Celebrating 🥳 World 🌍 Mental Health Day 2020

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. So many things have happened in our world. The most important thing about today is preserving our mental health.

🌎 World Mental Health Day 2020

Here is a playlist I’m listening to https://tidal.com/playlist/22a72083-9a0f-40c5-b305-10e092701764

Honestly Ma’am

Today’s post is a little different. As I embark on this new journey as a doctoral student, I am excited to where it ends: Doctor of Education degree. I am working and enrolled in graduated school, pursuing my Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis in K-12 education. At the same time, I just recently experienced the most honest conversation with a loved one. It really pained me to say the truth to them. However, I was emotionally exhausted. I believe I have held in my truth for so long that my emotions have been shut down.

I can not believe I waited so long to finally say, finally what my TRUTH WAS!! I poured out my feelings and my only response from this family member was, “Thanks for your honesty.” When someone consistently hurts your feelings, and you pour out your heart, and this is their response, it’s not you (that has the problem), it’s them. I know know that I am not the crazy person. I am growing and trying to better myself as an adult. I wish everyone will see their path to an healthy adulting journey.

On the other side, I am finishing the first class in my doctoral journey and I am excited and scared at the same time. Never fear! The journey Ma’am is all worth it. Have you ever experienced a tough conversation? How did you handle it?

xoxo,
4373fashionlane

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY BLOG 2/21/18

Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 12.59.15 PMI am in the 3rd day of the week after a long Mardi Gras week off and two days trying to get over a viral infection. I do not feel as if I had enough time to get better. Between taking care of my son, who has autism and is under me 24/7, to the demands of being a wife and house cleaner, I am exhausted. I am investing the time into taking naps when I get off of work, maintaining my blog and just trying to keep my head on straight. I was late for work this week, two days in a row 😦

Normally, I have my stuff together, but the last few weeks have been a little rough. So, what do I do?

1. Pray for release of the pressure.
2. Communicate my needs to my spouse.
3. Rely on him more to navigate the chores, I am too exhausted to take up.
4. Keep my son, Lambchop on his schedule, to relieve the pressure off of me.
5. Remind myself that it’s going to be ok.
6. Take naps daily.
7. Go to bed early.
8. Do not stress over things I cannot control.
9. Pray more.
10. Relax, Relate, Release.

Happy Wellness Wednesday,
XOXO

4373fashionlane.com

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Sunday blog: church, gym and self preservation

Today I realized a few things:

  • I sacrifice a lot for the ones I love.
  • I don’t take out enough time for myself.
  • I need more workout time for my physical fitness and preservation.
  • I need to be more assertive to my spouse about needing me time.
  • It’s ok to be selfish when you have to.
  • Sunday’s Church Sermon was good.
  • I haven’t received communion in a while. I’m going tonight.
  • I am reclaiming my physical and spiritual time from my family. This is the only way I can preserve my mental health.

Be Blessed and comment below what you need to sacrifice for your mental and physical health 🧚🏽‍♀️

Blogging for 4373FASHIONLANE 👩🏽‍💻⚜

 

 


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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!

ROSES ARE RED

VIOLETS ARE BLUE

TODAY IS ABOUT LOVE

AND I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

There is nothing more poignant than spending Valentine’s Day with the loves of your life. My husband and son are those persons. They bring me a whirlwind of emotions on a daily basis, lol! Nevertheless, we as wives and mothers would not have it any other way. So, on this Valentine’s Day 2018, I wish you nothing but smiles, heart flutters and butterflies.

 

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My Lambchop feeding the ducks with my husband in New Orleans ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

 

Sick, blogging and Instagram love for Thursday, Feb 7, 2018

  • You understand the drill, wake up, go to work, feel sick, go to the doctor, come home. Next day, the same thing. Well today, I am home with an upper respiratory infection and fever. It’s really crazy how much of a difference going to an Urgent care clinic is from going to the emergency room. Plus, it’s cheaper to go to the urgent care clinic versus going to the ER. I am stuck for two days in bed.
  • Am I sad!!! No way, Mardi Gras 2018 is next week and school is out for the entire week, next week. I have began my Mardi Gras 2018 holiday two days early. The only down turn is my students were working on their Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats and of course, I miss them.
  • This morning my Instagram, postings are up. Of course you will see more but on that I am loving early this morning is from the fashion doll and wife of Media Mogul Steve Harvey, is Marjorie Harvey. Her social media is the bomb.com in a good way. Her fashion eye is first class.
  • Next, Lady Oprah is serving Love in her SuperSoulSessions and SuperSoulConversations events.

