I was inspired by this AMAZING Post: How Will You Start the New Year?

As my readers know, I am a huge fan of author and metaphysical lecturer Louise Hay and all of the wisdom and life lessons that she’s shared throughout her 86 years of life. Most recently, I came across a post featured on her blog YouCanHealYourLife.com which asks a simple question: How will you start the new year? An excerpt from the post goes like this:

The New Year is upon us. We welcome the New Year with love and joy, know that what we give out comes back to us multiplied. As you begin your New Year, ask yourself these simple questions:

What shall I now release from my life?

What or who no longer works for me?

What am I holding on to that holds me back?

What thoughts or beliefs belong to the old me?

How am I being unloving to myself?

What do I believe that really works for me?

Am I ready to let go?

What is going on in my life that is terrific and wonderful?

Where am I being very loving to myself?

What I love most is the affirmation that Louise shares at the end of her post, which goes like this:

I am not limited by statistics, medical opinions, time or authorities.

I am one with the infinite wisdom and capabilities of the Universe itself.

All good is available to me, right here and right now.

All I have to do is to use the power of my thoughts to create that which I desire.

My readers also know that I am HUGE on affirmations as well. But for those of you who don’t know what exactly an affirmation is, here’s the beauty of them.

Affirmations are not quotes. They are statements that are positive in nature, and reflect the birthright of every human being. Affirmations are often the opposite of every negative thing that we as humans think to ourselves as a result of our life experiences. However, they can also become the new thoughts that we train ourselves to think, and ultimately shape the energy that we bring to each day that we are a part of this life. Afterall,  what you believe about life, and the energy and thoughts that you bring to the world is what your life ultimately becomes. But it all starts with yourself. So whatever you do, get to loving you!  Begin to be more conscious of the thoughts that you are AFFIRMING in your own life because it matters.



Fashion Inspiration: 4 Cool Blogs To Follow In 2012

Channing In The City

I came across this fashion forward blog while surfing the net this past week. As a sucker for fashion I was impressed with the cool finds and tips that this young lady has to offer. Her story goes like this:

 ” When I came out of Penn State in 2009, I thought I would be anchoring the 6 o’clock news. With my broadcast journalism degree in hand, and not a job opportunity in sight, I turned my focus from hard news to fashion news. Fast-forward, now, almost three years later and I am now a full-fledged style/beauty journalist blogging and vlogging my way to New York City. “

This sounds all too familiar to me, as I too was in the same place with the same degree a couple of years ago… I’m definitely up for seeing whats to come. Check her out! http://www.channinginthecity.com/


Just when we thought the Simmons sisters had their plates full, Angela and Vanessa Simmons hit us with an amazing  fashion blog. The sisters hook up for the second time around to give readers a look inside their fashion fantasies, daily activities, and offer a social networking community of others who love to indulge in individuality and all things fashion. Check it out. http://www.angelaandvanessa.com

 The Fashion Bomb Blog

Paris and New York based journalist, Claire Sulmers gives the scoop on urban fashion in this highly rated fashion daily dose blog. From celebrity trends, to the everyday joe and jane, fashion is all about individuality… And here’s where you can find it: http://www.fashionbombdaily.com



In case you haven’t checked out this site yet, Rochelle Yanique is all about cost-effective tips for maintaining your mane. Earlier this year, I wrote about the founder of RochelleYanique.com, Rochelle Boreland and her inspiring journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Since then she’s been keeping the those tips coming. Check out what she has to offer at:  http://www.rochelleyanique.com

I would love to feature more cool blogs on the site. Drop a line and let me know what some of your favorite fashion inspired blogs are.