We laugh, sip, hug, dance, tease, pray, oh.. and cook! So fun to be back in Whit’s Kitch for another episode.
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Polished Fashion Show Models with Founder Kat Armstrong (centered in red)
Last week, I had the pleasure and honor to walk in the annual Polished Fashion Show at Belk. When founder Kat Armstrong asked me to be part of it I couldn’t say YESSSS fast enough. I admire her tremendously and what she’s created to give faith-filled entrepreneurial women a place to connect and grow. When I first moved back to Dallas, I went through a period of sadness because I didn’t think the women here “spoke my language”. By the grace of God, over time I found a beautiful tribe of like-minded women who also believe in being spirit-led in every aspect of life.
So often spirit-led, mission-driven women feel they should separate their business and their faith.
After all, faith is for early-risers on Sunday mornings, and the rest of the week is meant for work and fun, right? We couldn’t disagree more. Back in 2008, we took a closer look at the up-and-coming young professional workforce. We saw that not only are they leaving empty spots in the pew, but they’re leaving their faith at home when they head to work. The young professional women of this generation are smarter and more forward-thinking than any generation before. But life is still hard, and we all face challenges that we can’t overcome alone. That’s why we launched Polished – to give women a place to find a community of women just like them. And while we’re there, we talk about how faith isn’t just for a dusty corner of an old bookshelf; it’s relevant to situations we face every day in real life. via Polishedonline.org
To get connected, I highly recommend attending their monthly luncheons. The first Wednesday of the month, Polished Dallas hosts a luncheon with an inspiring speaker. For dates, location and registration details check HERE.
Also, make sure to attend next years fashion show. It was a blast and so refreshing to be part of an event where the women are truly bright lights fanning each others flames. You could feel God right there in the midst of Belk. Many events can feel stuffy and give you social anxiety, but you could sense a sigh of relief and level of comfort among the women. Hope to see you there!
[Photo By Frank Del Corral]
It’s been a long week so who’s ready for some fun girl time? Just a reminder to join Whitney and I on FACEBOOK LIVE tomorrow at 4:00pm CST in her beautiful glam room. I thought this would be a fun and different way to connect with you ladies!
This will be the final video wrapping up the 6 week lifestyle series. We’ll be chatting more about our morning routine and discuss a few of the favorite beauty products we use to start the day. So grab a glass of hot tea or champs and a pen & notepad! We’ll be answering all your questions, too.
[Photo by Frank Del Corral]
Who’s ready for the very 1st SOS LIVE?
I’ve been wanting to try something new (practice what I preach + step out of my comfort zone) so I’m super excited to announce that the final video of the lifestyle series will be LIVE on Thurs, Feb 23rd at 4:00pm CST on my Public Facebook Page with my fellow beauty, style, spirit junkie Whitney Kutch of Hello Whitney.
Mark your calendars, grab some champs, and get ready for some real + raw girltime. We did Facebook Live a few weeks ago to launch Whit’s YouTube Channel and had a blast. It’s LIVE.. meaning no editing. What you see is what you get! Her hairdryer broke and had to end up wearing a towel on her head. Classic! We’ll wrap up my lifestyle series with my final morning routine tips so be ready to ask us anything! My 2017 word is AUDACIOUS:: meaning to show a willingness to take bold risks so here’s me doing just that. Wish me luck!
HAPPY SUNDAY SISTA!
I’m sure many of you are getting geared up for Superbowl Sunday, but I just had to share these 10 tips I stumbled upon. Last week, I celebrated a dear friend stepping boldly into a new endeavor by launching her YouTube Channel and new series called Whit’s Kitch. WHOOP! Make sure to check it out and subscribe! It was an honor to be Whitney’s first guest and we had a total blast doing special live videos to tell everyone about it. I’m thinking of doing special SOS Live videos now. It’s a fun way to engage with you ladies! Wanna?
Ok, back to the topic. I mentioned on Facebook Live how frustrating it is when some of those close to us can’t seem to encourage or acknowledge our accomplishments. I spoke about how important it is to surround yourself with women who have your back and speak life into your dreams. I especially realized the importance of this over the wild few years I just had! Whitney is a natural encourager and walks her talk in this area. She has a gift to point out and pull out your gifts. I just had to praise her and speak (well, it really was a rant) on the importance of this– especially for women.
I’m so grateful for the “tribe” of spiritually conscious women in my life who selflessly pat me on the back and highlight my strengths. Happy, strong women compliment others and know the power in lifting other women up. Confident women support your dreams and celebrate your wins.
When people have difficulty in this area it’s usually a projection of how unhappy they are in their own life. These people freely point out the weaknesses in others as a way of making themselves feel superior. We NEVER, ever, ever lift ourselves up by putting others down. I’ve learned to just pray for these people and focus on the people who confidently lift others up. May we all strive to speak life into others more this year. Stop speaking death. Everyone needs this, not just women. For example, stop tearing down your husband, praise him for all he does right instead of pointing out all the things he does wrong.
Sanctuary Of Style is all about building up women. I pray daily for this community and that it creates a ripple effect. If you want to grow in this area, here’s a great article I found:
We are living in a self-serving, self-centered, and self-obsessed modern day rush-rush society filled with negativity and constant tearing down of others. If you want to really differentiate yourself in this world, be people-oriented and start to focus on building others up.
Created as relational beings, it’s our greatest privilege to enjoy companionship with the people who truly matter in our lives. How can we then be a source of encouragement to our friends, family, and loved ones today?
Here’s 10 simple ways to build each other up:
Going one step further, visualize how and to whom you can build up and inspire changes for the better. Then work towards making that a reality.
Continue encouraging and building one another up. And start seeing growth and advancements in your relationship with people and to the ones who truly matter to you today.
This is an excerpt from Daniel Richard‘s latest ebook, Doing With LESS: Your journey as a new minimalist, and the art of stress-free living. He is a blogger, an author and a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter.