Good Early Morning

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Normally when I write me good morning posts, I usually switch off between this site and my art site, but today I decided to post the same early tiny morning article at the same time so enjoy! XOXO

   It’s currently 4:55 AM and I couldn’t fall back asleep so I decided that I might as well get up, have my coffee and get some work done before starting my day. In the meantime, I want to wish everyone a wonderful day or evening depending on where you are in the world. It says it’s supposed to be cloudy with some rain but who knows? The weather seems to change almost daily.

  Do something nice for yourself today, even if it’s one of the simple pleasures we have like having a good cup of coffee.

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Good Morning Affirmation

Good morning everyone! After yesterday’s sad piece I posted, I wanted to start off everyone’s day with a beautiful morning inspiring quote. I’ve been talking and posting a lot about affirmations including my affirmation spell which is extremely accurate. If you want more details how to do this simple yet effective spell, definitely ask me here in the comments.

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Here’s today’s Good Morning Inspirational Quote:

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Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: Enjoying the Morning and Ridding Yourself of Negativity

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Good morning everyone, here’s another Sunday Morning Coffee Chat article for you all. I woke about an hour ago, got out of bed, put back on my rainbow onesie, made sure my beautiful snake plants had enough water, and poured my cup of coffee.

Lately I’ve been feeling very stressed out, so much that my panic attacks and anxiety having been recurring. It’s definitely not fun. However in the last week, I’ve been making a more conscious effort to not let the anxiety get to me, at least not so severely.  For people who suffer from panic and anxiety can definitely relate.

I’m drinking my iced caramel vanilla coffee in my sweet unicorn cup of stars. By the way, if you have or find a cup with stars on it, that’s a good luck omen. Especially if it has a cute unicorn attached to it. The phrase “cup of stars” or “her cup of stars,” got well known in the recent show, “The Haunting of Hill House,” but it was used to trap negative spirits. I only feel positive energy when I drink out of it tho. As I’m drinking out of it, I’m looking outside my balcony as the sun is coming up and I instantly fell a sense and feeling of calmness and peace. I took some deep breaths and starting thinking that everything is ok and everything is not as bad and catastrophic as I think things are in my head. Like I said before, I’m not constantly having anxiety attacks but because there is a lot of overwhelming things happening at once, triggered me into going into panic mode.

There are many ways to help calm you down from anxiety but the easiest thing, at least for me to do is to write out an affirmation such as, “I will not have anxiety today,” and every time you wake up in the morning and see it, read your affirmation out loud nine times everyday. This is an actual simple spell that I learned about a few years ago that is very effective. Once you start reaffirming yourself on a daily basis, your anxiety, panic, and negative thoughts will dissipate. Do that along with taking time for yourself to look outside or sit there without thinking about anything and just breathing, will help your body and mind so much.

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 The point of this article is to help anyone in a negative head space, get out of it. It won’t happen overnight but if you make a conscious effort, as hard as that can be, you will feel so much more positive in your life.

I hope you all enjoyed this “Sunday Morning Coffee Chat” If you suffer from any anxiety or negativity and have your own ways on how to deal with it, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. With that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a wonderful week.

Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: Winter Holiday Traditions

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   This Sunday morning’s coffee chat is all about winter and holiday traditions. I love traditions and think that they are important to have. I titled this chat article “winter and holiday traditions” because that is the time of year we are in and this is when a lot of traditions happen. Having said that, having certain rituals and traditions don’t necessarily have anything to do with religion. People do have specific things they do for their religion every year but you shouldn’t feel that you can’t enjoy your own traditions if don’t celebrate a certain holiday or are more spiritual than religious. Even if you’re not, you still can have your own rituals and traditions that you can enjoy this time of the year. You already have certain traditions that you may not even be aware of such as eating at the same restaurant for your birthday every year, or traveling to the same place during the off season every year.

   I think having family traditions is very important. For me, it gives me a great sense of comfort especially if I’m going through stressful or hard times in my life. I grew up with certain traditions from my parents and it’s something that I want to enjoy continuing in my life and can hopefully one day pass them on to my own family. What are some of the traditions you grew up with? What are some good memories that they gave you? If you didn’t grow up having a lot of warm memories or traditions for whatever reason, don’t let that discourage you. Start your own! Create your own rituals and traditions that make you happy that you can do every year. The most important thing is being happy!

   Even though I’m into scary horror and sensual burlesque and make crazy art, I’m very wholesome in the sense of having traditions, especially family holiday ones. For the winter holiday season I definitely have my fun and comforting things that I do every year. Here are my main traditions that I do the same time every year. Of course, I light my menorah for the eight nights of Hanukkah, spin dreidels, and open a present each night with my hubby. I also celebrate Yule which is the Winter Solstice. After doing these, there are also a few other things that we do every year.

