where we are going

Where the heck have I been? Gosh, it feels like it has been way too long since my fingers have ran their way along this keyboard. Well, that is because it actually has been over a week since my last post. If you read my last post then you are aware that I have been putting more focus on being mindful. I have felt so much more connected to my truest form of myself, truest to the deepest pieces of my soul and happier than I have been in a long time. However, that does not mean that I want to lose touch with my connection to this space. I have set the intention to deepen my connection with you all at the same time that I deepen the connection with myself spiritually. I fully intend on taking you all along with me on this journey of self-discovery, authenticity and spirituality. With that being said, I’m going to be shaking things up here at ashleyrainne.com. I have a strong vision of having a space that is inspiring, real, helpful, deep, beautiful and connected. I want to express my creativity at the strongest level of authenticity that I can possibly manifest.…
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on my mindfulness jam

Right here, at this very moment I feel so connected, so raw and so real. There is no better feeling than finally grasping mindfulness and how to direct your thoughts into positivity.I am sitting in a beautiful coffee shop that I have never explored yet, in the neighborhood we will be moving into next month. Everything just feels so, right. We started looking at apartments and said to each other, “If it is meant to be, then it will” and now everything seems to be guiding us in what we believe to be the truest direction to ‘us’. Some changes that I have been making that have collectively been making a large impact on my day to day life have been: yoga daily, meditation daily, recognizing my thoughts as they come and realizing what they stem from, reading and being more mindful in my conversations.  I’m not just saying these things either. I’m talking real shit, exactly what has been making an impact on my life. My anxiety has subsided, my conversations are more authentic, I am looking inward instead of outward for my creativity and I am feeling such an amazing flow of positive energy. It has made my…
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show you care

There are so many small moments to show the one you love that you care. Whether it is simply telling them how much you love them or getting them a gift to show how much you appreciate them, there are so many ways to be there for the one you love. With Valentine’s Day approaching, everyone is talking about love. And I am all about it. For me, my love has changed my life. My love is my life. My love weaves through each and every moment. I have loved Teddy so deeply for what feels like my entire life. Pouring love from your heart is a powerful force. Being there for your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. can be done in so many different ways. When I am feeling anxious, Teddy listens. He wraps his arms around me and just listens to what is going through my brain at the moment. When I am feeling inspired, he lifts me up. He encourages me, understands and shows me that he believes in me. He is my biggest supporter and that means more to me than anything money could buy. When he talks to me about his research, I listen (even if…
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birthday outfit

I’ve had such a great/relaxing birthday week (yes, I’m THAT girl). On Saturday we went to see the Lumineers here in St. Louis and I can honestly say they are amazing in concert. Teddy and I had so much fun on our little date and snap chatted way too much. Other than working this week I was able to get lunch with some girl friends, do some shopping and get a few margarita’s to celebrate 25. I love my birthday but I also love being low-key and relaxing. This week was a perfect combo of the two! I stopped in at a little boutique called Pitaya on the loop here in St. Louis and picked up this outfit. I could have gotten so much stuff in there, they impressed me with how many cute options they had! I think I will be a frequent flyer there. They have a lot of cute stuff that is still budget friendly so I would most definitely check them out if you are looking for something that isn’t going to break your bank account in half. I linked everything down below for you all! As for today, I just got back from yoga and…
St. Louis
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Reflecting on 24

Tomorrow I turn 25 and I feel this immense sense of excitement for what this year means to me. In the past, I set so many benchmarks for life: where do I want to be by then, what do I want to be, what makes me look successful to society, etc. This year, I feel this huge shift taking place and it’s really, really badass. I am finally letting go of what I think I have to be in order to fit in and stepping into my truest version of me. I am grounding deeper into meditation, self-love and finally finding my style. Teddy and I have had many talks about wanting to see more of the world, experience more and live out what we have always wanted before we start a family. HUGE. If you know me then you know that I have always rushed into the next thing on the list and kids have been that next ‘step,’ I suppose, for us. We are listening to what our hearts want right now and are so excited for the adventures ahead of us this year. I cannot wait to have a family but I am proud of myself for…
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