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The Art of Reaching Out: How Two Average Girls Started a Movement With Florence Welch

Dear reader, when was the last time you wrapped yourself in the pages of a paperback and became lost in its narrative? For centuries the print book has been whatever we’ve needed it to be — a record keeper, a translator, a glimpse into another culture, a portal into the human mind, a time capsule, and a way of saving those words that burn brightest in our hearts, whose fire is integral to our development.

Do You Pay Regular Visits to Your Soul’s Mirror?

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.

TAMGA Design Teaches Us How to Create Responsible Fashion Design

  Environmentally and ethically responsible consumption and productions are two of the main themes behind the Canada-based TAMGA Designs. A brainchild of Yana Barankin and Eric Dales, the fashion brand focuses on using sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing and production in hopes of influencing the present and future of the fashion industry.

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.

Hope Blooms

Crochet Top: Cleobella // Pants: Rocket Vintage Collection Levi’s // Accessories: Vintage Top & Bottom: Cleobella // Shoes: Vintage Dress & Fanny Pack: Cleobella // Scarf & Hat: Vintage Dress: Cleobella // Necklaces: Vintage // Blanket from Morocco Jumpsuit: Cleobella // Accessories: Vintage EDITORIAL CREDITS Photographer: Alex Kromer // www.alexkromer.com // @californiakrome Model: Melissa Ziegler // NTA Models // @melissaziegler Stylist/Wardrobe: Veronica Jackson using Cleobella Spring ’16 “Over the Moon” Collection & Rocket Vintage // www.shoprocketvintage.com // @shoprocketvintage Hair & Make-up: Karin Price // www.exposedmakeupartistry.com // @karin_meow Photo Assistance: Jenna Schreck Wardrobe Assistance: Caroline Strother

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.

Risa Marie’s Natural Mystic

Self-proclaimed daydreamer, collector, mermaid, tea enthusiast, lover of nature, and gypsy soul, Risa Marie has captured the eyes and hearts of many through her inspiring collection of nature-filled photos on her social media platforms. How exactly did she get to where she is? The dynamic and alluring blogger lets us in on her life, beginning with a tiny Northern California town, to the serene Hawaiian Island of Maui, where she currently resides.

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…

When Water Gives Life as Told by the Water Princess

Water is the essence of all life and yet not all lives have access to clean and safe water. It is no secret that quality of life varies across our vast, blue world. However, many might not know that in parts of this world we share—this planet we have adopted as our home—over 40 billion hours, in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, are lost to the search for safe drinking water.

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.

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