You may have heard of Ayurveda or the doshas at your Saturday morning yoga class, but have you ever thought about actually living an Ayurvedic lifestyle? Ayurveda, a science practiced for over 5,000 years, has tried and true remedies for maintaining a life of happiness and health. This ancient Science of Life, teaches us that we create our state of emotional, spiritual and physical health based on how we interact with our environment.
I love skincare and I’m not afraid to say it. Ever since ever, I’ve had major oily skin issues — blackheads, whiteheads, what looks like a slab of grease on my forehead — you name it. Luckily, this has made me well-versed in the realm of anything-that-will-get-rid-of-the-oil-in-my-skin, or if you want to umbrella-term it, beauty.
First hurricane Harvey, then Irma. While this hurricane season has been particularly devastating, there are brave humans who have made life easier for the rest of us. When natural disasters strike, they provide opportunities for individuals to give what they have, whether that be money, time or even breast milk. Here are some fascinating ways humanity continues to grace us with its kindness in times of dire need.
The freedom-based lifestyle is taking over the old nine-to-five model. These days, lots of folks are trading in the McMansion for a tiny house. Whether to save money or to make less of an impact on the environment, one thing is for sure, small is in.
Each time we tune into the news, we are bombarded with devastating stories that only make us question our humanity. Although it’s important, and quite necessary, to be aware of the adversity that plagues society, it may leave us thinking there is no good in this world… when in reality, there’s lots of good, just not much coverage of it. With these new stories and motivational videos, we hope to uplift and inspire you to ask yourself how you, too, can contribute to magnifying the beauty of our world.
Motherhood is a role that comes with innumerable intricacies. While many women feel it’s their divine purpose to nourish and give life, others abstain from having children altogether. There is no wrong choice, and only one certainty: motherhood looks different to all of us. While there’s an overabundance of shared sentiments on the ways in which having a child will enrich a woman’s life, not so much light is given to the more challenging parts of motherhood, the part mothers themselves often feel reluctant to speak about. Oftentimes, descriptions of motherhood are not unlike an Instagram feed where users only share their picture-perfect moments but rarely discuss the difficult parts.
For those of us sweating off pounds in Miami heat, it’s a fight for survival out here. Not only have we given up on wearing makeup altogether, but we’re finding the urge to leave our sweet, sweet A/C increasingly more difficult. Something that does inspire us to leave the house, no matter the outside degree, is checking out our favorite makers and goods that are entirely 305. Check out some beautiful local items we think would get anyone out of the house and help you survive the season.
We’ve lost something. It slowly slipped through our fingers as we reached for other yearnings — more convenient projects, more distracting endeavors, and those instances that fill but don’t fulfill.
There are a few things that nobody wants to tell you when you’re going through a divorce, but there are many things people will say…
Tucson, Arizona has long been a destination connected to the University of Arizona. The small-town atmosphere, where summer parties and Greek life abound, make it a city with loads of friendly faces and good cheer. Over the years, I have witnessed this historic city go from a predominantly college area to a destination rich in culture, food and memorable experiences. Among Tucson’s many charms are its local gems tussled throughout this colorful backdrop.
We don’t usually juxtapose the words vegan and athlete — unless we’re talking about professional surfer, Tia Blanco. First place International Surfing Association Gold medalist are also impressive titles that fall under her belt. Nearing her twentieth year of life, Blanco is riding waves seamlessly, in and out of the ocean.
There’s always music playing in our office, something to get us through the workdays and keep us inspired as things get crazy. What we really love, among the bustle, are artists who sing our spirits and speak to what we want this world to be filled with: color, passion, and soul. Which is why when the unparalleled level of eclectic rhythms of Femina burst into our speakers, we were instantly impressed. They’re a sister trio hailing from the Patagonian hills of Argentina, packing a punch with every lyric. Their sound infuses everything from quick-fire rap, to Latin folk, and anything quirky in between. What speaks to any listener is their loud messaging of self-empowerment and female power. And their style? Just as absolutely awesome. It,…
Sitting in complete stillness for a couple of minutes sounds simple enough right!? The inner peace that comes along with shutting off your mind and connecting with your breath makes meditation a real no-brainer. But why is it so damn hard to welcome this beneficial practice into our daily grind?
Anyone can throw together a simple salad but it takes talent, patience, and the ability to experiment with flavors, to put together a filling vegetarian or vegan meal — I learned from experience. Creativity can be particularly challenging with multi-step and multi-layered meals like casseroles, pasta dishes, or curries. Fortunately, California-based meal-delivery service, Veestro, does an incredible job of providing, what I now lovingly call, “Plant-Based Comfort Food.”
