Ableton Live 9 Intro Review ( DJ and Mixing Software with Sound Library)


Product: Ableton Live 9 Intro DJ and Mixing Software with Sound Library

Price: $79.95

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Customer Rating: 4/5

Specs: 

  • Multi-track audio recording at up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
  • Up to 16 tracks and 8 scenes per track
  • Includes 3 software instruments, 26 effects and 4 sound libraries

Product Overview

Great for beginners to music producing and/or engineering. I definitely recommend this software for newbies and intermediate producers and engineers. Althhough you’re limited to only 16 tracks per project, this beginners’ software has the many different audio effects that any newcomer to producing or engineering needs to mix beats and vocal projects.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a producer or studio engineer and you aren’t sure which software would be best to start, I give my word that Ableton Live 9 Intro is one of the best programs to build from and start your career.

As an experienced producer, I’ve been working with Ableton Live 9 Intro for 2 years now. Ableton Live 9 Intro is definitely affordable starting at $79.95 for the most standard version. I can’t reiterate how suitable it is for beginners.

Because Ableton’s Live 9 Suite is roughly $800, Ableton Live 9 Intro is a better suit for any inexperienced aspiring producer or engineer on a budget. It contains all of the common audio effects (compressors, limiters, utilities, gates, equalizers,etc) that you need for crisp sound and recording.

Also for my aspiring producers out there, we all know how much sampling has taken over the music industry. Whether it’s sampling only vocals or sampling parts from a song, this software definitely makes it easy for any producer to sample and have their sample on tempo with their bpm (beats per minute).

The warping, which is having your sample aligned or arranged to match the bpm to be on tempo, is excellent. Also, Ableton Live 9 Intro comes with many sample packs for drums, sound designs, and vocals.

Whether you’re a newcomer to music producing or engineering, Ableton Live 9 Intro is definitely my choice of music software to begin with. I highly recommend that beginners introducing themselves to world of production,  use Ableton Live 9 Intro to building their career. Of course you can upgrade to Ableton’s more expensive version, Ableton Live 9 Suite, once you get comfortable with your skills and are able to afford it.

Hopefully all of my aspiring producers and engineers are able to get started with their career by using this Ableton Live 9 Intro review .

Leave a comment or a review of this product of your own. Also, check out some of my beats created using Ableton here!

Thanks for viewing,

– Wolf Wayne

24k – (Production)


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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “24k”

Inspiration: The original song that I sampled by Gold Panda inspired me to create this track. I like the sample that I chose for this beat a lot so I had to play with it and create a dope track.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

Source Naturals Melatonin Liquid Natural Orange Flavor [review]

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Have you ever suffered from insomnia? Struggling to get rest when you have to get up bright and early can be frustrating. To remedy this, I searched for an all natural sleep aid. Being health conscious about supplements I looked for a product that was:

• all natural

• non habit forming

• high quality

On my search I discovered the company Source Naturals, who pride their brand on quality, advocacy and innovation. Goldberg, CEO of Source Naturals, states “we stand for a new health care model focused less on disease care and more on early intervention to address metabolic structure and function imbalances that can impact wellness. This new model called SystemiCare™ embraces the health enhancing value of nutritional compounds the body already recognizes. We call this shift to a more in-depth, holistic view of health, the wellness revolution and it is gaining momentum as a social movement.

I was more than appreciative to see that this company offered an all natural sleep aid:

Source Naturals Melatonin Liquid Natural Orange Flavor  :)

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Price: $19.25

Place to Buy: Amazon.com 

Customer Satisfaction: 4.5/5

Specs:

  • Neurohormone produced by the pineal gland
  • Helps regulate sleep-wake cycles
  • A favorite of travelers
  • A potent antioxidant
  • The amount produced by our bodies may lessen as we grow older

Pros

Melatonin is naturally produced in our body by our pineal glands. It is the hormone that regulates our natural sleep cycle and let’s us know when it is time to go to bed. The older you get, the less melatonin you produce.

When I first tried the product a year ago, I was surprised at how fast it worked. I usually place 1 mL of it under my tongue and swallow it after a few seconds. I start to feel sleepy within 10 to 15 minutes of use, and sleep throughout the night peacefully.

