What is LifeStyle Design?

 

 I arrived at LifeStyle Design, through a series of projects in Graduate School after years of studying various therapuetic modalities personally and porfessionally. Over time it has developed into a comrehensive and specialized set of change-based facilitation approaches founded in artisitc processes. The personal and professional development that have occured in the process have been utterly transformative in every sphere of my life. My mission is to support the transmission of this process out of myself into the lives of others by helping them design objects, experiences, and systems of sustainable growth. 

 

As a concept and practice, LifeStyle Design, is a culmination of my passion for the arts and education coupled with my professional and personal development in the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and other therapuetic modalities. Essentially, it is the culmination of health, healing, purpose, and a desire to put this work in service to a greater good. My discovery of and identification with the term 'lifestyle designer' happened in my second year of Graduate studies in the Arts and Consciousness program at JFK University in Berkeley, CA (2014) and continues to evolve with each new client, project, and community collaboration. 

 

This unique approach is founded in conscious engagment in and commitiment to a cyclical rotation of key creative and mindfulness practices, coupled with the belief that every aspect of our lives is an art form filled with limitless potential for learning, beauty, and meaning-making. It is based in the idea that by aligning with the creative genius of our inner children, through supported access to symbolic, intentional, and communal activity, we can align with the natural cycles that compose our lives to find precious healing, learning, and relationship building in the process. A single moment can seed tremendous change. Through simple kindness to ourselves and others, guided mindfulness, and authentic creative inquiry, we can actively support essential and necessary life change. We can choose to boldly embody the creative, adaptive people we need to be to meet life's inevitable shifts with consciousness, creativity, and vitality. 

 

LifeStyle Design is the choice to live life as creatively, consciously, and resourcefully as possible. It is the belief that all living things, as part of a larger whole, are interconnected... that our choices are rooted in this knowing and the impact of our decisions matter. 

After the Storm T-shirt

After the Storm T-shirt

$77.00Price

Life is sweeter because of the storms, not in spite of them. Embrace the journey in this unique, vibrant limited edition lux tee. Everytime I wear this shirt, I get compiments and feel ready for anything. Plus, it's inspired by one of my favorite paintings I've ever created. Why is that? Keep reading for the story below.

 

∞ Relaxed fit

∞ Ultra Soft Engineered Jersey Fabric (95% Polyester, 5% Spandex), but feels like this softest, high end cotton.

∞ Machine Washable

∞ Scoop Neck

∞ Free Shipping!

 

∞ Please use the size chart to measure yourself if you are unsure of your size or reach out with questions. Size featured here is a medium.

 

∞ These are made to order. Please allow 4 weeks to process. (I know it's a long time, but it's truly worth it. I've cherished mine above any other fast fashion items in my closet. )

 

∞ Returns and exchanges accepted, however wait times for size exchange is significant due to high quality, made-to-order status. (Customer is responsible for cost of shipping the returned item.) 

 

∞ Seven years into business and no returns to date :)

 

Why is this my favorite painting to date?

 

Because I started it yeeeears ago when I was in dark place. I was working my way through some tough stuff  in therapy and my therapist challenged me to paint what I was feeling.

 

So I did and I haaaaated it. Black and red and so ugly I couldn’t look at it. I buried it in my garage and one day, years later while we all struggled our way through the early days of shelter in place, I found it.

 

Pulled it up to the studio with the intention of covering the whole thing over in white for a fresh start…

 

But it turns out: I’d learned some things over the years and my higher self told me to layer what I on what I’d learned about grief, rage, surrender and healing.

 

The amount of grace and joy and flow I felt while transforming the ugliness of that original painting was profound.

 

I’d made it through a big storm in my life and had become stronger, wiser and more graceful because of it. And I feel this same feeling when I wear the clothing inspired by it.

 

My hope is that you will too. 🌊♾❤️