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. 

Bala Necklace

SKU: 0002
$32.00Price

One less bullet on the streets because you're wearing it around your neck... fashionable and socially conscious. Hearing the sound of gunshots in my neighborhood inspired this necklace. As with much of my art, I wanted to make something beautiful out of a painful reality. It is simple, beautiful, and surprisingly elegant...Looks great with dresses or tank top and jeans.


∞ Bullets vary in shape, size, and color. Most are ~ 1" and brass in color.

Some have a copper tip. Not actice! Gun powder has been removed.

∞ Features a genuine turquoise bead.

∞ Chain length 25"-35" (under comments you can specify whether you prefer it to rest closer to your chest or navel- looks great both ways).

∞ chain is mixed to accentuate the color of the bullet.

*featured here is half gold and half double brass*
 

∞ Feel free to specify chain preference under comments at purchase.