Cons

I would only advise taking this product if you have between 7 and 8 hours of time to rest and also the recommended dosage. If you attempt to take the product for a brief nap, you will surely feel sluggish when getting up.

Would I recommend it?

I am definitely satisfied this product in terms of its effectiveness and quality. The flavor is pleasant and invites the rest from a natural deep sleep.

Anything we put into our bodies should be held up to a standard. Products that are in harmony with our natural cycle should be our first choice, being that our well being was theirs. Have you tried any other sleep aids with great results? Leave a comment below!

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Soul Joint – (Production)


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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: Soul joint

InspirationAs my first soul joint this beat can definitely inspire a lot of creative thinking. Though it doesn’t have a hook it still sounds like a Curren$y or Jay Z type of beat. This beat has inspired me to work on more joints like this.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: landries22@gmail.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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Movado Men’s 3600302 Analog Display Swiss Quartz Brown Watch – Product Review


Product: Movado Men’s 3600302 Analog Display Swiss Quartz Brown WatchMovado Men's 3600302 Analog Display Swiss Quartz Brown Watch

Price$395.00

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Customer Rating: 5/5

Specs:

  • Green Camoflauge Dial
  • Durable mineral crystal protects watch from scratches
  • Swiss-quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 42mm
  • Water Resistant To 99 Feet
Product Overview 

A new and dazzling piece from Mavado. This magnificent piece of swizz quartz has and adventurous camouflage ambiance that has been going extremely fast on the online market. Its well equipped for a multitude of different environments. Its forest inspired face screams outdoor adventures while its suave and solid brown exterior calls for a casual outing out on the town. This watch is truly one of versatility.

Built to Last…

Unlike a lot of the products in the men’s fashion market, this watch is undoubtedly built to last. Engineered to be both durable, sleek, rigid, and classy, it’s made out of minearalized crystal that not only protects the watch from scratches, but ensures a long relationship for even the most dynamic owner. Also, being able to survive in water for up to an astounding 99 feet without comprising in maneuverability and style,  its no wonder why Movado remains as one of the top watchmakers around.

Its pretty obvious at this point that I am in favor of this product. It may be a little on the expensive side but I am a firm believer in the fact that you “get what you pay for.”

The Movado Men’s 3600302 Analog Display Swiss Quartz Brown Watch combines style, endurance, stealth, maneuverability , and efficiency all into one.

Leave comments and while your here, check out some of our other reviews!

Hope you enjoyed this one, thanks for viewing!

Dressing Smarter not Harder,

Dwight

Net Worth – Song ( Production)

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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “Net Worth”

Inspiration: With a slight dark and mysterious vibe, this beat slowly grew on me as one to cruise to around town. The evolution of this beat didn’t take long at all after I found 3 solid samples from the original song.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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TRAP BULL$

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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “TRAP BULL$”

Inspiration: Firstly for this piece, I obviously wanted to make a trap track. For my first official track trap I layered a trap loop with some VST synth sounds. Next I threw in the snare and claps sequenced as almost every trap song I listen to. Lastly came the trap cymbals and bell sounds. I would love some feedback about this particular beat since it’s my first trap beat.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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ODE TO WATER [Poem]

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the current beneath my feet

you nourish the ground from high heavens

you crash down

it’s like a bath now

How do you manage yourself?

you’ve given us everything

it’s like a dance we do

and I smile whenever I find myself

flowing with you


Goddess of Growth;

I know your name must be Water.


The only solution to a force as fierce as fire

adopting the form of whatsoever chooses to adopt you

like an orphan who forever has a home,

but chooses to roam.

Effortless existence, free flowing

all knowing

the essence of all.


When I cry,

overcome with sadness,

you blur my vision and accompany my skin

to share that precious space and time

despite the pain I’m in

seated on my cheekbones

to reassure me that I’m not alone,

I thank you.

Your love has always been true.


I thank the Universe that your beauty

was made naked to my kindergarten

eyes

through these childlike eyes

I cry just to see you

take showers just to be you

drink water just to breathe you

How can you drown in something you can see through?

If I was 100% water

there would be no resistance…

relief

rain

cool

mist.

one day,

I’ll be as free as you.


