Month: February 2017

3 Self Care Tips to Try This Weekend

Treat yourself kindly not only with your words, but your actions. Move methodically in light and love. This weekend, make a promise to do something kind for yourself.  Below are some self-care practices and rituals that work for me, use these self-care practices frequently and with intention. Also remember to find what works for you, and linger in the process of self-discovery. Dry Brushing- This invigorating ritual stimulates the lymphatic system* (speeding up the process of eliminating metabolic waste from the body), increases blood circulation, releases toxins and exfoliates dead skin. The feeling of the bristles on your skin stimulates your nervous system and soothes the mind. All you need is a firm bristled brush. Before you bathe, brush your entire body, starting with your feet and moving in large upward stroking motions. Both your skin and the brush should be dry. Always brush towards your heart as this encourages lymph flow to the main ducts of the lymphatic system. Take the time to fully immerse yourself in the experience, embrace your body, radiate care and love …

Monthly Mixtape: February Edition

Tucked away in a cabin in the middle of the woods, I continue to find myself lost in the simplicity of it all. The snow surrounding us feathering down to create thick white blankets coating the trees and the ground, warming our hearts. We finish a bottle of wine, revisiting old childhood movies, planning our next getaway. This February Edition is a collection of some of my favorite songs at the moment paired with the beautiful suggestions from all of you. Relax, enjoy, and indulge yourself in this month’s playlist.   + Be Sure to Check Out The Latest Edition to The Site +Stay Groovy, Kirst

How TF I Stay Organized

One of the biggest obstacles of being your own boss is the lack of “structured time”. Basically, everything that I have to do, can be done from bed in my underwear wearing my favorite hot sauce stained sweatshirt. But, no matter how much I wish it was, THAT is not a recipe for success. I’ve had to learn to set deadlines for myself and figure out ways to stick to them or else nothing will ever get done. I have developed some method to my madness, but I’m still far from productive perfection (see the fact that I’ve had the Word Document open to write this post all damn day). Here are some of the apps I use, the strategies I implement, and the ways I stay motivated to get shit done. Google Calendar So basic, yet so necessary in my life. It’s great to keep track of the big stuff. I use 2 separate calendars to keep things extra organized. There’s one for all things Velvet Drifters, it helps me to schedule posts and organize meetings. …

21 Days of Gratitude Challenge #TVDGratitudeChallenge

  To be honest with you, the first days of 2017 have been quite tough on me. I tried really hard to remain positive, to refocus myself, to set new goals… But it was hard for to focus on the positive things in my life. It was like I couldn’t see them, even when they were right in front of me. I found myself suffering from panic attacks… in short, I wasn’t in a good headspace. I needed to calm down, to breath, and to attempt to get my life back together. One night, I randomly thought of the “365 days of gratitude” @jiliciousjourney has been doing on Instagram since the beginning of 2016. Without thinking twice, I grabbed a notebook a wrote “21 Days of Gratitude: Day 1/21”. I had nothing to lose. People say it takes 21 days to start a habit, so I thought that maybe after those 21 days of recording what I was grateful for, I would have my positivity back. Every day I try to write down all the things …