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Thursday

26

March 2015

GLOWING SKIN [ALL YEAR ROUND]

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I’ve always loved the look of dewy skin that has a natural glow without the use of excessive makeup.

As a part of my healthy bridal beauty planning, i’ve put together a list of products that are amazing for glowing skin which you can maintain continuously even if you’re not planning for a special event even if it’s just for life. Here are some products I’ve adored for months and even for years:

*Glow truly starts from underneath the makeup, try this exfoliator by La Mer to get a thorough cleaning of your dead skin to uncover a fresh new slate.

*Anyone that knows me very well knows about my collagen spraying habits! Lol. It goes everywhere with me especially when I know that I will in a dry heated space or indoors for a while, on a plane – whatever wherever. Extra moisture is always appropriate. It’s the Hadanomy spray – made in Japan. Loyal to it for the past 4 years.

*Vitamin E is a part of my daily skincare regimen, and will be leading up to the wedding:) It has been an amazing game changer in my routine for the past year. It keeps me hydrated in the face for 24 hours, maybe even longer and it’s great for healing any past scars you may have had from acne or pimples. I get mine at GNC.

Xx love and light.
#suninabridalbodybeauty

Monday

23

March 2015

10-DAY WAIST TRAINING + BRIDAL BODY BEAUTY

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In 2011, I bought this beautiful corset with boning detail with the full intention to use it as a primary waist-loss (not weight loss :) solution. I did it for a total of 1 hour and never looked at it again. I wasn’t so turned on by how hard it was to get into and how much of an effort waist training is.

Recently, I’ve gotten engaged and I wanted to incorporate some sort of waist training back into my ‘bridal body beauty plan’, so I dug through the lingerie section of my closet and found this at the very bottom- ahhh. So pretty! Now with a renewed perception, and some adjustments I tried waist training again for 10 days. Here is my recent experience and tips:

  • It minimizes your appetite, so you do not overeat.
  • It’s recommended you wear this corset for 4 to 6 hours a day. I opted for 3 a day- much more manageable so I do not have to actually wear it out.
  • Try not have it on too tight to start, keep it slightly tight but not so much so that you feel entrapped (scary feeling if you tend towards feeling claustrophobic!)
  • Get the type of corset that has boning, it is much more structured for a better fit.
  • Waist-training is not a primary source of losing weight or waist:) It is a supplement (at least for me). What really works? SLT! Maybe I am biased but working out is what will get you the results, waist training is a gradual, time-consuming process.
  • You have to be committed to win it! What are your goals? Be precise before you start. Measure yourself. Work out, eat healthy. Waist training is not the primary solution:)

This is not only about how many inches you can lose off your waist or how tiny you can make it. It is about your empowerment as a woman to have the curvatures you love. I was reminded of it when I saw how beautiful, feminine, empowered, and confident CINDERELLA (Lily James) looked in a corseted gown.

In other news, after spending the Winter isolated, I’ve come full circle and was reminded of how grateful I am of EVERYTHING the world has to offer. This includes this once in a lifetime period that I am living in engagement bliss- so I should be sharing my moments and my love for self-care for the mind, body, beauty. I’ve created a hashtag where I will be sharing some of my self-care efforts to feel my best in time for my big day! Very excited, stay in the light xo

Love & Light.

#SuninaBridalBodyBeauty
Edit: I got mine at www.corsetdeal.com

Photo on 3-23-15 at 1.11 PM #2

Tuesday

10

March 2015

HOW TO: THE YOGA PUSH-UP

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In Sanskrit, “Chaturanga Dandasana” translated to English is, “Four-Limbed Staff Pose”. The action is commonly found in a Vinyasa flow sequence to energize and strengthen the body. It is also a pose that transitions the practitioner to the next sequence of yoga poses.

A chaturanga dandasana is typically done 15 to 20 times in a classic 60-minute Vinyasa class. It is one of the most frequently practiced pose in class. It is also a pose commonly done mis-aligned. As a yoga teacher I’ve witnessed this, as a practitioner, I have misunderstood the proper alignment of chaturanga dandansana. With proper guidance you will be able to feel the difference in your body between an improper alignment, and proper alignment. It is very clear to see in the images provided.

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Incorrect Chaturanga Dandasana Example A:
In this half-way push-up the arms are wide apart, the elbows are facing outwards. The shoulders are tense. You can see that the core isn’t engaged because the lower back is sinking down which will eventually cause pain in your lower back. The glutes are not engaged, the tailbone is sticking up. The heels are shifting the body and flow of energy backwards and down instead of forwards.

