together 🎋🎆
Stop talking and listen. All you need is right there for you. Your intuition will speak to you, you will notice body language during conversations or even your tea will speak clearly to you. No phone, be silent. And you will be rewarded. 📵
Keep cool this summer with something different. Try Light, fresh and chilled ingredients over cold ramen noodles with dipping sauce. The dipping sauce is a mix of dashi broth with soy sauce. Dilute to taste. Best part about this? Not only do you have energy but it's also versatile AND pairs well with tea. Try Mugicha, sencha or even oolong. Iced or hot it's your choice 🍲
Listen to your heart, what does it truly want to create or manifest? Dig deep and break down how you can bring it to life down to the baby steps. Just by taking the baby steps, one-by-one you are telling the universe that this is what you want. Keep going and the universe will help you reach your goal over time. 🙏❤💕🎋
Happy 4th July! Hoping you are sipping happy (tea or not ) with friends and family. Swipe for more 💕🎆 #4thofjuly #independenceday
No matter our differences we are coming together today to celebrate unity and growth. Only together as a community can we make change towards a better tomorrow. 🍸 Here is to the next 150! 🎆