I want to encourage you today to focus on your journey and destination. Try your best to enjoy the ride. You never know…you might be experiencing something now that is setting you up for something fabulous down the road.
As the year 2021 has officially ended, what a perfect time to reflect on what hasn’t served us. The adage… “out with the old, and in with the new” comes to mind. Consider all that is weighing you down and decide if it’s worth carrying forward. We are ALL carrying unbelievable burdens and it’s a balancing act for sure. Yet sometimes we forget that we can lighten our load…
It is not that we age, but it is HOW we age. The value is not in the actual age only, but how we we are maintained. For many of us, we tend to fear the aging process, but there is beauty in the journey, if you plan for it and the good news is it’s never too late.
You only get one chance to make a first impression...make it count.
Stop expecting YOU from other people - it is breaking your heart. Seriously. The type of expectation you put on other people can leave you very disappointed.
Stop shrinking yourself to make others feel comfortable. Be authentically you. Let them adjust.
Whatever you are involved in or actively doing in your life, just be consistent with the stuff that works for you and is for YOUR BENEFIT.
Moving in silence. What is it and why is it so important? OK. Moving in silence is nothing more than getting yourself together or working on your goals without telling the whole world and broadcasting it. It’s working on something without announcing your progress, your goal, or your status to others. It's just being quiet… Continue reading Move in Silence
Self-Care Beyond TikTok and Instagram Videos The I am healthy, I am wealthy challenge. I won't lie I had to look it up at first to see what this was all about. Not too long ago it was everywhere, and I think just about everybody's heard about it by now. It was all over TikTok… Continue reading Self-Care and Affirmations Are Not a Trend
Repeat after me… I’m not ugly, I’m a work in progress and each stage of my life has beauty and value. There are a lot of women who secretly think they are ugly, unattractive or unworthy. They don’t show up to the world saying it, but in their private space that is the conversation they are having with themselves in their heads. If this is you, or someone you know, let’s look at some ways to get out of your own head.
I know this one starts off kind of morbid, but it is an inevitable truth. We are all going to die. We don’t know when or how but it’s going to happen- to all of us. Meanwhile, while we are living, we come and go each day filling our day with “stuff”. Some of you… Continue reading Die with Your Memories, Not Unfulfilled Dreams.
No pressure approach to motivate you and set you up for success. Simplify your routines and plans for success.
“Sure…um, yeah…ok…I guess…yes.” Sigh. Has this ever been you? Agreeing to something being asked of you when you know right then, upfront, that it is not the right time, you are busy, or you have another previous engagement. There are even times when the person who is asking of you knows you have a lot… Continue reading The Gift of Saying NO.
https://videopress.com/v/bzMHRnXd?preloadContent=metadata If you're like me, you recently went back to the old rat race. For some that means going back to full-time jobs, others went back to school, home schooling has restarted and our children are back in the classrooms in some places. I know there are also many of you who have been working… Continue reading Working women, stay at home women, married, divorced, single, with or without kids this is for you!
Confidence. It is the beginning of so many wonderful opportunities. It is something we all can develop within different areas of our lives. Femininity is no different. Femininity is a part of you- right now. Whatever you want, you can attain. It all starts with the right mindset, and when you couple with confidence you… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve Your Feminine Confidence
I’m in my mid-forties and skin care has never been more important. My personal take on skin care…I refuse to believe there is a magic pull, potion, powder or cream that can stop, reverse or change the aging process. I only say this because there are so many celebrities and individuals (with blessed incomes) who… Continue reading Skin Care at 40 and Above. How to Maintain the Generations of Beauty.
With all that is going on in the world and in our communities, your methods of self-care and restoration may need adjusting. What worked perfectly before may not work so well now as things in our lives has drastically changed. That is ok. Keeping in tune with our senses, because we are human beings, you… Continue reading Do You Need to Update Your Self-Care Methods?
