@Shopcsbnyc Celebrates Women’s History Month

You’ll have to follow us on Instagram @Shopcsbnyc to find out what the other amazing, phenomenal, and stylish women had to say about wellness. And check out our IG stories for your chance to participate and let us know what wellness means to you. We celebrate one another all year round by sharing space and fashion and wellness resources with our community. If you’d like to join us, visit shopcsbnyc.com , scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. We promise we won’t spam you. Our purpose is to provide you with tools and resources to assist you along your journey evolving into your higher self.

Where Fashion and Wellness Coexist | C$BNYC

Creating Space for Wellness

Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. Wellness isn’t a destination, but a continuous journey that we must choose each day. It’s important to understand that your level of wellness isn’t fixed and can vary due to a number of circumstances, some you can control and some you cannot. We’ve all been there. Maybe your job that you’ve outgrown is weighing heavy, maybe it’s a relationship that you cherish but is becoming difficult, or maybe it’s you self-sabotaging and forgetting that you are the gift. Whatever the trauma, there’s always opportunities to practice wellness and build yourself back up, but first you have to accept that you deserve to be well.

“Wellness is my birthright and my responsibility. I choose to commit to it.”

Say this out loud to yourself each day until it becomes your reality.

Wellness is your birthright and your responsibility. It’s solely up to you to choose to commit. When you invest in your wellness, you will realize that you can manifest your wildest dreams into reality. Did you know that everything you seek is inside of you? It can take time to heal traumas and unblock the flow of manifesting but the more you work at it, the more you can be a master of self. Be gentle with yourself along your wellness journey and don’t force anything. If there is one thing I have learned is that time is yours and you choose what you wish to do with it. The world will have you thinking that time is scarce but in reality, time is yours. You can choose when, where, what, and how you use time. Obligations are obligations because you have manifested them to in life. You can’t escape the results of what you have conjured up, but you can take knowledge from experience to become your higher self.

Begin your days with intention setting. When you wake up and stretch, take time to get connected with your inner-g. Giving thanks for the abundance creates space for more manifestations. The Universe reciprocates the energy you put out (because you are the Universe). Writing for reflection and meditating to receive guidance are also important tools for intention setting. Meditation is a personal favorite. Aside from scientific studies showing  positive benefits of meditation, I feel so relaxed and aware of my energy after meditating. When you recognize energy, you can actively hold onto that which serves your higher self or release that which doesn’t. There is always a choice. These tools allow those choices to be more prevalent to you. Even the most spiritual beings receive negative energy, but the difference is they release what doesn’t serve them instead of holding onto it. When you feel negative energies coming to you, be conscious and make the decision to let them go.

The beauty about energy is that is can be a guide to healing your trauma. Energy is deep and  can uncover trauma and where it all began. Have you ever been triggered by something and the next thing you know you’re mad as hell for the rest of the day? The situation is dead and gone, yet you’re still holding onto negative energy AKA “Triggered AF”. Sometimes triggers are traumas from our past times that we haven’t healed reappearing again to remind us we haven’t fully healed and there is still work to do. I think triggers are great for that reason. Your body speaks but will you  take time to listen? The first step is acknowledge the energy and receive it. Then by using those tools mentioned above, you can begin to uncoverand begin your wellness journey. It takes time to heal trauma so be gentle with yourself because it will take more than a few sessions of meditation or writing. But, using these tools often will guide you to release negative energy and become your higher self.

Remember that wellness is a journey that you can actively choose to embark on. Be gentle with yourself and do the work. You are deserving of the abundance that your higher self possesses. You deserve all the love, good communication, wealth, and happiness. Let’s continue this journey together. Be sure to follow us on socials for more tips for wellness. This month we are also highlighting women who embrace their style of fashion. We are sharing space throughout the month and allowing these queens to share their wellness stories. Every week we’ll be posting in  our IG stories allowing other queens to share their stories as well. I hope that you will join in and take up space with us by typing what wellness means to you in the question box in our story each week. It brings me so much joy knowing that you’re taking this journey with us to invest in your wellness. You are so worth it!

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Nature Heals

Ever notice people in nature give reasons for being there like how they needed a break or wanted to get away and clear their mind. I thought this must be a common coping mechanism for many people including myself when I’m feeling triggered or overwhelmed, but apparently we are few. The average American spends 24 hours a year outside! If you don’t do anything else today, get outside. Enjoy nature. Nature is amazing and I believe that nature is God’s gift to us all. Nature brings peace. I recently loss a loved one. I have really been trying to take it easy but also keep busy so that I don’t fall into an episode of depression. Balance is always something to strive for in life. Going on walks and spending time doing little things outside with my loved ones bring me a lot of peace.

Remember I told you guys about healthy ways I cope with my anxiety and one of them is practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is disconnecting from technology and really getting in tuned with your surroundings. What do you see? What colors are around you? What is that bird doing on that rooftop? Take time to really observe and take it all in. You’d be amazed at how at ease you feel and grounded after doing little mindful exercises like that. Every day is different, but to take time and really indulge in your surroundings for at least 30 minutes a day is very powerful. I think a lot of us have traded mindfulness for scrolling mindlessly on social media and utilizing the digital world as an escape. This is unhealthy and doesn’t contribute at all to your higher self.

Being in nature actually has been proven to have health benefits. Having trees and greenery in you neighborhood or even bringing some plants into your home can make a world of difference for your health. Neighborhoods with more greenery and trees have lower crime rates and the locals are less likely to be stressed. Did you know plants lower anxiety and stress by reducing your blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones? It’s amazing all that God has given to us and yet we take it very much for granted. Promise me you’ll go outside for at least 30 minutes today or go for a walk in your neighborhood. Put your phone in your purse and really embrace all that nature has to offer you.

Nature heals and if we really think about it we are a part of nature as well. Our genetic makeup wasn’t exposed to all this technology and advancements today. We are made up of 70% percent of water so that should already tell you a lot about who we are as human beings and what we need to survive. I feel for people who don’t like water, those who won’t even sit with with feet half way in. Nature can heal us, if we embrace it and allow it. I love nature because it doesn’t ask for permission to be is just does. It’s beautiful on its own and doesn’t mind going unnoticed, it will still go through it’s life cycle. There’s something to be said about nature in all its beauty. So much abundance and I know that if God created it, it was surely for a reason. While I’m here on Earth I will always find solace and peace in nature. If you haven’t tried practicing mindfulness yet, make it a thing to do this weekend. Then let me know how you felt about it.

Stay well. Stay blessed loves.

Xoxoxoxo, Chanel$Bunny

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