Show Yourself You Care

5 Ways to Love Yourself This Year: Repost


Having a healthy level of self-love is important for our happiness, physical and mental health, and overall well-being.

The biggest struggle in life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, with all of our faults and imperfections; yet our relationship with ourselves is more crucial for our happiness and self-fulfillment than any other relationship in our lives. This is because how we feel and treat ourselves effects how we relate to other people and to the situations we encounter on a day-to-day basis. Self-love grants us a healthy sense of self-confidence and esteem, it motivates us to strive for fulfillment, and increases our ability to manage difficult situations. Also having a healthy level of self-love empowers us to take control of our lives so that we can make good choices based in love, truth, and in support of our well-being. It’s about respecting yourself, accepting who you are as an individual, and taking care of your needs and wants. As this is the second step to living a blissful life from the My Artistic Bliss – Twelve Steps to Bliss List, I thought it appropriate that I provide a few tips on how to love yourself this year and the benefits that accompany them.

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Our Innately Creative Spirit

Seeing Our Own Creativity

“…Humans are naturally blessed with creative spirit. There is an unfortunate tendency, however, for that spirit to be stifled in some people and nurtured in others. At some point, often childhood, a person is told that perhaps he/she is “just not artistic” or “not a creative person.” In all cases, this claim is false.”The Architecture of Light

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New Year, New Intentions: My Plan for 2015

At the beginning of every new year I ask myself two important questions, “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to continue to become?”


Self-reflection is a key tool towards continual self-growth and life enrichment, and of course you don’t have to wait for the new year to come along to use it (and you shouldn’t… because life is an ongoing process and self-reflection should be as well), but what a great excuse, right?? Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Welcome to another beautiful New Year at and… you know, for the world at large!

last sunset of 2014I hope your year ended on a high note!! This year I spent my NYE with an intimate gathering of friends playing games and having laughs at a friend’s family beach house.

As we stood there counting down the final seconds of 2014, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the life I’ve been able to live these past 28 years and all the wonderful and beautiful people who have been apart of my existence; family, friends, and acquaintances who have all given me a little piece of themselves. I also felt grateful for all the things I’ve been able to see, do, and experience so far, and for the opportunity I have to continue to see, do and experience new things as my life moves forward. Continue reading

The Holiday’s Are A’Comin':


The Holidays are upon us once again, so here’s an oldie, but a goodie. Last Minute Host setup.

Originally posted on My Artistic Bliss:

Quick Table Setting Ideas for Semi-Last Minute Hosts

Last Minute HostWhile the Martha Stewart’s of the world had their table settings planned out weeks in advanced, I did this quick yet elegant Thanksgiving Table Setting for 8 the day before one of my favorite holidays, with the use of both items we had and a few things we picked up from a couple of stores.

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My Artistic Bliss at the AMA’s Celebrity Gifting Suite!

AP_AMAsGiftingSuiteThis past weekend I had the fortunate opportunity to accompany a close friend of mine, Drea Castro {of Act of Valor, I Think I Love My Wife, and Baldy for the Blind} to the American Music Awards’ Gifting Suite – Nov. 22, 2014. Photo curtsey of 

It really was a different world that I didn’t mind visiting in the least.

From jewelry artisans to make-up artists, and beauty products to furniture designers, this place had so many beautiful and awesome things all at our fingertips. I would have loved to take more pictures, however between joggling free swag, chatting with vendors, photo-ops, and making our way through walls of celebrities and their companions, taking photos was a challenge to say the least. Yet I was able to still get a few good shots that I’m happy to share with all of you. Continue reading