Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Part 1 of 3 - What 'Organic Scarf' Really Means (and How It Could Make You Happier)


You make Organic Scarves?
How...isn't organic just for produce?

Yes, I was actually asked this question.

The short answer is "No".

But...
if you don't know how a scarf can be organic,
or if you still believe that 'organic' is just
a marketing scheme to hike up prices,
I'm going get you 'In The Know'!

Get The Scoop On Sustainable Cotton>


peace, love and organic cotton!

xo♥
stephanie-

Saturday, August 22, 2015

4 Life Lessons I Learned From Winston Churchill


I've always enjoyed the quips of Sir Winston Churchill.
This Fav Quote Friday post has 4 I've found to be
the most helpful, encouraging and inspiring,
and the little life lesson I took away. 
Perhaps you'll find a little wisdom nugget you can use.

"You will never reach your destination
if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks." 

~Winston  Churchill

Lesson: Stay focused and on track.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3 Ways That Relaxing Benefits Your Health

While it feels good to 'conquer the day', in the end,
it just simply feels better and is more beneficial to your health 
 - to relax.


"You may have heard that a little bit of stress
is actually good for you. In the just-right amount,
that adrenaline rush can power you through
a long day at work, boost your workouts and more.
But while it feels good to conquer the day,
in the end, it just simply feels better -
and is more beneficial to your health - to relax.
Some would argue that stress is
our biggest health concern, given that it has been
linked to so many other complications,
from heart problems to dementia.
CBS reported on a small study that examined the
role of stress in seizures and found that people are
often misdiagnosed with epilepsy,
when learning helpful relaxation and
coping techniques may be a better solution.
You may still end up racing to meet deadlines at work today,
or handling a stressful personal crisis -
life goes on, no matter what kind of day it is.
But relaxing whenever possible, and in whatever way
works for you (whether it's reading a book, taking a walk,
meditating, running, you name it!)
is healthier for you than you might think."

by Sarah Klein for Huffington Post

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Qi Gong - The New Old Way To Achieve True Body-Mind Balance


You surely have heard of yoga.
You may also have heard about Tai Chi. 
But have you ever heard of Qi Gong?
  Self-care is a key component to a balanced lifestyle.

Many people love yoga and tai chi as a way to keep limber,
and to stay healthy and balanced in mind and body.
I'd love to introduce you to the amazing, gentle
benefits of the ancient healing practice of Qi Gong...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thoughts To Bring The Magic Of Happiness Into Your World


Reconnect with yourself,
and find the magic within you...


"Those who don't believe in magic 
will never find it."
~Roald Dahl


(Image thx to Margaret B. Moss of 'Life's A Dance')

Thursday, August 6, 2015

3 Ways To Hold On To Travel Bliss After Your Return


Coming home from a vacation can often feel like a letdown.
This time,
lighten the transition with my simple tips
to keep your travel bliss lingering as long as  possible.

1. Meditate and Appreciate
Take a moment in the morning, and
throughout your day, to meditate and...

Read My 3 Simple Travel Bliss Tips >


Friday, July 24, 2015

Exploring Magic - More Thoughts on Travelling Beautifully


This Fav Quote Friday post
is dedicated to my belief
that travel is so much amazing-ness... ;-)
There is a kind of magicness
about going far way
and coming back all changed."
~Kate Douglas Wiggin

See my latest FQF post! > 


Saturday, July 11, 2015

7 Self-Care Rituals For a Healthy Body and Happy Mind | via Career Girl Daily

 ChiChi definitely has it right! I'm in complete agreement with her,
that how you wake up affects the entire rest of your day.
And since I already do all of these 7 fab habits, I can't wait
to share this great post with you so you can try them too.
Give them a try for a better morning, a better day
and a healthier, happier body!

Mind Expanding Thoughts on Travel, Wanderlust

Summer is traveling time.
My own wanderlust will soon be satisfied...

Meantime, enjoy this Travel edition
of Fav Quote Friday!
 
TRAVEL
because you have no idea who you are
until you experience yourself
through different people
and realize how we're all the same.


Click to Read Full Post >


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Planting Trees: Supporting EcoFashionWorld.com and The Growth Of A Sustainable Future


I love that there will be a tree planted for me... 

...so much in return for so little!
The thought that I helped a new tree to grow
 into the world, into the future, makes me so happy.

You have the same opportunity available,
but only for a short time! You, too, can help
the best eco/ethical/sustainable
fashion directory to grow.
For the price of a cup of your favorite latte,
you can help connect more eco, organic,
sustainable, ethical and fair trade brands
with those who are seeking alternatives to big box stores.

You do this by donating to
Eco Fashion World's IndieGoGo Campaign. 
 
When you do, it means you're supporting positive change 
of the fashion industry, you're supporting independent 
designers and businesses internationally, 
and you're supporting independent and organic farmers, too. 
And you're also keeping pollution out of the fashion chain, 
so your're supporting the health of the earth. 
See? So much for so little!

"Eco Fashion World", in the words of Abigail Doan,
Writer & Environmental Fiber Artist, 

"...has been a pioneering resource and a global initiative
for all the latest news in eco and ethical fashion."
 

They need their IndieGoGo campaign to be supported!

If you are an eco-conscious fashion consumer, 
sites like Eco Fashion World are often the only way you 
may hear about the brands you want buy from.
If you love my brand, Beau Monde Organics
they have supported and helped me grow my business,
which this past month reached its 5th year.

Will you support Eco Fashion World to keep going and growing?
If you do, you'll know that you had a hand in helping the
sustainability and slow fashion movement to grow stronger,
helped brands that create with earth-kind purpose, 
working in ways that benefit all, and
that you created more beautful #positivechange in the world.

Thank you,
 from the bottom of my
organic-fashion-loving heart!



live beautifully,

stephanie-




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Appreciating A Father's Gifts

 This Fav Quote Friday is dedicated to the Dads!
Happy Father's Day!
  "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone
could give another person; he believed in me."
~Jim Valvano

I chose 3 quotes that reflected some of the 
things I felt I got from my late father.


 'A truly rich man is one whose children
run into his arms when his hands are empty.
~Proverb

"Having children is like living in a Frat House;
Nobody sleeps, everything's broken,
and there's a lot of throwing up."
~Ray Romano

Enjoy Father's Day, and
also enjoy the change of the season;

Happy First Day of Summer!

live beautifully, 
stephanie-