Sew Russia: My Workout DVD Collection

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I know…I know…summer is already here and will be gone just as soon. I wanted to share some of the DVDs that I have collected over the years. Its never too late to reclaim your health.

Enjoy!

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Sew Russia: Depression, Anxiety, and Stress…How To Become a Ninja & Kick All Of Their Asses (Testimonial Included).

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Hello! Welcome! I hope everyone is having a great day/week so far!

We all experience depression, anxiety, and/or stress at one time in our lives or another. The sad truth is many of us don’t even know we have it, and we don’t seek to deal with it. Also, the people around us tell us that we have nothing to worry about, it’s all, in our head, don’t think like that, etc.

First let me say this before anything. IT IS NEVER OK TO NOT DEAL WITH THESE THREE THINGS. YOU NEED TO FACE THEM BOLDLY.

In order to deal with and conquer the beast you must first understand it and know it’s nature. If you don’t know who/what it is and what it does…you will never be able to conquer it. You must first study before taking the test or becoming great at any thing. The teacher at one point was the student.

With that being said…let’s get into the definition and signs of each below.

Depression – A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of emotional and physical conditions. These include inability to sleep or concentrate on tasks. Changes in appetite, decreased energy level, and thoughts of suicide are also seen.

Anxiety– A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities

Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.

Stress– a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody, Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take controlHaving difficulty relaxing and quieting your mindFeeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed, Avoiding others

The second thing I want to say is…TAKING MEDICATION DOES NOT CURE THE PROBLEM. IT SOOTHES THE WOUND.

Taking medication for depression, anxiety, and Stress WILL NOT make your problems go away. It is like a bandaid. It will cover the wound, but it does not heal it. WOUNDS HEAL WENT YOU TAKE ACTION TO NURSE IT and/or THEY HEAL ON THEIR OWN.

We have to learn to fight when it’s necessary and let go when we have to.

A thought ran across my mind. My sister said to me not too long ago, “A couple of month’s to a year ago my sister looked like she was dying. Now you look more alive than you have every been. Please don’t let anything stop you from doing what you are doing!”

Wow! Those words were more powerful than she will ever know.

What was I doing around a month ago?

I was working  jobs that:

1.Would not give me a raise or promotion and demoted me.

2. Demanded so much of me even off the clock.

3. Micromanaged me and believed every word a customer said no matter what, and grilled me for it whether I was right or wrong.

4. Did not see my value and just needed to fill a position

5. Would send other employees on the same level as me to monitor me, and report back to them what I was doing.

6. Did not hear me when I said I was not feeling well.

7.  Constantly blamed me for things that were never my fault to begin with…but needed someone to blame to take heat off of them.

In addition to that, I had internal bleeding that no doctor could explain. I truly was dying, and I did not know how to make it stop. My family was afraid and worried. My husband, daughter, and mother in tears. It was scary. I found myself in tears everyday.

Then one day…the creator told me to quit. That same day the thought came to mind, I replied back…NO! I will not cause my family to be set back. We were finally getting back on the right track financially and we were trying to buy a house.

To make a long story short. I was fired that same day, after the creator told me to quit that morning and I said no. The bleeding stopped two weeks after I was fired and we bought a house three months later.  Now tell me the creator is not awesome!

No matter where you are in life there is always hope. Everyone can make it in their own way. The creator always provides an opportunity for you to step up, or step out whether we see it or not. Whether we think it’s worth the risk…you will be pushed into your destiny anyway.

So with that being said. Lets look at some ways to conquer these three things!

1. Evaluate Your Surroundings.

Surroundings are very important. Our surroundings consist of the people we keep contact with/connect with and the places that we dwell. Our surroundings can make or break us. Our surroundings will determine our success or failure. Surroundings affect how we think, act, speak. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and dangerous environments and expect to get anything positive out of the situation.

I know, in the case of family and close friends this can be difficult. You have grown up around these people and you love them. I am hear to tell you. Being around someone constantly does not determine the altitude of your love for them. Love yourself and surround yourself with the people and things that align with your journey and goals. This includes work environments as well.

2.Speak Words & Phrases of Affirmation To Yourself & Others

How you speak about yourself will determine how you treat others. You cannot treat people with love and respect of you do not treat yourself to It first. Some examples include:

1. I am great.
2. I can do this./ I can do anything.
3. I am going to do great.

Just to name a few phrases.

