How I burned my business suit in exchange for a boho lifestyle, less really does mean more.

Most of us are probably working, maybe corporate, maybe you own your own business, it all comes with stress, even if you are a stay at home parent. After years of passionately pursuing have a business model allowing me to focus on the bohemian lifestyle I dreamt of for decades, I had to meditate (yoga, silence, followed by a good white wine, or two) to make the decision and have not looked back since.   I had been in the corporate world for a very long time, I finally kicked off the heals, burned my business suits, and proceeded to clear out my home office and converted it to a small meditation room combo retro boho themed home office, it doubles as a painting studio too.

So what happened to me was I burned out, like that of left over smoldering ash from a big ass campfire.  Yes, the money was great, but the stress in addition to the costs of being an executive (clothes, food, uppity lifestyle, neglected family), ugh, not worth it. All the corporate mongers wanted was more of my time, more effort, essentially my soul, it felt like hell.  I ended up on medication, stopped sleeping, essentially turned into a basket case while I watched my true dream of a freer lifestyle become a mere foggy thought. Really, living a scaled down lifestyle and completely changing your train of thinking, pays for itself, sometimes more.  Again, it was a leap of faith, but eventually, I did it and meditation and prayer helped me navigate the mental hurdles of a lifestyle change (note – I took the big jump, you don’t have to go to the extreme I did).

Really, living a scaled down lifestyle and completely changing your train of thinking, pays for itself, sometimes more.  Again, it was a leap of faith, but eventually, I did it and meditation and prayer helped me navigate the mental hurdles of a lifestyle change (note – I took the big jump, you don’t have to go to the extreme I did).

I was able to refocus after going solo, albeit with probably more stress than working for the corporate empire monster (more yoga, music, and red wine required).   It doesn’t matter if you are a corporate executive or a solopreneur, the stress is still all the same.  We found this great story from entrepreneur.com covering how meditation can help you, and meditation can be done regardless of your religion, it’s a state of mind, or better yet, a clearing of the mind – much like taking the stinky fish from last nights dinner to the outside trash can as negative thoughts and stress are much like day old cooked fish, stinky and not something you want to ponder on.

Meditation Isn’t Just For Hippies: Here is How it Can Help Entrepreneurs

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231647

For entrepreneurs that are constantly on the go, meditation can help alleviate the pressure and stress of launching and running a company.

For more information about the boho lifestyle and how we can help you achieve it, visit www.jadecrate.com and join our blog at bohosbuscriptionbox.com 

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Did you say “Jungalow?”

Have you heard of the term “Jungalow?”

Our DIY tip for the month is inspired by Rachel, the founder of #TCMillennial.  She put together a blog post for an inspired boho home office space.  Check out how to create those positive boho vibes in your home office while keeping it functional and uncluttered.  The concepts she uses are simple and if you have a home office or any room, you can derive inspiration from Rachel’s quick read blog.  Read the article here

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Mindfulness Monday – Simply Breathe

The purest form of mindfulness is to breathe simply.

The caveat here with the exercise is to breathe with conscious effort.  All those breaths have a purpose besides keeping your heart and brain going.  We challenge you to start a 5 Mindful Breaths exercise you can do every day, before work, at work, after work, anywhere you like.  Rules of engagement are you will use these five deep breaths of fresh air to think free and preferably concentrate on only the breathing.  This exercise is particularly useful if you are feeling restless, anxious, angry, or stressed.  Use the time to focus on only one thought or image.  If necessary close your eyes and picture something that brings you peace, joy, makes you feel relaxed and hold on to it.  When you complete the exercise, you will notice a difference in your state of mind and a big dose of H2O is healthy for you too. Like what you have read?  Download our newly published, free eBook, A 7-Step Guide to the Bohemian Lifestyle here.


About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com.

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Today is International Day of Friendship

At JadeCrate, we work with several fair-trade partners and international companies.  We say take a moment today celebrate diversity and peace.  This day is also a day to promote friendships, regardless of what country you are from or your friends.  An opportune day to go out for lunch or dinner at an ethnic restaurant and celebrate other cultures.  Peace.

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Free Therapy Everyone

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Final call to order the last of the JadeCrate Summer Series Boxes

Last day to order your JadeCrate Summer Series box is 7/31/2018. Use coupon WELCOME18 for free shipping on your first single subscription box order with us.

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In Season – Watermelon

The JadeCrate newsletter comes with a recipe, usually comprised of in-season vegetables and a protein.  However, it’s July, it’s hot, thirst beats out hunger in this simple recipe.

If you are looking for something refreshing and unique and maybe you are a vegetarian or vegan, you just might love this recipe from allrecipes.com (modified slightly)

Fresh Watermelon Water

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon – deseed if you are using one with seeds, otherwise, the texture is too grainy.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste (original recipe calls for 1/2 cup – way too sweet)
  • 12-24 fresh mint leaves (this is a to taste option)
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Lots of ice

Puree the watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Muddle the sugar, lime juice, and 12 to 24 of the fresh mint leaves.  Evenly distribute the muddled mixture into the bottom of 6-8 glasses.  Fill each glass with ice. Pour in the watermelon water, and stir before serving. Garnish with lime slices and a few mint leaves.

If you are looking to create an adult beverage, you can add a jigger of GOOD vodka to the glasses before pouring the watermelon water.  Cheers and Enjoy

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