Category Archives: Beauty

March – Mermaids & Magic

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Can you believe it’s already March?? In like a lion and out like a lamb. It’s four leaf clover time – that season where there’s a kind of magic in the air and to remember that possibilities are everywhere if you just look for them and are open.

I believe we are all on the same path of awakening our spirits to greater love, joy and possibility – we just have our own unique paths to get there. So wherever you find yourself on the journey, then just be that. Be more of YOU* right where you are and don’t be surprised if you encounter a marvelous surprise around that next corner!

“Time is a friend – perhaps the best one we shall ever have. … Time is a ship that carries us out on its own tides and at last to haven on shore. Time is a now – and there is only now. Memories look backward. Hope looks ahead. But there is in reality only now.” – Margery Wilson, 1956

Light up your life and above all feel beautiful!* Remember it’s Springtime so add some spring to your step by infusing your life with color. There are great tidings awaiting you and dreams to create that are stirring in your soul. Don’t let your dreams be dreams, go forth and dazzle the world simply by being you and being happy!

“Good luck is shining right above you. All you’ve got to do is believe.” – Unknown

Click here to watch this video from the beginnings of my development of Dana Mermaid, LLC to find out more about how I started. My vision began in extending love for the sea by creating tails for ocean awareness and inspiration to both kids and adults inspiring everyone to follow their hearts and impact our Planet Ocean in a bigger way! This has since evolved into my deeper passion of spiritual awakenings through the calling of the ocean and empowering women to find their voice, inner beauty and value to awaken their inner siren and change the world! oOoOoOoOoo

One of my favorite passions is working with women to reconnect to their passion and purpose and break free of limitation! If you are ready to know your value, feel beautiful and do what makes your heart sing to impact the world in a bigger way, then let’s play!

Dive in to our creative consulting packages to find out more about working together by emailing Team Mermaid today!

Stay Sparkly!

XX

Happy Hearts Day!*

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Happy February and happy all things heart! Just splashing by to drop you a note to smile and enjoy whatever love life brings your way! There are opportunities everyday to tap into the magic of life and beauty all around and within us. Like water it is always best to go with the flow of change and growing which is not always easy in day to day life. The best ways to reconnect to our heart is really to stop and smell the roses! Slow down enjoy each moment and share some smiles to help others remember the joy, freedom and infinite possibility that is available to all!

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

This is also a great time of year to rekindle your childlike wonder where the essence of true love lives, without limitation. Remember your inner mermaid and that spark of femininity who calls out to you to delight in the beauties of life’s magic.

Whether you fall in love with yourself, share love with others in need or enjoy your romantic love story I wish you the happiest of heart days with extra sparkles on top!*


One of my favorite passions is working with women entrepreneurs to tap into their hearts calling and get their dream out into the world in a bigger way! If you are ready to know your value, feel beautiful, reconnect to your passion and purpose by doing what makes your heart sing, let’s change the world together one splash at a time!

Dive in to our creative consulting packages to find out more about working together by emailing Team Mermaid today!

Stay sparkly,

xx

Happy Sweet 16!

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Happy New Year, Twenty sweet 16!

What will you make of your one little life?

How will you serve the world in a bigger way?

How will you let your own light shine brighter in joy?

What decisions will lift you and others up with that invisible crown you wear? 

What will you do today to make for a better tomorrow? 

What is your superpower, zone of genius, that thing you do best that the world needs?

How can you be most useful, happy and free?

Let’s all make this year sizzle, sparkle, dazzle and glow with YOUR brilliance that the world is waiting for!

Love, prosper & most of all, sparkle on!*

xx

Magic, Wonder & Festive Season!

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May the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season stay with you throughout the coming year ~

Festive season is upon us! Truly a time for festivities, giving back, waking up to the wonder within and all around us in this amazing world we live. An opportunity to turn against the hustle and bustle and slow down to listen to our hearts, share blessings and smiles because isn’t that what life is all about?

Every day is a time for heart opening, singing, gladness, peace, magic, love and light to experience more of the wonderment and merriness that life has to offer. Winter holds space for letting go of the old and dreaming into the new, a time for twinkling lights and songs and gift giving. These moments are with us always inside our hearts and all around and now is when cultures unite in tradition so no matter what you celebrate this season, make space for the magic and lift your heart to the light.

What joy will you be celebrating this season? What traditions open your heart and lift your spirits?

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Desiderata by Max Ehrmann c.1920

Blessings from my heart to yours for a magical, wonder filled Holiday!

