Book & Song & Body

"Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you."
Jillian Michaels (Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life)

Book: Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life by Jillian Michaels because let's face it, we all deserve an exceptional life. I downloaded the audio version of this book for my excursion to Las Cruces/El Paso last weekend and while only a handful of the the concepts were "revolutionary" to me I appreciated the reminders of a lot of the concepts I already knew. I also appreciated the audio version because Jillian actually narrates it and I love the way she delivers with such conviction and honesty. Her appropriate tone and passion is very powerful and the curse words from time to time make me blush. Her pathways & beliefs are very much aligned to mine. I really enjoyed this book and think a lot of people can benefit in countless ways from her wisdom and motivation.

Song: Be Alright by Black Market Research. My goodness... first and foremost the talent of the vocalist is undeniable. Additionally the lyrics are beautifully crafted and attached to a deliciously pleasing tune. The entire EP is on iTunes for only $4.95, I highly recommend purchasing the entire album. Good stuff right here.

Body: Rsession Tools Nalu Waver Iron. Although it appears to be a torture device it's actually my secret beauty weapon. This iron can create a wide variety of curls & looks. You can "figure 8" your hair through the two rods or wrap hair around each rod individually. I know it looks complicated but it's super easy. It takes me about 7 minutes to do my hair with this baby. GASP! I know, it's a tad expensive. I actually bought it for myself as my reward for completing my first year of teaching last year. I bet if you nixed your morning Starbucks run for 2 months you'd surely have enough to purchase it. It's magical. Swear.

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  1. The waver iron looks pretty cool! Would you be able to do a tutorial on how to style your hair with it?

  2. No joke, just today I downloaded the sample of Jillian's book & after reading the first section of the book, & now your recommendation, I think I'll have to just buy it. :)

  3. Yes yes I will do that!! ;)

    Oh and Tiffany, that's awesome. It must have been meant to be!!!

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