Resiliency – Moving Onward

Mandala for Resiliency original and prints available
Mandala for Resiliency original and prints available

A little bit of caffeine and a whole lot of soul.

Mandala for Resiliency

Resilient –
1. The ability to become strong, healthy or successful again after something bad happens
2. Recovering easily and quickly from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible

This mandala has been a very powerful instument in our home over the last few days. This past week has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. (read why here) Between feeling super positive and stoked for new doors that will open and have been opening because of this, and feeling just sick to my stomach.

Everytime I begin to feel down & out – I sit with this mandala. The energy I put into it at the time that I was creating it, floods my body and lifts me back up. It reminds me to keep my head up, to stay strong. It reminds me that I am choosing the path of a warrior, not of a victim. It reminds me that I am STRONG, I am Resiliant, that we will move past this and come out on the other side even stronger and better off than we were.

Embrace the harmony of life’s ceaseless chaos, for our brightest hope is often born from the darkest places. – Becca Lee

I believe that everything happens for a reason. There is a bigger reason why this has happend to us. Knowing and Accepting that, helps with moving forward. I have my sights set on the amazing things to come, and the possibilities and doors that this has opened up.

Here’s to facing each day with an open HEART & open Mind.


Love & Light


Finding Strength, Courage & the Ability to Forgive & Move Forward

Over the weekend, our store was robbed – They stole pretty much everything we have worked so hard for over the last 6 years while living a very modest life, putting everything into the inventory that is now lost. So please pray for us.

This is a Mandala for Strength and Courage that I painted the other day to help with the healing process.

Every day we are facing this painful reality and, even though it is hard as hell, we are moving forward because in our hearts, it is the ONLY option. We can choose to be victims in situations like this – or we can choose to be warriors – We choose the later – It is hard, it is a roller coaster ride Every.Single.Day – But this is our life, our passion, our love – and we CHOOSE this life.

I found myself wondering why this happened to us – as we have had roadblocks like this in the past – I found myself comparing our life to those who seem to live relatively safe/uneventful lives. The answer then came to me. We are entrepreneurs, we are risk takers. We choose this path and it will come with the good, the bad, and the ugly. But that is who we are, and I don’t think it will ever change. We are strong – We pull through everything, we have our lives our health, our family, and lots to be grateful for. Yes, this is a painful experience. Yes, we wake up and go to sleep everyday feeling sick to our stomach, but we will keep moving forward, because that’s just how we roll.

Please consider contributing to and/or spreading awareness of our recovery fund

Thank you friends – Love & Light