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There is harmony, peace and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound.

Raise Your Daughters to be Warriors...


“I am a warrior in the time of women warriors; the longing for justice is the sword I carry.”

~Sonia Johnson, American Feminist Activist & Writer

There’s a scene in a brilliantly simple yet powerful movie called The Perks of Being a Wallflower, where a 15-year- old boy named Charlie asks his English teacher for some advice about a female friend for whom he cares deeply.

“Why do nice people chose the wrong people to date?” he asks with sincerity.

The reply is so heartbreakingly honest, it ‘makes’ the movie for me:

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

I open with this story because it speaks deeply to what I mean by ‘raise your daughters to be warriors.’ I don’t mean raise them in the traditional sense of a warrior - fighting their way through life, pointing fingers at the supposed wrong-doers or battling external wars that often times only breed more injustice, misalignment and disconnection.

By warrior, I mean a woman who loves and honors herself enough to do one of the toughest things there is to do: work on herself.

That is the warrior I speak of. It’s a longing to be whole. A longing for a woman to remember who she really is, and of the compassionate warrior she’ll need to be, to truly survive this inner battle.

And so that a woman’s path is not so weary, we teach her young, yet we do not hesitate to be a model for the warrior’s way at any age.

  • Teach her to uncover and surrender the beliefs and the values that are out of integrity from what she says she wants.
  • Guide her to courageously take a regular look in the mirror to honestly see what thoughts and sources have been guiding her most undesirable behaviors and experiences (often these are on auto-pilot).
  • Encourage her to listen to her own stories and her repetitive language, and to be willing to do what it takes to re-write and re-wire those ideologies in honor of making the most out of her precious existence.
  • Empower her to expand, define and refine the character traits she’ll need to develop to move beyond her perceived limitations.
  • Enable her to bring her full self to the word. And remember always to lead by example.

The scene in the movie ends by Charlie asking another thoughtful question, “Can we make them know they deserve more?”

His teacher’s reply? “We can try.”

BIO: Amber Campion is an internationally recognized mindfulness teacher and sought-after life and business strategist. She is known for combining the practical with the ‘magical & for truly life enhancing results. She has been teaching neuroscience backed mind/body practices for more than a decade and is the founder of DRM: Dynamic Release Method. Through her esteemed coaching programs, trainings and retreats, she has guided hundreds of people to connect more authentically with their potential, develop healthier relationships and cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment in their lives. Amber holds trainings and retreats worldwide in Mindfulness, Conscious Leadership and Personal Development. She is currently writing her first book about creating fulfillment in your most important relationships by re-defining your models of intimacy, connection and success.

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Boost Your Self-Care Over The Holidays!


3 Simple Steps To Boost Your Self-Care
Over The Holidays

Written by: Silvy Khoucasian

Self-Care Booster: 3 Core Questions To Bring You Clarity And Energy Without Overwhelming You

Welcome to the Holiday Season.

I know how easy it is for me to feel overwhelmed over the Holidays and clarifying and IMPLEMENTING my self-care rituals before it starts is a MUST.

It has become such a cliche to neglect the essential things that are most important to us when we are around family. We try to balance taking care of OURSELVES and want to be present for everyone and everything all at the same time!

The questions below are specifically designed to re-ignite your most important self-care rituals that will help bring more balance into your life during this jolly time.

Please answer the questions in the order created to receive the most clarity and insight from them.

IMPORTANT:  I invite you to answer them with no pressure on yourself and simply enjoy the process.

So light some candles, get your egg-nog on, and play some of that Holiday Michael Buble while you dive into these babies.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of these questions - they will begin working in your subconscious as you recognize them and take inspired action. 


1-What is one personal RITUAL that you have been doing lately that has been benefiting you?

1b-What CORE FEELING does the experience of that RITUAL bring to you? (Example: Excitement, Strength, Joy-ONE WORD)
2-What is one area of your life that you feel you are putting too much energy on- one you can feel that is not currently healthy for you?

2b-What percentage(%) of your total emotional energy level are you investing into this? (Example: I spend 40% of my emotional energy helping other people).

2c-What could be a more ideal percentage for you that would feel more balanced?

2d-What is one baby-step you can take to reach that ideal percentage?

2e-Why is it important that you honor the truer, more balanced version of this?
3-What is one new ritual that you can fully commit to incorporating into my schedule at least 1 time per week?
(I strongly invite you choose the one that you can really see yourself doing-It is scientifically proven that the sooner you begin taking action on a new insight, the more likely your brain will store it as a new habit!).