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You asked…… @ysl 👠 legs @marjorie_harvey 😉 pic credit: Majorie Harvey 

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  • Another person is having the time of her life. This is the actress Yara Shahidi. Here she is with Lady O, that is Oprah Winfrey and Oprah Super Soul Conversations event at the Apollo Theater:

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Yara meets Oprah. Pic via Yara

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pic via @robertbrace

Oprah is changing hearts, minds and dreams daily. Her #SuperSoulSessions and #SuperSoulConversation events are just a testament to her global staying power!!!

Check out Majorie’s page, Yara’s and and ours of course, @4373fashionlane 

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥

A home diffuser that’s going to break the bank but keep your home smelling delicious?

  • To set this up for you, first it will set your home forward $590.00.
  • It will set your pocket book back 590 bucks.
  • It’s all semantics depending on how deep your pocket are. If I could find one on QVC or HSN and use flex pay, it would pass the mustard rightly so.
  • There are a few diffusers on hsn.com, with flex pay that can give you the same bang for your buck.
  • Here is one from Tony Little that is on flex pay that’s cute.

Vogue.com

Fragrances routinely waft in and out of Vogue’s Beauty department, but when it comes to the subtle leathery scent of Le Labo’s cult Santal 26—no matter what deadlines are looming or phones are ringing—even the most discerning of noses perk up. So imagine the delight when the label’s new home diffuser, which emits a steady stop-you-in-your-tracks-it-smells-so-good stream of the cult eau, arrived at the office.

Made from Northeast maple wood, a type of marked-up golden brown lumber that is often cast aside for bonfires, the one-of-a-kind scent-spreader transforms the rich fragrance oil, by way of a built-in nebulizer, into a fine mist. But, of course, it doesn’t stop there: Each handmade showpiece also comes equipped with a vintage lightbulb that, with a twist of a silver knob, simultaneously lets off a warm amber glow. A simple desk lamp that doubles as a luxurious perfume? Now that’s a gift too good to give.

Le Labo Santal 26 Home Diffuser, $590
Buy it now

xoxo,

Lioness

Transitioning from Extensions to Natural Haircare? The struggle :)

The struggle of the 6-8 week relaxer treatments for women of color is an ongoing struggle. I love my straight edges. However, I do not like the chemical burns, relaxer smell and the new growth. I have been wearing extensions, since August. I love them but hate the price. I took them out last night. I do not like the inability to take them out and wash my hair thoroughly on a weekly basis.

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PAST PHOTOS WITH MYSELF IN WIGS OR EXTENSIONS 🙂

I am trying to figure out the next wave. Do I go back to the wigs and extensions, or do I take the jump to wearing my natural hair. Decisions!!!!!!!

Please check out some pictures of my past looks with my hair choices. Let me know what you think. I love the flexibility of wearing wigs and extensions. A woman always has a choice to change things up.

XOXO,

LIONESS

 

Where am I getting my inspiration from?

To begin this season of Super Soul Sessions off on the correcting footing, I was in need of constant spiritual feeding. Blogging is a spectators sport. You begin a blog and for me, I always want to remain authentic. So, no my numbers are not astronomical but I am pressing my way authentically me.

A girlfriend of my began posting screen shots of this novel Jesus Calling, on Amazon. I decided after reading the posting that I would make a purchase. I have some Audible.com credits for audio books and decided to give this novel a try. I am happy I did. It gives you reading daily. Try it out and see for yourself. The book has various prices depending where you purchase it from but on Amazon.

Happy Sailing ♥♥♥♥♥♥

How to build your brand!!!

We are all just beginning to build our brand. I am looking at ways to building my brand further and I came across this video. Please check it out and it and let me know what you think.

Ideas from watching this video.

  1. Get on Instagram and get more than one account.
  2. Find your niche.
  3. Have a separate account for the passion you like.
  4. Get a separate email for these account.
  5. Build a feature account: fashion, shoes, hair, education, politics.

Happy Sailing ♥