FASHION

MY FAVORITE PIECES FROM MAT FASHION’S NEW SPRING/SUMMER ’15 COLLECTION

Mat Fashion is one of my favorite international plus size brands. Based in Greece, they always have flowy pieces that you can easily transition and layer throughout the year. I own a lot of their pieces but sometimes it hard to find the good stuff since they don’t have a store in the United States and their online store is restricted for the US. Nevertheless, I found a couple online stores like Navabi that sell some of their collections.

The most recent collection (Spring/Summer 2015) is typical Mat Fashion style but there are a few stand out pieces that I want. Let’s hope I can find them online because I was gagging at some of them. Especially the first three looks in the first slide above. Wow!!

To view their full Spring/Summer Collection visit: MATFASHION.COM.

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LIFE, MOTIVATION

“WHY ARE YOU SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT’S BEHIND YOU?”

I was driving with my older brother recently and this car was tailgating me. For those who aren’t familiar, this is when a car is riding your bumper so close that if you were to press on your brakes, they would crash into you. I have to say that it is one of my top pet peeves and it annoys the hell out of me. Not road rage annoyed, more so an annoyance that should be preventable.

I continued to drive but I kept looking in my rear-view mirror and made some snide remarks about the driver when my brother said, “Why are you so worried about what’s behind you?” It was at that moment I realized that I’m always dwelling. I dwell so much that it manifests itself in every day routines.

Reflecting on your past troubles or past triumphs and comparing them with your current state, can turn into a sick game of Russian roulette if you let it. Because you never know what emotions past experiences can bring up. It can cause you to fall back into a deep depression or have wishful thoughts about things turning out differently. This is the time where you have to train your mind to concentrate on the now, the present. However hard it may be.

Don’t get me wrong, reflection can be a good thing and you can learn many things from this practice. However, if you start living in those places it can become a hindrance to your personal growth.

One of my goals for 2015 is to stop dwelling so much and to start concentrating on the present. Now when I’m driving and someone is tailgating me, I just switch lanes and keep it moving.

LIFE, MOTIVATION, VIDEO

“WE ALL ARE MORE THAN JUST ONE THING”

Larry Sanders is a former NBA player that was making millions of dollars a year but he decided to walk away from it all.

Everyone has to make a living. I’m no different from the person whose 9-to-5 isn’t their dream job. It’s a scary thing to walk away from security but I’m more afraid of living with the “what if.” [ READ MORE ]

This really spoke to me. Even though he was talking about his NBA career, it really correlates to what I went through last year. Dealing with depression and mood disorders in a high stress position can be hell if you don’t put energy back into yourself or things that make you happy. Following your path to happiness is yours alone and those who don’t get that, never will.

Thank you Larry Sanders for sharing your story.