Wednesday, January 20, 2016

10 Ways to Love Yourself Now: The Ultimate Guide to Inner Beauty

Quote about self love

What does it mean to truly love yourself? Over the years of writing on this blog, I’ve explored and pondered this question, offering various tips and ways to love yourself. It’s been 10 years since I started this blog, and as I’m growing up and becoming more of myself I’m learning so much about what this idea of loving yourself actually means.

My intention for this post is to impact the way you see yourself and others. Loving yourself isn’t just about treating yourself to nice things, but it encompasses every aspect of your life and how you interact with friends, co-workers, family, and the people you come in contact with on a daily basis. It’s also about finding balance between accepting who you are and working towards becoming a better version of yourself.

Hopefully you will spend some time really thinking about these 10 tips I offer here and implement them into your life. It would be so beautiful to see you realize your own power!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year, New Hair: Resolutions For Better Hair Care (+Giveaway!)


It’s that time of year again! While most people are thinking about losing weight and setting it as a resolution, for me hair care has been on the brain.

I’ve been going through another hair rut where the messy hair bun has become the norm. I’ll mix it up, though, with the occasional side braid or the side braid with my trusty ole’ baseball cap. That’s when I know it’s time for my hair to get its groove back.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Who Is To Blame For Obesity?

Johanna Dray, Plus-Size Model
Are plus-size models to blame for the obesity trend?

That’s the question posed in an article over at Shape.com.

When I first read the article, I thought, This is bullshit. The article cited a study published by the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing that suggests plus-sized models in advertising are linked to rising obesity rates.

After giving it much thought, I have to say that the researchers who conducted the study might be onto something. I can see why subjects in the study may rationalize eating more and being OK with it because all they saw were images of plus-size models. It’s just like when you were little and got in trouble for being bad and you told your parents, “Well, everyone else is doing it!”