3b-Why would this new ritual be important for you to begin?
(Note: The more you write here and let your imagination take over--the more your emotions will become invested).


Give yourself a huge hug for completing these and giving yourself this loving Holiday Gift!

Taking this time to feed yourself will be so appreciated by your loved ones - they will FEEL it!

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Silvy Khoucasian has worked with hundreds of Individuals and Couples who want to create more meaningful relationships. She is deeply passionate about helping men and women find an extraordinary partner as well as maintain a fulfilling connection in long term relationships.

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Why do we choose to BALANCE?


It is very, very tempting when we go through rocky times in a romantic relationship (or pretty much any relationship, for that matter) to point the finger at a partner when things are not going well and make it sound like it’s just their journey, like we can’t do much about it. To be clear, I don’t mean you need to try to save an addict who keeps falling off the wagon, or stay with someone who is abusive.  (I would argue that falls under the category of ‘enabling’ as well as jeopardizes your safety.) However, the power of your own life to transform a situation has an infinite amount of influence that we are unable to tap into when we start blaming others and asking for just them to change. The most growth we experience as human beings comes from interacting with and learning how to be with other people, and we always have a responsibility for our own part in our situations. It takes two!

Just as a plant needs certain things to grow, and it’s different for everyone, so do your partner and your relationship. And what makes you grow on a personal level is gonna be something totally different for someone else, so you can’t put your own ideas on someone else about what they need. You have to find out – do they need more soil? More water? More sun light? If your partner is battling depression, do they need support while getting professional help? Do they need better communication? Are they not sure what they need right now so it’s best to remain still and just wait and listen? You wouldn’t stand in front of your seedling that’s trying to sprout, screaming GROOOOOOOOOOOWWW! Would you? (Uh, I hope not!) You’d nurture it and listen to it as it starts to peek its green shoots up out of the soil, and you’d delight in it the first day it gave you a flower. 

Do you want to make things work? Do you want to allow something to take root and tell you what it needs as it extends toward the sky? Because if you truly do, then blaming your mate and avoiding your own growth is gonna kill what you’ve planted, Boo. You have to listen and provide support for what the situation demands. It demands that you’re the one there helping them balance. That you give them your hands along the way. And that you guys work together as a team.

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Yogi's: Jen Esquer & Lewis Howes

You Can Be or Do or Have Anything It is That You Want.


All You Need is Patience and Persistence. I fell in love with yoga because it is both invigorating and humbling. I am forever challenged by it physically and mentally, perpetually working and evolving toward my best self. But what I find love most about this practice is the never-ending ability to start fresh.Yoga has taught me to live life with a practice of non-attachment. That does not mean a lack of goals or ambition. Rather non-attachment requires you let go of a rigid end result and trust the process. This entails patience—lots of it!

Some people believe they just don’t have the patience to practice yoga, but it’s truly a matter of self-discipline. Patience is a learned behavior, something conscious that needs to be nurtured and watched after. Practicing patience requires strong willpower or a seeking spirit to develop that willpower. It is not a switch that you turn on and off. You must watch yourself in thought, word, deed and reactions. When you feel a sense of urgency, or tension and impatience arises, catch yourself. Take a breath. Consciously choose to let go of the knee-jerk reaction in order to smile through it in your composure.

The grand part of learning to be patient, as with any practice, is that it’s more than okay to fumble and fall off and straight up fail!. You’re never finished with it, and the practice of patience is not a game to be won. It is forever to be started over and over again. I must remind myself to be patient every single day. But even though I fail almost every day, I continue to get closer and closer to that unshakeable poise with an open and sincere heart.

How exactly does one practice patience, you ask?? Think of how you would learn to play the piano, which is the repetition and practice, over and over again, every day. I use my everyday life events to practice. Often times, I still have to catch my first jerk reaction: locked jaw, fists clenched and gut wrenched, impatience ready to blow. But over time, developing self- awareness and self-control have allowed me to take ownership of that reaction, to accept it and channel my energy into a more life-giving and sustainable response.

I practice yoga to develop my patience with myself. For me, yoga helps me train myself to be my very best self physically, mentally and emotionally. Asana is my embodiment of patience. The postures demand stamina of both a physical and mental sort. I have learned to let go of the need to reach an elusive ‘there’ in my practice, because I find as soon as I finally get there, a new horizon appears off in the distance. So I remind myself: patience, persistence, non- attachment.

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer/Yogi: Ashley Rufo

What are you here for? Seriously.


