Back at the intro with Part II…

The goal is Encouraging individuality in a world that can be wrapped up in superficiality.

The goal is Motivating everyone to treat themselves like the Masterpiece they were created to be. To worship and to love and be confident with what they have and what they are blessed with.

For all my J. Cole fans out there…take a moment and listen to the lyrics of “Crooked Smile.” Personally, I am huge fan of this genre of music but typically I’m really just into the feelz of the beat and if its danceable. I don’t bother with most lyrics these days…However, way back when I heard these words, they stuck.

“But it’s clear that you can’t face what’s wrong: no need to fix what God already put his paint brush on.”-
J. Cole
Can I get an AMEN??^^^^

With Live Your Masterpiece comes Balance, which introduces the Lightning Bolt and the Wave emoji you all will be seeing over and over and over again ;)! Claps for emoji’s!

The Lightning bolt is something Carter has always used to represent her CHARGER type approach to life and sport. Those who don’t know Carter personally, will very soon learn the nickname and just how suiting and applicable Charger Carter is to her life approach. We both are extreme characters and with extreme personalities’, meaning, when there is a goal/thought/idea in mind it’s Go Big or Go Home…There is no “want” there is only “Do” or “Do Not.” We are Doers and we want to encourage others to do the same. The Wave is a no brainer. We are in, on, or surrounded by the water or ocean on the daily. We use it to train in, to play in, to surf on, to lounge in, for relaxation or meditation…all that good stuff.

With Balance in mind…Compare and contrast a Lightning Bolt and a Wave…
Lightning Bolt- Explosive, Electric, Bright, Rapid, Sharp, Cracking, Zig-Zagged
Wave- Gradual, Rolling, Heavy, Vast, Undulating, Swirling, Breaking, smooth

Lightning is a sudden electric discharge and a Wave is an oscillation or vibration that is accompanied by a transfer of energy that moves through the water as one mass from one place to the other and then ends with what we see breaking on our coast lines. Despite the differences in the process of their creation, they both come from energies of the Earth. At times, both can be weak and other times much stronger, depending on the amount of energy produced or other obstacles that may be in the path of travel.

How could the use of two silly emoji’s become such a deep and pondering thought? I am beyond fascinated to think about it all in this way. It makes sense. There’s a deeper meaning to just about everything and I really wanted to dig deep on this.

The goal is to take the lightning bolt and wave and apply it to ALL aspects of life. Apply it to your Art and how you are creating your Masterpiece in this very moment. Be fast and explosive like lightning, yet smooth and gradual like a wave.

The goal is to have BOTH. THRIVE with both. Do things that are fast and explosive for the mind + Body. Build up that neuromuscular system. Give those fast twitch muscles some action. High intensity interval training with high heart rates and sweat flowing. Sprint up a hill or sand dune. Jump around. Dance Around.


Do things that are slow and calming for the mind + Body. Yoga, slow jog, bike ride on your cruiser, walk with your dogs, hike, laying outside to draw, read, or write, life talks with your best friend.

Both can be ingredients to a happy, healthy life when you put your OWN twist on it.
Are these the only ingredients? Nope, but they work for me. Find what works for you. Trial and Error.

Treat your whole day as if it was a yoga practice. Flowing from one activity to the other fully engaged in each as if it was a separate pose/movement. At the end of the day, shavasana is your sleep. You gotta earn that sleep!!!

Practice, Master, Repeat.
<3 Thrive On- Jess

Author's Bio: 

"Who's that girl?!" "It's Jess" :D ( New Girl Reference)

Currently living in the paradise of Coronado California. I am a health nut, fitness enthusiast, sun junkie, outdoor loving, always moving type of girl. I have a deep passion to inspire and help others live a healthy and balanced lifestyle as I am learning to do the same.