We are in the midst of the holiday season. Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are upon us and you may be feeling stressed or sad or annoyed by all the holiday decor. Maybe you're tired of the messaging and articles that say, "Don't gain that holiday weight!," which you know will soon be followed by, "Get … Continue reading This Holiday Season it's Okay to Not be Okay
Do you believe that you're beautiful? I'm not talking about society's version of beauty but your personal definition.Are you beautiful?If that question made you uncomfortable, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I believe we have been taught to diminish our beauty just as we have been taught to diminish our worth. If someone … Continue reading Are You Beautiful?
When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly … Continue reading Being Present in the Pain
I follow Dr. Joshua Wolrich on Instagram. His posts mainly center around calling out diet culture and wanting us to improve our relationship with food.The other day one of his post/captions said something along the lines of "improve your relationship with food before you try to lose weight." My initial reaction was one of, "I … Continue reading Love Yourself First
"Since I was 17, I've always hated my body and it feels like my body's hated me. Can somebody find me a pill to make me unafraid of me."That's the first verse of P!nk's song "Happy" from her latest album, Hurts 2B Human. I was listening to "Courage," another great song off her newest album, … Continue reading Learning to Love My Body
A few years back I saw a video by SyleLikeU. This mother-daughter duo has changed the way I view beauty and style.In high school I had to wear a uniform that consisted of either khaki or navy blue bottoms and white, blue, or green collard shirts. To say that most days I felt uncomfortable would … Continue reading A Style to Call Your Own
"I wish every woman would learn to love herself and embrace what she was given naturally even her small imperfections. The point is to be healthy, feel good in your own skin, and play up your best assets. Whether you're short or tall, thick or thin, the beauty comes from how you carry yourself, how … Continue reading 10 Quotes on Beauty
I was sitting at home the other day and looked down at my legs. I saw my stretch marks and there was nary a negative thought that ran through my mind about them. Whether you call them "tiger stripes," "roadmaps," or "mommy medals" your stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of.I know we've been … Continue reading Stretch Mark Love