Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cyber Hippy Stuff

Life can be downright stressful sometimes and how you deal with it can say a lot about you. I have had quite a bit of stress in my life (hasn't everyone?) and lately I have just been focusing on how to live life more peacefully. I find as I grow older I really just need some time in my day where I can relax, breathe and just enjoy all that is going on, to really appreciate all that I have.

MR and I have been through a lot together in our 13 years of friendship. We have had perfect days and horrible days. She has been there through it all and that is just one reason that I love her forever. Now, things have settled down a bit and one of my biggest goals is to be a more peaceful, content and appreciative person each and every day because if I don't work at it, I can be kind of a rabble-rouser :P.

Here are some mantras that I have absorbed from various sources and experiences that help make my days more peaceful by avoiding conflict and centering my mind. I find that they come in handy in many situations:

  • Tread lightly.
  • Don't name names.
  • Whisper when you feel like shouting.
  • Focus on what you can do instead of what you can't do.
  • Instead of being jealous of others, be happy for them.
  • Never stop dreaming. 
  • Be patient.
  • Be kind. 
  • Be thankful.
  • Be humble.

These are all so simple but they really help me compose myself when I need to. It really helps me when someone is really getting on my nerves and I just keep reminding myself "Be kind, be kind, be kind..." in my head. Plus taking a moment to think really helps me collect my thoughts so I can respond better.

Another thing that I do is collect the horoscopes from the newspaper. Sometimes I lose them but other times I manage to keep them. They usually say something positive and/or constructive. I recently started collecting my favorites in a little covered dish. I wonder who writes them?

One thing my mom does is she writes about what brings her joy every day. This helps her truly appreciate her life and focus on the good. You could also thank those who bring you joy. Share the love!

What's your favorite peace keeper? 

<3 KM

In This Look:
Eyeshadow - "Seahorse Disourse" from the Lime Crime Aquataenia palette
Under Eye - "Nautilus Prime"from the Lime Crime Aquataenia palette
Lip color - "Crush" Urban decay Super-Saturated high gloss lip color 
Headband by Pink Pewter


  1. I've been trying to smile at people more... it's really hard. I just want to look at the ground.

    Don't sweat it too much. You've never been a mean girl, at least that I've noticed. Remember that there can be joy in everything, even arguing.

    1. That's a good one, my first instinct is always to turn away but it feels so much better to smile :).

      I've have always tried to be nice, but for some reason it is particularly hard with those closest to me like MK. We are both very opinionated and he seems to push my buttons the most! I am trying to be extra professional and graceful too while still speaking my mind. Like Oprah!