How To Forgive: Alchemy to Compassion Exercise

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I hope you’ve all been well. About a month ago I had the chance to be in attendance for a mystical discussion, and one individual shared with the group a visualization exercise that monks and gurus of Eastern cultures practice to encourage forgiveness within themselves. Along our spiritual journeys, it may be difficult to exercise full forgiveness and positivity to situations that are closest to our hearts. Many of us want to forgive but fail because we don’t know how to forgive. The meditation below is highly effective in transmuting negative energies of our perception of others into compassion and universal understanding.



Visualization Exercise

1. Sit in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Close your eyes and breathe deeply until you feel completely relaxed and calm.

2. After concentrating on your breath for several minutes, visualize your closest friends and family members all standing together, in a calming place. This could be a nature setting or a scenery you know very well.

3. Continue visualizing everyone you have a deep affection for, whether platonic or romantic. Feel the love in your heart fully for each and every one of them.

4. Now, start to visualize the people that you are not very fond of (old friends, exes, family members, co-workers, etc). See them walking up towards your loved ones, each standing between one of them. See them all joining hands and gazing at you with unconditional love.

5. See your mother holding hands with your former friend. See your best friend holding hands with your coworker you can’t stand. Transfer your feelings of unconditional love from your loved ones to those you dislike through their hands. Everything and everyone is connected. Realize that they are reflections of you, see them all as equal and deserving of love and compassion.

6. If you are having difficulty with embracing one or more people within this meditation, visualize yourself walking up to them and embracing them, and speaking with them. Ask them questions, listen to what they have to say. Always remember that there is a legitimate universe within you, and your encounters within the spiritual realm are absolute and can lead to potential breakthroughs in the physical plane.

7. At this point, take the reigns of this visualization. Proceed in whatever activity you believe will add to the intimacy and healing theme of the gathering. Embrace each other in a group hug, hug each person, sing a song, meditate together, etc. When you are ready to depart, take a several deep breaths again and come back into body consciousness.


There is nothing stopping us from forgiving others except for our ego. Holding onto past burdens and negativity is an anchor on our soul and lowers our vibration. The energy required to maintain feelings of resentment and hostility is best spent on effective methods to bring one’s mind back to peace and oneness. Your natural state is unconditional love, any resistance to this notion on your part will be met with friction.

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Done consistently over time (with a genuine heart) this exercise will lead a person to achieving genuine unconditional love for everyone in their life. It’s pretty hard to stay mad at anyone holding my mom’s hand. Do not get discouraged if your visualizations are not as vivid as you’d like them to be. Taking even 10 minutes out of your day at your convenience to develop your meditation/visualization practice will have divine benefits down the road. Do you have any forgiveness techniques that work for you? Share them below! :)

Love your soul,

Candy Cosmos

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Imagine – Song (Production)

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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “Imagine”

Inspiration: When I first heard the original song, it gave me the same vibe as Erykah Badu’s “On and On.” Simple and chilled, this beat is definitely good for cruising through the city at night.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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Queen – Song (Production)

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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “Queen”

 

Inspiration: For this beat, I actually wanted to make it a banger with a cinematic feel to it. When I found an Egyptian documentary that was suitable to make this beat cinematic, the first part to stand out to me was “the perfect one.” Using that sample and 2 others, this beat came together quite nicely.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com

*serious inquiries only*

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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What It Is? – Song (Production)

 

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Name: Wolf Wayne

Song Name: “What It Is”

Inspiration: The direction I was going with this creation definitely matches the vibe of the entire track. This track is smooth to say the least and its slow tempo makes it an enjoyable tune for riding in your vehicle at night. When I first heard the original song that I sampled I knew instantly which section I was going to use to create the verse, intro, and outro. This beat is definitely one of my favorites.

Twitter: @WolfxWayne

Email: likewolfwayne@gmail.com *serious inquiries only*

Sound cloudhttps://soundcloud.com/wolfwayne

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Eternal Chess Match [poem]

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left right

study me

my moves are on your mind…




pawn you

Queen me

you’re convinced you know this time…




back forth

bishop

knight




you found the darkness

in my light.




no circles

straight forward

come closer…

your mind was never yours.




you think you know strategy?

you’ll never be as mad as me




you want to win.

