Follow Your Heart

This weekend’s theme seemed to be “Follow Your Heart”. I felt opportunity arise to inspire the people around me constantly. It was as if I kept walking into an aroma that overwhelmed my senses to such a degree, that I could not help but lean into it and inhale deeper. I was being led into conversations about work and purpose, and I acted on my reflex to encourage. Confessions were made to me, a friendly passer by, and in these moments I just said “Follow your heart. If you’re doing what you love and you are filled with joy every day because of it, the money will come.”

Abundance follows joy. When we are in a positive state, it is much easier to spread positivity and happiness. As these exchanges take place, they continue to build upon one another; each encounter becoming more friendly, more familiar. When we familiarize ourselves with giving and receiving joy and encouragement, a flowing rhythm is placed in the beat of our day; like the ebb and flow of the tide.

“Today and everyday, I give that, which I want to receive.”

-Deepak Chopra

As we let go of our need to hold in the soulful expression of that which we desire, our hearts lean into a state of opening. As we share this state with others, we are filled up miraculously. If we want to be successful with our dreams we have to move into that flow state. Trust in this, if we are doing that which opens our hearts and brings joy to the world, we will always be joyful. If we are supporting others in their journey to reaching their dreams, we will be supported in reaching ours. If we congratulate others on their abundant lives, our lives will be abundant.

With this practice we find the cages in which we have placed our desires. Where it becomes difficult for us to give, is where our difficulty is in receiving. We acknowledge these things and work toward complete surrender to the abundant ebb and flow of giving and receiving.

May we all open our hearts to joy, abundance, and prosperity for others, so that we might have that too.

XoXo

-Tia

 

 

Appreciation VS Gratitude

The definition of Gratitude is being thankful and in readiness to return kindness; while the definition of appreciation is to fully understand, recognize, and enjoy the qualities of something or someone.

Why is this an important distinction and when is each word most appropriately used or exercised?

The two tend to be carelessly swapped for one another in our language, and though they both reflect positively, they do not mean the same thing. Gratitude, although a high vibrational word, implies a debt of some sort, as if we have overcome great obstacles and are forever in service to our saviors. Removing the implication that we have been saved, anchors an all encompassing vibration of non-judgement. To appreciate your body, is to fully accept it, as is. To appreciate your partner, is to accept them for their truth nature. To remove judgement from our language, is to set up each and every interaction as an observer. Bringing appreciation to the forefront of your relationships allows a sort of authenticity to be present, and replaces fear with radical acceptance.

May we all move through our gratitude into a space of appreciation for the soul holders that surround us, and our own light bodies.

Love for you all in this new year,

XoXo

-Tia

 

Installing Synthetic Dreadlocks

Synthetics are all the rave these days; a noncommittal, bold, and protective style.

With faux dreadlocks I see all types of people and varying desired effects for them… some want a synthetic dread that looks as natural as possible and others want an epic and maintenance free style for festival season. Either way, you’re going to learn how to give the people what they want in this 2 day, hands on course.

I am going to teach you everything you need to know about applying, cultivating and booking synthetic dreadlock extensions!

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Dread Course Announcement!

Hello Beautiful Dread Lovers,

I have had several inquiries about courses over the last few months and have been putting off getting things booked because I have felt the need to revamp things!

I have been taking notes with where my classes have struggled and feel there is always room for improvement and growth in the education I provide.

I am finding that there is so much information to absorb with dreadlocks and being such a branch off of knowledge from regular hairstyling, I now believe the information needs to be delivered in segments and students need time to integrate their techniques and practice before moving on. Although this becomes cumbersome with scheduling your life around a broken up course, I feel taking steps into a niche of this kind would be very valuable to the foundation of your knowledge for this work. Permanent dreads are potentially a lifetime hairstyle, and that sort of commitment from a client needs to be met with the same intensity from their artist.

I will be posting new course and class information as well as dates and times of classes shortly!  Cannot wait to share with this new structure!!

Stay tuned,

XoXo

-Tia

Fake IT Until YOU Make IT!

Happiness… man has this word been a paper weight in my head space for the last few months. What is happiness and why is it so hard to obtain at times?

I have had some interesting experiences and observations popping up over the last few weeks, and each time I began to dissect these encounters, the question returns to my mind… why are people so unhappy? Analytical in nature I turn to self-study… what makes me unhappy?

 

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What is Your Life’s Work?

You know… I really never applied a deeper purpose to my career as a hairstylist. I always thought that my artistic ability and competence in communicating with clients were the things that pushed me towards success.

After all, what kind of affect can a hairstylist really have on the world?

I built my business on the intention that everyone should be able to afford to have good hair! It wasn’t until I was 9 years in, and busier than ever did I begin to question that; was it enough? It seemed I was working every waking hour, I was burnt out and wondering what my life purpose really was. Sure I had so many beautiful and gracious people around me most every day, but was I really making a difference in their lives? Was I making my life count? Was I building my legacy?

This question has been a great source of my anxiety for quite some time now. After countless hours of inertia, self study, and examination, I came to the conclusion that I had been asking the wrong question all along….

I was asking, “Is my life meaningful?”.

I should have been asking, “How can I make my life meaningful?”.

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In Response to What The Health

With all of the buzz circulating about the latest pro plant-based documentary, What The Health, I had to put in MY two cents in the only way I know how… a blog post.

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