• Fashion,  LALA's Looks

    Unconventional Grad Photos

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    Hey there, LALA here, Just going over some feels about graduation. I wasn’t in the mood for the stereotypical grad photos everyone tends to do. Truth is I couldn’t hire anyone, and I did the shoot all on my own. I was not in the mood to drive to school, set up, and pray for it to all go well. I did a quick set up at the castle. Here are a few features of that day. The lighting worked, despite it being a cloudy moody day. I tried on my favorite style: lace & a mask for fun! Just call me your little prop lady! My house is filled…

  • Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering Graduate School. Ron Burgundy Style.

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    You live and you learn! Just take it from me and watch Ron Burgundy’s slip ups before you decide to enter a graduate school program. Otherwise, you’ll enter a war you never wanted to sign up for. 1) You will have no sense of rest and be filled with emotions:   Your brain will run a mile a minute. “Do this! Do that! Go to school! Finish this paper! Don’t forget that group presentation! Did you eat yet? Don’t forget your friends and family!” So many demands  that create a critical you for not being on top of everything. Give yourself space and compassion. Take it day by day, week…

  • Lust for Life

    Why Care About Mental Health?

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    Why care about mental health? You may have seen it more and more these days, especially during special times like May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, but is it something to consider in your every day life? Whether you are aware or not, your mind and body is influenced by your every day stress. Our brain is a physical part of our body; it’s all connected. Medical health care and mental health care should not be seen differently. Let’s open a discussion and break the stigma! We need to take both very seriously! Are you aware that we can rewire our brain? Science is revealing more and more that we have…

  • Lust for Life

    #4Mind4Body Pledge for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Hello there beauties and beaus, We are going to have a huge community gathering ONLINE and OFFLINE! It is time to discuss the importance of mental health care and wellness. May will mark the 70th year of Mental Health Awareness month, facilitated by Mental Health America. They are doing outstanding work, and this is a call to action. This year’s proclamation: Mental Health Month 2019 “#4Mind4Body” WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and WHEREAS, there is a…

  • Fashion,  LALA's Looks

    My First 4 Items from Rent the Runway

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    After watching a documentary on fast fashion, I am trying to be more mindful of where my clothes come from. The problem is… it is so expensive to get sustainable fashion! I can see why I did not think about this for a while. It will take time to transition to that great length, but I am beginning to open myself to the possibilities of creative ways to wear less fast fashion. One thing I can think of is maybe thrift shopping to find vintage clothing, as fast fashion boomed a lot in the 1990s. It would be great to get staple pieces from the past; But for now, I…

  • Performance Art

    “I was not flirting with you…”

    “I was not flirting with you.”   He says this for the second time.   Honestly, if you were not flirting with me, you wouldn’t have said it… twice. That reveals guilt. And guilty you are, but there is no jury for this kind of trial. This is the court case I find myself in a lot of the times lately. It seems as if all of my cases are dismissed. I do not have enough evidence or grounds to feel the way I feel. Yet I will still speak my truth… This time, “I am not guilty!” I’m talking about the case of the male-female interactions and the lack…

  • Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life

    If You Can’t Let It Go, It’s Best Not To Keep It.

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    Such an important phrase that may shock you to hear. I made this because I do not want you to feel good about it. To be offended or uncomfortable is a great thing, because it requires you to reflect and make changes that will build you, or destroy you. I hope this video cuts to the core of you to truly reflect and see what you need to let go in your life and move forward. Only then will you be able to experience true freedom, authentic identity, blessings and fulfill life purpose. Time to believe in yourself. Be inspired by this message. Any thoughts?  

  • Fashion

    OOTD Work & Play the Thai Way

    Hey Beauties and Beaus, I loved going to Thailand!!! Asian culture is what I grew up with (I watched sailor moor religiously and still do!). Even my Japanese co-worker says I have some of their mannerisms (smiling when nervous).   I wanted to show you what I wore when going into mental health facilities and going sightseeing with my class. This outfit is styled by Forever 21! We needed to wear all black because their King passed away and they were in mourning. This was to show honor and respect. With any fashion style, you have to add a touch of your personality, despite the restrictions you may have in…

  • Fashion,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure

    Top 10 photoshoot locations in Thailand

    Hi Friends,  Thailand is a great place to obtain a wide range of photo ops. I went to Thailand in 2017 for a study abroad class, and I stayed with my classmates in Bangkok.  We had our own personal guide: Dr. Paul and his wife Dr. Nop. Within a few days, we saw so many things on top of going to mental health facilities (click here to see that blog post). I think it’s important to know someone in the country you’re traveling to, because you will get the most out of your stay! Here are some highlights I recommend for food, photo ops and sightseeing per Dr’s orders 🙂…