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Monday, September 28, 2015

Lift the layers of the ego and find your true self underneath the veils

Hi Lovely!
Here is my thought of the week:
Lists-we are very good at making lists. We make to-do lists, career lists, relationship lists, ideas in our heads, the list goes on, pun intended! We have become a generation that enjoys that feeling of control and efficiency. There is nothing wrong with that, until it begins to become an obsession.
These lists and ideas are made by our ego, that little extension of our true selves that feels the need to be the center of attention all the time. If we continue to feed it, we are only ending up losing ourselves. The ego loves competition. It wants to feel validated every moment of every day. If we give in, we will confuse our mind.

Lift the layers of the ego and find your true self underneath the veilsSo how can we control our egos so that we can live a life that is truthful, kind, and loving? Well, first things first: Stop trying to impress people. Stop putting on all that makeup and jewelry. Try going Au Natural for a few days and notice the difference. Take a break from everything that makes you feel tense and journal down your feelings. Maybe you want to watch a funny show or dance around your bathroom while brushing your teeth. Get silly, love yourself, and have fun a bit more when possible.

The main thing would be to not compare yourself to anyone else. Your life journey is special to yourself and you have a right to honor that. Follow your path, do good around you, and focus on love. This is how your ego will be tamed down.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Very Veggie Vegan Smoothie!

Hi Lovely, 

Happy Wednesday! We are in the beginning of September and that means that Fall is just around the corner. Still, this heat is prevalent among us and a nice smoothie just might calm us down at least a tad. Sometimes you are in the mood for a berry fruity kind of smoothie (I know I am!), while other times you just want that potent-taste-filled-with-lots-of-greens-smoothie to essentially offer you a kick start to your day.

Today's smoothie is a vegetable based one. I know a lot of people are vegan or try to eat a minimal amount of animal products for health or morality purposes. Whatever the reason may be, here is a fabulously tasty smoothie to get you going on a weekday (or weekend) morning. Here is the simple recipe:

Very Veggie Vegan Smoothie 
Serves 1

- 1/2 tomato
- 1-2 stalks of celery
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 clove garlic (strong taste yet effective for energy)
- 1/4 cup of water (you could use more or less depending on your preferred consistency of the smoothie. If you want a thick based smoothie use less water but if you want a thin based one, use more.)

Blend up all your ingredients in a blender and serve :)


XOXO Lusciously Levi 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Weekend and Identity

Click here for my new article on dating and identity!

Hi Lovely,

Who is excited for Labor Day Weekend? To start off your weekend on the right note, I thought I would share one of my newly published articles with The Good Men Project. This article is about the distinct connection of dating and identity. If you are currently a bit lost in the dating world or if you simply want to know how to maintain your current relationship all the while cultivating your own individual identity, feel free to check the article out!

Dating and Identity article

Happy reading!

XOXO Lusciously Levi