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Hindering Your Own Happiness? Flowing Wisely Into 2017

I love a quote by Charles Spurgeon that imparts the following wisdom, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” The last couple of weeks have been serendipitously abundant with information about how 2016 has been quite the rough year for many. Whether it’d be via social media posts, podcasts, personal conversations or comments from passersby, the general consensus seems to be pessimistically melancholic. And while most things in life flow naturally in both directions of the spectrum, I couldn’t help but wonder what made this year so terrible for most. I’m not quite sure that I’ve figured that out yet, but what I can contribute to the somber tone of 2016’s departure is a list of practices,…

Transcending the Mundane: The First Step in Finding Purpose

Courage is not only needed when you’re 14,000 feet in the air rethinking whether or not you should have signed up to skydive, but slowly making your way off the helicopter in hopes that it will be the fastest minute of your life. Bravery is not just necessary in those fleeting moments when, unsure of what to do, you move forward hoping the challenge will end soon.

The Goodness Bowl

This antioxidant-packed bowl featuring a blend of acai, berries, and bananas is a sweet, nourishing treat for the body. The bowl foundation can be created with several fruits including a melon or a coconut. Whichever fruit you opt for, have fun making it your own! Ingredients 1 whole medium pineapple [wash, pat dry, slice the pineapple in the middle with stems, scoop out the flesh in the middle and make a hallow] ½ cup of ice cubes 2 small packets of frozen açaí 2 bananas [frozen] 2 oranges [juiced] 2 cups of blueberries [frozen] 2 cups of raspberries [frozen] 3 tablespoons of agave or honey Toppings Blueberries Raspberries Sliced bananas Sliced strawberries Granola Mint Sliced persimmons Chia seeds  Preparation In a blender, place in ice cubes, frozen acai, frozen…

What’s Right With the World: Uplifting Stories and Hope for the Soul

In a time of political turmoil, it is especially important that we remind ourselves of the extraordinary achievements humans have made. We aim to offer a restoration of faith in humanity with this month’s compilation of uplifting stories, and every month thereafter. We hope they instill in you hope for a brighter future, or at most, bring a smile to your face today.

Quinoa Burrito Bowl With Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

From the baked and caramelized sweet potatoes and corn to the tangy lime and cilantro vinaigrette, this burrito bowl is a must-have for anyone who enjoys delicious ingredients packed together in one bowl. This meal is packed with tons of fortifying nutrients like vitamin A, fiber and B vitamins! Ingredients Quinoa 1 cup of white quinoa 2 cups of water or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon of oil ½ teaspoon of salt Roasted Vegetables  1 large sweet potato [peeled and cut into ½ inch chunks] 2 ears of corn [husked] ½ teaspoon of chili powder 1 tablespoon of oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of black pepper Fresh Produce 2 cups of cherry or baby heirloom tomatoes [washed, patted dried & sliced in half] Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette…

En el Barrio

Tell us about yourself. My name is Cierra Creer. I got into modeling when I was 16, but I’m going to school because education has always been the most important thing. Right now, I’m studying Communications and Spanish, with a minor in PR, at Arizona State University. However, I’m still very passionate about modeling and trying to find a way to integrate the two.   What is your passion? There aren’t many things that I’m super passionate about, but if I had to pick one it’d definitely be music. I’ve always grown up listening to so many different artists and my love for finding new music hasn’t stopped. At the moment, I’d say I’m most passionate about my journey of self-discovery. I’m just an 18 year-old…

What’s Right with the World: Uplifting Stories and Hope for the Soul

In wake of incessant bad news and unconscious human behavior, the Editorial Team at Disfunkshion has gathered inspiring stories, and words of wisdom, with the effort to showcase a higher human consciousness that is ever-present in the world, but not often allotted media exposure. Every month we will be featuring some of the most compelling stories circulating around the internet with the hope of stirring a reinvigorated sense of hope in humanity.

Yes, No or Maybe So? How to Stop Leading on Empty

There are three crucial factors to keep in mind when nourishing our core values: keeping balance is harder than finding it, saying yes is easier (and oftentimes more dangerous) than saying no and dodging becoming burnt out is the key to preserving your sanity. Understanding the complexities of each of these scenarios, and connecting to core values, will create space for introspection and allow us to recharge.

The Urgency of Playfulness

“But if you observe children who are two or three years old, if you see how they behave, they are playing all the time. You see them laughing all the time. Their imagination is so powerful, and the way dream is an adventure of exploration. When something is wrong they react and defend themselves, but then they just let go and turn their attention to the moment again, to play again, to explore and have fun again. They are living in the moment. They are not ashamed of the past; they are not worried about the future…

Zen and the Art of Vinyl Maintenance

Vinyl records were once the only way to enjoy music and now they’ve once again soared in popularity despite the availability of digital content. Unlike some other forms of music players, records must be stored following specific rules as well as be regularly cleaned to achieve longevity. Here’s everything you need to know, from storage and cleaning to choosing the right turntable, to extend the life of your vinyl collection.

