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Coffee vs. Caffeinated Beverages: Why Coffee Takes the Crown

Coffee is undoubtedly the most popular and beloved caffeinated beverage of all time. Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or just enjoy the occasional cup, it’s hard to deny that coffee has a unique flavor and energizing effects that no other caffeinated beverage can replicate. With so many caffeinated options on the market today, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you. In this blog post, we’ll explore why coffee takes the crown when it comes to caffeinated beverages.

The Science Behind Caffeine

Coffee, one of the most consumed beverages in the world, has a long history and is deeply ingrained in our daily routines. Coffee beans come from the Coffea plant, which grows in countries near the equator. After being harvested, the beans go through a roasting process to bring out their unique flavors and aromas before being packaged and shipped to stores.
Caffeine, the natural stimulant found in coffee, has a significant impact on our bodies. It works by blocking adenosine receptors in our brain, which are responsible for promoting sleep and suppressing wakefulness. As a result, we feel more awake and alert after consuming caffeine.

While other caffeine beverages like energy drinks and soda also contain caffeine, coffee offers several advantages. First and foremost, it has a higher concentration of caffeine than most other beverages, making it the best option for those who need a boost in the morning or afternoon. Additionally, coffee has a variety of health benefits, such as improving cognitive function, boosting metabolism, and reducing the risk of certain diseases like Parkinson’s and liver cancer. Refer to the infographic below for additional information directly from the NCA (National Coffee Association).

Coffee’s Versatility and Variety

One of the greatest things about coffee is its versatility and variety. Whether you need a jolt to wake you up in the morning or a pick-me-up in the afternoon, coffee has got you covered. You can have it black, with cream and sugar, as an iced drink, or even as a latte. The options are endless.
Plus, there are so many companies out there, each with their unique flavors and brewing techniques. From small artisanal roasters to large coffee chains, there is something for everyone. And if you prefer to make your coffee at home, you can experiment with different brewing methods and flavors, making it a personal and satisfying experience.
Furthermore, coffee is a drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, with any kind of food or snack. You can have a cup of coffee with breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, or even enjoy a warm latte in the afternoon with a slice of cake.
Overall, the versatility and variety of coffee make it the perfect beverage for any occasion, whether you need to be awake and alert in the morning, or simply crave a warm and comforting drink in the afternoon.

The Cost Comparison of Coffee vs. Other Caffeine Beverages

When it comes to getting your daily dose of caffeine, it’s important to consider the cost of your preferred beverage. While there are numerous caffeinated options available, coffee proves to be the most cost-efficient choice. That is, when you buy a bulk bag package of ground coffee.
Think about it: when you buy a bag of coffee, you’re not only getting a significant amount of caffeine but also multiple servings. A bag of coffee can provide you with several cups of coffee, depending on how strong you prefer it. On the other hand, buying individual cans or bottles of energy drinks or soda can quickly add up, especially if you consume them daily.
Not only does buying a bag of coffee save you money in the long run, but it also allows for customization. You can choose to brew your coffee stronger or milder, add your preferred amount of sugar or milk, and even experiment with different flavors. This level of versatility is hard to find in other caffeinated beverages.
Additionally, consider the cost per serving. A single cup of coffee made from a bag of coffee beans is significantly cheaper than a cup of energy drink or soda purchased from a convenience store. Over time, these small savings can add up and have a positive impact on your budget.
By choosing coffee over other caffeinated beverages, you’re not only making a smart financial decision, but you’re also indulging in a rich and diverse beverage that can be tailored to your taste preferences. So, the next time you’re craving caffeine, grab a bag of coffee and enjoy the cost savings and the deliciousness that comes with it.