What are you here for? Is what you are doing in everyday life making you jump up and down with joy, or at the very least, driving your feet to start running the moment they hit the floor in your bunny slippers each morning?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were so happy to do all the hard work because we were enjoying the process of making our dreams come true? What if you don’t even know what makes you happy??? Where – or how – do we even start peeling back the layers of the onion, to know our own hearts and what sets our souls on fire? Know this:  you have permission to dig deep. And figure it out. You’ve always had the permission; you just have to give it to yourself! Decide to start living the life you’ve imagined. This year, 2016: the year of YOU.

It’s ok to not know where to begin. It’s ok to be scared. It’s ok to do an about-face and realize your path is leading you somewhere else. You may get some blisters on your way up to the sun, too. But let 2016 be the year you don’t give up. Let it be the time to reach out for support when you need it. Let it bring you love to embrace all the struggles and the self-respect to nix the negative peanut gallery commentary you have going on in your head, so you move through and surpass all your fears and anxieties with grace. Because on the other side of all those challenges and inner reflection is something beautiful waiting for you!

In every block of marble I see a statue;
See it as plainly as though it stood before me,
Shaped and perfect in attitude and action.
I have only to hew away the rough walls
Which imprison the lovely apparition
To reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole
Photographer: Jake Falzone / Model: JQ Williams

Adulting is {Hard}



Oh, feelings. Ooey-gooey, complicated, messy, uncomfortable feelings. Showing the most vulnerable parts of our soul in a bleeding mess of emotions is terrifying, because we feel judged, rejected, teased, or told we are overreacting, and our feelings become invalidated. And? Maybe we’ve denied empathy to other people, too, when they’ve exhibited emotions, and so we feed a terrible cycle that forces people to hide their sentiments deeply inside their hearts.

Feelings are not rational, however -- that is why they are feelings! When someone is afraid of something, suffers from depression or is simply jealous of another person – the ‘feelings’ part of that isn’t coming from a logical ‘thinking’ place. Honoring how you feel, vs. repressing things, lets you deal with the moment and then take action. The key is truly what you do with your feelings (and knowing how to take care of yourself when you’re not in the right venue to fully express them). By the same token, how you deal compassionately with others when they exhibit feelings they don’t know what to do with is only fair. Should someone just haul off and clock you because they’re angry? Of course not. Should you stand up in tears at your sister’s wedding because she’s getting married and you’re not? Also inappropriate. But simply ordering someone not to feel something, or making out that their feelings are an overreaction diminishes them as a person and invalidates them. Reacting to someone in this manner instead of being patient never, ever helps! I know. Adulting is hard =)

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Photographer: Camila Cardozo / Model: Katrina Amato

To Surrender is to Dance


To Surrender is to Dance

“To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.”  ~ Lao-Tzu

The word ‘surrender’ is one of those verbs that leaves me scratching my head on exactly how to do it, since it seems to be the very opposite of an action. How does one make an effort to surrender, because it appears to be so passive, and it seems to be more about inaction than anything? In fact, the active attempt of trying to surrender already puts us at a place of putting in too much effort, and it’s like we’re banging at the door, screaming for someone to let us in. We try to ‘make’ something happen. We hold on, forcing things, clenching onto something ever the more tightly. This usually results in whatever we are grasping onto wriggling away from us or dying of suffocation! No bueno!

True surrender, however, actually is an active process, but just not in the way that we typically think. The first thing that happens when you hug someone is that you have to open your arms. In the same way, surrender is a patient process of opening your hands in order to receive. It’s a different sort of action that involves listening and acceptance. Surrender is opening your heart to the truth of a situation, or the reality of what something or someone truly is, and being present in that moment. It’s living that moment fully. It’s responding to what it is instead of what we think it is or try to make it into.

There’s a saying ‘the map is not the territory.’ In other words, there’s the ‘making a plan’ part where you decide on your choreography—but then comes the part where you surrender to actually dancing!If we close our hands around the piece of paper, clinging to the plan of the choreography, trying to impose what is ‘correct,’ we have no space in our lives to actually respond to the moments in front of us that are happening in the present. It becomes mechanical and moments that are not motivated by anything organic. At some point, we have to let go of the map and live in the territory. We have to trust that we’ve done the work already, that the map has become a part of us, so that we can let go, surrender to the dance, and live.

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Photographer: Camila Cardozo / Model: Katrina Amato


{CONSCIOUS LISTENING}...what it truly means.


Why Do We Say Yes When We Want To Say No?

Why do we say something is ok when it’s actually not? Dismissing our feelings typically leads to the silent simmer of passive-aggressive resentfulness, but is there really a need to do that?  Are we afraid of being accused of being overly sensitive? Of having eyes rolled at us? Or being called a bitch for standing up for ourselves? Are we fearful that our needs won’t be met even if we ask for what we want and need, or that we are being silly or trivial?