“Life is like a rollercoaster. It has its ups and downs, but it’s up to you to enjoy the ride.” This is exactly Nicki Patel’s philosophy. After enduring health complications and working herself to exhaustion, the budding designer took a much-needed change of direction back toward familial roots and finding purpose. This ultimately inspired her and gave her the confidence to establish herself as a designer. With the love of her loyal pup, Milo, and out of a desire to empower women and inspire change in her pursuit to make a difference in the world, a cruelty-free, ethically-designed womenswear line arose: milo+nicki.
It starts with apathy and equal parts withdrawal. Days when you close the blinds, slip deep into the bathwater, drink or sleep more than you should, and disengage with the people and parts of your life that normally bring you joy.
Growing up in Ecuador, Carmen Maria Correa and Laura Carrion were inspired by their home’s vivid landscapes, beautiful crafts, spectacular people, and most importantly, sartorial choices — such as the waist-cinchers, the traditional garb of Ecuadorians — which inspired the design for the popular bag strap so present in their collections. The brand’s story is a true example of innovation sparked by creativity.
Take a trip to Arizona with contributing photographer, Ellyse Nichole. She captured a few of her favorite locations, some under-the-radar and others well-known. Here’s a glimpse of Arizona, behind her lense.
Our world is precious and so are the people – and other living things – residing in it. Below are two life-changing stories and one video to raise awareness on how we can save our wildlife simply by expanding our options. Press play for more.
In a world of self-proclaimed experts, digital-tutorials, and lethal comparison, it can be challenging to find an online presence that is both transparent and encouraging.
(Left) Poncho: Red Poppy Vintage // Pom Poms: La Niñas Textile // Ring: Gypsy River // (Right) Monokini: Body Glove // Necklace: Biulu Artisans // Bag: Dibadani Store // Ring: Violet Gray Necklace: Biulu Artisans // Long Necklace: Tierra Alma // Dress: Figure Love // Ring: Lost Lover Stone Hat: SFH Designs // Choker: Biulu Artisans // Necklace: Inali Campbell // Top: Favorite Little Corner // Bottoms: Printed Pattern People // Kimono: Sigal // Cuffs: Ways of Change Monokini: Body Glove // Rings: Monali G, Lost Lover Store (Left) Hat: Tienda Shop // Earrings: June Chapters // Choker: Biulu Artisans // Swimsuit: Body Glove // Shirt: Auguste the Label (Right) Head Scarf: Printed Pattern People // Earrings: Folk Fortune // Choker: Biulu Artisans // Swimsuit: Sunday…
The coast of Sri Lanka is picture-perfect with its lush emerald green jungle that rolls down to the palm tree-lined ocean. Locals gather along the roads with coconut and fruit stalls as their massive smiles and friendly demeanor spread to travelers passing by, reminding them of the pleasures of simple living and human connection. It is a natural paradise beautifully captured by staff photographer, Renae Saxby during her stay at Sunshine Stories Surf and Yoga Retreat.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny,” said novelist C.S Lewis. And for Maria Calderon, that was finding balance in body, mind and soul in the midst of her art.
Women’s History Month is celebrated in the beautiful month that holds the first day of Spring, March. We gathered 10 women who have broken boundaries in their fields, opening many doors for us to follow; from voting, to running for POTUS, to protecting our bodies, every curve, every dimple, and becoming exceptional citizens. Let’s carry the torch and continue to celebrate the power of being a woman!
Our homes are our sanctuaries and this month we’ve worked to compile some home decor inspiration. Below are some of our favorite home designs from Instagram. Open the windows, hang up your favorite plants and welcome soon-to-be spring with these boho-chic vibes we’ve absolutely fallen for!
Life in color never gets boring, and neither does nutrition! Below are 10 Instagram account that feature some of the most delicious, colorful, and inspiring foods. Let the feast for the eyes (and tastebuds) ensue.
When we are disenchanted by the folly of the humanity, we must not lose faith in the restorative power of love that lies within each and every one of us. Let us always choose a loving path and set an example of light, beauty, and honesty. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Thick skin isn’t something that grows overnight. Unfortunately, it takes time and is created by interacting with people who do you wrong, people who spew negativity, nasty emails, and sometimes people who simply lack self-awareness.
Socially conscious online market selling goods from Guatemala that reflect the Mayan culture with a trendy twist… sound familiar? That’s what the established brand Stela 9 is devoted to.