I want to play.

I’ll always win.

regardless of the game.



-Candy Cosmos-



The Love Lost and Found – Poem

I’m not too good with romantic dates, 

kind gestures and vulnerable states,

Back then I’d feed you my love in seas but only retain a scrape.

The “lets go out to eat”‘s and “out and see”‘s

The “he hurt you”‘s and “you hurt him”‘s, the “she hurt me” ‘s,

are we running from love or just the pain that it brings? 

Vest make it hard to attack from the back now , 

with all of this extra room , hugs turn into “take a step back”‘s now.

Running from the pain, like a hamster’s progress in vain, 

I’ve passed down this way many times, but this time something isn’t the same. 

Frozen in time or frozen in mind 

I still find solace in your conception. 

Could it be we’re intertwined , or destined for somewhere down the line, 

as I search this lesson for a blessing. 

Begging for a sign, hoping nothing comes 

for freedom exist not in you , but in the one of my one’s. 

Some days I want to sing, some days I see church bells and wedding rings 

other days it will likely rain,

and women will offer themselves as things, 

and I won’t judge because we’re all searching for the same,

and so too the cycle will begin again ,

are we running from love , or just the pain that it brings?

– Dwight

To Hate A Man – Poem

 

How could you hate a man?

A man who adored you with no end,

A man who cherished you more than gold,

A man who in fact gave you a life care-free…

How could you hate a man?

A man who put you before his very self,

A man who if given a canvas, your face would grace,

A man who if possible would have the heavens praise thee.

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How could you hate a man?

A man who found comfort in your flaws,

A man who wanted nothing but to make life with you,

A man who like you he would want his daughter to be.

The question is how could you love him,

When you can’t love yourself?

A man with so much to show,

Doesn’t deserve a woman that can’t see.

Five Elements of Emotional Intelligence- Understanding and Controlling Your Emotions!



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What do you know about your emotions?

Do you believe that we can have any authority behind what we feel or are we always along for an unmanageable ride? Developing our emotional intelligence, similar to our intellect, will awaken us to a new found understanding of ourselves, those around us, and the thoughts that various emotions can inspire. Knowing the science behind our emotional states can prevent us from being swept away with a bad mood, accidentally absorbing the pains of another, or from being completely oblivious to the subtle emotional signs of the people around us.


History

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The idea of ‘emotional intelligence‘ is a psychological theory that came about in the late 20th century through Peter Salovey and John Mayer. This duo defined emotional intelligence as:

“the ability to perceive emotions,to access and generate emotions as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth”

Psychologist Daniel Goleman later expanded on this notion, detailing five elements of emotional intelligence. In this post we will analyze these five components and identify ways to strengthen our own ‘EI’.



1. SELF AWARENESS

Being aware of what is going on inside of us and not attempting to escape these feelings (no matter how uncomfortable) is important to our growth. How many of these emotions have you felt this week?

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We can divide our feelings into two categories: surface and core emotions.  As you can see from the picture shown above, the surface emotion for ‘mad’ entails many specific emotions such as being selfish, critical, or hurt. Many people will admit that they are angry before they admit that they are hurt. These specific negative emotions are sourced from a place of vulnerability. Emotional intelligence requires seeing past the surface and accepting the reality of our occasionally vulnerable nature.


2. SELF REGULATION

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Ever heard of emotional eating? Some overindulgent behaviors have a direct correlation to a poor regulation of emotions. I’ve seen countless movies where a heartbroken woman was shown stuffing ice cream and cookies in her mouth to mask the agony. Some people rely on drugs and alcohol to stop themselves from ‘caring’ which is the equivalent to a hamster running on a wheel. No matter the euphoria, the temporary escape is always temporary and the emotions will come back to our conscious. Developing our EI requires large doses of reality and acceptance on a consistent basis.

 

“The cure for the pain is in the pain.”

If your mind is bringing you back to the same emotion triggering thoughts repeatedly, it is best to handle it constructively and work to conquer it completely. Embrace your feelings completely and discover their true message. Their purpose is to lead us to an inner truth as opposed to disrupting our happiness.