The other day I got together with a close friend of mine, and we caught up on some personal struggles we’d been dealing with. She offered a lot of wonderful guidance on some old wounds causing me a lot of pain and then shared something she’d been having trouble with. Unfortunately I picked that moment to joke in order to make her laugh. Oops. I should have been more in tune with listening to her. She told me it didn’t matter – but things didn’t feel right. I gently prodded. She perked herself up, and she told me what she was feeling needed to be honored. I respected her so much for speaking up, and it also gave me an opportunity to learn how to support someone better, as well as apologize for being insensitive. It was a really lovely growing point in our friendship, and I think we both walked away from it feeling so good and much more compassionate human beings!

Sometimes the only way to have our needs met is to use our words to ask for them, and we can do so in a kind way. None of us are mind readers, although generally we could all use help in learning how to listen to each other better. We may not always be in a loving environment where we can speak our truth, either, and letting go of needing validation is our own lesson. Most people don’t even love themselves, so attaching meaning to their judgment isn’t healthy and also not a good use of energy. The thing to remember is that we teach people how to treat us, and speaking up with love gives you a chance to have your needs met, and the other party a chance to make a cause to support your life.

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Photographer: Camila Cardozo / Model: Katrina Amato

Transform YOUR Future


Transform YOUR Future

Sometimes we are faced with situations that feel like no matter what we do, nothing is going to make it better, especially if the root of it is from a mistake or a decision we made that did not come from true inner wisdom. We are human beings. We screw up. The problem is, you cannot address a problem in the past; you can only deal with it in the present so that it’s transformed for the future.

Whatever error in judgment you made, you have to stop beating yourself up over it, even if you were definitely in the wrong. What’s done is done. You then have to ask yourself, what causes am I making from this moment forward that will now lead me in the direction I want to go? We can only know what we know, when we know it, and learn from the times that we fall down and fail. The only way to champion true change and inner human revolution is to let go of what is in the past and make a different choice as we continue our journey. Fall down seven times, get up eight!

Have faith, in whatever sense that word means to you, and know that even the best of us have bad days, get speeding tickets, hurt our significant others and say stupid things. The answer will come when it is ready, and never underestimate the healing power of time. Until then, remember that your eyes are in the front of your head for a reason. We’d look really strange with them in the back of our head, anyhow, right? ;)

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. -- Buddha

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole
Photographer: JQ Williams / Model: Rima Danielle  

Responsibility is Simply the Ability to Respond


Responsibility is Simply the Ability to Respond

Life happens. We have all found ourselves in ongoing painful situations. We blame outside circumstances as the problem. It’s my boss, it’s my husband, it’s not having enough hours in the day, it’s that slow-driving car in front of us that made us late for our appointment. It’s everyone and everything else but me! The world is out to get me! The thing is – blaming outside circumstances simply fosters hopelessness and gives away our power to change our lives. Regardless of how our situation came about, and whether it is fair or unfair, in reality, the only reason we are still in the same place is because some part of us unconsciously decided to be. Some part of us said it’s outside of our realm to change our lives and this is how it’ll always be. Yikes!!

The important question is to ask – what am I doing right now to transform this painful situation into something that creates value for my future? How can I hone my ability to respond to this situation and take responsibility for my own happiness?

It can be terrifying to think that we have to roll our own sleeves up and be the ones to do the work to change things in our lives. It may even make us feel resentful that we have to pull out the dustpan and sweep away the refuse from a situation we feel like we did not create. But the alternative is wallowing in our own misery waiting for someone else to do it for us. 

It may mean we need to go down a road we don’t know, get uncomfortable and truly have a spirit that seeks out change. That’s scary. But it can also be so freeing! Knowing that at any given moment in your life, if you don’t like how things are, you can change them, is so hopeful! Taking responsibility for your own happiness and seeing the future with a sense of love and gratitude for being alive at this very moment can be a great starting point for transforming anything painful in your life. Every journey begins with a single step, and pretty soon you’ll have all those baby steps behind you and realize, you really have come a long way, baby!

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ― Maya Angelou

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole
Photographer: JQ Williams / Model: Renee Rose

Saying YES to compliments!


Are you a complete ninja when it comes to deflecting compliments? Does someone make a point to acknowledge something nice about you – and then you turn it around, immediately going all Matrix-style and spiritually jumping out of the way so the compliment ricochets off the wall and doesn’t even graze you?

