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A Mantra of Self-Discovery
Just create a mantra. Easier said than done. A mantra is defined by Merriam-Webster as, "a mystical formula of invocation or incantation (as in Hinduism)." A mantra is a positive saying and something that you resound during prayer or meditation. A few months ago. I sought to create a mantra for myself and found great difficulty in doing so. I researched on Google what typical mantras looked like, but found myself just reciting someone else's, which by the way is completely "missing the point". I stopped and focused on the basics of stillness, staying grounded, and being present. I meditated, cleared my chakras, and went to yoga daily. The focus is balance and caring for myself.

Enlightenment is fraught with challenges, mostly what you create for yourself. I am in the process of "peeling the layers" as my reiki master Brunce Winkle puts it. Layers of stagnation, negativity, and negative thought processes. More than ever, I am thinking about what I do and more importantly WHY I do it. That "why" has led me to a deeper observation of myself....who am I really? To look at yourself: the good, bad, and ugly with clear-open eyes is very difficult and not for the faint of heart. Forgetting who I think that I am and letting go of things I no longer need is necessary to make room for spiritual growth. "Letting go" is a different post altogether!
A Mantra of Self-Discovery
How to create a mantra? Don't. Let it create you. Meaning, when you are ready for your mantra it will come to you. You will think it or say it (inside or out) and say to yourself, "A-ha, that's it!". Your mantra or mantras will resonate with you completely. Your mantra is you, what you stand for, and perhaps (as in my case) a gentle reminder of what you need to be thinking about yourself. "I am" is the strongest combination of two words within the cosmos. So, choose your mantra wisely, gently, and in your own time.

Start with being kind and gentle in your words with regards to yourself and others. Self-love and self-respect come first before you can extend it to people around you. Good Luck with your journey and remember that you are beautiful, indeed one of a kind.







Woodroze Sunglasses Spring Break 2016 Giveaway
Okay, so I'm not actually sitting on a sunny beach in Miami, but that's not important right now. What is important is where are you going for Spring Break and what are you bringing with you? Leave your man at home and let's talk about Spring Break necessities. What do you NEED to pack for Spring Break? Answer: Hot swimsuit and sunglasses. Really(besides your girlfriends), do you need anything else? Okay, maybe a pair of clean underwear for the ride home, but that part is totally optional. Woodroze is your direct source for rad Eco-conscious sunglasses that will have all of your friends saying, "Where did you get your sunglasses" AND "Are those made of wood"? You bet your tight ass they are!
Woodroze Sunglasses Spring Break 2016 Giveaway
Woodroze sunglasses transcend time and place. I love(to the heavens) the retro feel of their new hy-brid series. Joi is the "fashion forward" pair you see me wearing here. The exterior of these sunglasses are layered with blue jean denim. The denim gives these sunglasses a slight texture and lovely "laid-back" mood. The striking blue lenses are constructed with polycarbonate, which makes them shatter-proof and scratch resistant. The most important part is your eyes are 100% protected from the UVA/UVB rays of Spring Break sunshine.

Woodroze Sunglasses Spring Break 2016 Giveaway
 *Dress by Murva Design*

As a college student, I am aware that your sunglasses are going to get smashed into the bottom of your pants pockets, large tote bags, and inevitably sat on. Have no fear my beer guzzling friends, these Eco-conscious wooden frames hold up to the test. I have been a Woodroze user since the Summer of 2012 and I have done all the above several times over(not recommended). These sunglasses are sturdy and made to last! My pair from 2014 is still ticking and looking as retro fabulous as ever.

Are you a water sports enthusiast, fisherman, or a crazy BMX rider? Woodroze sunglasses are for you: the seekers, shakers, and movers of the world. Don't just sit there, get out and explore. And if you drop them in the water during your adventures, don't fret they float!

Woodroze Sunglasses Spring Break 2016 Giveaway
You know what, Woodroze wants to help you pack your bags for Spring Break 2016. One US winner will win a pair of Joi(yep, the one I'm wearing)! I am truly jumping for joy on your behalf. You are welcome, now go enter below!

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