The Cultural and Social Benefits of Drinking Coffee

In today’s fast-paced world, coffee has become much more than just a beverage to wake you up in the morning. It has transformed into a cultural and social phenomenon, especially among the youth, Gen Z, and Millennials. The popularity of coffee can be attributed to its versatility and the experiences it offers beyond just its stimulating effects.
Coffee shops have become trendy hangout spots, where people gather to catch up with friends, work remotely, or simply enjoy a moment of solitude. These cozy environments with their inviting aromas and comfortable seating have become a part of our urban culture. The rise of social media has also contributed to the coffee culture, with users sharing pictures of their favorite latte art or the latest coffee trends.
Moreover, coffee has become a form of self-expression. From artisanal brewing methods to unique flavor profiles, coffee enthusiasts are exploring the world of specialty coffee and embracing the diverse tastes and experiences it has to offer. The growing interest in sustainable and ethical sourcing has also influenced the coffee industry, with consumers actively seeking out fair-trade and organic options.
Furthermore, coffee has also become a symbol of productivity and creativity. Many creative professionals, such as writers, artists, and entrepreneurs, swear by the benefits of a good cup of coffee to fuel their inspiration and concentration. The ritual of preparing and enjoying coffee has become a valuable part of their creative process.
Overall, the cultural and social benefits of drinking coffee extend far beyond its stimulating properties. It has become a way to connect with others, explore different flavors and experiences, and even boost productivity and creativity. So, the next time you reach for your caffeine fix, remember that you’re not just enjoying a beverage, but immersing yourself in a vibrant and evolving coffee culture.

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The Real Meaning of Angel Numbers

To Explore Angel numbers, one must first know what Numerology is. Many people today are unaware of what Numerology is. Some don’t even know what it means and presume it is just the study of numbers in a mathematical sense. Well of course that is true to some degree. However Numerology is deeper than just superficial numbers – It is the intrinsic nature of the way numbers relate to our world and can represent a genuine deeper meaning through a synchronistic event or feeling. Everything that the world and universe consists of also consists of numbers. Numbers rule the Universe. Exploring the history of numbers shows one the distinct ways numbers have and create deeper meaning to reveal a synchronicity or matrix-type knowledge to a person.

According to Numerologists, numerical patterns infiltrate everything in our world and nothing happens by accident; everything happens because of numbers. Each number contains a specific vibration that it emits. In fact, even the alphabet is a man-made communication tool originally derived from numbers. Thus the vibrations and feelings we express are the roots of the alphabet which originate from numbers. Beyond this, numerology is used and expressed to this day in many modern ways as well.

Numerology of “Angel Numbers

The topic of Angel Numbers is popular today in many media outlets. Whether it is an article on how certain repeating numbers symbolize a new path in life, or a Youtube or Tiktok video on how your angels are trying to speak to you through numbers, there’s no denying that it is a popular topic of interest to many today. But what do Angel numbers ACTUALLY mean? Are they just coincidences that we assert our own meaning and projections onto? Or is there a genuine cause for these repeating numbers in some ones’ life? The answer is not black and white, but there are a few theories that can explain the anomaly.

a. The presence and noticing of Angel Numbers means you are “in alignment.” When you start seeing synchronies of numbers, it is highly likely that your inner path and physical path are aligned; noticing the numbers is just a confirmation of that. Behind the scenes of the 3-D, we cannot see this “spiritual path” we are on, so sometimes numbers act as the evidence that the merging of the spiritual path and physical path is happening. When this happens, often strange things happen such as first noticing the synchronicities of numbers that also exist and transcend beyond our 3-D world.

b. Numbers are the root for vibrations, so when someone starts to notice a specific repeating number, it could be the physical world projecting back to them the vibrations and feelings of their inner world. There is a theory that the universe is like a boomerang – it always gives you what you put out, including your vibrations and feelings. Thus Angel Numbers could simply just be a confirmation of one’s own inner world thoughts, feelings, and vibrations. However there are several interpretations of what each specific digit 1-9 means, though they often have similar meanings since each number has a specific vibration. Below is an example of what each number can mean when seen or noticed repeatedly.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – The Way we were Designed.

*que Girls Just Wanna Have Fun song and a hype dance*. Kidding. Well anyways girls always wanna have fun. But you know what else we want? Funds. Yes, I said it. Let’s not pretend like we don’t. It’s not greedy to want resources for freedom, right? So it makes me wonder why there is such a bad stigma to females craving creating money. It’s not even about having money, but more so about having unlimited choices and freedom. There is really nothing wrong with that. The funny thing is, the more we chase just the money, the less funds we have. Ironic isnt? Let me explain in a few points.

