Monday In A Nutshell

M O N D A Y. I N. A. N U T S H E L L.

Monday in a nutshell… *poncho by Sloane Rouge

Monday in a nutshell…
*poncho by Sloane Rouge

 

Anybody feeling like Miss Ellie today?

If so, perhaps try perking up your perspective.

Rather than viewing Monday as the end of your weekend, view Monday as the start of what might be the greatest week of your life: a week packed with possibilities, a week open to opportunities, and a week bursting with beginnings.

This week is a gift just for you.

So, unwrap it!

Only you can determine how it’s going to shape up.

And, if you begin today to set out to live a life that you truly love, you will begin to love the weekdays just as much as you love the weekends. Yep. REALLY.

So, how will you begin to design a life you love this week?

Poncho: Sloane Rouge

Dawnspiration: Monday got ya down?

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Man, isn’t this the picture of Monday in a nutshell?

Reluctantly shifting back into action, tugging on our leashes, biting the proverbial hand that feeds us?

I met this little guy, Skates, on my walk today in Hollywood, and felt that his adorable resistance could be a message for us all, today. See, we all know that life is a gift, but we often forget that making a living is also a gift. You might not like your “leash,” – many people don’t 100% of the time – but I bet you like the life it affords you to have. Until we all are granted trust funds from God, and I don’t foresee that happening in the near future, it looks like we’re all gonna have to make peace with that “work” leash, and learn to loosen our bite on it a bit. Speaking of trust funds, don’t waste time being jealous of the trust fund kids – in my experience, they’re often just as lost in finding their direction as the rest of us, if not more.

And, sure, if you are struggling every day, you might want to look for another profession, but before you start looking for a job responsible for feeding you and your family, I would recommend finding an outlet that feeds your soul. Something to warm up to, if the work day leaves you feeling a bit cold.

So, start today.

Do something today that makes you feel good.

Create.

Give back.

Entertain.

Be entertained.

And, happy Monday!

Don’t you know?

Today signifies a week full of possibilities in front of you.

Dawnspiration: To Move Forward, You Must Look Back

L O O K. B A C K.

Dawnspiration: To move forward, you must look back.

Dawnspiration: To move forward, you must look back.

Oh, resolutions.

The most popular resolution besides weight loss?

Decluttering our lives.

But, for many of us, we’ve set this resolution before, only to see it failed to be resolved come next year’s end. Here’s the thing. Your environment reflects what’s going on inside you. Let me say that again.

YOUR ENVIRONMENT REFLECTS WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU.

If you have a cluttered home, chances are that you’ve got a cluttered heart, cluttered head, or both. I’m happy to report that there’s a solution that has been proven to work time and time again, for everyone.

To move forward and step into our best future, we have to look into our past. We have to take an inventory of what is either haunting us or holding us back. We have to see the behavior we continue to repeat that leads us to getting the same undesirable results. And, we have to see why we’re “stuck” there, so we can get unstuck.

I have encountered quite a few people in life who have no problem detoxing their bodies for days, but find detoxing their souls a little more daunting. I have had these same people tell me that they don’t believe in therapy or self-help or soul-searching or have tried it before and “it’s not for them.”

Well, you don’t have to believe in it, you just have to DO it.

And, I highly recommend getting a guide to help you along with this decluttering – whether it be a therapist, minister, yoga teacher, spiritual leader, reiki master, 12-step group, self-help book or trusted friend. Because, if we go alone on this intense-yet-rewarding journey of finding ourselves, sometimes all we find ourselves is lost.

So, find a partner to guide you on this soul-decluttering journey and take the first step to a world of infinite possibilities. By clearing out the clutter – and the wounds, heartaches and problems – of the past, you get much more comfortable with your present, and can make room for a beautiful future.

Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

Your 2016 Mantra: Take Steps & Trust Yourself

I have one mantra for you to carry with you this year:

“In 2016, I will take the necessary steps to make my dreams come true, and I will trust that they will.” 🌟

Skeptical? I’m living proof of that.

4 years ago at this time, I broke up with my long-term boyfriend of 7 years and was a failed country singer. I found myself starting off 2012 lost, heartbroken, and unsure of what to do with my life.

During a trip home to Dallas over the holidays – and some major discussion with one of my lifelong best friends who told me that I was always good at inspiring women and helping them discover their inner and outer beauty – I decided to start a blog. It was the ONE thing I could do at that moment within the confines of my income and schedule to give myself some purpose and direction, while sharing a little of my light with the world.

Only thing was I’d never even read a blog.

And, I had a job, which included driving to Malibu for an hour each way every day. But, you know what? I made time for it. I wrote and looked for inspiration at lunch and at night. Even over breakfast! I established all my social media outlets. I reached out to brands, companies and public relations agencies I wanted to work with.

Two months later, on March 12th, 2012, I launched my blog, BeautyFrosting, and my life has never been the same. In 2013, I found myself losing my day job, and I’ve never had one since. I became a full-time creative, which has been my goal since originally moving to Los Angeles in 2000. That was also the year, I started officially hosting, and appeared on Home & Family, as well as did voiceovers for Target and UPS.

The next year – 2014 – I appeared again on Home & Family, as well as Access Hollywood and Extra, and became the voice of Marshalls. And, this past year, I became the voice of Hampton Inn and Pandora, had a small role in the film Merry Exes, worked with numerous non-profits as a host, ambassador & spokesperson, launched the positive social media movement Dear 15 Me and appeared on The Real


So, out of nothing but brokenness, I have built a whole new life – a life that gives back, and a life I LOVE!

And, you can, too.

You just need to believe it, & start by taking small steps…because those small steps can yield BIG results. 


Trust me.
Trust it.
Trust yourself.

xoxo,

Dawn