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Steffy Lee  🌱vegan-ish 🌊surf 💻make🌈create 💌aloha@steffylee.com 📍Honolulu, Hawaii ADE c/o 2017 🤓www.fizzixfun.com 📸www.andrewbryantsimms.com

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It’s a word that has been resonating with me a lot lately. It’s something that is not accidental, as we may think. People don’t happen upon greatness. It is crafted, and it is created; through purpose and intention. *
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I’ve been trying to focus on the quality of my life. And if things do not add to that quality of life, then it’s been cause for me to cleave them. And this process of cleaving is looking very different than I thought it would. *
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Instead of cutting off injurious friendships, it’s caused me to forgive more freely and overlook offenses. Instead of filling myself, I’ve been emptying myself and creating space. Instead of getting more, I’ve been giving more. In the search for things of quality, I’m becoming something of quality, for not just myself, but more importantly for others. *
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Focusing on things that are better for you has this great and funny way of making things better for everyone else. And isn’t that beautiful 🤗
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One company that embodies this mood is @nataliebjewelry. Everything they make has intention and purpose. Use code NBJSTEFFY15 for yours 😘
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📸: @andrew_b_simms quality photographer extraordinaire

So I was watching the Handmaid’s Tale last night (who’s with me 🙋🏽‍♀️), and Aunt Lydia said something strangely insightful. She said “there is freedom to, and freedom from”. How right she is.
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My tightly scheduled day may seem restrictive, but planning and organizing gives me freedom in so many ways. *
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Working out before work gives me freedom to use my afternoon (why do so many things always seem to “come up”).
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Spending time on Sunday meal prepping and planning out my week gives me the flexibility to change my plans when I need to - without sacrificing preparation. *
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Working on the weekend (though I need to cut down on this) gives me space during the week to focus just on execution (instead of having to also plan).
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So I may not be free to do whatever I want whenever I feel like it, but I am free to: give myself rest knowing I’ve already accomplished a lot, change my schedule knowing I’m prepared, and to focus on one thing at a time. *
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Freedom can look different to everyone. What may be freedom to one person, might be bondage to another, and vice versa. Find your freedom. What things do you choose to do or not do to create more freedom in your life? #NoJudgeZone

“Women in Stem” means ANY woman can be in Stem, not that a certain kind of woman can be in Stem. *
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How I present myself to my students, especially to my female students, is so important to me. In a sense, it’s not easy as an educated woman in science to be respected. It’s surprisingly harder to earn respect if you’re a woman in science who also cares about her appearance. *
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I’ve often felt like my female colleagues that don’t invest as much time in their aesthetics garner more reverence and approval than I do (even from other women).
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I’ve been told I seem ditzy because of my personality; that it’s hard to take me seriously because I seem like someone who likes to shop; that dressing too fashionably makes me seem unintelligent; and that I should probably tone down the Beyoncé if I want to be taken seriously. *
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Seriously 😒
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I want my female students to know, that they can be any-thing, any-way, any-kind of person that they want to be. I am a physics teacher, who blogs, shops, and who takes ridiculous care of my hair. I can talk about kinematics and dynamics as well as I can talk about the new @maryam_nassir_zadeh collection (swoon 💕). I’ve worked as both a makeup artist, and an engineer; and I’ve done both equally well. *
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I want my students to know they define what kind of woman they are going to be. And that no one, not even another woman, has the right to make them feel any which way about it 👊🏼
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Ladies comment and name two parts of your identity that are equally important to you! Mine are education and fashion! @yopparaikirin said she’s got a graduate 🎓 degree and she’s obsessed with getting her lashes done 💁🏻‍♀️

