The benefits of being a hairstylist

I spent this day bartering. It is one of the great benefits of being a hairstylist. I had three lovely humans that I bartered with today. Leah, who is an awesome chinese medicine therapist. Lisa, the owner of She is also written in my Lovelings section of the blog. And Donavon, a very good electrician. 

Of course in an ideal world we could barter with everyone. But as we all know we still have to make money to pay our bills. Still, it feels so good to be able to trade with people sometimes. When I was a little girl, I recall how my elders would use the word money in terms of slang. They called it “bread”.  Example would be that I would hear my father say, ” I have to go to work to make some bread. And no, he was never a baker. ha! Well, there is an old saying that man cannot live on bread alone.

Bartering allows us to swim in the pool of equal sharing. We give a little, we take a little. They give a little, they take a little. And it’s all quality work. It’s a shared love made visible. In a world where cash rules, it just feels so nice sometimes to have the ability to step away from that and share something of substance. One of the ways we can exchange our gifts is through this heart felt intention. Can you find something that you can barter with another? I recommend it highly.

Shine as Love & Light

Jules ❤

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The Magic Word


From the time I was a child, and whenever I wanted something, I remember always hearing my parents always ask me,” what’s the magic word”? I would quickly answer, “Please, and thank you.”  Yes, it was instilled in me from the time I was born the magic of manifestation through gratitude. Little did I know at that time, how incredibly powerful being thankful is. When I was little, I thought that my family’s intentions where too  just basically instill good manners for me, and it was as simple as that. It wasn’t until later on in my life, that I came to understand the true power behind those invaluable words of gratitude.

Ok, let’s play pretend for a moment. You remember that game you played when you were a little kid, right? Although instead of wishing for your first puppy or a bike, you want a beautiful home or a vacation in the Caribbean. Or something even more essential such as perfect health, perhaps a true love? Having a sense of Gratitude is the key secret to manifesting anything you want or need. Put your intention out there. Place an action toward the goal by doing what makes you happy and prepare yourself to receive the wish that is your fondest desire. Do this by using gratitude for what you have right now. Don’t waste your time focusing on what you seemingly don’t have or want in this moment. Act as if you already have what you want. Do this with the power of your thoughts and words. For instance, if you don’t know what it is like to have that beautiful home up on a mountain or to have the body of your dreams, cut pictures out that are similar to your goals. Put them up on a board and look at them every day. Follow with positive words while placing yourself in that moment. Give thanks for being so beautiful. Give thanks for being healthy. Give thanks for being prosperous and successful. It doesn’t matter if in that very moment you have just enough money to buy a fifty cent burger. That can all change with the magical blink of an eye. The moment you give thanks and take action toward what you want you align yourself up with the universe to accept and receive your blessing.


For every moment of discomfort, for every misfortune, there is an underlying gift that will bring you closer to attaining more inner power, more success, and ultimately more freedom. Just try it one time. Take something, anything that you may want right now. Take that one thing and act as if it’s already happening. Feel it in your heart.  Take a few minutes every day and imagine that you are in that perfect place of your goal. Smile happy, watch your eyes get brighter while you say the words, “Thank you for my _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank)”. The thing about it is, when we give thanks, everybody wins!

Like children, we receive because we are in a constant state of gratitude. And like children, we glow, we shine, we laugh, we play with all the wonder that the universe has to offer us. Remember, you can never go wrong with Gratitude. Love, being the base of giving thanks, makes it one of the most powerful forms of manifestation. So, go now! Live your Bliss and shine your way through life!

Shine as Light & Love,