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5 Instant Confidence Boosters

At Accel Lifestyle, we want you to start each day with the attitude that you are ready to go after your dreams, conquer the world and make a difference.  We realize that everyone needs a little boost of confidence and want to share 5 Quick Tips: 1. Wear Something BigThrow on a bright colored lipstick, big hat, super hero t-shirt, chunky jewelry, fabulous sunglasses, anything with a “pop of color”, etc.  Research shows that what you wear affects your attitude and confidence. We have experimented and find that when we wear something “Big”, not only do we feel more confident, but it promotes conversation with others. You’ll stick out from the crowd in a positive way - “I love your...

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Socially Conscious Fashion....What The What?

When my husband and I first started brainstorming about Accel Lifestyle; how the fabric would feel, the performance characteristics and the styles, we did not fully understand the entire supply chain. As a society, we tend to focus on what is literally in front of us. As we are in the middle of eating a delicious meal, we do not consciously think about the soil, the farmers and the animals. Not until we go to our local grocery store and see marketing such as "happy hens, free-range chickens, etc." do we form an image in our head of something beyond the food we eat. It then dawned on us: we live in a culture where people buy groceries based on...

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Coping with Stress After Devastation

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have impacted every single American directly or indirectly. Since the storms, we have watched our cities come together and help strangers in need out of pure love and generosity. Countless hours and (wo)manpower have gone into cleaning up the homes people have grown up in or just moved into. We have truly demonstrated the meaning of unconditional love. People are still suffering and the debris seems never ending, but for just an hour a day, let's take off the dirty gloves, put down the paintbrushes and hammers, and give our minds and bodies a break to recharge. Think of it like this, "I need to take a break an hour a day to recharge my...

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From Grief to Greatness

My Father, and at the time, #1 man in my life, suddenly passed away of a massive heart attack on a Tuesday at the age of 58 years young. I remember the call like it was yesterday: I was sitting at a business meeting talking about selling medical equipment to hospitals. I had back-to-back missed calls from Mom and my older brother David: "back-to-back calls, that's odd..." I thought.  I knew something was up and called back immediately and heard the tone in my brother's voice before I really understood the words he was saying "Dad is Dead".  "Whaaaaat!?!" I responded and immediately my life changed forever.   I just received one of my largest commission checks from work that...

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