You can download, stream it, playlist it on your Spotify page if you subscribe -a perfect low key groove to get into the spirit or simply unwind at the end of the evening during the holiday season with a glass or cup of your favorite beverage.
Often the simplest things in life bring the most joy – sunflowers always make me smile and so keeping them in the house is always a boost on days when my mood may be a bit blue.
Often rather than lamenting on what we may be missing or lacking or what we are wanting -instead try shifting focus to what we do have. Doing so is a reminder to be mindful of living with gratitude. Every day may not be good – but there is good in every day as long as we are alive. We see daily how fragile and unpredictable life can be, so now more than ever be mindful to not take things for granted, to let your loved ones know they are appreciated – it’s a simple gesture with powerful meaning.
This is a gentle reminder because though the holidays can be full of joy – it’s also a time of sadness for a variety of reasons to many.
Be kind to yourself and others as often as you can, remembering it’s the simple things in life that bring the greatest joy. The world needs more kindness and love – it all begins from within and filters out.
Thank you all for subscribing to my blog and keeping up to date with me year-round. I appreciate you – you are all like a sunflower to me.
Be a light. Wattage!
I’ve had a longtime love of candles since I was a Girl Scout. One of the may things I learned from being a Scout was basic candle making. In my home candles are a longtime staple be it tea lights for morning meditations and prayer as a symbol of faith, hope, healing or simply gratitude for another day.
A longtime lover of candles with favorites for splurging like Diptyque Paris, Jo Malone, Votivo and other countless other brands. Yes, I also buy even inexpensive ones from Target every now and again. My home and travel lifestyle has always included candles. Not only for making everything smell good but for bringing a sense of comfort, calm and peace. When my children were growing up The Watley house was always known as ‘the peaceful house’ – yes as I wrote for the song – “Sanctuary is my home..’
It made sense to eventually start developing my own line 6 years ago after the release of my “Paradise” EP giving me the idea for my first two signature candles “Paradise” and “Sanctuary.” Fast forward to 2022, other candles in addition to the new “CALM” in my line include “LOVE”, “COMFORT”, “HOLIDAY” with more to come. Be sure to subscribe to JodyWatleyShop.com so you don’t miss drops since most items are released in limited quantity – we are not Amazon selling in large bulk. Support small business.
My online shop was started 20 years ago as a source for limited edition Jody Watley music items and merchandise. In recent years especially during the pandemic, I decided to change the business model into more of a wellness lifestyle boutique with specially curated items, including my candle and home line and now branching out to adding other select items from other small owned – women owned businesses. One of the first jobs I had was working in a gift shop a friend of my Dad owned for a few hours a week when I was around 12.
I’m still learning, while enjoying the process of the desire I’ve always had since 5 years old as my Mom says to have my own store, my own business. Being an artist is a business in itself, though it’s really nice to get away from that at times to focus on my other interests as an entrepreneur.
We will be adding some new wellness and beauty items to the JodyWatleyShop for Spring, here’s a glimpse at a few. I’ll also be launching ‘Relax’ (Lavender and Sandalwood) and ‘Calm’ (French Lavender) for my luxury soy candle line.
More to come! Support small businesses like https://jodywatleyshop.com
These new items will be live the first week of April.
Be selective. Protect your time. Not everything and everyone that calls your name is for you.
Be thankful and in gratitude for each day as the sun rises. As the sun rises, so does another day of life, living and opportunity to – be, to do.
Always make time for yourself – relax, unwind, rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
Remember – every day is a day of Love!
Gorgeous day in LA, in gratitude, always tending to the business of Jody Watley, my well being just living and loving life, my career and all that matters to me, I recommend it to everyone, live your life daily with joy, it will piss some people off that’s ok, keep doing you – Love to all!
“Renderings” The UK Soul Chart Top 5 Alex Di Ciò Remixes Out Now!
See you next week January 28-San Diego/ El Cajon Sycuan Casino Resort let’s celebrate my Grammy Winning 35th Anniversary Solo Debut AND Aquarius Season!
Sometimes a smile a small gesture can bring sunshine to someone else and make their day — be sunshine.
Happy 2022! It’s okay to ease into it and go at your own pace.
It’s always a fun time as a guest on Good Day Sacramento with host Courtney Dempsey. You must watch the spinning of the holiday wheel!