weekend

Your Art...


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I absolutely love this quote from Will Smith that he said while on The Tonight Show recently. He has always inspired me and I respect him. I like to call the things that he says, Will Wisdom! Haha! 

Let's always remember that our talent is a gift. Don't hold on to it -- share it with others!! It's meant to be shared. It's meant to help others. It's meant to be used for good! :)

Let's always remember that! 

Today and always, be blessed. :)  

- Jess

Be Confident...

Today, let's stop being at war with ourselves. Constantly comparing ourselves to others -- what they have -- what we don't have -- what's going right for them -- what's going wrong for us -- looking in the mirror and thinking unpleasant thoughts. 

Let's stop being at war with ourselves. "Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren't." Let's stop saying, "if only ABC would change, I could be exactly where I want to be and who I want to be right now..."

Let's start off this week with acceptance and confidence! Confidence in our abilities. Acceptance of who we are. Let's silence the negativity and allow ourselves and our abilities to shine throughout our daily walk. Today is the day. Be confident.

Today and always, be blessed. 

- Jess

"Comparison is the thief of joy...." - Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Keep Moving...

Exercise.

I think everyone goes through those moments where we [very much] dislike working out. I'm an active person, but I definitely have those moments often! (Haha!) But I do LOVE it more so than dislike it. My heart pounding through my chest -- my increased breath -- even the sweat. There’s something about that feeling I get that I love after accomplishing and getting through a tough, yet awesome workout -- and I’m thankful for that!

Try to change up your workouts often! You don't want your body to adapt to a certain routine. Try to allow your body to explore different workouts. Variety is key!

Some of my favorite workouts are: HIITs (high intensity interval training!), Pilates, spinning, kettlebell workouts, and I love a good step class!! Also, I loooove biking around town with my boyfriend and hiking with him as well! :) 

I used to be an avid dancer, but now as an actor/writer (the latter part requiring a lot of sitting), it's important for me to find the time to fit in a good workout. I feel more alive, stronger, happier. Try a new workout today (don’t forget to watch your form!) --  even if it’s just jogging around the block, doing squats around the house, jumping jacks, push ups -- just keep moving!! Even if it’s for a short period of time -- just keep moving!! Push through it! And savor the feeling after you finish it! Also, get a friend to join you sometime! YOU CAN DO IT!

Today and always, be blessed. :)

- Jess

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