Finding Peace After Loss

I never truly understand what loss felt like till my cat died in my arms. Skeeter was my first true friend. Growing up as a child bullied at school, Skeeter was always there when I got home to make me feel understood. We slept in the same bed for 12 years, keeping each other content…

Mindful Body

You may have heard before the saying, “listen to your body” and wondered what does that really mean? Let’s be honest, a majority of us have a difficult time listening to others and even ourselves. We may have set New Year resolutions to be more mindful or open minded and yet we tend unaware of…

An Interview with Shannon

I interviewed a wonderful and powerful woman named Shannon. I took three self-defense classes taught by her at Flo Fitness in Illinois. She inspired me to embrace my inner warrior, stay mindful of my surroundings, and to protect myself. Shannon is a mother, instructor, and motivator. This interview will give you insight on how to…

Understanding Your Emotions

We tend to quickly assume that our emotions are influenced by moon phases, pms, and weather (etc).  We can’t handle the chaos and miscommunication we have with our emotions, we tend to anchor it to a cause. There are uncontrollable moments where we experience a whirlwind of feelings, all at once, a blend of emotions….

An Interview with Emma

I am inspired by Emma’s strength and how she manifests her own happiness and confidence. She has the ability to voice her thoughts with such power that she demands those around her to listen. Emma is my youngest sister and I’m proud to watch her grow up with such energy and personality. She is a…

Self Worth Defined By Size

What if size was nonexistent? What if we didn’t use the size of our clothes to narrate our self worth? What if size didn’t define personality? And What if weights was something only measured at the doctors office? These “what if” examine the notion that we are a culture that lives on “size.” Our entire…

Bikini Stress

This summer I will be taking a trip to Hawaii with my boyfriend, Brandon. We will be staying there for a week, a trip gifted to us for graduating from college in May. I am so grateful for this trip, Brandon and I worked so hard over the past 4 years and we deserve a moment…

To Be Happy With Yourself

Originally posted on BeOddFatty:
My Sarah is ‘Sticking it with: It’s called Natural beauty. She doesn’t wear makeup, but she does need too. She’s gorgeous. I’m Sticking it with: Natural beauty  because Sarah is awesome. Let’s get started! What does it mean to be happy with yourself? To be happy with yourself means to understand who…

An Interview with Dawn

I met Dawn at Crystal Life Technology, She was a customer visiting for the first time along with her dear friend Nicole. They were both so warm hearted and lovely, I enjoyed talking with them during their visit. Dawn is a strong independent woman whom I admire. She works hard on her own business and finding…

An Interview with Omega

I chose to interview a dear friend of mine, Omega. She is sassy, confident, and beautiful. Her laugh and smile are contagious. I’m inspired by her work ethic and positive mind. Omega is a leader, a women who’s inspired to do good, and an old soul. In the same style that she talks- short, honest, and…

Yogi Thoughts (Menopause)

Q: What advice do you have for women going through menopause and emotional roller coasters? The Celtic Goddess Maeve represents to honor the cycles of your body, she teaches us to embrace our bodies and understand the changes it goes through. Its taboo in our society to speak about menopause openly, a vast majority of…