  1. Chasing Money Puts You in a Lack Mindset

When we are after solely the money, we get stuck in a trap. Essentially, a survival mode trap. We might think, okay as long as I have a decent job (which society tries to praise so you ARE in a lack mindset and and can be industry standard) , even if I don’t enjoy it that much, the money it gives me will let me enjoy the other parts of my day. I mean, yes, there is some truth to that. It might depend on the lifestyle you seek and if you’re okay with giving away 8 hours of your day for that trade off. However, not everyone is okay with that. And sometimes when we do that – chase the money – instead of the freedoms money can bring to you, it can end up having you stuck in a rat race for the sole purpose of getting money. However if you enjoy your job, that’s a totally different story. There are, in fact, some very rewarding careers out there that also pay amazing. But for this, I’m talking about those jobs that are just very monotonous and just feel like they suck they life out of you. I think we’ve all experienced one of those. Staying in a toxic work environment just for the money will ironically put you more in a lack mindset. Never forget that.

2. Women weren’t designed for the typical 9-5.

I find it funny that it’s usually females because we just don’t operate like that. The typical 9-5 job is designed for the masculine-oriented world. It doesn’t fit or work for many women. And that’s okay because we actually were never designed to be productive or thrive in a 9-5. Unless we’ve done the training to be accustomed to the industry standard job. However, the rhythm of the feminine soul craves to unfold tasks on her own pace and rhythm, not on artificial timelines and linear ways imposed on her by the masculine-oriented world.

3. Women Should Not have to compromise Themselves

In the realm of our modern world, there’s a lot of externalized pressure to do things quickly. To see out lives as a series of things that we need to “achieve.” By living through this lens, we’re relentlessly taught to compromise the feminine soul. Femininity is often perceived as weak- yet there is a deep strength in organic femininity. Because it requires a woman to stay devoted to her natural rhythms, her true unfolding, her God-infused path, rather than affixing herself to the expectations of the external world.

To align with this path, a woman can’t force the world to change. Instead, for a woman to nurture her feminine core, she needs to be okay with things not looking like what others expect of her. She needs to value her internal processes and inner unfurling, more than she values the validation, recognition or response of the external world. A way of being that values the truth, naturalness and relationship of life, over the artificial, self-seeking expectations that we’ve been taught to strive towards.

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Embracing your Journey back to God.

Let me first just say, something you come to realize after some time is that something nobody can take from you is your journey in life. Everyone’s journey is uniquely beautiful – kind of like how every sunset is uniquely beautiful in it’s own way. We all have the freedom to flow and explore life however we desire, in order to get to a place where we feel aligned and closer to source. The weird thing is, God doesn’t judge anyone’s journey back to Him, He just wants to make the journey easier for us. However sometimes we’re still just young and dumb and think we can outsmart God (Pfff…) They say the best way to learn is from other people’s mistakes, but sometimes we just need to make our own mistakes to realize the magnitude of the value of how we approach that specific area of life. There’s something beautiful in the juxtaposition and naïve-ness of not knowing something, allowing the hurt to chisel and refine us to our core, and coming out of it smarter, wiser and more beautiful on the other side. Sure, you may have been way better without going through it. But the mistake happens, and the great thing is that there is hope and you’re not stuck there – we have the power to 100% restore and heal ourselves back to our vibrant exuberant selves even after whatever mistake we made or allowed in our naiveness. And so sometimes you just have to go through those toxic unhealthy self-destructive phases to realize – oh wait, it’s not working, it’s only keeping me in a cycle and bringing temporary happiness. God was right all along (like He always is).

You’re also allowed to pause and disassociate from the notifications on your phone in order to do some soul navigating. Maybe you’ll let down a few people by not responding to texts about nothing, but you’ll definitely impress God by your willingness to get serious about the essence of life. You’re allowed to exist without proving your worth. That is one of those things you’ll quickly realize if you just put away the distractions and stare at the ceiling for a bit. That your merits are not what define you. How you help others, yourself, and the community plays a big role – Yes. However that also doesn’t define us. We are worthy just as we are- just existing. We are worthy just by blissfully existing. Yes, that’s a fact but don’t get me wrong, it’s also not an excuse to do nothing.

