All posts tagged: inspiration

5 Ways to Stay Inspired

There could be different reasons to why you clicked on this post. You might be in a rut, feeling drained of energy and inspiration, or you just want to read how to keep yourself motivated and productive. With the busy lives most of us live, it is important to acknowledge how you are feeling, and stay inspired no matter how busy or stressed out you are. Did you know that stress can lead to insomnia, headaches, depression and a weakened immune system? So, taking care of yourself is a vital part of feeling good and being the best possible version of yourself. Here are some of our favorite rituals to take care of ourselves and some things we love to do to ground ourselves and feel inspired. Gratitude list Every morning and night, write down five things you are thankful for. It could be the smell of coffee in the morning, or a hug from you mom. No matter what you feel grateful for is worth thinking about. Creating this as a habit and a daily …

3 Tips For A Happier You

Life is undoubtably crazy, and sometimes it can feel impossible trying not to lose yourself in all the madness. You’ve got to learn how to cope with all the stress, and find a way to smile through the rough patches. I’ve had my ups and downs, but here are some of the things I try to do to keep my ups higher and my lows at bay. Be Grateful. When I wake up in the morning, it isn’t long before my mind kicks back into high gear, and I can feel my anxiety levels rising as the tasks of the day ahead begin to pile up into seemly unclimbable mountains. I could let this dictate my tone for the entire day, walking around in a haphazard haze, transferring from task to task. Instead I’m learning to take a second to slow down. First thing in the morning, especially on those of hectic days, I write, or think of a few things I’m grateful for. They’re simple things. This morning I wrote down “waking up to …

Safe but Struggling: A Story of Refugees in America

He beckoned us into his brother’s government-issued house, a two story apartment in downtown Albany. I could see little faces peeking from the window, shy but curious, and the more brazen boys peered at us from the doorway. When we walked in, I immediately noticed how bare it was. The wood floor carried two couches, a coffee table, and a few dust bunnies. Instead of belongings, the room was filled with a stifling heat, the type that smothered your lungs and coaxed sweat from the back of your neck. Their windows were open, and a ceiling fan lazily pushed the heavy air around the room, but the lack of a cool breeze was conspicuous to a girl so used to air conditioning as I am. The whole family crowded into the room; three brothers, their wives, and thirteen children, ranging from an infant to ten years old. These people were refugees from war-torn Syria, and my fiancé, Omar, and I were here to see what they needed as they adjusted to their new life in America. …

Minimize || Ep. 1 The Room

This is a new little series I’m starting so you can follow along with me while I go through the daunting process of simplifying and minimizing the amount of clutter in my life. ●●●☽✰☾●●●   Everything you own takes up space in your life. From the paper clip collecting dust under your bed to your favorite vintage tee on proud display in your closet. The problem with all of this is that there is only so much time, and room in your life for all of this “stuff”, and the more you collect, the less room you have in your life for other things. The dress you hate because it doesn’t fit anymore, the english paper you got a C on, all of those negative memories that are bound within the fabric of the object itself are constantly surrounding you…weighing you down. The only “stuff” you have space for in your life, are the things that bring you joy, light, and love. Having an open space, filled with only inspiring, loving pieces is a sure …