I am here to tell you that anxiety is not a permanent sentence. Sure, it doesn’t really go away forever, but it can be managed.
First, let me define anxiety for those of us who may not fully understand what it means. As a fleeting feeling, anxiety is worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.Read More
As women, we often battle our bodies.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and nit-picked at every blemish, curve, indentation, imperfection, and “flaw?”Have you ever hidden behind layers and layers of clothing because you felt like your body didn’t meet the standard of beauty? Have you ever felt so insecure about your appearance that you avoided a party, event, or social gathering? Girl, me too.Read More
Perspective is everything.
From angles to lighting to colors and to sizes, we view things from a very unique perspective. This also applies to how we see our body. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve scrolled through Instagram and marveled at how the light hit someone’s face just right to showcase their perfect skin, or at how the right angle, pose, and curve seemed to be accentuated perfectly.Read More
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
This is something we hear from a very young age. Do you believe in this statement? I haven’t always been the best role model when it comes to loving my body, my features or my curvy waistline. My body image negativity started taking a dive during my teen years. In middle school, I felt out of place, awkward, sad, scared, disproportionate and overweight.Read More
Six years ago, I was a HOT MESS! My life was in chaos. My MIND was in chaos. I was depressed, confused, and frustrated. I had no vision, no direction, and could NOT see my next steps. I was STUCK. I had no goals, and I felt defeated! During this time, my body began to change. My hair thinned dramatically, I lost 20 pounds (and trust me, it wasn’t cute y’all, I was skeletal!)Read More
WE EQUATE OUR BODY’S SIZE TO OUR SELF-WORTH.
“You are not thin enough, tall enough, tan enough, your skin or hair isn’t flawless, your teeth could be whiter…” where is this invisible scale on which we measure ourselves? Honestly, it’s all around us. Of course, we hold ourselves to an impossible standard. This level of beauty is distributed to us daily.Read More
Hi Ashton! My hobbies include sleeping, eating (especially when there’s hot sauce involved), traveling, and sometimes cardio. As far as passions go, I’m wildly passionate about going on the path less taken, although sometimes it feels like everyone else is now taking that path! But more importantly, it’s all about taking (or sometimes creating) a path that aligns with you, your vision, and goals.Read More
Oh the joys of spring cleaning
I stepped into my closet, and overwhelm hit me in the face. So.Much.Stuff. As I sifted through every clothing item in my closet, I thought to myself, “Almost 1/3 of my closet doesn’t even fit me anymore.” So, I immediately began to toss random clothing items to the side. “Those shorts can’t possibly fit me. I bought those when I was in much better shape. That shirt can’t possibly fit me. It’s two years old.”Read More