Make No Assumptions, Get To Know Someone Better

Happy Monday Beautiful People!! 

 

This week challenge yourself not to make ANY assumptions. Get to know both people you already know and strangers a little bit better. Be objective, open, and judgment free. You never know what you might learn. Speak less, listen more! You never know what people are going through. Be open to learning more. Allow yourself to be culturally competent. Don't operate from stereotypes. That is an inaccurate guide to "knowing people". See the beauty in everyone. 

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

~Mary-Andrée

 

 

Um, What Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Happy Monday Beautiful People! 

You know how they say "focus on the light at the end of the tunnel"? Um, what if you don't see any glimmer of hope; no speck of light in the far distance???! Life gets hard. There are some situations that are beyond our scope of understanding or tolerance. So what do we do? How can we possibly move forward? 

Step 1: See yourself outside of that situation, try to focus on what life would be like once you conquered this. 

Step 2: Find people who have gone through similar situations and managed to survive. Let them be your source of inspiration and motivation. If they did it, so can you! 

Stay strong and always remember that everything is temporary. The pain will only last a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things but be sure to make the best of it all. You've got this! 

Happy healthy living!

Xoxo, 

~Mary-Andrée  


Gratitude & Maintenance

Happy Monday Beautiful People! This week let's take many moments to indulge in what we have. There is always something or someone to be grateful for. 
But remember to also focus on the maintenance aspect of gratitude. To really show you value what you have, put the work in to keep it up. Don't take things for granted.

Do the work! Getting it may have been an accomplishment but to maintain it is the biggest feat ever! 

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

~Mary-Andrée 

My One New Year's Wish For YOU!

Hello Beautiful People, 

As we approach the new year, I truly hope that all of you gain more confidence this new year. Be confident in who you are and what you do. Confidence allows you to take greater risks, leave your comfort zone, and become the rising star you are meant to be. The best way to gain confidence is to practice your craft and be comfortable doing what you love. Do your research, gain insight, learn from those who inspire you! 

Let's make this the best year ever! Commit to being more confident. Leave fear behind in 2015. 

Happy Healthy New Year! 

Xoxo, 

~Mary-Andrée

When to Update Vision Board

Happy Monday Beautiful People! 

Your vision board is meant to serve as an inspiration to you. It is to serve as a guiding tool. Update it as frequently as you are inspired. Be creative, have fun, and enjoy the process! Leave goals that you have already achieved to allow for further inspiration and motivation. 
 I personally use a daily goal journal, which is very useful as well. Clarity and vision propel the movement to achievement. Keep dreaming and achieving! 

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

Mary-Andrée 

Give It & Receive It

Happy Monday Beautiful People! 

Do you find yourself an equal giver and taker? We may be on extreme sides of the spectrum. Giving is very important but receiving is also very important. Try to be open to receiving small things such as a smile or a compliment. These are tiny gifts that often get overlooked and rejected.

Be open to receiving, be open to giving. Give a smile; give empathy. 

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

Mary-Andrée

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When All You Have is Your Dream....

Happy Monday Beautiful People! 


When the world doubts your capabilities and trivialize your visions, it is your responsibility to stay on course. Don't let their lack of imagination and creativity extinguish your flame! 

I was once told by a potential employer that I wouldnt be a good employee because I am a mother... Well.. Since then I went back to school, got accepted into Columbia University, completed my Master's degree in a year and now am a doctoral student at the same institution...while being a mother, wife, artist, and entrepreneur. Tell me I can't.. No one can tell you what your dreams are worth... Go hard in all you do! And who cares if it doesn't seem practical to them...

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

Mary-Andrée 

Get All Your Work Done Like A Boss

Happy Monday Beautiful People!! 

Productivity, productivity, productivity! Time to get what we need to get done!! This tip is simple but requires commitment (as with everything good in life!). 
Start everyday with a to-do list. Prioritize what is an absolute must and place those on the very top. Act with a sense of urgency. Monitor your time constantly. Avoid mindless chatter and distractions. Focus, focus, focus. The key is to actually get stuff done! 
Hope this helps! Namaste lovies! 

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 
~Mary-Andrée