5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

Popular culture has placed a lot of pressure on how to look, feel, and act a certain way. Not conforming to the standard of beauty, can be one of the most difficult tasks for women. Self-doubt seem to be inevitable when all we see is airbrushed and filtered women on every billboard, magazine cover, music video, … Continue reading 5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

What can you do when people make you feel ugly?

We live in a very judgmental and critical world. A world that wants each of us to fit into a certain "standard of beauty." If your body is not a certain shape, if your hair and nails are not perfect, if you contour is not just right, we skip over your pic on FB or … Continue reading What can you do when people make you feel ugly?

Love Your Body

Love your body! Love every curve, slant, dip, dimple, and scar. Love your body to focus on your self-love.   Love your body enough to feed it clean food and drink water. Love your body enough to be active. Love your body enough to meditate and do yoga. Love your body enough to rest. Love your … Continue reading Love Your Body

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 … Continue reading Why I prefer to take the stairs

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)