Should you share your relationship online?

Should you share your relationship online?

I see it this way... If you lost a job that you had always posted about on fb as your favorite job, would you then not post when you got another job? Would you not celebrate moving forward from that trial and taking a chance on a new one?

I have never been embarrassed of failed marriage, friendships or relationships. It’s why I don’t use the word forever but I have truly been taught Love is something that moves and shifts for each individual in relationships.

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5 Healthy Ways to Fill an Emotional Void

5 Healthy Ways to Fill an Emotional Void

1. Books and Movies: 

Books/movies can help fill many voids in our life. As a small child, they allowed me to use my imagination to fill the void of things I did not have; places I had not seen; people I could not yet be. To fill the void created from trauma, escaping family drama or the worry about the future. As an adult, they allowed me to use my imagination to do much the same. I loved being a stay-at-home mom in those early years, but there was always a feeling that something was missing. Books allowed me to escape to places, lives, personalities I could not yet experience. 

Enter the older gentlemen in the gas station... There I was, dirty hair, no makeup, some form of leggings, a t-shirt and boots and the worst case of body dismorphia I had ever had. I had just avoided looking at myself in the restroom; something I had been doing for weeks as my illness got worse and my face was gaunt and my clothing no longer fit.

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5 M's To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk

5 M's To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you can’t seem to pull yourself out of bed so you close the shades a tad tighter and click next on your Hulu queue.

During my funks, I’ve found that there a few things that always pull me through to the other side and get me right back in the mental space I need to go out conquer the world. So I’m sharing my five M’s for ditching your funk and reinvigorating yourself. 

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Dreams Don't Come True, They're Made True

Dreams Don't Come True, They're Made True

We’ve all been told to dream big and aspire to be everything we could imagine. An architect, doctor, maybe an actress, but nothing comes easy, it takes years of practicethat goes unseen. 

Our idols and the leading figures in any industry went through trials, failures, triumphs, redirections and revelations. But the key to their success, aside from their ambition and vision for something greater, was action

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5 Ways Cutting My Hair Changed My Life

5 Ways Cutting My Hair Changed My Life

It's been almost 3 months since I sat in a fancy salon and let a stranger cut off a foot of my hair.

Before I cut my hair, the bravest I ever reached taking risks was dying my hair bright red for 4 yrs or the yearly “bangs or no bangs” debate where bangs usually won out. I would then regret it within 3 mos and spend another year in that awkward growin-my-bangs-out-with-long-hair phase. Ew.

After "talking" about making a change, on Valentine's day I was surprised by my boyfriend with a spa appointment and I couldn't turn back. I had no idea cutting my hair would have such an impact on me until I saw 12 inches hit the stained concrete floor. Not only did the Universe conspire to give me a haircut, but it gifted me something deeper and far less superficial in the form of a mini breakdown.

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"good for her!" vs "why not me?"

"good for her!" vs "why not me?"

Overcome the insane idea that we must be the best at everything. It’s not logical. It’s not healthy. It’s not possible.

As women, we should not only be supporting each other, but we should be giving a little grace as well. I want my daughter...I want YOUR daughter to understand the importance of lending a hand to her girlfriends, the importance of not judging things from the outside, the importance of surrounding herself with girls that love her.

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Positivity Detox & Allowing Yourself To Truly Feel

Positivity Detox & Allowing Yourself To Truly Feel

We’re all trying to be the best versions of ourselves, but sometimes we need to take a break from being overly positive and actually observe, take stock and simmer in our life and emotions as they are. This is your permission for a spiritual, positive detox. 

Now I’m not telling you to start wallowing in your misery, but there are times when we need to take break from being outwardly positive and just live without the pressures of always trying to appear happy and motivational. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from the positivity train to really live in your situation.

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