Sparkle on this season and always ~

xx

Who Inspires You?

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Who inspires you in everyday life and why?

I’ve been personally reminiscing on this and wanted to share with you. Like waves in the sea we are all connected and I believe it’s the everyday heroes and sheros who weave a bit more magic into life’s tapestry.

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” – Alan Watts

I remember a dance teacher I had growing up who believed in me and lived her own life as a professional dancer with such passion and perseverance. Another English teacher in middle school brought out my talent for reading, writing and the art of drama even at times when I doubted myself. Their impact on me was profound.

A pivotal turning point in my life was in the year 2000 when I really begin to put into practice the spiritual principles that had been presented to me after years of truth seeking. As the saying goes, that when the student is ready the teacher appears. This person revolutionized my life with concepts of freedom that went against anything I had previously seen or heard in all my seeking and living. (Which although I was merely 21, I had been around more than one block in search of happiness on my journey of life.)

Over time I met people who have truly blessed my life and who I feel honored to know. I spent many years working with developmentally disabled adults and one in particular, a man named Kid Steele with Down Syndrome was one of my best teachers in the art of happiness. He has far surpassed the age of life that many downs live until and I dare say he may outlive us all with his open heart and playful spirit!

When I first began my years on the dolphin boat in Hawaii, I was crew, a guide and safety swimmer. Many people would come out desiring a connection in the open ocean with wild dolphins, but who had physical disabilities or fears to ‘swim’ through. One lady in particular I will never forget. I don’t remember her name and have no idea where she is now, but her spirit of pure joy left a mark. She was a woman paralyzed from the waist down, with no self pity, or qualms even with her complete need to rely on others as her guide and life support in the water. She was totally at ease. She was out an entire week with us with everyday different in the sea and experiencing a swim with dolphins. She shared stories of her world travels, being in Thailand during a Tsunami and having to rely on others to carry her to safety and through it all she remained humble, at peace and joy filled. She was physically paralyzed but did not let that stop her – her spirit was free and the world her oyster.

These are the everyday heroes, the ones who continue to shine their light after life takes it’s left turns. There are too many stories to add into this space, so I will leave you with these and open space for you to add on your own.

The ocean, dolphins and whales have been my greatest source of inspiration and continue to teach so much. The message of the sea is one that will continue to be marveled at, because truly no matter where we live, water is our home.

The best really is yet to come and there’s no telling what life will bring, no matter what adversity, there is always a greater light to behold. The mer magic is within us all!

Sparkle on!

xx

 

Lights, Camera, Stars!

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Just imagine if life was a runway and everyday you had the opportunity to walk the world’s stage with your own personal style!

In fact, we each have our own runways and everyone looks a bit unique. How will you live your life differently if you viewed your day from this perspective?

Fall is a season of harvest and it can also be a good time to allow your life and heart to do the work of shining for you.

“That quiet place inside of her was getting louder and louder.” ~ Anonymous

Isn’t it true that the happier you are the more joy you bring to others? 

What lights you up inside or sets your soul afire?

Let’s live like this quote from Paul Simon – “Today I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

Lifestyle is truly a life lived in style and it’s unique to each of us. What is your style? Your groove, that thang that no one else has? Light it up, babes and set the world afire! 

Oh – and Happy Fall!! I’m so looking forward to those changing leaves, pumpkin spices, hot cider, warm sweaters and so much more!

Want to expand into your dream life – find out how you can work with me here!

Sparkle On!

xx

The Lost Art of Femininity

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Do you notice any stigma around the term, “femininity?”

Dive in to watch my latest video HERE.

I’m hosting a free call this Thursday on the Lost Art of Femininity. This is a topic I’m super passionate about and can’t wait to share more, especially how the message of the mermaid ties in!

Truly, it seems as though empowered women are sorely needed in the world today. More and more women are stepping up into leadership roles & careers to create change, yet the feminine aspect is still lacking in this masculine competitive and goal driven society.

Women are the life givers and change makers that much like mother ocean can truly influence the world in a big way. When one women awakens her spirit, she gives others the freedom to step up as well.

It’s time to ditch the status quo about what being a successful women is, time to quit “do”ing and begin “be”ing more to create greater impact, have our voices be heard and make a real difference. Time to create a new ideal about what it means to be a woman in leadership, be taken seriously as the beautiful goddess we are.

The essence of the mermaid is symbolic as an icon of Divine Femininity, tapped into the rhythm and flow of life, beautiful and alluring. She is calling to you to awaken your spirit and embody what it means to be a woman.

Let’s create a new wave of role models for the next generation to be intelligent, beautiful and empowered, unafraid of sharing their voice and leaving an imprint in the world. Being a women is not weak, emotional, indulgent or sensitive – Being a woman is in fact powerful in every way and your voice is needed.

Join in this supercharged conversation by dialing into my free call this Thursday! Register HERE and gain access to listen in live or receive the recording by email.

Dreams Are Like Baking

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I love baking! Especially yummy heart shaped desserts! In following a recipe, it’s always necessary to do just that.. follow the recipe. Sometimes you can add in different things or replace others to add your unique flair and eventually you find something that works or else it doesn’t and then you go back to start from scratch with the original. Usually good recipes turn out better when they are followed.

I find this to be just as true for our dreams. We all have our own recipe inside of us to lead us towards living our dream. The basic ingredients usually include passion, purpose, love and joy. First you must decide to start, then gradually mix in those ingredients into your life. Everyday find ways to fuel your fire where you are inspiring someone else, living from your heart and doing what makes your heart sing. Mix that up and then get baked! This is when we are literally getting cooked by life, surrendering all of us to the Divine Plan for our lives that will lead us to more joy, more prosperity, more peace, more service, and more bliss! The key is not to be undercooked.. and definitely not to be overcooked.

This is where surrender comes in and really allowing the Universe to do what it does best… live us! It’s bound to be uncomfortable with emotions and fears coming up right and left, but if you stay steady and trust the process, keep your focus on the finished recipe = your dream and the best version of YOU, then you’ll be fine!

Next is where intuition comes in.. trusting yourself. When are are cleared out of expectation or fears and fully trusting the Universe, knowing the good that’s coming because you’ve committed to the recipe within your heart’s desire, then you will know when the time to move forward and out of the fire. This is when the world gets to enjoy you in your most expressed version, including you!

Wherever you are in your own dream living path; whether pondering your heart’s calling, deciding to commit to your heart no matter what, moving forward in mixing those delicious ingredients of passion, purpose, love & joy into your life, or if you are in the fire and baking… just remember that this world is designed for YOU to live fully in every way and is on your side.

Letting go of who you thought you were is essential and opening up to blossom into who you are meant to be is key. The world is ready for you! The buzzer goes off and it’s time to get livin!

Enjoy!*

xx

Seaweed, a Mermaid’s Best Kept Beauty Secret!

 

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What mermaid doesn’t love seaweed?! One of my favorite photographers, Sarah Lee took this photo of me swimming in the kelpish waters of La Jolla, CA.

From the mysterious & beautiful kelp forests of the deep to seaweed salad, sushi and even body wraps! Seaweed is not only fun to swim & play in like the otters, it’s also beautiful to use in art projects, delicious to eat, and not to mention it’s absolutely FINTASTIC detoxifying properties in beauty masks and more!

So when I swam across Free People’s blog on these awesome mermaid scrubbers, I of course had to try it!

The seaweed swims to you dried, but when you put in hot water, it literally is like a sea monkey and comes to life. Isn’t that really what we all do in water anyway .. . come to life! :)

Seriously though, it’s quite refreshing and definitely if you’re not near the seaweed in the sea, these are a definite mermaid necessity! oOoOoOo

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Time to Blossom!

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Can you believe we are already halfway through summertime!? It’s simply amazing how fast time flies and how important it is to “be here now” and live every moment fully! Expanding on our last newsletter, this is so much easier to do when life is flowing and going the way we want it to, but to be in each moment in times of patiently waiting our dreams to expand.. that takes courage and diligence.

When we look past circumstance, past our bodies and past our minds, and enter the realm of our heart space, that fourth dimension – the land of magic, miracles and dreams we begin to truly awaken to life at it’s fullest. Our hearts contain every answer we need to expand into the next level of growth. The elusive “how” is never our business, our job is to clear away the nonsense and just be still. That’s when we receive that intuitive clarity for our next steps.

I’m so excited to share with you our new podcast featuring empowered women who are making a splash in the world! This will be an interview series combining strong women and the powers of the ocean, heart and spirit. My colleague, Kristy Ayala is premiering with our latest “inspiration station” call all about living inspired. If you missed joining in to listen live, you can now download or listen in HERE!

Stay tuned for more inspiration to come and always remember to ignite your light within no matter where you find yourself. Just like the ocean washes away what no longer serves you, the powers that live within your very heart do the same.

Remember “who” you are and dive into the magic of life!

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over… she began to fly.” ~ English Proverb

Sea Sparkles & Aloha,

xx