Beauty

5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

Originally posted on LipstickForLunch:
As a person who writes about beauty products on a regular basis, I feel that it is my responsibility to speak about the darker aspects of this world as well. Beauty standards all around the globe are becoming more and more unforgiving by the minute, making it painfully hard for women…

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Health and Wellness

How Do I Stay So Skinny?

Originally posted on Typically, Tierra:
This morning I walked into my classroom holding a bagel with cream cheese, totally normal. A coworker loudly asked “Tierra how do you stay so skinny?” With a mouthful of bagel I replied “I just do.” So you’re probably thinking “so what, that’s a compliment” but I disagree. Would you…

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Health and Wellness

Why I prefer to take the stairs

Healthy wellness is a journey…. it is not a sprint, it is a marathon. In the past, I have jumped into full work out plans and diets; I was unsuccessful.  For some, jumping into a workout may be beneficial, but for me it never helped me change my lifestyle. Eventually, I gave up, binged, and […]

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Health and Wellness

A Healthy Mind: the story of a thick girl

“After giving birth to my daughter, I gained weight, and entered the 200 lb. club. In my mind, I expected that I would get my body back immediately. Of course it takes time to lose weight and so the process didn’t go as expected. As a result, there are times when I hate what I see in the mirror. At some point I realized that I was body shaming myself.” (blog contribution to Rock Your Reality, Pinkspen)

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Beauty

Uniqueness is Beauty

Everyday we struggle with our identity; constantly trying to define ourselves, until we are truly comfortable with who we are. But, does that ever really happen? Are we ever truly happy with who we are? I know that there have been times in my life when I was not happy with how I looked. In this […]

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