Health and wellness are specific areas of our lives that we tend to shy away from sometimes. We know about our 5-a-day and the importance of keeping and staying fit, but how often do we actually commit to ourselves to it? Let’s say for all intents and purposes that you have a specific health goal in mind that engulfs your mind. You know the physical and psychological benefit of achieving it, but you’re not entirely sure on how you’ll get there. I’ve written previously on how consistency is the key ingredient to achievement, but for this example of health, making that first leap – that one step is usually the hardest.
Usually when it comes to aiming for those new goals, the part that scares us the most is when we take that leap into the unknown, you don’t know if you’ve made the correct decision or not, and you might hurt yourself in the process. Well, what if by making One Simple Change with us in the Falcon Family do you not only know the benefits of making that change, but you can also witness evidence (testimonials and scientific) research of the benefits?
It's because of this that I decided to create The Falcon Five Pillars of Health. These pillars are all very simple because we’re all very aware of them.
- Nutrition - What we put into our bodies is essential for optimum health and bodily function.
- Hydration - Our human bodies are made of mostly water. Hydrate yourself with enough water to remove the common craving of unhealthy snacks.
- Spirituality - With the abundance of information available to us, some of us have forgotten our true source of power. Look inward for your internal wealth rather than outward.
- Sleep - Essential for holistic recovery of mind, body and spirit. 7-8 hours a day of sleep will assist in day-to-day activities and improve mood.
- Exercise - Much more easier said than done, daily exercise gives the heart the work it needs to pump blood around the body. Great for goal setting and mood control.
These pillars are all very simple because we’re all very aware of them, you can find the pillars all being practiced on our NEW page dedicated specifically to Health.
I trust that you will find it useful for you and yours.
Love and Light
‘Uncertainty’. ‘Weird’. ‘Tough times ahead’. ‘Confusing’. These are the phrases that are being thrown around right now that...in my humble opinion leave you scratching your head and raising your eyebrow even more. With all the events surrounding our homes, neighborhoods and the planet, I’ve actually had people ask me on my opinion on what’s going on and while I do everything I can to not resort too much on the emotion of it all, my responses and attitude has always stayed the same.
Firstly, I was humbled that I was even receiving the question in first place, as the individual who asked me mentioned the positive 'go-getter' tone on all our previous blog posts. This was great as it particularly signifies what the brand stands for. In anytime of uncertainty and confusion, sticking your chest out and handling the situation in front of you - whoever you are is the answer. My response to the reader was that the ultimate key thing was to stay focused. ALWAYS.
We should all know by now the importance of how powerful the mind is, and how it can easily sometimes be manipulated to serve both nefarious and positive aims. Therefore, I find it so important to be critical with information that you receive (even from us). It is only when you begin to critically analyse the data that your process into your consciousness do you start to see the entire political landscape for what it really is. This doesn’t mean that you completely turn off your PC or Television screen and abhor it or assume that everything that you read and hear is false. The point I’m making is that it is perfectly logical and even strategic to not take everything you see and hear at face value - i.e. not falling for the okie doke – a point I have strenuously made on previous posts.
The most constructive solution is to have a relentless abhorrence for anything that distracts you. The goal is as clear in your mind’s eye, as the predator is to its prey. Constructive tasks that get you closer to your desire will fill your heart with joy and catharsis – in any circumstance. This is the mindset of a warrior. The Falcon animal itself is a war-like creature, it thrives for the hunt and goes after its prey with no hesitation. Does it concern itself with other wildlife doing what it needs to function on earth? Does an athlete running a 100m sprint worry themselves with their opponents? No. The end goal is in sight and that is the ONLY focus. It is totally human to have compassion for those who have experienced misfortunes, and have fallen victim to appalling acts of violence, but the best way to honour them in the midst of a crisis, is to stay war-ready, while preparing your mind and body for the challenge that awaits you.
