5 Things You Need to Read This Week

Send this article to every female you know, I received it from one of my 'tribe' members and even that simple gesture gave me warm fuzzies. They #ladytribe is a real thing that has an incredibly positive impact on our well-being. The article speaks for itself, here's a taste of it: 'Jane Fonda, activist and actress says: “Friendship between women is different than friendship between men. We talk about different things. We delve deep. We go under, even if we haven’t seen each other for years. There are hormones that are released from women to other women that are healthy and do away with the stress hormones. It’s my women friends that keep starch in my spine and without them, I don’t know where I would be. We have to just hang together and help each other.”'

Your Style Fix:

Honestly WTF, honestly, why the f*ck do you always deliver such great content?! My inner wild 70's flower child didn't take much convincing to fall in love with Mother's 70's inspired spring collection. Patches are all the rage and flares are here to stay for the summer so get shopping babes.

Eliminate PMS: A Dose of Reality:

Full disclosure I had an IUD and I loved it. And when I say LOVED IT, I mean it. The first few months were a bit rocky (think spotting/period that overstayed it's welcome by about 6 months) but once that was over I was in heaven. No period, no hormone-induced emotional meltdowns aka PMS. Now that I'm exploring the world of not having an IUD I'm back on the maniac wagon once a month. It still shocks me how a person can just wake up one day and start flipping out with no control over one's mental state and the next day be fine. Long story short, I appreciate Well & Good's article because it's giving me hope that I can once again re-enter the wonderful world of no-PMS simply by eating the right food.

Article: How To Eliminate PMS From Your Life Forever

BLOG POST: How I Became A Millionaire in 10 Steps

I often go back to my friend Iain's post because I always find the reminder I need in it when my success wagon feels stuck. Notice that I called Iain a friend here, I haven't know him for a long time however it doesn't take long to see that everything he speaks about in his post is true. He is self-made, has worked diligently to get where he is today, and freely shares his learnings with the hope that he can help others elevate and succeed.

Has anyone else experienced 'decision overload'? I was equally relieved, unsettled and empowered by this post about Uni-Tasking on lululemon. I've recently felt unproductive yet I can't seem to explain where the time goes each day. Turns out this may be a result of (a cost of) multi-tasking, something I absolutely (attempt to) do. This quote from Maria Forleo hit me hard: “It’s important to really get that now is all there is,”. Woof. Regaining focus, giving time with family, friends and on projects 100% of your focus and energy can be incredibly impactful, this is not something I do not know but something I am not practicing regularly. I'm about to write down the shifts I am going to make to become a more balanced uni-to-multi-tasker... talk to you later ;)

~xo LDLF


photo cred: lululemon athletica, Well & Good, Teeki, Mother.