This post is for all women. Regardless of your age or stage of life, this post does not assume anything. Consider these tips as a refresher, a talk with a friend or as good ole advice from your favorite auntie🥰. 1. Bathe head to toe at least once a day 🛁– including all folds and… Continue reading 10 Tips to Maintain Excellent Feminine Hygiene
Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on Unsplash Are you always second guessing yourself? Do you make plans in your head but before you can even get to work on it, you talk yourself out of it? Let’s talk. Sometimes our internal dialogue, the conversation we have with ourselves holds us back and we don’t realize it. It is… Continue reading How to Open Your Mind to the Possibility of ‘What If’
THE MINDSET OF LUXURY Nighttime can truly be a luxurious time you look forward to. At the end of a long day, you can treat yourself to a little bit of luxury in your own private haven. Photo by Camille Brodard on Unsplash Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive. In fact, I think luxury comes in different forms… Continue reading How to Create Your Own Blissful Spa Experience at Home
Find Your Why Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Before you commit to that thing you want to do, you know- the thing that you always seem to make an excuse for which prevents you from executing it, determine your why. What does that even mean? Ask yourself why on earth you want to do this? … Continue reading How to Stop Making Excuses to Yourself and Get That Thing Done!
Listening to Other People’s Opinions Not to be crude, but you’ve heard the expression...Opinions are like a$$holes, everybody’s got one. When you get past the language, isn’t that a true statement. I mean really. Everyone has an opinion about everything. Like it or not, that “everyone” umbrella includes you and I. It’s not the fact… Continue reading 25 April – Day Twenty -Five 30 Days of Inspiration
What a quote, huh? One day or day one. You decide. Author unknown. So simple, yet so profound. How many times have we said ‘one day’…with a spark and sheen in our eyes? Absolute fire and desire. All excited and expectant – and just left it there. Flat. An empty expectation. A dream. Your “one… Continue reading 24 April – Day Twenty – Four 30 Days of Inspiration
Feeling Unappreciated Everyone wants to be appreciated. We want to be acknowledged for our successes and accomplishments. Sometimes we want to be appreciated for our good deeds. Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash It’s human nature I suppose. We want people to be proud of us; especially when we work hard. What happens though, when our hard work… Continue reading 23 April – Day Twenty Third 30 Days of Inspiration
Today I had to use my own advice and grant myself some grace. Earlier this month, I wrote about how important it is to not only forgive yourself, but to give yourself some grace. Do you remember? Hopefully, you read that post📖. So, a personal thing about me…I am pre-diabetic and insulin resistant. For years… Continue reading 21 April – Day Twenty-One 30 Days of Inspiration
The Power of a Smile Photo by Asa Dugger from Pexels Smiling is contagious. I mean, when you walk into a room with a bright smile there is a certain type of energy that accompanies it. Those around you may not only feel at ease but they will feel a wave of confidence from you. This has been… Continue reading 19 April – Day Nineteen 30 Days of Inspiration
What Are You Grateful For Tonight? The new normal is very difficult to adjust too. Everybody is dealing with something and no one is going to be unscathed. Individuals are going hungry or running low on food. Individuals are losing their businesses. The stress of not being approved for the small business loans. Individuals are… Continue reading 18 April – Day Eighteen 30 Days of Inspiration
Beauty is Definitely an Inside Job As I get older, I realize that beauty is definitely an inside job. No matter how many wonderful eye creams, foundations, moisturizers, or lipsticks I’ve purchased and used, nothing takes the place of the basis of great health. I absolutely love makeup. I love the way it makes me… Continue reading 17 April – Day Seventeen 30 Days of Inspiration
16 April Day Sixteen 30 Days of Inspiration Have you heard of 4-7-8? I hadn’t either until about late last spring. I was listening to different videos on YouTube about mindfulness and gratitude (I’ll link some that I love down below) and I stumbled across a video from Dr. Andrew Weil. In a nutshell, it’s… Continue reading 4-7-8 Have You Heard of It?
15 April – Day Fifteen 30 Days of Inspiration Mental Rest and Peace 🧘🏾♀️🧘♀️🧘🏼♀️ I hope you have peace in knowing that you are enough, just as you are. Rest well my friends...until tomorrow...