Although we are human-beings, we are also human – doings. We were created to do just as Jesus did. The fact that Jesus wasn’t even married or in a relationship and he was still deemed to be the happiest person on earth. Hm, maybe that’s the key to happiness. Kidding. Although it does prove that being or not being in a relationship doesn’t really matter in the things of God. Much of it had to do with Jesus simply loving what was right and hating what was wrong. It’s that simple. That is why He was “anointed with the oil of gladness.” Aka, God gave him happiness. Of course in our day and time, these things are easy to say but hard to do. We are surrounded by a plethora of influences making us question whether we’re too old-school or whether we should adapt to the modern ways. But it’s simple really. Love what is right. Hate what is wrong. People always wonder – well, what is right? that is so vague, you don’t understand my situation, like the bible doesn’t really talk about my situation. Okay. Well, just ask yourself – What would Jesus do or what do you think Jesus would tell you? Most people know the answer but are still influenced by modern views or their emotions. Guess what. God doesn’t care about your emotions or feelings.(Harsh, I know, sorry.) God cares that what you are doing is right, and is backed up by His Word. Sometimes we have to realize that yes – tuning in with our emotions is healthy. However letting emotions control you is not. We need to let emotions do what they do, and let them pass like a storm, and then get back to our normal ideal selves by doing what is right. So yes, God doesn’t care about your feelings. He cares about you doing what is right so that you can experience unending joy because of that. Because afterall, God is always on our side. Joy is a long-lasting state of being, not necessarily a feeling or emotion. Joy is promised by God and something we should strive towards. Those who possess the holy spirit can tap into that fountain of joy from God whenever they want to, really.

There is so much joy ahead for us. In Romans 14:17, it states, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

In Psalm 16:11, the psalmist writes, “You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

5 Natural Methods to Promote Sleep & Restfulness

We all want to sleep better and feel rested in the morning. However, some people are more easily disturbed by their bed time routine than others. You may have just had a bad day at work and you’re too stressed or tired to fall asleep. Or maybe you have bad habits that keep you from falling asleep. Whatever the reason, there are many natural ways to promote sleeping well at night.

Sleep is one of the most important and basic things that we all need. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and were not sure what to do? You can use all sorts of tricks – from melatonin, to warm milk…but some tricks are more effective than others. The following can be implemented individually or used all at once for maximum effectiveness.

1. Meditation

Meditation: This is one of the most underappreciated forms of relaxation there is. It’s easy to get stuck in our heads with thoughts and worries—it’s easy to let those thoughts take over our lives! But meditation helps us clear our heads of clutter so that we can focus on being present in the moment. There are many different types of meditation techniques (like mindfulness meditation), but all of them focus on bringing awareness into your body and mind so that you can connect more deeply with yourself and others around you. You’ll find yourself feeling calmer after these sessions!

2. Binaural Beats Music

Binaural beats music is an excellent way to promote sleep and restfulness. Binaural beats are auditory illusions where different sounds are played in the right and left ear at slightly different frequencies, creating a calming sensation in the brain. This can be especially beneficial if you’re trying to wind down after a long day of travelling. Whether you’re flying or waiting for a flight, binaural beats music can be an effective way to relax and restore your energy levels. Just pop on some headphones and listen to calming, soothing sounds as you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Just search “Binaural beats” or “sleep music” on youtube and one is sure to appear to help you relax and fall asleep!

3. Milk & Honey

One way to ensure you get the best rest possible is to drink a glass of warm milk and honey before bed. The combination of the calcium in the milk and the natural sugars found in honey helps to promote melatonin production, which can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. In addition, milk has properties that help relax muscles, while honey provides your body with an energy boost to keep you energized and well-rested throughout the day. Make sure to drink this mixture at least an hour before going to bed for maximum benefit.

4. Ashwagandha

Another great way to promote restfulness is through the use of ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that helps the body adapt to stress, reduces anxiety and increases overall energy levels. It also has calming effects, helping you relax and sleep better. Try taking a supplement before bed or making yourself a cup of ashwagandha tea, which can be made with honey for a little sweetness.

5. Essential Oils. Lotions, Or Bath Salts

Essential oils and lotion are powerful tools to promote restfulness. Not only do they smell amazing, they can also help you relax and fall asleep faster. Lavender and chamomile essential oils are known for their calming and sleep-inducing properties. Try adding a few drops to a diffuser or apply directly to the skin for a soothing effect. Lotions with calming scents like eucalyptus and sandalwood can also be used for aromatherapy. Additionally, applying lotion will not only help you stay relaxed but will help keep your skin from drying out.