Click Here To View A List Of Phrases Of Affirmation

3. Find An Outlet

Everyone has bad and stressful days. We have to find something to help us release our frustrations. When we allow our frustrations remain dormant they build up over time. Often we don’t even know what’s wrong with us, but we have allowed certain things to go on without dealing with them. The worst thing you could do is NOT DEAL with your situation. The truth is…eventually you will have to.

Maybe talking it out, painting, singing, sewing/crafting will help bring you peace. Find something that helps you deal with and forgive your situations.

4. Say No

It is completely OK to say no. The truth is majority will get upset with you when you say no and/or do spiteful things because you did. However, your well being is important too. Learn to say no and not feel sorry for doing so.

5. Speak Up For Yourself

A lot of the time we don’t say what we want to say or what we mean to say. Voicing your view in the most civil manner will do you more good than anything. Of course it comes with opposition most of the time. Living in your truth will help attract the life  you want to live and the type of people you what in your life.

6. Walk Away From Situations & People That Devalue You

You must value and respect yourself if you want others to do so. Sad truth is Some people will not see your value even when you shine. Guess what…that’s OK. Move on from them. You will never grow in an environment where you are not appreciated. You will never grow in an environment that will not allow you to utilize your gifts. Move on. Move away from those situations and the people who contribute to it. You have every right to be where you want to be!

7. Pray More & Pray With Your Actions

We have all heard that there is power in prayer. There is also power in action. Make sure that each day you are writing down goals and accomplishing them. You will find yourself feeling even more confident the more you accomplish your goals.

I hope this was helpful to someone. If not acknowledged, and dealt with depression, anxiety, and stress can spiral into chaotic situations in our lives; as well as our health. If we love, and take care of ourselves first, we won’t accept anything less.

Have a great weekend!

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Sew Russia: I Need Size Charts!!!! Now!!!!

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Size Charts are just the help we need to make sure we select the right garment and/accessory size. Of course you need specific measurements to get an exact fit, but size charts are here to help as well.

I decided to sit down one morning and come up with a variety of different size charts. I will add more as needed, but I think I covered the basics.

Well….let get into it!

The women’s, mens, and children’s size charts bellow are perfect for too and bottom measurements.

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The headband size chart speaks for itself. It’s perfect for head sizes when selecting or creating a headband.

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The men’s and boys neck size charts are perfect for bowties and neckties.

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Sew Russia: Sewww You Want To Start A Business…Here Are The 1st Steps

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Hello! You are here because you want to start a business! That’s great. Believe it or not that’s the first important step to starting a business. You have to KNOW you want to do it.

I am going to list 6 things you need to do to start a business. Lets get into it!

1.Come up with a niche.

You must know what it is you want to do. Do you want to be a seamstress? Do you want to be a carpenter? Do you want to be an interior decorator? Do you want to own a trucking company? Do you want to flip houses?

You have to be clear on what it is that you have a passion for doing. Don’t just pick something because it sounds appealing. Relate what you want to do to what you are passionate about. Trust me. You will need that on the days it all seems too hard, and you feel like giving up. Find your passion, and you find something worth living for!

2.What is your vision?

Where do you see yourself now, and in a couple of years? How far do you want to take your vision? Do you want to work from home? Do you want to own/lease a building? Do you want to enter shows?

You have to know how far you want to go in your endeavors. You will need to know your limits as well as what you are not limited to.

3.Research…Research…Research!

You need to know what you are getting yourself into. You need to make sure that this is exactly what you want. Even through the good and bad times, you have to still want it. Read blogs, search websites, watch tutorials/YouTube videos, and join Facebook groups. You always want to know What you are getting yourself into. Of course you will discover new things along the way, but it is your responsibility to equip yourself as much as possible.

4.Invest in your brand!

Here is the big step to getting everything going! Discipline yourself. Investing in equipment and tools will get you going in the right direction.You will need to read books and to attend seminars too. Group meetings with like-minded people will help keep you informed, and up to date on your chosen industry.  You will need computers and software to keep up with your data. Also, search apps that will help you become successful. These are just to list a few.

5.Come up with and/or find a financial plan.

You will need funding to purchase things you will need for your business. Set aside a savings for that. Invest every paycheck even if its a $5-$10 contribution, it still counts. A little at a time adds up over time!

Cut back on the things that you can. Maybe you can get a roommate and split the cost of rent. Maybe you can go without eating out for a while. Decide what you can do to push yourself into the direction of your dreams.

6. Write it all down.

No one remembers every single thing. We all end up forgetting eventually. It is important to write your thoughts and goals down. Once it is written progression can start. You will find yourself challenging yourself to attain what you wrote down. Also, you can come back to what you wrote down months/years later if you need that information at that time.

