Monday, April 15, 2019

I Have Been Lying to Everyone...

Did I get your attention? haha. That title was so dramatic.

So as most of you know, I am in my late 30's (my birthday is in July if you want to get me a gift xoxo) which means that I was a teenager in the 90's when eyebrows were pencil thin.

Thanks Drew..thanks.
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I remember being allowed to get my eyebrows done for my 8th grade graduation and being ecstatic. I went from looking like Einstein to looking like an extra on 90210. They were perfect...

By the time high school rolled around, we were all rolling like cholas and my pretty eyebrows turned into Hatchet Face from Cry Baby.


I guess karma wanted to teach me a lesson because my eyebrows never fully grew back. For quite some time, I have been wanting to get microblading done but I was always hesitant because I was terrified of how they would turn out.

Thankfully the Universe gave me a little nudge in the right direction. My stepmother is in the process of opening up her own bakery and one day I went with my dad to see the progress. While we were leaving, I noticed a sign across the street "The Browtender" 

 I immediately went on Instagram to find her profile and I instantly fell in love.

After doing some research AKA stalking her feed (and being obsessed with her work); I finally booked my appointment. I decided to go with ombre instead of microblading because it had a more realistic look to me. 

On Friday afternoon I finally took the plunge and went in for my first session and y'all I could not be happier with my results. Jenny took her time to make sure everything turned out perfectly and the pain was almost non existent which was quite surprising. She walked me through every step and answered my 100 questions about my eyebrows (and pop culture ha).

Below is a photo of my eyebrows with makeup, bare, and with ombre.



They are wedding ready! If you are in NYC and looking to get a cosmetic procedure, head over to Browtender...you won't be disappointed. 

Watch my vlog below to see part of my treatment
 

 Namaste...


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Monday, March 18, 2019

Stop Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop & Enjoy The Abundance...



Have you ever watched a movie or television show and the protagonist is walking around as happy as a clam (I don't really get that saying but let's just go with it) and BOOM something bad happens.

I guess I have seen this play out one too many times because whenever I am extremely happy, I am always waiting for something bad to be right around around the corner.

Not anymore..I want to shift my mindset.

Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop why not be fully embraced in the abundance that is coming your way. Every single morning I start my day by writing down my gratitude list because I want the Universe to know that I appreciate all that is sent my way. Imagine if I went about my daily life with this same exact gratitude...damn that would be epic. The Universe would have no choice but to send me more things to be grateful for.

So if you need me...I'll be the girl walking around; dancing to the music in my head without a care in the world.

Make sure to check out my vlog below because Monday Morning Rambles is back (at least for this week ha!). I speak more about this mind shift as well as some changes in my life and of course other rambles....

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Questioning My Integrity?



The other day, I was having a conversation with my friend who is also a fellow yoga teacher; which stemmed from a post on Instagram in regards to teachers sharing images/video from their classes. The post pointed out, that this could be intrusive to students when you share these images. 

I honestly started to question my own integrity as a teacher. I am "guilty" of this as well but my students are always aware of the camera and I try to blur the images etc. to protect their privacy and I always keep it tasteful. I even had someone comment on a video that I shared on Instagram that it was too dark and I had to let them know that it was done purposely for my students privacy. Even though I do follow all these steps, I still wondered if perhaps I was not being a “good” teacher. But then I remembered that I account my entire life on social media. I’ve been blogging for 10 years...the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

I chronicled my entire yoga teacher training experience so this next step only seemed natural. Also, I’m not sitting there posting on social media as I teach...that would be absurd.

An artist shares their masterpiece in the form of a portrait. A writer shares his words in the form of a poem. A dancer shares their heart in choreography. Yoga is my art and I share it because I love the energy from my classes. Times have changed and social media is how we connect with the world. I know my character and I know that my intentions are only pure.

I never think that me posting my classes is “advertisement” for myself. It’s advertisement for Yoga. Yoga saved my life and if I can help one person find their way onto a mat, I did my job. And like I always tells my students “Don’t take it so serious, it’s just yoga...have fun”.

Check out my vlog below where I discuss this further as well as share a pescatarian full day of eating.

 

Namaste...
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