  One major tradition that I do with my husband every year is the two of us wearing our Hanukkah sweaters, (which you saw in my previous Hanukkah post), get into the car, stop at a coffee shop to grab a holiday coffee drink or hot cocoa, and drive around looking at the Christmas lights and decorations on the houses. I also love looking at the decorated trees that are displayed in the windows. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I always went light looking with my parents and brother and it’s still something I love doing and will always love doing that. My husband and I actual went last night and did that and had so much fun.

   One of my other fun holiday traditions is that I HAVE TO WATCH certain seasonal holiday films each year. And I have to watch them with certain people. For example, my husband is allowed to choose pretty much any movie for us to watch as long as we watch, “Muppets Christmas Carol,” “Elf,” and of course, “Krampus.” Those are a must.

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   Now again even though my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, on Christmas Eve day, I go to my folks and stay over for Christmas day. During that time, my mom and I order a fabulous charcuterie tray, have champagne, and watch, “Love Actually,” “Meet me in St. Louis,” and “Frozen.”

   Those are my fun wholesome winter holiday traditions. What are some of your traditions and fun things you enjoy doing during this time of the year? I’d love to know. Whatever you all do, I hope you all have a beautiful winter and a wonderful holiday season! 

                                                    XoXo

Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: “Privacy and Pressuring People”

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Morning everyone. Here’s another edition of  “Sunday Morning Coffee Chat.” Today’s topic is on privacy. I’ve noticed that people have a big issue with privacy, whether it’s feeling that they’re too private and don’t share enough or that they don’t keep anything private in their lives, or that others make them feel bad about being too private and not opening up, etc. This is how I feel about that. Being private is never a bad thing. What I think lands in a gray area sometimes is the difference between being private or not being private enough VERSUS people getting frustrated with the people they love and care about because they “SHUT DOWN”  and never really open up and share important issues in their lives. That’s not the focus of today’s article but I know I will discuss more about “shutting down” and the “Gray area” in the future., (maybe next post.)

Today I wanted to talk about privacy in the sense of how people can sometimes expect and pressure you to tell your whole life story a few seconds after you first meet them. I really hate when people overstep their boundaries and try to insert themselves in other people’s business or situations that they don’t know anything about. That probably annoys me the most. 

I consider myself a somewhat private person. Yes I’m on social media and I have a few sites including a youtube channel, but the main reason I have all that is to promote myself and my work. I don’t use every social media service either. I only have Instagram, which is what I use the most, Facebook, and twitter which I don’t use as much anymore, With that said, I never really post photos of my family except for my husband but even with him, I pick and choose which pictures to post so he is comfortable, especially since he doesn’t use social media as much as I do. Even though I’m private and very selective about posting things about my family, I don’t clock my friends or anyone who are proud and want to show pictures of their loved ones.  It’s everyone’s own personal choice. For me personally, especially since we live in an era of social media, I enjoy having some mystery in my life.

Now when it comes to meeting a new person and wanting to get to know them better, or even if you know the person already, you can’t force them to open up to you if they don’t want to. If you keep pressuring them, it usually makes them retreat and do the opposite, at least that’s what happens with me. If someone is teasing or bothering me to talk, I usually end up keeping my mouth shut and ignoring their request. You shouldn’t ever feel bad or weird if you don’t want to share certain things with others. You keep whatever you want in your life private and don’t ever feel guilty about that.

I have a HUGE PROBLEM with people overstepping their bounds. I’ve had that happen to me which I talked about in my last Sunday/Wednesday Coffee Chat post which was called, “Don’t Involve Yourself in My Family.” I don’t appreciate when people try to “Catch Me” in something to make themselves look better and/or to prove me wrong. When people have tried to confront me about something specific they think I may have said or done, not being open with them, or being overly private, I just think to myself as well as saying out loud, “Yeah and what’s your point?” or “It’s None of Your Business.” I get really upset and pissed off when people interfere in other people’s lives when it’s not out of concern. If you’re truly concerned about someone because of a situation that is unhealthy or possibly dangerous, that’s completely different. I have an issue when people interfere just to create drama, especially when it involves me and especially when it’s someone who I thought I could trust and count on to support me and to not interfere where they don’t belong.

To finish this off, my advice to anyone who deals with people getting overly involved in their private life, is to not post things online that you don’t want to have to explain, tell people to mind their own business if you know their intentions aren’t pure, and to always have confidence in yourself and to trust your instincts, especially when deciding what to keep private in your life. And I will say this one more time. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel guilty for keeping some things private in your life. It’s your prerogative.

   Thank you for spending another Sunday morning having a quick discussion with me. I appreciate you all and see you very soon. Happy Sunday!