personal development, self help

How to build your network when you’re feeling alone


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Wanting some spiritual direction?

Lately I have become a penchant for solitude, quietude and practicing a lot of mindfulness. There are a lot of books out there on learning how to use your quiet time to reflect on what is more important in life. For example, taking the time out to read a novel or the bible when no one is around, and its just you in the room. I have really been into podcasts lately, and also will post a favourites post in the future of what I take my time to listen to!

“How to pursue your dreams when no-one is around you”

When you feel like you are alone and have no one to share your life-long goals and dreams with and feel like nobody cares, the first thing you actually need to do is to spend time with yourself before you can create a group of friends or network support.

So, how do we go about this?

Let me share with you my tips on when I have my own quiet time and take the time to renew, and rejuvenate my lifestyle.

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Celebrities, Lady, personal development, self help

7 Ways to find your purpose in life


I recently bought a new magazine…… and I am IN LOVE with it…… I am basically copying from the book, but this is practical, and a huge guidance for you if you want to find purpose in everything that you do. Whether you’re a full-time working mum, single entrepreneur, starting your own small business, or creating ideas for a future business, or even if you want to find out anything about yourself when applying your own qualities to life itself.

Below you will find the link:

Y Mag

“Empowering Women to become the BEST version of themselves.”

By supporting small business owners, entrepreneurial women, Shar Moore is the CEO and founder of the magazine.

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Devotionals, personal development

Quick Devotion on “How to be Still”


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Trust can be an impenetrable thing. We like to be in control of everything ourselves, some of us more than others, “Being still” before God means that we quiet our anxious thoughts, we put our phones down, we eliminate all distractions, we get alone with God and we pray. We wait. We trust. It’s an act of relinquishing and consecrating all to God control of our lives. When you give your life to Him, He takes care of every detail. This is something that I am learning constantly, and still learning to do when I feel I can’t trust anyone or anything else that is going on.

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BOOKS, Lady, personal development, self help, Thoughts

I want to be a Woman of Easter!!!


I have been eagerly writing today and taking down notes from reading “The Women of Easter” by Liz Curtis Higgs. I have collected my thoughts together, and have thoroughly relished in achieving this. It has been a while since I have fully read an entire book in just ONE day!!!! I felt so successful, and felt like I have achieved something for the day, which keeps me feeling truly content.

What I am going to do is set it out by each chapter so that you can get an idea and outline of the book.

So, let’s get started! Continue reading “I want to be a Woman of Easter!!!”

Lady, Lifestyle, personal development, Thoughts, TRAVEL

New Year’s resolutions to embrace life to the fullest


 

And now, as we are about to welcome the new year, suddenly we realize – this is our fresh start, a new chance, a life full of things that have never been. There are new questions to be asked, new challenges to be embraced and new things and people to be loved (or the old ones, cherished even more). With the new year ahead we’re embarking on a journey with so many answers to be discovered and lived in this new transformative year, full of delight and self-discovery. This is the perfect time to dream and plan, as only dreams give birth to change. New year is the time to be brave.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who have finally decided it’s time they introduced a change in their lives with this upcoming year, we’re giving you a few tips to stir you into thinking straight – for yourself:

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Lifestyle, personal development, self help, Uncategorized

Inspirational Quotes to live by


“Every woman deserves the chance to realise her God given potential.”

Life skills is quality. Education is attaining. As women, we have to realise our full potential and need to strive for superiority and excellency. If we utilise our mental ability and engage within our communities, we can do more and above and beyond than what we ever dreamed of.

 

“You have to be true to yourself.

You have to be enough in touch with who you are and what you want, how you want to live and what’s important to you, to make your decisions based on that.”

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”

Hilary Clinton

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Lifestyle, Thoughts, Uncategorized

LIFE


One thing I have been thinking about today is that – “Life is so very precious”. We can be here one moment and then gone the next. I lost a best friend when I was about 12-13 years of age to a car accident, and it was the worst feeling I had ever been through….. I cried for days, and had a lump in my throat for the whole duration from being in such an emotional state. I also lost my granny around the same year as well. So I understand how precious life can really be. 

Sometimes we can be sooo caught up with “life” that we don’t even ‘experience’ life!!!!!

What does LIFE mean to you?


Is it about the car you drive? The clothes you wear?

Your education? Qualifications? Work?

Is it about how much money you earn?