You guys know I’m on a mish to get back into shape. This past year, I worked harder than I ever have before, and my fitness took a backseat to my career. I’ve got 15 lbs to lose (and that’s a conservative estimate 🙈) to get back to the weight where I feel healthy, strong and fit! Between back to back classes, lunch meetings, after school help, robotics coaching, and dorm parenting, I rarely have time to sit and eat a good meal. I usually end up just grabbing something that tastes good, but isn’t nutrient dense. My mouth ends up being satisfied while my body and its cells are starving for nutrients. That makes me feel so tired! I’ve been loving @drinkorgain as part of my routine to fuel my body with good energy. *
You guys know I love supporting brands that are ethically and morally conscious. Orgain is made from organic, grass fed milk protein (there is a vegan plant based protein I love also), and it’s soy free and non-gmo. Not only does orgain care about what they put in their product, but they care about how their product helps others in need! *
Together we can help end hunger! @drinkorgain will donate 1 organic nutrition shake for every post with the hashtag #ShakeHunger. Swipe to learn more about hunger in the US and how you can help. Post any photo and hashtag #ShakeHunger to donate a shake and help end hunger for good! @drinkorgain @whyhungerpix #GetPickyWithYourProtein #ShakeHunger #ambshakehunger #ambcollab

Luck be a lady tonight ☘️ Living my best life in @nataliebjewelry Summer Under the Stars collection
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Use code NBJSTEFFY15 for 15% off of your order. I don’t make anything from this, just sharing the 💕

A smile really is the prettiest thing you can wear ✨ You guys know my obsession with dental hygiene, and I just added a new product to my routine that is making my mouth feel cleaner than ever!
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I thought I was flossing well (2x daily) until I tried @getcocofloss. I used their floss AFTER already flossing with my usual waxed floss and found so much residue still between my teeth! Ew. Cocofloss is made with over 500 strong, grime catching filaments, so it scrubs between your teeth. It feels like a loofah for your teeth! *
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It’s also vegan, gluten-free (how icky is it that gluten and animal products are in inedible products), & CRUELTY FREE 🐰. They offer free shipping, and a 100% money back guarantee. You won’t be sorry! Again, I make nothing from this, just sharing an awesome product that I love! *
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#cocofloss #ambcocofloss #ambcollab

I guess when you’re doing summer right, it always goes by too fast ☀️ This piece from @nataliebjewelry is a MUST HAVE for your collection. It’s even more amazing in person, this pic doesn’t do it justice ✨
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Use code NBJSteffy15 to get 15% your Northern Star Necklace (or any purchase)! I don’t make anything from this, just sharing the jewelry love💕
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📸: @andrewbryantsimms

Thank you @kristenlkish for one of the best meals ever! #austin

Summer’s half over but I’ve been making the most of it ☀️ Love you Oahu, but I’m on my way to Texas, PDX, and Big Island ✈️ NBJSteffy15 for your own discount on the Summer Under The Stars Collection #nataliebjewelry

Caught. Reviewing the shot 📸 @nataliebjewelry Summer Under the Stars Collection is 👌🏼
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✨ NBJSTEFFY15 for your discount! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷: Also, this canon G12 has been my trusted on-the-go and vlogging cam for years!

How would your relationship with food be different if you focused on health and not weight? What if it were more about getting enough of the nutrient dense stuff instead of restricting the nutrient deficient foods?
This summer I’ve been playing with spices, salts (the Na+ ion is an electrolyte and your body needs it), and micronutrients. It’s been a lot of fun! These are Chipotle local line-caught (no nets 🙅🏻‍♀️) Mahi Mahi tacos with quick pickled red cabbage, cilantro, and 🥑. All from our yard!
Use SUMMER40 for 40% off of your order from @gustusvitae until 7/30/18. Again don’t make anything off of this, but just sharing my summer favorites!

This little guy here has been helping me with my health and fitness goals lately 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You guys know I’m not a huge fan of animal products unless they’re sustainably and mercifully sourced, and unfortunately that usually means I don’t get as much Iron as I should (I also hate beans and legumes 😩). I’ve been using this #LuckyIronFish to make sure I hit my macros. All I do is drop this @luckyironfish into some boiling water, add some natural acid 🍋, and voila: Iron infused water to help me meet my macros! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Iron is necessary in maintaining a healthy weight (my current goal) because it: helps your body create usable nutrients from the energy you eat, oxygenates your cells, and helps you to process and use fat energy stores. If that’s not reason enough to get one, did I mention that when you buy a @luckyironfish they give one to a family in an economically unstable community. Go get you one 👊🏼
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Use code AMB10 for 10% off your order (I don’t make anything off of this - just sharing a product that I’ve been loving lately 🤗) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. How cute is this ruffled sleeve sports bra from @carbon38 💕

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