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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

You Don’t Always Have to Be Happy

Ridding myself of ALL negativity,anger, fear, and sadness is not my goal. Getting over this is not something I need to do.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to be positive, happy, and  to feel good, the key is I dont NEED to.
Being angry all of the time can make you sick; some say such negativity is toxic! I don’t completely agree with this belief. I say that anger, fear, and sadness is as much a part of my human experience as LOVE is. Avoidance of these emotions is not necessary.
That kick in the stomach, pain in my heart, or that headache actually comes from the belief that these “negative” emotions are somehow wrong, bad, or a state of being I need to get myself out of.
Believing I should be over this is the hard part!
Fighting the fact that I am here in the first place, and thinking I need to be over there….feeling happy, becomes my struggle!

Positive thinking can make me sick? Well in a way it can…when positivity becomes a need.
So I am releasing the idea that happiness and being positive is a permanent state I must seek, and I am being more gentle with myself when I am in one of those “negative” places.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the belief that I am or YOU are doing something wrong or bad if we are not happy. Igniting that internal judgmental dialogue, ” I’m so stupid!” “Here we go again!” flows easily, even automatically.

Accepting what IS; I have no goal to get over anything! I remind myself that what I feel has to do with THIS moment. Change can come in the next moment.
I become more FREE in each moment, you do too.  Running or hiding from any emotion YOU or I feel is not necessary, but rather we can embrace and shift it if we so CHOOSE.
Life is my party…and I can cry if I want to. Freeing isn’t it?


Comments

  1. Well said. I often feel more overwhelmed when I attempt to keep positive. I've found that I do some of my best writing when I'm angry.

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  2. I love this! Can you guest blog this exact post on my blog? I have a chronic illness and I think it would be helpful to my readers.

    Thanks!

    http://www.confessionscyster.blogspot.com

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  3. Stacey, I'm sure she'd be happy to let you share it on your blog. Just go to her blog via the link at the top of the post to get in touch with her.

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