We can sometimes get so caught up in the physical that we don’t look at the spiritual. 

You say, what does that mean? 

I mean, stop worrying about what you look like, or how you sound and start spreading some love to the people around you.

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It doesn’t have to be the kissy poo-poo kind of affection, it can mean you can just start smiling kindly to people you walk past down the street, or bake a cake for your neighbour. You may have just made their day! – you never know!!!! Or buy some flowers randomly for a close friend! People love it when you are thoughtful, and especially kind. Kindness definitely goes a long way and is a beautiful trait to have.


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I recently hand wrote a bible scripture.

“Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”


This is one of my favourite scriptures, and I think it is vital to hold these qualities if you want a peaceful heart. Maybe start reading the New King James Bible, and get together some Proverbs that you like, and write them on some pretty cards. Or use them for scrapbooking or card-making projects!

I also like this quote:

“Live each day, as it is a precious gift, because it is.”

I think we need a fresh new perspective daily on life, and we need to pull ourselves together and make an effort when it comes to friendships and relationships. 

Also, Passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of life. 

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Elle Woods, (Legally Blonde) 

It is with passion, courage of conviction, strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world. 

Have faith in people, and most importantly have faith in yourself. 

Have a look at this TO DO LIST! I ❤️ it!!!!


Maybe you can step back and have a look at your own life and write your OWN to do list!!! There are so many things we can change inwardly AND outwardly. When we write things down we have a clear note of what we need to do to live greatly. 

I don’t know about you, but I want to do AMAZING things with my life!!!!! And live a hopeful, fulfilled, inspirational life. 

What things can you do to succeed this? 


So, think about what you can do to live a life of fulfilment. I think that if you have a life filled with love then you are definitely on the road to success. 

Think this weekend about what things exactly you can do to love others, and share things with friends. There are a ton of things you can do to live a life of purpose.

I don’t just have a dream. I have a VISION and a purpose!!!

The word “vision” is profound, as without a vision there is no purpose and things don’t succeed as well. Have a vision with anything you do in life. For example, I have a vision for my blog.

“To create a platform for ladies to find inspiration and pull thoughts, ideas and advice together whether it’s beauty, fashion or reading.”

 I may have more than one! 

To me, vision is a BIG thing and I hope you find a vision for your life, business or work. 


Create a VISION BOARD

PUT THOUGHTS, JOURNALS AND QUOTES ALL IN ONE


It will keep you inspired with your work, business, blog, writing, or whatever you do!!! 

So venture out and write down everything on a A3 peice of paper and visualise everything and write down your accomplishments. It will get you started,….. With LIFE!!!

❤️🎀❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Beauty, BOOKS, Elegance, Lady, Uncategorized

Best Book Investment


A couple of days ago I took a trip to Northam – a city much bigger than Merredin! and it had a few shops that I absolutely LOVED! One in particular was Everlastings on Fitzgerald where they had pretty things on display everywhere!!

From candles to vintage bags to vintage everything! I was oohing and aahing everywhere I looked! I walked over to a white bookcase where there were some beauty products on display, and I tried some “MOR” products on the skin, and it smelt gorgeous….

  
Sometimes I don’t particularly like the product, but what they had there I really liked! Everything was packaged beautifully, and the room was just exquisitely exhibited. I definitely recommend this shop, if you are out and about in the country of Western Australia.

   

  

After I looked at the MOR products, I walked on over to the counter, and there was a small white round table with a “high tea glasshouse style” which was a limited edition collection of candles, and right next to it was the one and only, Lisa Messenger book, Life & Love. I have seen this everywhere, and the idea of reading a book on creating your dreams was enough for me, but then I noticed – ‘Love, Style, Life’ by Garance Dore’.
   
  
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I had seen this picture EVERYWHERE on Instagram, and I wanted to know what the fuss was about!!! Even more, the three stages is exactly what a female goes through constantly! We all want to be loved and ‘love’ is bound in a relationship, and ‘style’ is something that is of our particular taste, and well, ‘LIFE’ is self-explanatory.

This is the kind of book where you can skip parts and go straight to your favourite topic. Such as “Elegance”, that is the first part I skip to right away because I know that that is the topic that I want to achieve greatly in all of my blogs.

What stood out to me was the following sentence:

Elegance is….. eloquence. Knowing how to speak – The secret? Reading and practicing.