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Incorrect Chaturanga Dandasana Example B:
The core is sinking way too low, and isn’t supporting the lower back- which effects the alignment of the entire body. You can see the legs are drooping down towards the ground. The torso, quads, and hamstrings are not fully engaged.The shoulders should be back away from the ears. The upper body should be in line with the hips.

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How to do a Proper Chaturanga Dandasana:
Start at plank position. Lower the body half way only, tailbone is tucked under. There is a long line of energy flowing straight forwards from the heels of the feet all the way up to the crown of the head. The elbows are at a 90 degree angle, and hugging in towards the ribcage. The fingers are wide open, knuckles pushing down towards the ground. Gaze should forward and relaxed, keeping the cervical spine long. This is a great pose to to strengthen the entire body especially the arms, legs, and core. You will know when you are doing it incorrectly when your body doesn’t feel ‘engaged’. Squeeze the inner thighs, the glutes, the core, while in the pose to get the full expression of this Chaturanga Dandasana.

Sunday

8

March 2015

NIKE TIGHT OF THE MOMENT CELEBRATES SHANGHAI AND THE N+TC TOUR

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Here are the Nike images from a few months back! Love these images. It was amazing to close 2014 with NIKE! Here is the info and article on the tights:

The NTM x N+TC Tour Shanghai strives to capture the city’s spirit and evolving cultural shift towards a sport and fitness-driven lifestyle. The tight connects to the 2015 Nike+ Training Club Tour March 8 kickoff in Shanghai, where, thousands of women will come together for a full day of workout challenges and high-energy events focused on inspiring, promoting and cultivating female athletes of all levels.

The new, limited-edition NTM x N+TC Tour Shanghai finds beauty in contrasts.

Read the full article here.
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Xx love & light!

Wednesday

4

March 2015

WINTER HEALTH: TOP 7 APPS FOR PEACE OF MIND

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Sunina

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Being able to book doctors through apps straight from my phone has helped me so much this past February. I don’t know what it is, but this weather has gotten me so flustered! Staying healthy is a chore on it’s own when it is 7 degrees out with hail shooting at you from the sky every other day, but the speediness of technology has really supported me in continuing a healthy lifestyle even through this tough Winter. Some companies, like Oscar Health Insurance in New York and New Jersey, have apps that let their members book doctor’s appointments, refill prescriptions and even talk to a doctor on the phone anytime through a “Doctor on Call” feature. I realize if you take advantage of technology in an efficient way, we are all able to do it for optimum health. You are able to book fitness classes, have peace of mind and book a glam squad to come to your house if you are going to an event. Do yoga through an app, book a car through an app.. I’ve even been able to keep my home clean when I am not able to pick up after my own mess with an app too! So much can be done to keep the clutter out, so that I can focus my energy on my work, on the inner well-being of my mind. I put together my top 7 apps that were fitting for me that has helped support the well-being of my mind, body, and beauty routines more recently::

1) ZocDoc the most painless way to book your doctors visits.

2) MindBody to book your fitness classes.

3) Yoga Studio for a ready-made yoga classes.

4) Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax for guided meditations.

5) Glam Squad – The glam squad comes to you!

6) Homejoy for a clean home.

7) Lyft for an alternative to Uber.

 

xx Stay on top of your health even in the Winter!

love & light.

Thursday

29

January 2015

VIDEO: 7 AFFIRMATIONS TO REVIVE YOUR PASSION AND PURPOSE

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Mind, You

7 Affirmations To Revive Your Passion and Purpose

*I am a lover, a peacemaker, and daughter of God.
*I am confident in myself.
*I am eternally grateful for my abundance.
*Abundance shows up in every area of my life.
*My passion is the key to my abundance.
*I live a positive life and only attract the best in my life.
*I am here to make the world a brighter place.

xx

love & light!

 

Thursday

22

January 2015

WE ARE ONE

Written by , Posted in Happiness, Reflection, Sunina, Work, Yoga

What an inspiring night tonight was! A class full of energy ready to do yoga. My mantra tonight was ‘We are one’. A meditation to clear out the ego to start the class set the mood for moving meditation just right.

Tonight felt like one of those nights where there was a shift, another level I felt in my heart that I reached as a teacher not because of how many, or who was in class but because of the truth I felt in the words I was expressing. It was authentically me.

We are one. Letting go of the ego releases us from an individual/selfish state of mind and into a ‘We’ + loving state of mind. Knowing that there is no color, no race, no creed, no gender that makes us different, we are all the same, with the same heart. When we have a blocked energy because of ego, we are not giving, we are closed. When we have a closed heart we do not want to love, to learn, to understand, to be compassionate. Release the ego and you’ll find your truest form uncovered- which is the purity of your giving nature, the true nature of you. By raising your thoughts, your vibrations, being kind to yourself and to others you are creating peace in your world and influencing peace upon others just by your presence and influence. Share your light <3

The teacher in me honors the teacher in you. May there be many more classes with the high vibration of energy like there was tonight. So grateful for all of my students who I am inspired by.