Love and light
Whenever you hear the word ‘Polo’ what comes to mind? Class, sophistication maybe, or how about the actual sport played in specific parts of the world? For us, ensuring that Blaque Falcon keeps its brand ethos of simple, but timeless quality is imperative. To my perspective while the word Polo indeed derives from a sophisticated background of class and quality, I have noticed that a silent culture has actually risen from the shadows.
My intention for Blaque Falcon was to always keep the designs modest, but fitting. Sleek, but cool, and there was no other way to achieve that but by producing products that drive at that vision - while also ensuring that they fitted the user. Which can only make you want to wear it over and over again. I personally don’t like throwing old clothes out, whenever I think I need a wardrobe refresh, I check within my own garment archives and find a few gems of my own that I feel I can use again. Which is great, for many reasons. I don’t have to spend much to look and feel fresh, plus I there’s always another garment of my own I can mix and match with.
However, one of the reasons I noticed that I don’t throw a lot of clothes out was that the clothes themselves were ageless. Some of the clothes that we have in our wardrobe don’t actually age (depending on what it is of course) and this is the silent trend that I notice being driven by us all. Whilst we all enjoy that rush of getting new fashion gear delivered to our front doors, the factor that I find that stops garments from being donated to charity stores is its’ simplicity and quality. You’re unlikely to send your grandfather’s aviator shearling jacket to a local vintage store, because it is just that – it’s vintage. I’m sure you understand the point I’m driving at here.
This is the whole premise of what my intention was with Blaque Falcon, I’m telling my story with clothes and books – which is an unusual mix, but it’s a unique mix of character, nonetheless. The Falcon Polo embodies this personality in full circle with our rib-knit collar and armbands that are made to resist any stretching over time, for when you wear the garment again. Our Falcon Polo’s are also made with a Pique Cotton fabric as well that gives shirt a soft feel, but with a textured look. Finally, the Polo’s are also made with 4% elastane for that extra mobility when put on. I trust you will enjoy everything that our store has to offer.
Love and Light,
We have all been there haven’t we? We watch that movie or read that book and can’t wait for the next episode in its story arc expand to another web of revelation. Reading and watching stories unfold do that to us, we inadvertently see ourselves in the characters that are portrayed, and we empathize with the struggles and challenges they go through. However, what I sometimes find with sequels though is that they can sometimes come off as languid or shall I say, mechanical. It is as if to say that the creators behind the story only produce the sequel for a cash grab, an opportunity to induce commercial gain, based on the success of the previous ‘product’.
Before I ramble on any further, I would like to think you are catching my drift. A sequel to a story (to me) is supposed to portray an expansion and evolution to a world that we have previously explored. Does our protagonist’s story come to a tragic and sad end, or do they grow and become a completely different individual to whom you met in the previous story? What about the antagonist? There are a multitude of queries and avenues that storytellers can go with a plot and storyboard.
At Blaque Falcon, as Falcon Family members you are all aware that we know a thing or two about producing a sequel with our fashion collections over the years. Sure, we’ve only been active for three years at this time of writing, but already we have produced three clothing collections, each with a unique expansion from its former, and I intend that we keep it that way. Not to mention the publication and release of our debut literary novel, written by yours truly. I write this to confirm that not only have I been working on our fashion lines with fresh garments, behind the scenes, I have also been working on the sequel to DRAX for a while now (years to be precise).
If you haven’t had the experience of writing a novel – or any book for that matter, I can tell you it takes an infinite amount of patience, dedication and a relentless amount of courage to experience how far your mind can really take you. With the follow up to our debut, I knew I had to take it up a notch with where DRAX ended. Yes, a lot of questions that were raised during the story were answered (eventually), but I felt there was another level I knew I can take it with characters I created. With that being said, I have taken the bold step in choosing a protagonist that will force me to delve deeper in the expansion of the alternate universe I created. It is because of this, that I’m really excited to bring this fresh new story to you all, and I can tell you all now Falcon Family, it’s going to be a roller-coaster. It has taken me a while to do the relevant research, and to get the plot together where there are enough twists and turns to keep you hooked. Watch this space!
Love, and Light