Another way to promote restfulness is to take a relaxing bath. To make it even more luxurious and calming, adding some bath salts to the water can provide therapeutic benefits. Not only do they help ease muscle tension and reduce inflammation, but they also have a pleasing scent that can bring on a sense of tranquility. Bath salts come in various scents such as lavender, rosemary, and chamomile, all of which can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. After soaking in a bath of salts, you’ll be ready to drift off to sleep with a sense of calmness, freshness, and relaxation.

Did you find any of these methods helpful? Will you start incorporating some of them? Let us know what worked for you in the comments below!

Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Hawaii

If you’re planning on traveling to Hawaii, there are a few things you should know and prepare for before your journey. Hawaii is known for its stunning beaches and active nightlife, so it’s important to be well-prepared for your trip. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your time in Hawaii, for whatever island you decide to visit.

1. Pack Lightly

Whenever traveling to the Hawaiian islands, visitors almost always bring too much unnecessary clothing. Pack only what you need in order to avoid any excess baggage fees. This will also make it easier to carry around your luggage while you explore the city, as well as give you extra baggage space if planning to return with any goods or souvenirs purchased there.

2. Plan your Itinerary

Vacations often take alot of planning beforehand – which is a good thing. Otherwise, your trip will end up feeling a bit discombobulated. Unless you prefer frantically searching for things to do on google while barely being able to see your screen on the beach. From flights, hotels, transportation, or tours, it is always a good idea to plan ahead. Make sure you can make all your flights in time. Make sure your hotel check in day corresponds with your flight arrival day. Make sure you know how you will transport within the city (Uber? Rental? Walk? Bike?) Make sure to make early reservations for any tours, as they book up quickly. Vacationing may take a lot of planning, but if done correctly, is always worth it!

3. Check the Whether

Make sure to check the weather before you leave and pack clothes accordingly. Yes, Hawaii is known for it’s warm climate. However, Hawaii is also known for it’s subtle but quick changes in whether. Climate also varies during different times of the year. If you’re going during the winter months, pack a light jacket or cardigan to keep warm if it starts to rain or during the evening when it can get a little chilly with the ocean breeze.

4. Be Prepared for the Beach

Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, so make sure to bring your beach gear including sunscreen, a towel, swimsuit, and flip flops. Double check with your hotel to see if they provide towels – that way you can save some baggage space! Also be aware that tanning beds often are not free and need to be rented out. Bring your own tanning chair if you have the baggage space, or simply purchase one there. Oftentimes though, a towel is sufficient for lounging. If you’re traveling to popular Hawaiian destinations, such as Honolulu, also be prepared for crowded beaches. Places such as Waikiki Beach can get fairly crowded – both on the streets and on the beaches. These populated areas are often full of tourists, locals, houseless people, and sometimes also pigeons. If a crowded beach doesn’t feel like a pleasant experience for you, make sure to research an island and beach that will fit your desires if you’re in search of something more secluded.

5. Make Sure to Have extra Spending Money

Just when you thought you got it all paid for after booking your flight and hotel, you come to Hawaii and realize that you’re still going to be spending more money? Yup! From strolling by all the stores, seeing the enticing ice-cream and cafe’s, to the exotic tour stops that have amazing coffee – trust us when we say that you’ll need some extra spending money. Also make sure to bring some cash – though rare, some vendors only accept cash. But as you should already know, spending money is the name of the game when going on holiday! Just enjoy yourself, right?

With these few tips, you’ll be well-prepared for your trip to Hawaii and have an enjoyable experience during your stay! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!

This Make Up Bag is my New Obsession

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Chic Fall Outfits to Stay Stylish This Season

When fall comes, it’s time to ditch the warm-weather clothes and trade them in for cooler weather-appropriate ensembles. Whether you’re just getting back into the swing of things or it’s been awhile since you dusted off your wardrobe, now’s the time to start planning how you want to look this fall and into the winter months ahead! Here are some chic fall outfits that will help you stay stylish as temperatures start dropping.

1. The Oversized Turtleneck

This season, turtleneck sweaters are a chic and convenient way to stay stylish. They’re also perfect for when you want a little more coverage from the cold because they cover your neck and chest. While turtleneck sweaters were traditionally thought of as being worn by grandpas, fashion has changed over the years and these sweaters are now seen on everyone from the runway models at Fashion Week to celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez. One thing is for sure – turtlenecks are back!