 

3. INTERNAL MOTIVATION

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What drives you to achieve your goals? At the foundation of all of our dreams is a desire to feel a certain way after we achieve our target outcome. Money is a means to an end; I wish to acquire ridiculous amounts of money because it will award me freedom. Freedom to travel, see new cultures, hear different languages and enjoy new foods. Some people long for money to provide for their families, others for the sake of money itself.

If someone’s desire to achieve comes from a lower source of joy (revenge, greed, selfishness, etc.) their happiness is placed outside of themselves by their own doing, therefore they have no true control over it. That’s not a smart thing to do, now is it?

Be aware of what motivates you. It is popular in today’s age for people to talk about haters, and how they drive them to succeed. A good piece of advice is to focus on your lovers (people that want nothing more than for you to prosper). Energy flows where attention goes. Concentrate on what will add harmony and peace to your life as opposed to its polarity.


 

4. EMPATHY

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Having the ability to pick up on another person’s emotional state can have a list of benefits. Knowing what upsets a person and what makes them happy could save you and others a world of turmoil.

Through our own personal experiences, compassion, and sensitivity we can relate to others and what they are experiencing without them suggesting “imagine how I felt”.

People who identify as empaths must be cautious and refrain from adopting the negative emotions of others. Easily picking up on feelings can have an adverse effect on our aura and mood. The key to this component of EI is recognizing the states of those around us, not embodying them.

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Are you an empath?

Here are some quick tips to help you stay centered and grounded in your own energy while in the presence of overbearing energy:

  • Strengthen your root chakra with meditation, eating red foods, affirmations, etc.
  • Take a nice hot bath with natural sea salts. Salt water can also be used to clean certain crystals, as it draws out negative energy. During the bath, visualize the negative energy and all energy that does not belong to you being absorbed by the water.
  • Set boundaries. If there is someone that consistently drains you, determine how many minutes a day you can bear to be in their presence. There is a thin line between self love and selfless, we must draw it with discernment.

5. SOCIAL SKILLS

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90% of communication is listening and observing. Being able to maintain long term relationships with loved ones and coworkers (unless you love all your coworkers, then omit the second category) is essential to our progress in life. Networking to the height of your career, being a team player, and being a compassionate partner reflects a sophisticated level of emotional intelligence.

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What is the quality of the friendship you provide? Do you frequently change your friends and/or romantic partners? What is a common theme that pops up in your unsuccessful bonds with others? By reflecting on how we tend to relate to those closest to us, we can come to learn a lot about ourselves.

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Intellect and emotions are closely related. They complement each other like man and woman; they are united by truth. As powerful and wild as they may be, emotions have logic lined within. Allow yourself to experience all ranges of emotional states as they arise, witness the thoughts and questions they inspire, then calmly reflect and apply your intellect to discover your newfound truth, again and again.

Love your soul,

Candy Cosmos

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When I Met Me – Poem

“what are you doing?” 

Sometimes I can hear it faintly like a dream

Moments where I stray or have strayed

Back alleyways and movie scenes.

The ones we live out

Experience, create

The only time I can hear your voice,

 when i loose sense of  time and track of the date

“what are you doing?”

I find myself running,

Secretly hoping one day you will catch me

You’re in the back of my mind

Luring me away,

Calling me divine,

I take a second,

To do wrong when I know better,

I can hear you even then

Save me from my self

“what are you doing?”

Who are these people?

Who claim to understand

Even when all of their bodies are see-through.

We hangout at playgrounds on the surface

Seems like we’re all hoping nothing will surface

“what are you doing?”

I begin again

This time with something found but not new

Something lost but not threw

Right to home plate,

Like where you’ve been hiding

The other you , the other you

The shadow cast by the light of new found power.

Seeds of life sprout in my pension

“what are you doing?”

I finally listened

– Dwight

Daily Styles: Street Gawdz

Gawds Among Men

G & She

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  • Emperor Styles
  • Men’s Style
  • Classy

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  • Men’s Street Style
  • Balanced
  • Artsy

Inspector Miles

Kosta Williams

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  • Classy meets rugged
  • Effortless
  • Black is the new black

Miami Dreams

Your Style -

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  • Color coordinated
  • Classy meet hipster businessman
  • Men’s street style

Fly A** Ninjas

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  • Crimson Tide
  • Men’s Street Style
  • Style Legends

Thanks for viewing today’s installment of Daily Styles. Stay tuned for the next issue coming soon.

