Heart Over Mind


"Our goals are limited by our mind. Our heart exceeds those limitations."

This evening I thought upon these words for 90 minutes, in between my breathing, during Bikram Yoga class. What am I not accomplishing because my mind says "aw you can't do that"? What limitations is your mind putting on what you can do?

What would happen if I listened to my heart? What is your heart encouraging you to do?

Challenge to Balance your LifeStyle


In a previous post, we discussed "Challenging our LifeStyle" doing something other than "living to work." A comment was made "While adding to my schedule is the last thing I want to do, it could also be the best thing for me and those around me." There in lies the "rub"... the challenge to balance our LifeStyle.

It had come to my attention while I was becoming more active, (aside from my 40 hour a week job) working more photo shoots, immersing myself in a extremely large home interior project, getting on my fitness and practicing Bikram Yoga 2 to 3 time a week, I was leaving less time to relax, and more importantly, less time to relax with my partner.

All of our situations are very different; my partner travels most of the week so I generally have lots of time to fill. When I am lucky enough to enjoy his company, I am torn between my new routines, and spending precious moments. This is the trick of the balance, giving your self the tolerance to relax your schedules.

Consider it lucky to have time to yourself to do what you enjoy. Consider it a true blessing to find the balance to share your precious time with family & friends.


STREET SCENE: PHOENIX

IF YOU'RE LOOKING to improve your overall look, Phoenix stylist Robert Ballew is the goto man. But if you'd rather go on a shopping spree on your own, take his expert advice and check out his favorite spots on Stetson Drive in neighboring Scottsdale, where beauty, fashion and flavor collide.
April 2009

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1 THE GRAND TOUR
7134 E STETSON DRIVE, STE 100
This boutique is filled with vintage and new furniture, art and accessories. Ballew recommends adding an element of individuality to your home with an antique chandelier or textile. Shipping is available. www.thegrandtourhome.com

2 OH MY DOG! BOUTIQUE & SPA
7137 E STETSON DRIVE, STE 8
From stylish duds and top-notch grooming to organic treats, this place for pooches has it all. And if you're missing Fido back home, stop by during one of the free weekly events to fill the void. "I've heard the doggie yoga classes are really fun," Ballew says. www.ohmydogboutique.com

3 GLAM LOUNGE
7137 E STETSON DRIVE, STE 10
"Glam Lounge works with many of the area's premiere modeling agencies, and it offers excellent personal attention," Ballew says. Free in-store events will teach you how to get perfect smoky eyes or pouty lips. www.glamlounge.net

4 CANAL RESTAURANT
7144 E STETSON DRIVE, STE 250
This contemporary eatery fuses food and style, hosting regular fashion shows. "Try the marinated bone-in sterling pork chop with sautéed Swiss chard, vanilla pear chutney and roasted fingerling potatoes; it's my favorite," Ballew says. www.canalaz.com

5 STUDIO JOY LI
7144 E STETSON DRIVE, STE 100
Browse cutting-edge fashions from the Joy Li label before they hit the national market. "Joy's collection effortlessly transitions from day to evening, and the detailed tailoring creates amazing silhouettes," Ballew says. And if you want some personal style tips, just ask. www.joyli.net

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