2. The Midi Dress

If you love the midi dress trend, but can’t imagine wearing one during cold weather, there are a few ways to style it during autumn without breaking a sweat. Dress your midi up with leather leggings and boots for a chic-yet-cozy look. Layer with tights or leggings and wear over your favorite sweater for extra warmth. Wear with chunky wedges for an elevated look that will keep you comfortable all day long. Or, wear it during the evening over skinny jeans and add a blazer to dress up the ensemble for date night or girls’ night out.

3. The Cropped Jeans

If you are not familiar with the cropped jean trend, it is just what it sounds like: jeans that fall at or above the ankle. The low-rise cut of these jeans creates a slimmer silhouette, which is perfect for showing off those new killer calf muscles from all that hard work on the elliptical. And don’t worry about not being able to show off your shoe collection because this style plays nice with both heels and flats alike.

4. The puffy vest

Vests are a great way to look stylish this fall season. They can be worn over a top for the office or paired with your favorite jeans and boots for casual wear. Puffy vests can also be worn as an outer layer, adding warmth to any outfit.

5. The Knee-High Boots

The iconic knee-high boots are a wardrobe staple for fall. They’re perfect for transitioning from summer to winter, and they always manage to make an outfit feel chic and polished. Once the cold weather rolls in, there’s nothing like slipping on a pair of knee-high boots to keep your feet warm and dry. Here are some tips on how to style your knee-high boots this fall:

1 – Pair them with skinny jeans or leggings. #2 – Match them with a belted sweater dress or skirt if you’re wearing them out at night. #3 – Layer them over tights with a pair of flats or oxfords if it’s chilly outside.

Which one of these stylish fall outfits will you wear this fall? Let us know in the comments below!

Effortlessly Chic Work Attire for Women

Working at an office can have it’s pros and cons. People typically tend to talk negatively about office jobs, but they can actually be quite intriguing, depending on your personality type. In office jobs you can often meet a diverse group of people and create great friends or develope fun working relationships with coworkers because of the close proximity and every-day banter common at these kinds of jobs. However often times, people who are not fond of dressing up to sit at a computer, often complain about such aspects – while others get excited about finding another business casual outfit to feel like a boss babe at work. No? Just Me? Cool Cool. Anyways if that happens to also be you, here are some of the currently trending business casual office outfits that might inspire you on your next shopping spree and/or give you some extra motivation for your current or next office job!

1. A Blazer with a Pantsuit

A blazer with a pantsuit is such a sophisticated look. This type of outfit is great for any and all professional-type jobs such as attorney, state worker, clerk, administrative assistant, etc. You are sure to be taken seriously and professionally when wearing an outfit such as this one. It is a great combo, especially if it is a matching set such as the one above from Shein. If you have an office job, a blazer pantsuit combo is definitely a wardrobe essential!

2. Pencil Skirt Outfit

A pencil skirt outfit is sure to accentuate those curves. Not that it matters at work, but you know it’s always nice to feel confident on the job. What’s better than a confidence boost to boost your productivity, right? There are oh so many options with a pencil skirt. They go well with just about any type of top – blouses, collared shirts, cardigans, longsleeves, or any combination of those. A pencil skirt outfit is a great option for a work outfit – especially for professions that require professional or business – like demeanors. Just don’t forget to accompany a pencil skirt with at least semi – comfortable shoes!

3. Business – Casual Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are such a simple wardrobe piece, yet they are such an elegant statement. These are perfect for office – wear for whatever office job you have, whether it be on the computer or up and about, or showing clients new real estate. Jumpsuits, of course with the right style, definitely give off the professional vibes you need for your client to take you and your job or business seriously.

4. Button-Up Loose Longsleeves

Button up loose longsleeve shirts are a currently trending wardrobe staple. They are great for work attire, but they are also great for so many other occasions. These loose longsleeves are perfect because they let you breathe with no added extra tightness of a fitted shirt. Not to mention, they make you look effortlessly chic and/or proffesional!

5. White Pants

There are endless options for a white pants outfit. There is something about the color white that makes the pants much more elevated than just regular blue jeans. Fitted or loose white pants are a wonderful option for virtually any office job (unfortunately not retail – as most retail require dark pants). Nonetheless, white pants are a must have, especially if you want variety for you new or current office job!