Eloquence is the practice or art of using language with fluence or aptness. Aptness is a great word! Aptness is when you are able to learn quickly, efficiently and easily. Those that are apt are refined in intelligence!

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When you say about an author that is ‘eloquent’, it usually means to speak or write at ease in using language to best effect. Such as Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte. If you wish to be eloquent in speech and language, it is best to read those authors books. I am still working on it, and there are plenty of words I don’t know! But learning to be eloquent in character is something that I always will want to learn!

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I may be reiterating but elegance and eloquence is something that I want as a lady!! I don’t know about you, but I am on a journey to further my language skills and character to be the best I can be as a lady.

Material on the subject is in my “How to be a lady” post, but if you don’t want to keep buying books, then google! I am sure google will find you blogs, and articles that teach you all sort of different ways to uphold yourself in grace, sophistication and poise. I am still trudging through Jane Eyre, as I started reading another book – I have put it aside, but there is something about this book that I believe will help with my English Language. English Language was actually my best subject in high school, along with Music Performance! One that really stood out to me is Shirley by Charlotte Bronte. I eventually want to get through this THICK novel, and gain knowledge through study and experience!

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It has been quite an odyssey getting through my Library studies course, I have posted quite a few things in the discussion postings, and the lecturer has given quite positive feedback which has kept me proud. This I will continue to do until I figure out what my next move is! Library Studies was my first love when I graduated high school in 2004, and I can see myself in a library in the future, but sometimes you get that gut feeling like there may be more for you out there!

I need to read my own post on “Dare to Dream” to keep me thinking about the dreams that I wanted to achieve! There was just so much that I wanted to achieve as a lady, and maybe landing a dream job is what I need…. But I shall keep on with my studies and see what life shall entail this year.

Elegance is …..also…… giving attention to others. Have you ever met someone and they just make you feel special. When I met a particular girl in Melbourne, the first question she said to me in the car was “Are you royal?” WHO asks that!!!??? Hahaha and what a compliment of a question that is! I established a really good relationship with this girl, and I will never forget when she asked me that question!!!! What was more interesting was that later on I found out about my ancestry, and they DID host parties for the Prince and Princess of Wales in the 1800’s!!! So, it was close! For further information on my ancestry you can explore in my blog, Travels in Australia.

Having qualities of love, style and life is the best thing you can have. You are on your way to success if you have these things in your life, I believe!

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So, I reckon…. I don’t know if the word ‘reckon’ sounds eloquent enough! Haha! But I consider the book, Love, Style, Life is a sound investment to speculate life in itself. It is full of theory, and she is a blogger too!!! That’s what I love about her. She is a photographer, illustrator and author and has published and contributed articles for British Vogue, Paris Vogue, The Wall Street journal, The New York Times, T Magazine, Elle, Guardian and New York magazine, and she lives in New York too!!! What a dream!!!

If you have read this till the end, then I would say that this is the book for you! It has helpful tips on beauty and it has everything you need in one little package! It is every girls guide to LOVE, STYLE AND LIFE!!!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

Beauty, Lady, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Beautiful February Products


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To me, blogging is all about talking about your favourite things and what you are most passionate about. As you have seen so far, I am a lover of skincare and using natural products to enhance your outer beauty. Since moving to the country, I have met a lady that makes her OWN skincare range, which I have previously mentioned but only mentioned it a little bit. I love women who are creative in what they do, and Kirsty does just that! She has been a Beauty Therapist for 20 years, so she knows what she is doing!

Follow her company at:

Beauty Bus

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She does waxing, facials, tinting, massage, manicures and pedicures for those who are in Merredin, Tammin, Cunderdin and the rest of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Follow her Facebook page if you would like to make an appointment for that Deluxe Facial or massage you have been dying for! I want to try the Hot Stone Massage!!!! She also does Microdermabrasion Facials which has a lot included such as exfoliation, steam, microdermabrasion, head neck and shoulder massage, cooling mask, tone, Vitamin C Serum and moisturise.

I recently tried her Mineral Clay Mask which was just heavenly after it is rinsed! It dries up really well, and you leave on for about 10-20 minutes, and scrub off with warm water and a flannel. It comes in a powder form as per below, so you just put a few drips of water in and voila, let the magic do it itself!!! It has natural herbs in it, and there are different types, for normal skin to combination, and oily skin and it is ONLY $25. This is on my “TO BUY” list.

