Plus Size Health and Wellness: How to Feel Your Best

Plus Size Health and Wellness  Can plus size and health & wellness go hand in hand? Had you asked me several years ago I would have adamantly told you “NO, it's not possible to be plus size and healthy”! I grew up being taught that thin was healthy (and beautiful, acceptable, and the only way to find love, to be able to travel… on and on the list goes) and fat was unhealthy, unlovable, and ...

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10 Signs Your Self Wants to Be Loved More (by you) (& A Gift to Get You Started)

For most of my life, I sat on the sidelines… watching life pass me by… I was so busy living in victim mode – feeling like the world and everyone was against me! I felt like I could never ever catch a break or get anything I wanted out of life! Looking back, I was accepting scraps of affection and had to do what those around me wanted in order to feel worthy. As a ...

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Losing Weight Won’t Make You Happier Here’s 3 Reasons Why

Do you believe losing weight will make you happier and is an answer to all your “problems”? If so, you're not alone! I used to believe that too… I thought once I lost weight, everything would magically change: I'd find the man of my dreams (one that treated me with kindness, respect & loved me for me faults & all) I'd start traveling I'd start wearing whatever I wanted (instead of dressing in big, baggy cover ...

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You Can Do Hard Things

You Can Do Hard Things It's a popular phrase these days, “You can do hard things.” But it's true! I know for me personally, I've had to face a lot of hard things over the last 8-10 years… And hell, look at what we've all been through the last few years – I won't even get into that! There was a time I would have never imagined myself as the confident woman I am today ...

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A Christmas Like No Other

Christmas morning, 2021, turned out to be a Christmas like no other! It started normal enough… The boyfriend and I woke up. He walked the dog. We went downstairs to the simplest but cutest tiny tree with presents beneath – a few for me, a few for him, a few for Gary Lazereyes (our “baby” aka the dog), and the rest for his niece and nephews we would see later. I was excited… a few ...

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9 Self-Confidence Building Tips

The #1 comment I get all the time on TikTok is “I wish I had your confidence.”  This is such a huge compliment to me! There was a time in my life… hell, it was most of my life, when I lacked confidence and it affected everything – jobs I had & how I performed, my relationships, how I viewed myself, and more! It wasn't until October 2018, after making the cross country move from ...

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My Word And 22 for 2022

I gave up New Year's Resolutions quite a few years ago. It was getting pointless to spend time and energy making them only to have fallen off the new year's resolution wagon by the end of February (and that's being generous 🤣). Instead, I switched to picking a word for the year. Except there were always like three words that ‘called' to me each year so I was a rebel and stuck with those words ...

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When You’re A Drunk, Things Can Get Messy

Weekend Binge Drinking Many years ago, before turning into an everyday drinker, I used to be a weekend binge drinker. My life revolved around just getting through the week so that as soon as Friday hit, I could get my drunk on. I would usually experience blackout episodes that I thought were normal! Hell, in college it was common among some of the crowd I ran with to hear them tell stories similar to mine ...

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Addiction & Recovery Talk: Alcohol, Food & More!

My alcohol addiction isn't something I talk a lot about anymore. It seems like the more time I spend sober, the less I talk about it! (God willing, I will celebrate 8 years alcohol free March 3, 2022) And the food addiction? Sadly, that's something I “hide” from a lot of people… and that's been an issue for many many years but since stepping into the body positive space, a few years ago, it's definitely ...

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There’s Only One YOU

Recently I joined my business coach (and one of my best friends) Kelly McCausey for Reading for Inspiration. Every Monday at 1pm Eastern you can join Kelly on Twitch for a segment. In this Reading for Inspiration segment, Kelly reads from You Are A Badass Everyday by Jen Sincero. We had some conversation about that and what it sparked for us. The main takeaway was that there is only one you – one me, etc. ...

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