In reading the title of the this post, perhaps you are wondering why I’d bother writing about a topic that may seem obvious to some: the weight and meaning that words carry. It seems like every day we are hearing of more instances that someone’s behavior and/or actions created a feeling of chaos. My goal for this post is to show you how words can also have the opposite effect. I truly believe that for as much as words can hurt and tear someone down, they serve a much better purpose: to teach, soothe and heal. I want to show you how to be intentional with your words.
Eating healthy: the number one thing on everyone’s to do list and perhaps the last thing to actually get checked off. As someone who has struggled with their body image, creating a healthier lifestyle for myself has always been in the front of mind. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I started making small changes here and there and began to notice a difference in how I felt about myself and how I looked. Here are my tried and true hacks for living a healthier lifestyle.
To say that the beginning of 2017 rocked my world would be an immense understatement. I won’t go on about the specifics in today’s post (I gave an in-depth explanation on my Instagram stories), rather I’m going to offer you ways to make progress possible during difficult times in your life. Today, I’m going to arm you with the realizations, the mantras and the mindset to help you ward off any pity party that results from a lack of forward movement in your life. Are you ready to learn to roll with the punches?
Throughout the last quarter of 2016, especially in the wake of the election, I sought to spread positivity and good vibes. One of the ways I did that was through donating to local non-profits. While I chose to give my money and time to local organizations, it got me thinking: with so many non-profits out there, how in the world is anyone supposed to know which ones are the “good ones?” That being said, I will not tell you I think you should give your money to. Rather, I want to encourage that you research non-profits you are interested in donating to before you click that “Donate” button on their websites.
Today’s blog post is in honor of my grandmother. She always encouraged my family to value education and to be kind. I’m combining both of those values in today’s blog post. May you take today’s blog post and use it to educate yourselves in order to make an informed decision regarding organizations that provide help for others.