Challenge Yourself, A Little Struggle Never Hurt

I long to be back in paradise on this cold NY day. A couple Thursdays ago I was on my “Body Holiday” and took a mental, physical and social media break.  Ok, so I may have hearted a few pics on IG and liked some things on FB.  But, for the most part I was detached from the world and loved it.  Every so often you need a break from everyday life to unwind, recharge, reconnect with yourself and loved ones. 

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Me with my yacht in the background 🙂

But, I am back in the concrete jungle and ready to see what I can stir up.  Stirring up good trouble! Since there is no change without a little struggle, I decided to challenge myself, especially since it is the Lenten Season.

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Concrete Jungle that I love!

When you take a hiatus from life you have time to reflect and re-evaluate. There are many changes we could all make, keeping in mind life is a journey not a destination. So, over time you grow as a person and change comes about.

I have decided to utilize the things I have around me a bit more, my stove and my juicer for starters. Basic, I know but under utilized! Yes, it takes time that I really don’t have to make that carrot juice and cook that salmon but like I said, there can be no change without a little bit of struggle. That is true for so many things in life. Nothing comes easy, you have to work for it. It makes the end result all the more sweeter. I have learned that all the tools you need to achieve your goals lie within you.

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Me, making green juice! Yay! Ignore the Malbec 🙂

Won’t you join me and challenge yourself to do the things you want to do but think you can’t because of time constraints or your preconceived notions. Go ahead and fulfill those dreams that you have buried inside. Work harder to complete your goals. You can’t pray for peace, love, joy, happiness, prosperity, success and on and on and not work for it.

Challenge yourself!

Fashionably yours,
Danalee Francesca

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Embrace Your Fabulous

You ever feel condemned for who you are, what you wear, how you wear your hair, how high you keep your head up etc.?  Do people make assumptions about what you are about?  Ever feel attacked for no apparent reason, meant to feel shut out?  Ever feel like you are in a competition you never even signed up for?

Listen up ladies and gents, if you answered yes to one or more of the above than welcome to life.  Well, it’s a portion of what goes on in life.  You can do one of two things: give in to the attacks or embrace your fabulous!  I choose and will always embrace my fabulous that encompasses a lot of good, a little bad *wink*, smart, sexy, sarcastic, fiesty, strong, creative, I could keep going, but you get it, everything!  I encourage you to always do the same.  Don’t bother explaining who you are to others, if they don’t get it they don’t get it.  By all means give others the same courtesy, if I don’t understand your fabulousity then it’s not for me to understand, doesn’t make you or me any less fab.  We just don’t mesh or perhaps they never took the time to understand who and what you are, that’s called making unfounded judgments. All the laughing you may hear when you walk by, the snide remarks, the undercuts, don’t mean a thing. Some of those same people would cower if the tables were turned. So, hold your head up high, laugh with them too, why not.

I always say if no one is saying a thing about you, you aren’t doing much. And if they spend all their valuable time minding your business, you know for a fact they aren’t doing much for themselves. If that last line pertains to you or people you know then tell them *subliminally* to “get your life, study your own Fabulous, stop watching mine.”

Embrace Your Fabulous, the good, the bad, the ugly, make no apologies ladies!

Fabulously yours,
~Danalee Francesca

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