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Here is the “Enter the Sandman bath soak” which is $20, and the “Dead Sea Float” is $35. – They are both for muscle and joint aches and to also help you sleep which has relaxing essential oils. I am in need of this after a work out at the gym, especially after using a Jari Love fitness DVD! It really works your thighs! I feel like I need this now!!! Both these products (when used together) will soothe your body and leave you floating on a cloud!!

Pure Magnesium oil – to replace the salts you have lost from exercise and help prevent cramping.

Pain Relief Butter – for muscle pain and inflammation

Ease a Cramp lotion – to prevent and ease cramps.

Owie stick – to help relieve any blisters, cuts, bruises, insect bites, etc

Sassy Detox Oil – Helps detox away cellulite and tone the skin, which I am in NEED of!

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I also love the look of this Luxe Nights package. It is a total “pampering session” in one little box! and is also on my “TO BUY” list. I’ve always known that I want the package with the “milk bottle”! and the powder fluff with the blue ribbon….

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Soothing Milk Bath – This has natural ingredients that will soothe your senses, and give you that pampering luscious luxury feeling.

Angry Skin Balm – To put on after, I am sure this will give you extra sootheness and softness to your skins body

Head on over to Obsessive Creative Design for tips and advice on lifes how to, and for some inspiration. Kirsty is a great writer, and I felt like I learnt quite a bit from her writings.

If you are interested in any of these products, head on over to Kirsty’s Facebook page, and she will help you further!

I also just came across a favourite blog of mine, it has a few favourite products in it!!

Inspiring Wit – She talks about “tontouring”! Find out what it means here!!!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

When was the last time you had a massage or a facial? Think about it, you may be in need of it now!!! Especially after a hard days work!

Click on the logos below to find out who I think are great models for this generation! These words speak to me everyday.

beautiful_minds_inspire_others_motivational_quote_ceramic_heart_decoration-r45fbf498472a48b183be6f0c4687b14e_x7s21_8byvr_324     BE THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU WANT TO MEET

 

Lifestyle, TRAVEL

Pilgrimage to Perth


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When my Dad mentioned that we were spending the long weekend in Perth I was over loaded with excitement. We were in Mandurah not too long ago and now we are going on another holiday! Travel is one of the main things I wanted to do this year, even though I was brought up in Perth, there is still a lot I haven’t seen & we go down there every few months seeing it is the closest major city to us.

Sometimes I feel I have been in the country for too long, but what to do!

We arrived at the motel, Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay around 1pm, Saturday, and it was fairly adequate with 2 bedrooms and open space with a nice sized kitchen and a lounge room with television. Quite a comfortable place, cute and modern.

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I didn’t watch television at all!! I just enjoyed the stay and most of all the views from the balcony! We stayed right in the heart of Perth CBD with excellent services and facilities. Summer fun! There was a pool but never got round to the time for it!

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On Saturday, Garden City in Booragoon was our first stop, like always! And Zara and Bardot were the main places we shopped. I didn’t buy anything but today I got a lovely bracelet from a little boutique shop called “Stella Rose” which is situated in Mount Hawthorn. The lady that served us, Jenny was really lovely, and complimented my sister a lot when trying on clothes. The bracelet is so feminine and is very special to me seeing that Mum bought it for me. Something special to have and to hold.

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We also went into a little bookshop and I loved the travel section. From New York, to London, it had EVERYTHING! And every single bit of information on every city in the world! I wanted to buy “Melbourne”, but from living there I feel I know enough about the place!

I bought a new book, “The lost Tudor Princess”. I can’t wait to get stuck into it when I finish A Refuge at Highland Hall. It’s not in my current to read list for 2016, but it just looked too intriguing to not to buy!!! It looks like my cup of tea! If you love books, refer to my previous post for a selection of novels and such.

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I didn’t go into the actual mall this time but we drove through the city for fun!!! Checking out different suburbs of the town……. It made me miss city life! Just a bit!

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Travel is still on my list, but while I’m based in Merredin I want to continue on with studies, as it is quite important to me at this stage in life! I have so many things I want to achieve in life, and finding and creating my life whilst in Merredin is an adventure! Setting goals for travel or anything else in life sets the tone for your life!!! For example, If writing a book is a dream, set small achievable goals weekly and set time aside to write. You will feel like you’re getting somewhere!!!

I hope the same for you wherever you are! Adventures here we come!

Exquisite Emmalisa

Do you love to travel?

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