Meditation Magic: Finding Strength in Stillness

March 10th, 2014
success through stillness


Meditating in Central Park last summer, as seen on my Instagram feed

I discovered the power of strength in stillness a little over two years ago. On the outside I seemed fine – a happy, smiling, loving girl full of opportunity and excitement – but on the inside I was a ticking time bomb, ready to self-implode at any moment. I can remember crying myself to sleep at night wondering, “Is this it? Am I really supposed to live in such a constant state of stress, anxiety and worry over these amazing things I get to do?” 

Thankfully I discovered the power of meditation after enrolling in a school called Philosophy Works in New York City and absorbing the wisdom of self development leaders like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Gabby Bernstein.

Creating 15 minutes of stillness in the morning and 15 minutes of stillness at night not only sets my intentions for a day and evening of productivity in peace, but changes the world around me to be a more positive place because I’ve shifted my way of being from “stress” to “strength.”

What does this mean? Because I feel good, more good things effortlessly show up in my life. It’s when we relax “in the know” that everything we need and desire magically “shows up.” Which is why this collection as featured on eBay is called Meditation Magic for Your Soul.

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My Favorite Reads: 14 Books to Live & Be Inspired By

March 1st, 2014
girl with book

In life we are never “fully developed.” We are who we are for a reason so divine that we need not seek to understand it. But life throws curveballs and our minds become wrapped in the “who, what, where, when, why” behind it all. And so we can turn to leaders who have left legacies of words which assure, affirm and acknowledge our beautiful, perfect and complete selves. Today I’m sharing my passion for reading books in the self-development sphere. My collection “Inspired Words to Live By” on eBay highlights 14 books written by my favorite leaders in the “self-help” field of New Age spiritual enlightenment.

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U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

December 10th, 2013
ugly holiday christmas sweater

While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’. That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).

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What Inspires Me: It’s Time to #getinspired on Instagram!

December 9th, 2013
control ebay today

OMG!! I have huge news that I can’t wait to share with you! Are you on Instagram? Don’t forget to follow me, @samanthamariedavis. Are you on Instagram and want to possibly win $1,000 or $3,000 prizes from eBay?! YES YOU DO!

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Designer Eyeglass Frames for Men

December 4th, 2013

Eyes are considered to be a powerhouse of expression and it’s actually possible to convey a thousand words with eyes without even uttering a word. So, it is quite obvious that no one will prefer hiding their eyes behind glasses. But, the good news is that there are a wide array of designer eyeglasses available in the […]

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How to Have a Vintage Holiday in 3 Simple Steps

December 1st, 2013
vintage christmas tree

These are tried-and-true remedies for the “ho-hum” frustration you may be experiencing now that the radio is playing Christmas music non-stop and your kids keep asking for a Xbox Playstation. What are your vintage-themed holiday traditions? Can I add anything to this list for next year?

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Vintage I’m Lusting for Fall

November 14th, 2013

The other day my mom called me to ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” It’s a tough question to answer, especially when you’re trying to MINIMIZE your possessions and not MAXIMIZE them, which the world of marketing teaches us is the right, “happy” way. What I love about vintage fashion is that because there’s […]

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5 Reasons Why I’m Silly for Vintage Sequins

October 29th, 2013
silly for sequins

No matter your shape, size, aesthetic or age, sequins always impress with your dress. You can be 80 years old wearing sequins like you’re 18 again, or plus-size in sequins like a hot mama with a little junk in her trunk. Sequins prefer women who scream, “This is me, I love my imperfect perfections!” My vintage sequin collections on eBay are off the charts – follow me to see the shine for yourself!

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