Which of these chic work outfits are your favorite? Are there any others you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Subtle Thought Patterns that are Stumbling Blocks

Sometimes in our everyday lives we can get so used to our every day habits, emotions, diets, etc. that we don’t really stop and question why and where they came from. Do our habits and thinking come from our own source of original thought, or are we influenced somehow to beleive “this is the right way to do it”? A common phrase is, “Well, that’s how I’ve always been taught.” Whether it be how we think, how we stay fit, what foods we eat, what emotions or words we express, or our expectations. Most often, though not with every single aspect, there is at least one area of our life that we do based on traditions – whether it be cultural tradition, societal tradition, or family tradition – that influences the way we do certain things. And so, whether we know it or not, sometimes the traditions may be more detrimental than helpful to us. Let’s explore a few common subtle traditions or thought patterns that are stumbling blocks to knowing the truth about God.

Subtle Stumbling Block #1 – Thinking we can save ourselves

Sometimes, especially for a non-believer, one might say – “Well, whenever I decide to, I can just pull myself up by my bootstraps.” in an effort to give oneself the credit of success and the flexibility and freedom to save one’s self. This is an old phrase basically meaning that one can succeed or elevate themselves without any outside help. The problem with that way of thinking is that it is limited. Yes, we may be able to help ourselves become better to a certain extent, but we cannot ultimately save ourselves from ourselves – we need an outside force. The same can be said about the physical realm, from something as simple as observing Newton’s first law of motion. “Newton’s first law states that if a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by a force. ” So why do we think that the spiritual realm is any different? The spiritual realm has many of the same laws as the physical realm, even if we do not realize it or cannot see it with our own eyes. So let’s stop falling for the cultural lie that we don’t need to be saved or don’t need God’s help because you’ve adopted the common thinking of “well, I’m a good person and that’s all that matters.” That itself is a societal thinking norm that is totally false. Even if you ask people in jail, many of them might even say the same thing. So needless to say, saying “I’m a good person,” is solely based on each person’s own thinking and not based on God’s thinking. For scriptures even say, “My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. ” So let’s make The Word of God and Jesus our point of reference for being saved and for our thoughts, instead of relying on our conscience which is unreliable according to scriptures. Even in the physical realm, ” In Aristotelian mechanics and in ordinary experience, objects that are not being pushed tend to come to rest.” Similarly in the spiritual realm, spirits that are not being pushed (by God) tend to come to rest (die). So let’s not follow the new age religion of self gratification and instead pull ourselves up to rely on Jesus to save us and help us. He is the best counselor for our success and saving.

Stumbling Block #2 – Misunderstanding the goodness of God

Many often question if God is real or if He is a good God because of all the evil things He “allows” to happen. Imagine if someone was watching a baby in a pool drowning and did not use their power to pick them up to save them from drowning. Of course, that is not good. In fact, I’m sure that kind of person would go to jail. Oftentimes, people think of God in a similar way – but it is a misconception. God is not involved in the evil of the world. That is Satan’s work – the prince of the air. So, we know that there is another entity in charge of worldly evil wrong-doing, yet somehow some people still blame God for the evil? The Misconception is that people forget that God is inside of us. He resides within human beings on earth and we must declare his power and presence in order for God to work in that situation. Thus, it is humans that are responsible for any evil that happens or does not happen. We live in a corrupt fallen world that is bound to have evil things happen. Our world is cursed by sin – what does one expect? God resides in heaven, and God also resides within people for helping us on earth. Thus, we cannot blame God for evil. For God is only in the goodness of the earth. He wants goodness, peace, healing and light more than we want it. “Now yes, yes creation sometimes screams a confusing message – fear, pain, grief,. Fire burns, rivers food, winds go hurricane, the earth shudders so hard it levels cities. But you must remember – this was not so in Eden. Mankind fell, surrendering this earth to the evil one. St Paul says that creation groans for the day of its restoration, making it clear that everything is not as it was meant to be. People come to terrible conclusions when they assume that this world is exactly as God intended. (An assumption that has wrought havoc in the sciences.) The earth is broken. Which only makes the beauty that does flow so generously that much more astounding. And reassuring. ”

Do you know any other important or noteworthy stumbling block thought patterns believers should avoid? Let us know in the comments below!