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We were strolling along Gran Via in Madrid, holding hands. The sunlight was more beautiful than the usual stunning light in the Mediterranean city. Instead of walking, the feeling was of floating next to him as we approached the train station.
When we were younger, playing make-believe was our full-time job. We imagined cardboard boxes into cars, rocks and sand into currency, dirt and water into flour and milk. As we got older and society taught us the only things worth investing time in were projects that could be seen, measured, achieved and shown off to others, we ceased our careless exploration. But what if playing make-believe is exactly what we need to be doing in our adult lives to be content, as some experts are suggesting?
When I was approached with the challenge of spreading love like Mother Teresa for a day, I immediately agreed! Here’s a woman who lived selflessly and gave her love without measure. I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself. Here’s how my day turned out…
Truth and feeling. Whether we realize it or not, these two things set the stage for our life’s experience. There are ideals, beliefs and circumstances we encounter that we cannot change. Also, there are emotions, sentiments, and depth of being that, at times, we cannot escape from. How do we marry the two and, more importantly, do we need to?
At the top of a massive modeling agency, TRUE Model Management, you’ll find founder and former model, Dale Noelle tirelessly leading and educating a host of talent, fashion industry professionals, clients, and the community at large.
Are you a wanderer whose only intention is to fully embrace the present moment? Or does your lifestyle resemble that of a goal-getter, focused on creating a successful future?
Aruba is a small island, home to blossoming flowers. Carnations, lillies, and roses abound—and show their grace when least expected—as if to say “here I am, all of earth’s beauty within me.” A most fascinating and enchanting flower sprouted from the island is Rachel Brathen. The yoga girl. Or, the woman who captivates.
Slow. The word itself glows if you give your eyes a moment with it — not exactly the most typed-out word in my emails and text conversations. Frustration is often my initial reaction when I text or type the word “slow,” usually coupled with grumbling disappointment for something being “too slow.” It’s as if my secret mantra is, “if it takes a while, then it is not worth my time or my energy.”
It’s time to come back to the extraordinary sentiment that never goes out of style — generosity. The perfect time.
There was once a distinct difference between the act of consuming art and the act of living everyday life. Of course, creatives who have lived their entire lives as if life itself is a canvas would disagree, but largely, if one wanted to consume depictions of romantic love, for example, there was a deliberate act in walking into a gallery, picking up a poetry book, reading a romance novel or watching a film. The predisposition was clear from the outset: what you are about to consume is a dramatized, romanticized, poeticized depiction of love, intended to be enjoyed as a form of entertainment, not replicated or sought after.
Interested in spreading the love beyond romantic relationships this Valentine’s Day? Everyone enjoys an unexpected gift of love and we’ve compiled some of our favorites to start you off. Enjoy!
The result? I am weightless. Thinking like Oprah Winfrey for one week is a work out! And it is good. Must all good things come to an end? Or can we own the good daily, walking it out like a new routine?
In Sanskrit, nagnAta translates into naked or naked wanderer. The name draws on the foundation of tantric spirituality — tantra in Sanskrit translates to textile, loom or technique. These words are each associated with traditional reflecting, the act of weaving together creativity, spirituality, tradition, and innovation.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but having a vision you’re passionate about is enough to keep you going through the tough times and the wins. We don’t all have someone to help us through it, especially the times we’re totally unprepared for, but as a means to help anyone out there looking to turn a dream into an impactful reality, here are some lessons we’ve learned after almost a decade of going solo:
We all want it, don’t we? That other half. That plus one. That counterpart through all of life’s storms. We want to be seen, known, valued. We want to be partners with someone so that burdens are lessened and joys are heightened. Through all of the storybooks and rom-coms, big dreams and small cries of heart, true love beckons.
Failure: The dreaded F-word. It has quite a hold on us, doesn’t it? Whether male or female, young or old, and whether we consciously make it a point to recognize it or not, a fear of failure can affect the majority of decisions we make.
A truly multi-faceted woman and an inspiration to many, Maryam Montague is a visionary and an entrepreneur who is limitless in her creative expression. Through her vast capabilities and her successful businesses, Montague is both a force and a foundation. She is a catalyst for the creativity and empowerment of others.
Post, share, stare, repeat. A millennial’s rhythm in everyday life includes rendering moments from the day, perspectives, interests, statements, missions, even #goals. Who we are can be known instantly through a few seconds of scrolling. It’s the easiest way to proclaim what we’re about and even to remind ourselves of our own personal proclamations.