7.Believe even when you cannot see.

It will not be easy. Sometimes you will feel like giving up, and you cannot even see your own dream. You have to believe even when it’s not there, or when you can’t see your own vision. You will be your biggest supporter. You will be your greatest friend. You will have to live with yourself forever. Why not make your dreams come true. Why not create something worth living for. Why not do something that even when you are long gone someone thanks you for doing it!

I hope my entry was helpful to someone. Thank you for reading!

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Sew Russia: 5 social Media Fashion Designers Who Inspire Me

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I am a firm believer in giving credit where it is due! I get inspiration from all over the place but today, I want to list 5 social media designers that inspire me. Although I could go on and on with this, I am only going to give 5 for now.

Welph…here we go!

 

 

1.Brittany DKe’

I have been following this chick’s Youtube for years. I have learned sewww much from her and the best part…I have actually connected with her! Every down to Earth and informative. Check out Btrittany’s channel here.

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2.Shameitria Fernandez

No one words need to even be expressed. This designer’s designs speak for themselves. Check out Shameitria’s page here.

 

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3.Charissa Myers

Skirts for days! I love how professional her skirts look and the different fabric she uses for them. Check out Charissa’s page here.

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4.Beau Je

Is there anything this lady cannot do? I mean seriously! Beau’s designs are out of this world fabulous! Check out Beau’s page here

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5.Dymond Warren

Glamorous! All of Dymond’s designs look like they came out of a magazine! Check out Dymond’s page here

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These designers all bring different styles and flavors to the table. It is amazing seeing positive growth and they definitely exhibit that in every way! Go check them out and be inspired!

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Sew Russia:✂Allow Me To Introduce Myself-10 Facts About Me✂

Hey! Hi! Hello!

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I know that I just jumped straight to the point right? I started writing blogs before I even introduced myself to you all. Sorry. My bad!

My blog is all about me getting to know you, you getting to know me, and sharing information! Yayyy!!!!

Ok…about me…
My name is KoRussia Slaughter formerly KoRussia McCaleb (My maiden name…I really miss it *insert tears here*).  I was raised in Baton Rouge (Red Stick), Louisiana and currently reside here with my husband and daughter.

1.I love to write!

I have been writing since I was about 5 years old. I would right short stories, and short stories turned into poems. I never really like writing page upon page of things. I do plan to jump out of my comfort zone in the future with that.

2.I love to craft!

I have always been crafty. I would create journals and drawings when I was little. I loved origami. I learned basic origami from former classmates.

I am a seamstress and jewelry designer.  I also like to create other things, but these two are my main focus. I love what I do. I love giving people unique pieces. I believe everyone is an individual, and every individual brings something to the world that is valuable.I have been making jewelry and other crafty things professionally for about 4 years.

3.I love positivity!
I am very positive although I am passionate about a lot of topics that you may read in the future, but please know my thoughts come from a good place.

4.I love deep conversations and believe everything has meaning.

It is absolutely impossible for me to not think. In am always thinking of something. The only time my brain gets a break is when I am asleep. Even then, sometimes I dream about the future. I love having conversations about topics that mean something and hearing different point of views. I believe believe that everyone brings something to a topic. It is impossible to always have one answer/solution for every problem.

5. I love to dance!
I am a great dancer. You can catch me on the middle of the isle dancing to a catchy song playing over the intercom of a store. My daughter hates that by the way!

6. Any fears?
My biggest fear is leaving the Earth and had not made any use of my gifts and potential. I think everyone fears that, but only a few are willing to step out.

7. I LOVE soul food!
I am from Lousiana. We have like the best food in the world! I love red beans and rice. I can eat that everyday and never get tired. I am allergic to shellfish (crawfish, shrimp, crab, lobster,etc.). That really sucks because everyone in Louisiana are very big on crawfish. However, I love fried catfish. I love fish period. It’s my favorite meat. I always order salmon when I go out to eat.

8.Favorite music?
I am a mixture. I love upbeat music as well as slow pace music. I love pop music.

9. Favorite pastimes besides crafting?

I love to sit in silence. As crazy as that sounds, it allows you to think and gather your next steps. I love to do soothing things like sit at the levee and let the sun beam down on me. I love solitude.

10.Some of my favorite people in the world?

Some of my favorite people in the world are those that are not fortunate or spoon feed and still make a way to live their dreams, whatever they maybe. No one and nothing is stronger and more brave than that person!

Welph! That’s enough about me…tell me a little about you. Also, do not hesitate to ask me any questions. I look forward to connecting with ya’ll!

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