How Humans of New York Inspired an Artistic Movement

Who has influenced you the most in your life? A few months ago, I learned about a story in a popular photo blog called Humans of New York. HONY won my heart a little over a year ago just by the simple yet compelling portraits of people and the hearty fragments of their story. The honest questions and raw answers magnetized me. I’d scroll through and read story after story, each one bringing me a little bit closer to my own humanity.

Alma de la Selva

“Blogger? I’ve been struggling with the label…” says Jana Rose Carrero from the style blog, OJ and Cigs. As a multifaceted woman, visual experimenter, music and art enthusiast, Jana feels most at home in her contemplative state, creating visual art. An ease is felt in her presence as she opens up about her drive and passions, exuding a wealth of serenity that can inspire even the most impartial onlooker. Her work features soft, subtle images intertwined with edge and elegance  — a testament to the woman herself. As a visionary, Jana creates poetry with her aesthetic, painting a story with her images. Her imaginative visuals have garnered a widespread audience of others who also view life as art, and clothing as a form of extracting and showcasing life’s beauty. To her, the act of blogging…

Musical Personalities: Prism’s Favorites

Being a music editor or self-made aficionado in the platform doesn’t simple mean you like music or that you go to a few shows and festivals. Music lovers are constantly on the search for a new sound, a new feeling that’s incited, an old memory that needs reminding. We delve into the depths of music’s past, searching for trends that showcase its future. Over at Prism, music is our life-line, the air we breathe that keeps us alive. That’s why it’s in our name. You can tell a lot about someone based on their musical tastes. Open-minded souls tend to find a variety of tones and rhythms interesting, casting aside genres and musical eras. Focused minds know exactly what they like and live happily knowing they’ve…

3 DIY Moisturizers for Different Skin Types

Most skin products sold in stores today are filled with artificial preservatives and other chemicals that are not good for skin — moisturizers are no exception.  In this industry inundated with toxin skin products, it can be challenging to find something natural for you skin, especially for your specific skin type. But sometimes, all you have to do is look around your kitchen.

Mediterranean Couscous Cakes

This Mediterranean inspired dish is the perfect blend of citrus, smoke and crisp. You can have this as a vegetarian entrée or as a side dish. My favorite way to have them is by setting up a platter of several Lebanese spreads and dips, soft warm pitas and a variety of artisan cheeses and olives. Pair this with your favorite wine and you’ve got yourself a Mediterranean feast!

Grilled Banana Foster

This recipe offers one of the easiest and healthiest ways to splurge on the original bananas foster without missing the flavor. The hint of spice with the smokiness from the grill pan makes this by far my favorite version of a mock bananas foster. Top it with your favorite goodies and serve! Ingredients Serves 2 1 large semi-ripe banana [slice lengthwise with skin on & tips removed] 1 tablespoon of coconut oil [pour in a small bowl] 1/8 teaspoon of ground clove 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or turbinado sugar ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder Optional Toppings  Freeze dried strawberry slices [as seen on picture] Goji berries Fresh berries Ice cream or yogurt [to liking]   Tools Grill pan or medium sauté pan Pastry brush…

Mystic Moon: Magic on the Marsh

Editorial Credits  Collaboration: Lunarsea & Le Photogenic for the latest campaign for Lunarsea – Mystic Moon. Photography: Michelle Troop of Le Photogenic   // @_michelle__troop_ Location: The Marsh, Broome, WA, Australia Model: Kathe Dewaele // @petitekathe Hair/Makeup: Kathe Dewaele Styling: Celeste Boyd (owner/designer of Lunarsea) Assistant Stylist & location scout: Lisa Terry Jewelry: Lunarsea  // www.lunarseadesigns.com // @lunarseadesigns Clothing: The Havana crotchet dress by Spell Designs // www.spelldesigns.com // @spell_byronbay Summer Greens Sugar Maxi dress by Arnhem // www.arnhem.co // @arnhem_clothing Vintage crotchet top, embroidered jacket & suede shorts from Celeste’s extensive vintage collection. Vintage boots: Kathe’s own.

5 Home Decor Pieces for A Spiritual Nest

  For souls consumed by wanderlust and a yearning to be inspired, the home becomes a space that should be laced with intricacy and cultural flair. Victory Jewelry and Earthbound Trading Co. bring us the harmony between exploration and home decor with a sense of comfort. In this brief list of transatlantic treasures, find inspiration to transform a static space into one that encompasses the essence of the wandering, bohemian lifestyle. 

Shame Resilience: A Vulnerability Hangover Cure

“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” 

An Open Letter From a Wife Who Married Young-Ish

Twenty-four is an interesting age. Depending on the age of whom you ask, 24 year-olds are either just starting to get their lives together, or just starting to figure out all they lack. Truthfully, that could be said for any 20-something age, but I think twenty-four in particular holds a certain sophomoric gumption that slowly wanes as one approaches 30.

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