I'm so excited to feature this post, which was first featured on Bre Capri's website! I love the concept, brand, and now new logo for her blog. Keep reading about how this blog came to life and the meaning of her mantra, Breathe x Love x Glow.
What better way to introduce my new logo than to explain its relevance to the blog with a proper introduction of the Breathe x Love x Glow tagline. The minimalistic logo above is a combination of who I am and what my brand cultivates. If you don’t know by now, “BreCapri” is a shortened version of my first and middle name: Breanna Capri. I absolutely love how Erikka of EYCO. Agency embodied a perfect signature that screams who I really am – simple yet bold.
The character that sits beautifully on the signature created by dk_illustrationsgraphics is not me, physically. Sorry! Catch me on Instagram lol.
But here’s why not:
Her calm and carefree persona represents resilience, peace, freedom, power, strength, and mystery while her radiant and beautiful complexion connects to all women of color, no matter the shade of brown. Black (which people of color are usually referenced as) is the absence of color - it absorbs light, which is why we are so magical. Our skin comes in a plethora of shades and when that sun hits our beautiful skin – we radiate! That’s why I love her complexion. The flowers in her hand and around the crown of her head signifies growth, integrity, happiness, and serenity but, most importantly, the message of: it doesn’t matter what you go through but what you grow through.
Now, I get asked why the tagline Breathe x Love x Glow frequently and decided to make a post about it.
Although it is seen as a tagline, I use it more as a mantra to constantly remind myself the importance of connecting with the breath and staying in the moment, loving myself + others and to spread light wherever I go. My past wasn’t the hardest but it was challenging going through situations alone or feeling like no one would understand.
These three words represent my past, present and future and the continuous journey of self-acceptance and personal growth:
Whenever I am having a difficult time in my life, I always come back to the breath. Not only do I meditate but conscious journaling often saved me from pulling all my hair out, seriously. Most of us suffer in silence or when we do it out loud it’s swipe under the rug as “wanting attention.” When I see the word breathe, I instantly take a deep breath *currently breathes in and out.* Breathing calms my spirit and it brings with it clarity and reassurance back into the moment. In this state, I understand that there is no past nor future but only the moment and that is all that matters.
Reminds me to love myself wherever I am: mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and even financially. To love myself and others unconditionally and to understand that we are all on different journeys and chapters in our lives. To remember to spread love and laughter everywhere I go. However, never forgetting to set aside time to recharge. Love and kindness is the center of it all.
Reminds me to illuminate light no matter the circumstance. To never let anyone or anything dim my light and to always give light to others. Granted, everyday won’t be sunshine but after every storm there’s a rainbow. Glow from the inside, out and let the rainy days bring with it – sunshine.
These three words Breathe x Love x Glow + my logo come together as a perfect duo of expressing what my brand embodies: accepting and honoring ourselves and others as a means to remain at peace in every area of the wellness spectrum. I want that for all women especially women of color including the youth. We learn early on to take care of everyone else before taking care of ourselves and we are now learning that it’s the other way around: Take care of yourself in order to take care of others to find peace within ourselves. We must remember to breathe deeply to remain in the moment, to love no matter the difficulties we are challenged with and to spread light, never letting anything or anyone dim it.
Until we meet again.
Breathe x Love x Glow,
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