Check my yoga/SLT schedule here: http://sunina.com/class-schedule/

xx

love & light.

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Thursday

15

January 2015

SUN SEA & SALT

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Self-Care, Skin Glow

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IMG_8980 We hear so much about how the sun is damaging, hide from the sun, etc. etc! Then Winter in New York comes along, and all you can dream about is the sun in your face, and that salt water taste. The cold weather has just as much damaging effects if not more on your mind, body, beauty (skin). I recently went away with my fiancé to Grand Cayman to ‘change the forecast’ last weekend, and WOW. You could FEEL the therapeutic effects and natural remedies of Mother Earth just getting to work on you right away. We are naturally made of what’s found in sea water (magnesium), so when we spend time in it we become balanced in our mind, in how we feel in our bodies, and in the glow of our skin. As soon as I got back home, I hit a few health food stores to get a few things to incorporate into my skincare regimen: 100% pure sea salt, avocados, lemons, manuka honey, and pure aloe.

Here’s one at-home toner I made so that I can spritz at anytime in case I get serious beach nostalgia: mix 4 ounces of warm water with a tablespoon of sea salt. Allow the sea salt to dissipate, then apply to skin as a toner. (I use a container with a pump so its easy to spritz).

xx love & light

(ALWAYS USE SPF under the sun even in the winter & constantly reapply after swimming if you are on vaca or just live in an all year round sunny state!)

 

Wednesday

3

December 2014

HOW TO FIND GRATITUDE, PEACE

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IMG_1027 Gratitude.

Take a pen and paper, and make a list of all the things that make you happy right now. The sky, water, flowers, the air that you breathe, the food that you eat, the water that keeps you hydrated, the blessed life that you live, the one that you’re with, the scents that you smell from your favorite candles, the pets that you love, the kids in your life, the angels that watch over you, freshly squeezed orange juice, caffeine, pizza, love.

Happiness is not something we chase, it is something we have within us and can pull out at anytime. And you achieve it by counting your blessings. Count all the things that are right about this world, and stop paying attention to all the wrong. You are only perpetuating more of the wrong to become your reality. Place your mind at where you want the world to go. Love the world (and yourself) back to health by thinking clean, speaking clean.

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” -Mother Teresa

xx Love & Light.

 

Friday

7

November 2014

YOU ARE WHAT YOU SEE

Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Beauty, Body, Clarity, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Mind, Sexy Tone, Yoga, You

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What do you see? You are what you see. When you see qualities in a person that stand out to you, those are the very qualities that you intrinsically have whether you are aware or not. The very qualities that you find sour, are the very qualities that you’d like to approve on yourself. The next time you make a snap judgement or become aware of someones qualities that you either admire or don’t admire so much, take note and let that be a tool for yourself to self-reflect.

What are some qualities you’ve recently seen in a person or a few people which you love? Name 10. Can you say these are qualities you also have in yourself? If not, what are some ways you can open yourself up to becoming those very qualities you admire.

Here are 10 I’ve recently admired in a few people: a warm smile, humorous, charismatic, good energy, confident voice, passionate in movement, emotionally independent, a leader, kind, effortlessly sexy!

Surround yourself with those that ignite this part of you! That part of you that makes you want to be a brighter you.

It’s in you!

Pose in Photo: Upward Facing Dog.

xx love & light.

 

Wednesday

22

October 2014

YOU’RE A SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Inner Purity, Inspiration, Mind, Self-Care, Sexy Tone, Sunina

Untitled-2 Sharing some words by Deepak Chopra today. Words that inspire me to seek to see through the eyes of love in any / every situation.

“You’re a true spiritual warrior, dedicated to destroying any ignorance that impedes the expression of truth. Experience the consciousness of a goddess of wisdom. Look at the world through her eyes, hear the prevailing conversation through her ears. You are refinement, you are elegance, and you are civility and wisdom at it’s highest value… Dive into your essential light essence and emerge as Aphrodite, as Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. You’re the embodiment of sensuality, passion, and sexuality. In your presence, sentient beings lose their heads and crave the rapture of Eros. Express and experience the consciousness of the goddess of love. Experience the body of the goddess of sensuality. Savor her sensuality. See the world through the eyes of the goddess of love.”

xx love & light. Have a blessed week. Be gentle with yourself and your body!

 

Wednesday

15

October 2014

I LOVE YOU, FALL

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration

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It’s a beautiful life! I’ve always loved the summer, and never really noticed the beauty of Fall until I was fully immersed in it this past weekend with my best friend. Now that we are fully in Fall many things may already be in full swing for you as it is for me.

I’ve 100% focused in my work, I feel so blessed to be in the business of body:) and wedding planning! I’ve slowly started to get more and more involved. I have to stop myself when I keep thinking, ‘omg so cheesy’. Because really it’s not and although I’ve always been uncomfortable expressing love that is really all I want to stand for.. is love and light! Even though the NY in me kind of cringes at all the frills, I have to be honest.. this is going to be an incredible journey.

How to Have an Incredible Journey (in anything you do):
1) Get rid of excuses. You are the only one stopping yourself from everything that is possible for you.
2) Release control of the things and people you cannot control. Everyone has their own mind. What will be will be.
3) You can have it all, don’t be so limited. Be open. Open up the mind and the heart and you will realize your want for ‘all’ is not actually that much.. We sometimes think we need more than we actually do. In the end, simplicity is king.

Xx love & light!

Thursday

9

October 2014

Wednesday

8

October 2014

LOVE IS LOVE

Written by , Posted in Love, Mind

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Siblings compete with one another for the love and attention of their parents. Some parents believe putting their children before their spouse is the way. Doing so means that you are giving less love to one than another and ‘less love’ is not real love. Why shouldn’t all the friends and family you love share the same space. There are different expressions of course- the way you express your love for a child, a spouse, a friend, a sister, etc. But the essence is all one in the same, love is love.

Thinking that there is a #1 Spot is 100% ego.

Break the thought pattern that there are levels. We are all one. We are all one in the same. There are no levels in love. There is an abundance of love for you to give and receive.

It is the ego that forces you to think that there isn’t enough.

Stay abundant.

Xx Love & light.

Tuesday

7

October 2014

BUSY? RESET GOALS & GO

Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Reflection, Sunina, Work

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I have to be 100% honest with you..

This time last year I was actively yearning to teach movement. So much so that I switched it up on sunina.com and blogged all about different workouts, fitness, health! And now, one year later I’ve suddenly become so busy teaching multiple classes/privates almost everyday that blogging on sunina.com went from 5+ days a week to much less. So the blog hasn’t been getting as much attention.. I’ve been MIA for over a week for the first time.

So let’s be real. I love writing and sharing my thoughts, and will continue at a consistent basis but will need to adjust according to how life is going, changing, GROWING… another fun update- Ray proposed! So, I gave this a lot of thought and I want to include any wedding planning related updates (as it pertains to the mind, body, beauty) to my posts/social media. I am determined to be more transparent, less private.

Therefore on Wednesdays, once a week at minimum,  I’ll have a mind, body, beauty post update here on the blog.

Sometimes you have to re-set schedules and to-do’s according to what life blesses you with. In my case, I got exactly what I wished for and I am 100% grateful. I love my blog and I love the classes I teach. Will give an equal amount of energy to maintaining both in the best way I can. And also to stay grounded while planning what will be the biggest event in my life thus far.

Always be honest with yourself and your time. It’s okay to say no to things, events, people even.. Be honest, reset, and GO :)

xx love & light.

Thursday

25

September 2014

6 WAYS TO LUXURY NOW

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Inspiration, Love, Yoga, You

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6 ways to luxury now (not the material kind, the kind that are the best.) The best things in life are free..

1) De-clutter the home! Stop buying needless things, stop buying in excess. Buy only what you need. Simplify the home. Too many things around the house (or in your bag) cheapens the look of your sanctuary. Keep it simple.

2) This is a sub category to the first.. Clean your home! Scrub scrub make it sparkle.

3) Meditate/ workout / do yoga. Self-care is the ultimate expression of luxury. Health is wealth. Keep your thoughts clean, de/clutter the mind.

4) Watch what you say. Authenticity is beautiful. Be positive. Don’t allow trash to exit your mouth. Be classy, speak in eloquence.

5) Create an atmospheric experience in your home with scented candles, colorful flowers, uplifting music, and white sage to create clean energy.

6) Love! Love heals all. Relinquish all forms of fear in your heart and mind. Replace it with love and all luxuries you love multiplies!

Xx love & light. Mind, body, beauty <3

Monday

22

September 2014

3 WAYS TO A HEALTHY IMAGINATION

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind

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Here are three things to never do when you are working towards manifestation. Work on your imagination!

#1 Never place your head in any thoughts/scenarios you would not want to materialize. AKA stop worrying. Like if you love scuba diving, stop thinking about sharks lurking around ready to eat you. All you are doing is attracting a higher probability of it happening to you.

#2 Never contaminate your thoughts by limiting yourself to what you are used to or how things used to be like. You are then automatically placing yourself and your potential reality into a box which never really changes or evolves. Therefore, keeping you in the same place. Change your story- change your imagination.

#3 Never allow someone else’s ideals be placed into your imagination. Like, maybe when you were younger your parents wanted you to be a certain way and so they plant seeds in your head to be a doctor or something. Or your gf/bf, spouse says you should be doing this/that.. say ok, alright. And then do what you want, imagine what you want.

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xx Love & light always keep your thoughts pure & beautiful!

Thursday

18

September 2014

PEACE STARTS WITH ME

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind

sunina_clouds The greatest challenge is to constantly stay inspired. Are you always looking for the next thing? Rather than stopping, looking, and being grateful for everything that is happening right now? We definitely need moments in our day where we just stop and appreciate. Being in NY, it’s easy to get caught up in what is next rather than what is now. It is easy to get caught up in mindless drama, catty issues, and the negative little things. Just a moment watching world news reports can whip you back into gratitude. How about appreciating all the positive little things? Your morning coffee that gives you a burst of energy, the priceless smiles you can give to strangers, the breath that you breathe.

Today should be a day to witness all the little things. Sometimes, stop thinking so hard about what’s next. Stop, look up, breathe, appreciate. See the beauty in all things. Pray for world peace, yes.. but know that “Peace starts with me.”

xx love & light.

 

Wednesday

17

September 2014

ROCKSTAR: REACH HIGHER

Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Love, Mind, Strength, Yoga, You

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Keep reaching, keep moving, keep dreaming, keep on!

Today’s post is inspired by my PIC, my babe, my fiancé!

“Ever since I was young, his words [Jay-Z] always stood out to me. Kid from Brooklyn who didn’t want to be average. My 8th grade teacher gave me a card for graduation and it said “you were meant for greatness” and I read that and thought “wow she knows my secret” like I was Superman lol. Gotta keep grinding harder, gotta keep getting bigger.. gotta keep doing something. There is no momentum without movement, so keep it moving.”

Cues to reach up higher in Rockstar:

Lift up the toes, activate the core, ground the knuckles down to the ground, lift the hips to the sky, energetic fingertips to touch the sky, engage the glutes, relax the neck & shoulders, drop the crown of the head back, breathe.

xx love & light.

Monday

15

September 2014

4 WAYS TO EMBRACE CHANGE

Written by , Posted in Body, Clarity, Confidence, Happiness, Inspiration, Love, Mind, Strength, Sunina, You

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In the wake of Fall, good-bye Summer (LOVE YOU), here are ways to embrace change and move with the seasons. Everyday, every second of every moment change happens. We are not quite the same as we were a year, a month, a week, a minute, and even a second ago. We are constantly changing. To resist is to create tightness, inflexibility in the mind, body. To embrace is to create an open mind, open heart, open abundance.

Here are 4 Ways to Embrace Change:

1) Move your body. Movement inspires a cleansed mind. I always think of working out, stretching, running, whatever it is that you do to sweat– as moving meditation. You are 100% focused on the present moment. Zero room for indecisive regrets, and zero room for worry. Sweat opens up the body, the mind.

2) Eat superfoods. There is something so cleansing about filling yourself up with the good good. We all know the chia seeds, flaxseeds, ginger, salmon, greens– basically anything our vitamix/ninja can chop up– is good for you. But take note of how you feel after filling yourself up with the good, natural stuff vs. heavy fried foods, glutenous foods, sweets, and meats. It’s totally different and the less distraction you have from a heavy body vs. a light and open body, the more you are able to focus and energize yourself for the meaningful. Like money, food is fuel and support! Tools that support you to reach higher, to raise your vibrations.

3) Be unaffected by the good/bad opinions of others. With change comes the opinions of others. There is never neutral, it is either good energy or bad energy. Energy is so strong it can’t even be disguised by words. So whichever it is– whether it is praise or the opposite, be unaffected from the comments/actions. Only you, your inner self can guide you and lead you in the perfect direction.

4) Let go! My friend East took me to an amazing meditation session over the weekend by Donna D’Cruz. Her guided meditation was truly a ‘dip into heaven’, with the super soothing and simple mantra of ‘Let Go”. So effective, and so simple yet we forget. It’s truly about letting go of the old so we can embrace the new. Look forward to the abundance life has to offer you.

Always keep your heart and mind open to new experiences!

xx love & light.

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