3 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Confidence P.S. You Can Do This!!! So, you wake up and you just aren’t feeling yourself. Or, perhaps you are in a little confidence slump lasting a few more days than you’d like. Read on for my suggestions to put some pep back in your step. 1. Get out… Continue reading 14 April – Day Fourteen 30 Days of Inspiration
What's in your makeup bag? 🧐💄💋 If you’re like me you’ve probably been strolling through sephora.com, nars.com, amazon.com…just shopping away. As I’m getting my goodies every few days, my heart is filled with joy. On the other hand, I quietly say to myself…where are you going to put this? Did I already have a shade… Continue reading 13 April – Day Thirteen 30 Days of Inspiration
6 Ways to Include Olive Oil in Your Beauty Routine Not all beauty treatments are luxury boutique purchases. Sometimes you can find efficient, practical treatments that work right in your kitchen pantry. Makeup Remover If you wear long wearing foundation, it is highly likely you double cleanse at night. If you are not familiar with… Continue reading 11 April – Day Eleven 30 Days of Inspiration
Practice The Pause Lovelies! I’m sure you’ve heard of this phrase…. practice the pause🤫. Always practice the pause As we go through our daily lives and we interact with others, it’s inevitable that we will come across some unsavory or less than desirable characters. Although we are all human (which means we as feminine ladies… Continue reading 10 April – Day Ten 30 Days of Inspiration
All this time at home can bring on a lot of self-reflection, which is not a skill that is easily mastered. While we are in deep thought and reflection remember to give yourself grace. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Give yourself grace for your past mistakes. Grace for doing the best with what you had. Grace for… Continue reading 9 April – Day Nine 30 Days of Inspiration
Wear the lipstick. Spray the perfume. No matter how you feel. Sometimes it’s something as small as that that can pick you up. ❤️ Always wear the lipstick!
When you need to uplift and recharge yourself take a minute to inhale, exhale, smile then repeat...
Are your hands super dry, tight, thirsty, or crying for moisture? I get it. With all the additional handwashing it can quickly take a toll on our skin. Applying lotion alone may not be enough. Here’s a quick easy to make DIY hand scrub to get some of the dead skin off and allow your… Continue reading 6 April – Day Six 30 Days of Inspiration
How can I help? Who can I reach out to today to give a hand to? Who can I encourage? Times are very tough right now. That is the God’s honest truth. We are ALL affected one way or another. I was thinking about how many people I know who are immunocompromised or ill. The… Continue reading 5 April – Day Five 30 Days of Inspiration
Greetings everyone. Just a small reminder that although there are a lot of things out of our control, we do control what we put in our mouths and how often. It is just so tempting to binge watch a show or movie and binge eat at the same time. Chips, cookies, ice cream, pizza. What… Continue reading 4 April – Day Four 30 Days of Inspiration
Hello everyone. Just something small to think about, but it is oh so very important. What have you done to take care of yourself today? I’m sending peace, love, and relaxation your way. Until tomorrow….✌🏾💌🛀🏾
Photo by Finn on Unsplash Hello lovely people. Today's inspiration is strictly internal. I’m talking about mental health. We are all stressed to some level because we are certainly not living a life we are accustomed to, as it is a very uncertain time. If you are in the situation to be home, sheltering in place, or participating… Continue reading 2 April – Day Two
While we are all at home practicing social distancing and self-quarantine we can be getting ourselves ready for the next season. The coronavirus has stopped almost everyone in their tracks with lots of time at home. We can take advantage of this unfortunate time and get our feet summer ready! Look down at your feet. … Continue reading How to get Summer Ready Feet 🦶🏾🦶🏽🦶🏻…Hint: There’s Still Time!
Photo by John Jennings on Unsplash It’s much more difficult than it sounds. If you had to sit down and write about all the things you love and value about your husband, wife or significant other, most of us could fill the page. We are so conditioned to express our love to others (which is a great thing). … Continue reading Could You Write Yourself A Love Letter…
It’s painful sometimes as we wait for change. We fall, get back up. We have setbacks, then overcome. While we are waiting to get to that so called “finish line” the process can be less than desirable. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Aim to be sexy and confident no matter what stage you are in. Here me… Continue reading Love and Care For Yourself Where You Are
So here we go guys…. The anticipated then dreaded “New Year's Resolutions”. If you aren’t familiar with New Year’s Resolutions, it is nothing more than a time in the beginning of the year when people make a commitment to something or resolve to make some sort of change. The changes can be very small such… Continue reading No Resolutions Just Strive to Be Your Best You
Hi, I’m Shawn, owner of Modern Feminine Life! Thanks for stopping by my blog🧘🏾♀️. Modern Feminine Life is a channel about personal growth, mindset, and femininity. Femininity is an art as well as a way of life. I'm a lifestyle blogger and femininity enthusiast. I help women wherever they are in their journey and help… Continue reading About Me