It’s How You See Yourself

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“Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.” -Anne Lamott

Do you understand? Read it twice. Love every inch of yourself. Embrace every good part and every bad part about you — do it without making up excuses. Be humble. Be gentle. And then it will all begin to make sense. 

XOXO, Bailey Mikell

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How to be a better (happier and healthier) human being

“Never touch anything with half of your heart. Be present, endlessly loving and compassionate towards others. Confront any challenging situation first with a deep breath. Wander. Remember that your own happiness and comfort comes above all things. Before reacting—understand. Eat breakfast every morning. Find the faces in the flowers. Remember what is important to you. Treat your body kindly. Be honest. Get to know yourself. Take things at your own pace. Don’t feel embarrassed to feel, laugh, cry, sing or love. Remember that what’s right for someone else may not be what is right for you (and that’s okay). Never be ashamed or afraid to ask for help. Do what you love. Remember that you always have a choice. Find joy in what life really is—living.”

Learning to be at peace with this beautiful and messy world is the first step. Inhale pink, exhale grey and smile… You’re incredible.  XOXO

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Detox Smoothie

Detox Smoothie

  • 3 cups of diced pineapple
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup frozen diced banana
  • Half of a fresh orange
  • 1 celery rib (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (I add more, but it depends on your preference)
  • 2 Tbsp. of ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp. of organic coconut oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 Tsp. of  liquid Omega-3 (I prefer orange flavored)
  • 1 scoop of GreenSuperfood 
  • Orange juice & water (I eyeball the amount until it isn’t too thick)
  • Ice (to your preference)
  • A little bit of love :)

I mix my kale, spinach and celery with my orange juice & water first to blend it thoroughly. Then I add my orange, banana and pineapple. Add the rest of the ingredients until it is well blended. This smoothie started as an experiment but it turned out delicious and gives me a lot of energy (I also feel full for much longer) Enjoy the glow this can provide, and as always I am open to new ideas (ingredients etc.)

Have a beautiful Sunday filled with love, light and lots of fruits/veggies

xoxo, B

Down to the Last Drop

I stopped wearing my favorite perfume after I left him. I found out it had been discontinued and my bottle was running low. I thought to myself “save it for something special”. I couldn’t figure out just what that was, but I didn’t want it to go to waste on any old day, and that’s exactly how everyday had began to feel.

Weeks later I was still waiting for that “something special”. My best friend grabbed my wrist in excitement after I spritzed myself before we went out to breakfast and said “is that my favorite stuff?” she turned away and said “oh no” and continued getting ready.

The thing I realized right then is that as silly as it sounds to be so attached to a scent it still feels like a part of me, a part of my past. And when it’s gone, it’s gone… but that’s okay, because I will still be here when the perfume runs out. And so will the memories.

So life goes on even after our favorite scent no longer exists. We can’t wait for something fabulous to do a key thing we used to do for ourselves everyday. That’s the funny thing about women sometimes… We think we should sit and wait for the bus when really we need to slip on our comfiest flats and run after it before it drives away from us. Life’s too short to sit around waiting, smelling, and feeling like anything but ourselves. So I am done waiting for unmade plans, and I’m finally ready to use every last drop.

Kelseys 21st

She is one of the most beautiful souls… and for 21 years we have been through it all together. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing sissy & best friend. I can’t wait for the rest of her beautiful journey to unfold. I love you Kelsey Loraine, happy birthday.

Happily Ever After

This is one of the best things I’ve seen in a while. Being independent is a beautiful thing because you can “do you”, love others, and kick ass at the same time. I have spent too much time & energy taking care of everyone but myself for the last little while and it stops today. With that said, you can make your own damn sandwich… I’ve got adventures to go on.

Fathers who step up

It takes a different kind of man to step up when another has stepped down. To do what one may consider a task and turn it into a joy. To shower me with laughter and walk around the park with me while I ramble n’ rant. I am so very grateful that I have a dad that can say he is that kind of man. Thank you for loving me… I love you so very much.

Happy fathers day papa