Why can it be such a challenge to accept a compliment for some of us? I find I have conditioned myself to deflect a compliment with the blink of an eye; my response is almost immediately something that negates the compliment! It’s terrible – it says to the giver that I don’t respect their opinion, and it also reeks of low self-esteem. And? It’s indirectly rude!

Are we afraid of appearing arrogant, that a modest and humble person couldn’t possibly be modest and humble if they accept a compliment? Are we afraid that being good at something creates too much pressure, so we’re now expected to be perfect at it forevermore?

What if we just said, sincerely and simply, thank you? Thank you for being kind. Thank you for seeing something that I never realized was there. Thank you for noticing something I’ve worked hard on. Whether or not we come off as modest is really outside of the realm that we should care about, because in pushing away a nicety, we’ve already messaged to the world something other than modesty and humility. If you’re appreciative of the gift that another is giving you by noticing something about you and their acknowledgment of it with their words, you’ve already incorporated something of extreme importance. And that is graciousness!

By the way, thanks for thinking enough of me to read this post. I’ve noticed your attention, and it means a lot ;)

‘Oh, screw beautiful. I'm brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.’  --Cristina, Grey’s Anatomy

Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Photographer: Camila Cardozo / Model: Katrina Amato




Being you. Committing to what you know is your highest self. No masks, out in the open, brave, sincere, honest and vulnerable. What does it truly mean to be ‘Real’ in every capacity, both good and bad? And where do you even begin?

We all suffer what we might describe as ‘damage’ throughout life. If you ever walk out a front door you are probably breathing pollution, if you were ever a kid you probably skinned your knee, and if you ever loved someone passionately you probably got your heart burned. And we snapped back into protection mode like a rubber band. We began to worry these vulnerable parts of ourselves would be judged. We began to fear the dark parts of ourselves or mistakes we’ve made would be ugly and make us unworthy. And then others won’t love us anymore because we are less than perfect.

But your sincere heart, sewn back up in places, chipped a little in others, skipping a beat from overuse and probably a little worn at times, can’t ever be ugly. What matters is that you have truly lived and don’t let these things harden you. The more you peel back the layers of the onion, open your heart, and be brave, the more real and human and authentic and beautiful you have the opportunity to become.

We all have to find our way through the territory with our own internal compass. Not every choice you make will be a good one. But letting go of what others think (they’re gonna think it anyway, so who cares) and summoning up courage, you’ll make your own path, your own way, in your own time. It seems to me the journey to be ‘Real’ starts with moving beyond a choice motivated by fear, letting go of sharp edges and simply going one step at a time.

 ‘The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”  ~~~C.G. Jung

Designer/Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Photographer: JQ Williams / Model: Deanna Reeves



Investing your heart in someone can mean it ends up broken. Instilling trust in another person may mean the foundation you’re constantly building becomes easily – and swiftly – destroyed. Others in relationships might be too afraid to be on their own, immersed so much in being a ‘couple’ that they’ve lost their own individual identities and use another person to fill that void. Co-dependency is a form of protection, a way to barricade from being alone.

At this point I imagine nobody reading this post is running out to say ‘heck YEAH, baby! Sign me UP for the package deal that leaves my heart in chaos and ruin!’  So what the heck are we doing this for, then!?

My impeccably styled, strong and brilliant university professor compared relationships to a molecule of water. She likened one person to oxygen, and the other to hydrogen. Separately, they both have their own identities. Together, they make water, or H20. However, both oxygen and hydrogen do not cease to be who they are once they’re bonded together to make a drop of water. They retain who they are, and at the same time, they make something else in addition, something of essential, wonderful value. They’re better off for being with each other but their essential identities do not become erased in the process, or the molecule would not be water anymore.

You find out so much about yourself through the process of relating to other people. When you interact, inner feelings and thoughts can surface from inside you and be expressed, instead of lying there dormant and unknown. Relationships help reinforce who you are, show you where you are weak and encourage growth. Hopefully you bring out the best in each other, but maybe you don’t, and you have an opportunity to learn from that, or cut ties from what isn’t working.

You don’t know what you know until you know it, right? Unless you’ve run off to an island with only plants or a volleyball named Wilson for company, we have to get comfortable with the uncomfortable because it clearly isn’t going away. And what we may have deemed originally someone being too scared to live life on their own might actually be viewed as quite brave – bravery of being seen and loved, and embracing the process of learning how to relate with others in a healthy and positive way.

“True love is taking the risk that it won’t be a happily-ever-after. True love is joining hands with the man who loves you for who you are, and saying, I’m not afraid to believe in you.” ~Cara Lockwood

Designer/Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole

Yogi: CloYoga / Photography: