You Are Not a Star Waiting to be Born — The Mindful Modus

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.—Rumi You don’t need a spirit animal. You stand with all your gifts and all the energy of the universe. You are formed by the same Authority who made the brightest of days and the darkest of nights. You are made from the same forces […]

You Are Not a Star Waiting to be Born — The Mindful Modus

A Story Of One Jacket OR How Healthy Perfectionism Made Me Learn Something Awesome +Poll!

How I transformed a simple jacket with new buttons, eyelets, and belt buckle.

Greetings on this beautiful spring day! If you’ve read my post about 10 ways to look expensive on a budget, you know that I appreciate the power of accessories a lot. It refers to the accessories such as buckles, buttons, and eyelets as well as jewelry, of course!

When I saw this jacket, it seemed completely perfect for me in every sense, except for the detailing and accessories – buttons, buckle, and eyelets. When I got the jacket, I finally was able to take all the measurements and start looking for the right accessories. Who even thought of putting those silver metal accessories on a warm tone olive jacket? I just had to fix it! Come with me on a small crafting journey and see how changing accessories can jazz up the look of a simple jacket!

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Have You Found Your Perfect Red Lip? w/Examples

Have you found your perfect red lip? There’s a red lip for every woman, as Audrey Hepburn said. In this post I’ll focus on red lip details with a lot of examples

“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people” – Dita Von Teese

“There is a shade of red for every woman” – Audrey Hepburn

Red lipstick is very iconic. Somehow it’s become so iconic that now it’s borderline intimidating to many women though. Some think that their lips are too thin for red lipstick or that the classic Old Hollywood style red lips just live a life of their own, separate from their face. Today I’ve decided to debunk all of these myths and give you solid ideas on how you can find your own shade and style of red lips. Let’s start!

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others: 5 Practical Tips

5 very practical tips to stop comparing yourself to others and embrace who you are by shifting the focus from the outside to the inside

You, whoever you are reading this, are amazing. And nope, I don’t mean it in a cheesy way – I truly believe that every person has something unique and valuable to offer to the world. I am convinced that everyone needs to embrace who they are and always compare themselves to themselves as they were yesterday – not other people.

I would be silly of me to deny the evolutionary benefit of comparing ourselves to others. As social animals, we learn all kinds of things by comparing ourselves to others, however when this natural reaction becomes the reason why you feel inferior to other people and lose faith in yourself, something needs to be done.

Here are 5 practical tips (can’t stand those ‘just try to focus on what you like about yourself’ advice) how to stop comparing yourself to others in a way that causes you stress and harms your confidence.

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Icons: Eartha Kitt. Survivor. (UPDATED)

This post is a tribute to this admirable and fascinating woman – Eartha Kitt

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma”
— Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt. I think the words ‘unstoppable force’ and ‘survivor’ are the first thing that comes to mind when I read about her, see her performances, or watch her interviews. For me, she’s the one who leaves all role models behind with her perseverance, grit, energy, honesty, courage, and spirit. Her unique and powerful energy is obvious even from the way she performed in shows and movies same as in her photographs. This post is a tribute to this admirable and fascinating woman.

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Dita Von Teese: 5 Things That Make Her An Icon

Today we talk not about Dita Von Teese’s beauty and appearance – that’s not what makes a woman iconic. I cover top 5 things about her that make her a true icon of womanhood.

Dita Von Teese is a living piece of art. She is elegant, chic, classy, and sensual. Her sense of style is polished and immediately recognizeable. But it’s not her appearance or outer beauty that make her a true icon of our time – in my opinion, it wouldn’t be even nearly enough. It’s her personality, views, and actions that make me respect and admire her.

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10 Unconventional Hobby Ideas You’ll Love (On A Budget)

These are 10 unconventional hobby ideas on a budget. A great hobby doesn’t have to be expensive – there are awesome cheap hobbies that’ll be extremely rewarding.

If you’re looking for a new hobby, then this list could be just what you’re looking for. I like to switch my hobbies quite often, so my favorites are those that don’t require too much of an investment. So these are unconventional hobbies you can do on a budget. Let’s start!

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How to Instantly Improve Your Mood: 7 Unusual Ways That Actually Work

These are 7 ways to instantly improve your mood and make yourself feel better! Unusual, but they’ll work for sure.

We all have those days when nothing seems to go right from the moment we get out of bed. Or maybe someone makes a nasty remark which completely ruins the mood. Today I share with you 7 ways to make yourself feel better (almost) instantly. Let’s start!

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The Meaning of Yin and Yang in Kibbe System

Explanation of Yin and Yang balance in Kibbe’s body type system that’s easy to understand

I notice a great deal of confusion about Kibbe’s body type system, especially when it comes to Yin and Yang. The understanding of these two forces is crucial for defining one’s type and place on the Yin-Yang scale. Quite often such absolutely different types as Soft Classic and Soft Natural, or even Soct Classic and Soft Dramatic are being confused. This stems undoubtedly from the lack of understanding of how Yin and Yang work in our features in Kibbe’s body type system. I’m not a Kibbe expert – the only expert is David Kibbe himself, but I’m presenting this topic following his views. So let’s clarify it.

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