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I cancelled my Massage | Here Are 3 Things I Did Instead #selfcare

Two weeks ago,  I had a massage scheduled all in the name of “self care”. I’m a mom and I always look for opportunities to “TREAT YOSELF” lol (in my Tom and Donna voice for my Parks and Rec fans). Well, the night before I decided to cancel for two reasons. 1, it was on family day and sometimes I just like to chill with my hubby and the baby without having anywhere else to be. And 2, I just didn’t feel like having to pump and hustle about in order to be away from Dream. But I still wanted to enjoy that time I had set aside for myself, so here is what I did instead:

1. I made myself breakfast and enjoyed it IN SILENCE.

I’ve come to enjoy and look forward to a bowl of homemade oatmeal and a cup of my special coffee every morning, but I don’t often get to enjoy it without constantly side-eyeing Dream to make sure she is happy and safe. So this was a special moment. Keem and Dream were still sleeping so I had this little pocket of time just for me! Yaaasss! I left my phone in my bedroom,  and made my way to the kitchen. No baby to keep an eye on, no husband to help out the door… just me, my breakfast and my thoughts/prayers! It was great!

2. I did a full yoga session, UNINTERRUPTED.

Yoga has been so good for this mom body. The stretches, both pre/postnatal, have helped me tremendously. And as much as I love working out, as a new mommy I rarely get to workout without Dream being RIGHT THERE. So this was a true delight. A bonus moment. A baby free, breath focused, energizing yoga session to get my day started! Another win!

3. I folded the laundry,  while listening to one of my fave Les Brown talks, INTENTLY.

For some laundry is a task… but I actually enjoy doing/folding laundry. I know I’m special 😅. Listen, being in my own space (bringing order to that space), with no one else but myself to worry about in that moment, is EVERYTHING. Me and my jolly self, sat in the middle of the floor folding my little life away! I was so content!

One of my closest friends sent this to me after our check-in that morning, and it is totally worth sharing:

“It’s important to recognize the other ways we self-care! There is something to having a listing of things that invoke the same feelings of a massage but touch a different part of ‘self'”

So powerful! Yes a massage and a pedicure are amazing… but doing those things that evoke feelings of accomplishment, restfulness, and peace of mind are also vital ways to empower and care for “self”!

So I just want to encourage you. As you make the time for “self-care”, know that this isn’t a “one size fits all” kind of situation. I think along the way we’ve lost the focus… self care is literally caring for self…mind, body and spirit! And that doesn’t always HAVE to show up in the form of a trip to the salon. It can show up in the form of a nap, a workout or simply basking in the presence of our Good Good Father (AMEN, somebody)!!

So find what works for you and do just that. Look at the feelings and state of mind you wish to elicit, and embrace the practices that will keep you in that space.

Reese

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Own Your Slay University Presents|The STYLE SUITE

The wait is over!

You ladies already know I am a firm believer in being #SNATCHEDforHisglory, and I’m finally sharing ALL of my tips, tricks, and resources to help you SLAY in STYLE! 

Click below for all the deets including upcoming courses! I’m so excited for what the fall has in store!

 

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And be sure to connect with me on social media @Reese_ _Dennis!

Reese

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My Postpartum Journey | 5 Things That Have Helped Me

A little over 10 weeks in and I felt led to share with you ladies a few of the things that have helped me navigate this space as a new mommy! No, my journey is not perfect, nor easy, but I know I’m built for this!  Watch and Be encouraged! 

And set that reminder for Sunday August 25th for a very special LIVE CHAT with a very special guest discussing pregnancy/postpartum from a mental health perspective!! Stay Tuned for more details!

You ladies know I LOVVVVEEEE to hear from you… comment below… what has helped you as a new mommy?

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Shop the look: Check out my 5 fave online finds here! I’m wearing item #5 in black!

Reese

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INTRODUCING: Own Your Slay University

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What is Own Your Slay University?

Own Your SLAY University is an online institute founded  by Slay Consultant, Reese Dennis, to provide practical education, timely resources and accountability to empower women to walk confidently in their calling, and  SLAY in their God Given Purpose! 

Own Your SLAY University, provides practical objectives, style guidance and business best practices through webinars, accountability groups, mastermind sessions, live demos and more to help you flourish in your lane!

If you’ve ever felt STUCKUNINSPIRED, or ALONE on your path to purpose…

this is the place just for you!


Who is Reese Dennis?

Reese Dennis, Slay Consultant and founder of the Own Your Slay University,  is uniquely positioned as a force in the women’s empowerment movement. Having worked for nearly a decade as an executive in the luxury retail industry, Reese leverages her experience in style, beauty, business and life, to empower millennial women to embrace their worth and uncover their God-given purpose.

Reese has a message that resonates with everyone she meets. Consider her your own personal BFF. She’ll love you like a sister, care for you like a confidant and challenge you to pursue your greatness. 

In addition to her Fierce & Refined blog, Reese is the CEO of Hair Slayed by Reese and creator of the Fierce & Refined Boutique, the Fierce & Refined podcast, and the Behind the Chair web series. 

It is truly her passion to equip and empower millennial women to slay in every area of their lives.
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Class Schedule: Business Basics 1.0

Business Basics Webinar

Have you started a service-based business, but are having an extremely hard time trying to take it to the next level of growth, financially?
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Have you been “doing everything right” on social media, to promote your business, but can’t figure out why you’re not booked? 
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Have you been in the DMs, looking for help, but just haven’t had someone to really help  you, with the basics? (Apps, tools, and resources?)
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Tired of trying to figure it out on your own? 
Well CLASS IS IN SESSION, and my “Business Basics” Webinar is just for you!

The Replay is Now Available!

This is a basic business course designed for those who are just beginning their journey in business, or have been in business for a while, but haven’t been able to  figure out the role social media plays in attracting clientele.

In this course we discuss how to:

Cultivate an engaged audience on social media
Attract new clients; moving from likes to appointments
Set up systems to set yourself apart
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Podcast | Provisions Have Been Made for Your Purpose | Soundcloud

Ladies, have you ever contemplated taking a “Leap of Faith” only to find yourself sitting on the sidelines because you’re not sure how things are going to work out? OR maybe you’re, in the game… but your heart is still troubled by the unknown?  I’ve been there, and it wasn’t until nearly a year ago to the date, that I decided to jump into high gear and pursue all that God has for me. It. Was. Scary… BUT GOD has been faithful throughout it all!

In today’s Podcast episode, I’m sharing some of the lessons learned as I reflect on my 1 year anniversary since I decided to be “intentional” with my living.

God provides for the places/spaces He’s called you to”

Check out my original post from 2018 here: A Lesson On Being Intentional

 

 

Check out all of my podcast episodes now on SoundCloud : Fierce & Refined Podcast. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new episodes!

Reese

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