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4-22-17 Happy Earth Day!

Today was the first day in a long time that I decided to take a “Sabbath” and not do anything “productive.” In doing so, I think I have made more of a connection with the people I love than I normally do on a “productive” day. Going to take more Sabbaths in the future. After all, if God rested on the 7th day, why don’t I accept that I, too, need rest? 

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4-6-17 Love, in any Condition You Find Yourself In

All day today, my empath self completely took over. With all the things happening, especially with the attack in Syria, I have been feeling the weight of the world. Praying for everyone suffering, crying when no one could see me, coming home and sitting in a catatonic state just trying not to slip further into depression. 

Some days are like this. I don’t have the answers to my questions. All I can do is love. Love, even in the condition I’m in at the moment. Hug my family a little tighter. Appreciate those around me, especially those who are also empaths whose hearts are breaking in unison with mine. 

Naysayers will say that it doesnt matter, but I’m here to tell you, keep your hearts strong. Love is the most powerful energy of all. It is the most powerful strength we humans have. That energy will effect the rest of the world. It is all a ripple effect.

Believe me, I know it feels useless, and it’s so easy to feel helpless in these times. But collectively, our energies of love, no matter what condition we are in, makes its way around. We are all connected. So keep loving, everyone, no matter what condition you find yourself in.

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A Trip to the Beach Can Change Your Brain? I believe it! 

I was able to go to the beach today (well it’s past midnight now so technically yesterday), and let me tell you, I completely believe this article to be 100% true. Read the entire article here

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3-19-17 Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday. In the not so far off past, I would dread The work week so badly that I wouldn’t even enjoy my Sundays. All of Sunday from the minute in wake up to the minutes I’d toss and turn trying to get in a decent night’s sleep before the alarm rang, I would be dreading what was the inevitable. Why? Honestly, ritual. Bad habits. Obsessive, negative thinking. Guess what? The weekend seems longer when you actually don’t dread or think about the day job. Monday will still be Monday whether you spend the day before actually savoring the Sunday, or wasting away the hours of thinking about Monday. Hope you all aren’t this bad, but for those of you who are, it’s definitely something I urge you to consider. 

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3-18-17 Stop

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your mental health is just stop and rest. To try to force anything during that time causes more breaks in the defenses. Not my best day but feeling better now. Tomorrow will be better. Time to relax, reset, and pray clearly with my heart while my mind sorts itself out. Be thankful for those who love you enough to allow you to do this and support you during this time. 

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3-17-17 Spontaneity 

Very short message for today, bask in positive Spontaneity! Spurts of joy are sparks of blessings! Pass the spark on to others and enjoy the osmosis of a smile. 

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Beenznrice Event with Heavenly Skull

A little late, but hey better late than never, right? Here are a few pics from this past weekend’s event. Lots of mini art prints (mounted, numbered and signed) available for $10 shipped in the US. If you’re in a different country and want one, contact me and I’ll find out how much shipping is. Read more at the Heavenly Skull blog.10653276_10152407060702083_7937848506033614555_n1979487_10152407061262083_8574019444731700778_n 10354880_10152407060872083_1650438766937115247_n 1175552_10152407061317083_3290104252699915508_n 10410161_10152407061552083_5954019665881839821_n 10414642_10152407061462083_6348389501499277395_n  10687212_10152407060722083_8148904912076755531_n

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New Commissioned Portraits

This was a fun one! I’m doing one of their parents next. Kiddos_WEB

Here’s a Dia de Los Muertos Commissioned Portrait:

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Costco $50 Cash Card Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! Today I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Costco Cash Card!

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I feel honored to have been a part of this Huggies campaign and really happy to have sampled such a great product. The Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers were probably the most secure and absorbent diapers I’ve ever tried on my son (and believe me, I’ve tried many different brands!) and it’s such a great deal to get these at $6 OFF right now at Costco! The Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes were also a wonderful product, especially since my son has sensitive skin. I’m very selective with the wipes I use. After all, they are used on the most sensitive areas! These did not disappoint. Right now, you can get them at Costco for $5 OFF.

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On to the giveaway!

You do not need to buy Huggies diapers or wipes to be a part of this contest (although I highly recommend it if you have a little one!). Here’s what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment below saying what you buy at Costco.

2. Leave a comment on my Huggies post and then comment on this post “I commented on the Huggies post” below!

3. To receive more chances of winning, reblog any of my Huggies posts. Here is the first POST. Here is the second POST. Comment below with the reblogged link so I know you did it.

4. Receive more chances of winning by retweeting any of my @Huggies tweets. If you haven’t followed me on twitter, I’m @beenznrice, so get ready to RT me today!

The winner will be chosen at random. Good luck everyone!