Man oh man, its been a minute, but it feels good to be inspired artistically and just open to create again. It took me a while to grasp motherhood but I'm learning and growing everyday. So much has happened since I've last blogged. I mean, to be honest with you, I wasn't inspired at all. I was in a funk, pretty much the whole year. Ya know, I was just trying to get it together after having a baby. It was very difficult for me mentally. I needed to just step away for a moment and figure out what I wanted out of life as well as what made me happy. I had to figure out who the heck this new woman was. Right when you think you have all the answers, you realize you actually don't. Funny how that seems to always happen lol. For the moms out there who are maybe going through an identity crisis and maybe uncomfortable in their own skin I am here to encourage you to hang on tight! Just know that whatever you're going through, in your journey, is always going to be ok. Don't go against the grain as I did for so long, embrace change. Keeping in the forefront of your mind that through every struggle a blessing is sure to come up! I have been creating some amazing things and I have to say it feels great but is also a little tough at times because I have the baby. Happy to be back and anxious to inspire those around me ! I'm not letting anything get in my way and even if you don't have a child, I encourage you to have the same attitude.
On this day, Peace and I decided we wanted to do a photo shoot at this cool temple in Malibu,California , sadly it was closed :( Being the optimistic person I am, I decided to stop at the beach on the way back to the city! Peace has never been and I was so anxious to see her reaction to the sand, water, and animals! Malibu is a great beach, very clean, I always see dolphins and wales which is the reason a sista only dips her feet in lol! I was wearing my super cool pants from Durban, South Africa that had a zipper in the front like a built in fanny pack! Love love these pants! Peace was dressed in her cute little dress from Mexico ( Thanks Tìo Ralph) we were all cultured lol! Being that I have been traveling a lot for work, I like to buy really cool clothes for Peace and I, I'm thinking about making a memory box for her filled with all the shirts I buy her from each city/state/country ! I've always wanted to travel so its a treat for me to be able to bring stuff back!!!! Enjoy our beach moment and thanks for visiting :)
Photography By : Chris Paul Thompson
Well well well,
This is a topic that I have been working with in my own life and I realize its a necessity to reach the goals you want out of life. Perseverance in my relationships, being a mother, the best one I can be at that. Perseverance in getting back into shape and eating healthy, perseverance in yoga and fighting though the poses. Perseverance means to keep going, through whatever it is you're fighting through, keep fighting and win the battle of your mind. Everything you're going through is temporary and once you realize that in your mind, it makes it a bit easier to hang on tight through the ride. Life gets hard for us all but how are you perceiving it? Do things that make you happy to get you through a rough season and thank the creator in advance for getting you through tough times.
Peace & Blessings
Xo- Fee ....
What a great year 2014 was !!! A year of learning while pressing forward towards goals. I think 2014 helped me in a sense of having clearer visions for myself. No more foggy visions, which means I am only getting closer to the goals I am striving to accomplish. One thing I swear by is a vision board. I use my vision board to keep me on track to what it is I am trying to accomplish. You can use it for short term goals or long term goals. What I usually recommend is start with short term goals so that you don't feel overwhelmed. Watch the Video and I will explain to you how to create your vision board for the year of 2015!!!
Happy New Year LoveLights !!
Xoxo- Fee La Tour
Welllll my doctor said " Felicia , make sure you stay within the 25-30 lb. weight gain bracket . Pssss who was she fooling ? I gained a full 50 LBS. YIKES ! So much for staying within my bracket Dr. Patterson lol. I knew I was going to have work to do to get back to what I was before the baby if not close. I browsed through photos of me before the pregnancy and I was so skinny I almost feel like I looked sick lol . 5'8 & 128 lbs. Eghh too small .
One thing about having a baby is you literally turn into another women . All of the sudden I have a big O'L booty & hips . Looking back in the mirror like " danggggg girl ! " haha ! Only problem is mama needs some tightening & lifting . I'm a very busy person so I have to eat right as well as do exercises at home . I am slowly but surely getting back into working out but eating right is the 1st factor .
I am on a no carb diet until I lose the weight I desire which I have lost 38lbs. of the 50 so I am making LOTS of progress . I am drinking a lot of water and staying away from sugar drinks . Eating clean is something I am focusing on and just trying to get back into the swing of things . My workout routine is simple for right now .
250 Abs, 50 Push Ups, 60 day squat challenge, 100 lunges . This week I am adding cardio which is including running & Yoga . As you can see , I use my newborn for a weight . She is with me all the time so I figured she can help me with getting back into shape . I mean , she did help me gain 50 lbs. lol .
I am excited to share this workout challenge with you ladies and hope some of you moms join me in this journey ! Lets keep one another accountable and lose this baby weight !
Peace & Blessings
XoXo- Fee La Tour
Often in life we allow others to steal our joy . We allow them to piss us off and take away the happiness we woke up with . It can be your friend , family member , a stranger in the next car . We give them the power to mess up our day and control our emotions .
Lets try a different approach -
When we feed into someones negative energy we become apart of it . We allow them to throw their energy balls at as and we catch them instead of dodging them . My little sister is dealing with this right now . She is very positive and is a hippie at heart . She deals with someone on a constant who throws negative energy at her but she keeps catching it . 7 am this morning she caught the energy ball . Finally , I prayed on it and responded to her situation with the best advice I feel would help her . Here it goes ....