– Dwight

Daily Styles: Princes of Fashion

Prince of Persian

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  • Exquisite Style
  • Artsy Zest
  • Simple Meets Complex

Dap Professions

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  • Dark solid color contrast
  • simple
  • men’s style
  • classy meets business professional

Solomon’s Book of Steez

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  • effortless
  • men’s style
  • Simple but complex
  • Contrast excellent

Lebron of Style

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  • Less is more
  • Classic Men’s Style
  • Effortless

Dark Knight’s Apprentice

Fear of God LA || Jerry Lorenzo

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  • Black and White
  • Simple is More
  • Urban Dapp

Jonny Applesteez

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  • Accessorizes done right
  • Men’s Style
  • Classic meet urban

Pharaohs of Style

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  • White done right
  • Perfect contrast
  • Solid shakedown

Dr. Urban Street

Aiden

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  • Jeans done right
  • Classy meets urban
  • Men’s style
  • Casual Dapper

Dark Styles from the Underworld

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  • Classy
  • High end fashion
  • Simple meets complex

Assassins in Plain Sight

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  • Street Style
  • Less is more
  • Urban voice of swagg

Thanks for viewing this latest installment of Daily Styles. Stay tuned to our latest styles and men’s fashion.

Dressing smarter not harder ,

– Dwight

Loneliness v. Solitude: How to be comfortable alone!

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Loneliness and solitude are two different states of experiencing a very similar reality. One thing they may have in common is the amount of people present in a room. Why can some people spend only a few hours alone and others can easily go days and weeks without feeling uneasy?

A Look Into Loneliness

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You can usually tell the difference between solitude and loneliness by the quality of thoughts running through your mind. When you place your stability and sanctity in anything outside of yourself, spending a significant amount of time by your lonesome can become increasingly difficult. If your wondering how to be comfortable alone, understand that loneliness stems from a lack of awareness. All of the pleasant feelings we experience in this realm come from within. The people and places we encounter are just stimuli. You can understand this concept through a consistent practice of meditation and visualization. You can recreate your greatest memory or worst experience all with the power of your mind, with no outside stimulation.

People that try to escape loneliness are often doing so to avoid thoughts and feelings they experience when no one is around. Trying to rid yourself of lonely thoughts and feelings without addressing the foundation of these feelings leads to escapism.When we are alone in complete silence, our thoughts become unavoidable. Your subconscious mind is constantly working towards resolving issues that we may ignore consciously. Embracing whatever thoughts cross your mind as opposed to running from them is the first step to experiencing true peace of mind by yourself.


A Glimpse Into Solitude

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You can consider solitude to be the transmuted state of loneliness, which embodies self love and constructive thoughts. In solitude we can recognize our self worth, explore our gifts and talents, and discover the real meaning behind the popular phrase “know thyself”. There is a healing quality found in solitude that transforms us and elevates the way we interact with others. Recognizing our personal power, dedicating ourselves to growth, and working to release negative thought patterns and habits can all be accomplished within solitude.



Transmuting Loneliness Into Peaceful Solitude

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  • Schedule a special time in your week (one hour every Tuesday, for example) to do something you love by yourself. Whether painting, reading, watching a documentary. etc. Learn to spend time with yourself without the thoughts of feeling low for not sharing every moment with company.
  • Keep a journal, record your thoughts. Embrace overthinking in a controlled constructive manner.
  • If you have not already done so, put aside time daily to meditate. Meditation direct communication with the universe, words do not do it justice. Even 10 minutes can have amazing results when done consistently.

***TIP: Everything in moderation. I would not advise anyone to avoid human contact forever or to constantly surround themselves around others. Setting time aside to be social and spend quality time with your loved ones is just as important as reserving time for yourself to be reflective. Staying neutral between these two extremes will encourage you to live a more balanced life.

Love your soul,

Candy Cosmos