I said " Natalie , stop feeding into her energy . Stop allowing her to steal your joy every single day . You cannot argue with crazy , crazy will make you feel crazy ! Don't give this person anymore power . When they say something to try and shake your peace of mind , bite your tongue and smile . Sometimes people want to start drama because that is their normal . Don't EVER let ANYONE control your emotions . Keep your energy positive around you . Misery loves company sis , never forget that . Let your light shine so bright you reveal their true colors "
I hope that whoever is reading this never lets anyone steal there joy . Someone is rude to you , steals your parking spot , spreads rumors , says hurtful words , learn to not feed into their energy any longer. When you respond to people like this , its like adding fuel to fire . Energy is very powerful so make sure your positive energy over shadows their negative energy .
Peace & Blessings
Xox0- Fee La Tour
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Your soul is who you are . It is something that you wear on the inside of your body that keeps your body operating . Without your soul , you are not you, you are not alive . It lives forever and can never die , pretty impressive if you ask me .
At the age of 23 I've done some really amazing things with my life thus far ! I would've never thought I would be where I am now . I realize that prayer and having this amazing thought process helped me manifest my dreams into reality. Along my life journey , I've come to realize that if I don't do things from my soul , it just doesn't work . The energy isn't transfered properly . The people won't feel me .
I only know how to be me . I can be myself in several different emotional moods but when it comes to me sharing my positivity and enlightenment with my " Love Lights " I can only do it from my soul . The journey to finding out who I was and recognizing the difference between my soul and flesh wasn't an easy one by any means .
I didn't always operate from my soul . I was a negative Nancy , very judgemental , and was operating from an egotistic stand point day in , day out . The moment I recognized my soul I began to live a life I could only dream of at one point . The key was finding out who Felicia really was behind the flesh .
These days , I cannot operate if it isn't from the soul . I have no words to produce or projects if it doesn't come from the soul . I keep my mouth closed until my soul speaks threw me and we make masterpieces together . I remain still and in patience until my " ahhh ha !" moment comes. If I don't do my souls purpose I am unfulfilled and unhappy . Thats not the life I like to live or teach people .
With all of that being said , make sure you are doing what makes you happy ! Don't try and please everyone else or try and do what everyone else " thinks " you should do . You came on this earth with a purpose that is placed inside of your heart and only you know what that is . Of course get advice from people when necessary but make your own decisions , always ! For the longest time I couldn't make my own decisions and drove myself and probably everyone around me crazy. Just decide :) Take life one day at a time and hope for the best . God / the universe has your back . With that mindset I promise you will feel unstoppable !!!
Peace & Blessings to all my LoveLights
XoXo- Fee La Tour
One thing I want to say before I get into this topic is , I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIENCE ONLY . I have to constantly practice what I speak as well as look for new ways to grow as a better human being every day . That comes with discipline and the willingness to learn regularly . When you do things from your soul , they don't just happen over night . You have to listen very carefully to your spirit as well as your gut intuition . That brings me to my next point .
Channeling your energy properly -
When I began my journey of consciousness , I was very very afraid and confused . I one day woke up , and just began to isolate myself . I had no idea why I was isolating myself and what the purpose was . Now , 23 years young and looking at my life it all makes sense . It isn't easy to trust , ecspecially as a human being . We question everything , all the time ! Its just in our nature . So , of course , questions ran through my mind such as " am I doing the right thing ?" or " My friends aren't doing what I am doing , why am I the odd ball out ?" At the time I wasn't spiritually mature enough to recieve the answer to that question .
My very first lesson was to channel my energy properly . That meant for me to go into isolation , which consisted of ; working full time , no friend hang out time , reading , writing , and creating art . I disconnected from social media and I hibernated because I knew I was going through this for a reason . Questioning my every move , I learned to keep my faith alive and just trust .
Fast foreword to my life today . I am healthy , happy , blessed in more ways I could ever imagine. I had to learn to channel my energy into my own journey . I learned very quickly that looking to the left or right of me would make me fall down . We all have our own purpose in life and we all have to practice discipline to figure out that purpose . Your soul will naturally lead you to where you are suppose to go ONLY if you're willing to allow it to . Our ego seems to get in the way the majority of the time . It is our job , to recognize the ego ( your flesh ) and tell it to simply " have a seat !"
With all of that being said , I stepped into my purpose by channeling my energy properly . I stopped feeding things that didn't need to be fed . I also had to let a lot of friends go that were no longer serving a purpose in my life ( this is a VERY hard part of the journey , test crucial part. ) . I still respected all with the understanding that everyone is on their own path and I cannot judge their footsteps . I am here to tell you do NOT be afraid of isolation ! You are one with God and being able to tap into that is the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me . You learn so much about yourself as well as other people . Life seems to be a lot easier because you are spiritually in tune with the creator and learn to listen to the voice of our higher self as well as God .
Trust your journey . Have patience , a lot of it . Don't let circumstances keep you down , they are only there to teach you something . Be as strong as you can , and when you feel like giving up , knell down and pray .
Peace & Blessings
XoXo- Fee La Tour