An Open Letter You Deserve to Read When Your Mind is a Mess

We are often too hard on ourselves, especially when things go wrong. I can name countless examples of times I didn’t have my act together. But when you think about the fact that I’m a human in my twenties attempting to define myself while fluttering in the labyrinth  of everyday living, it’s pretty impressive I … Continue Reading

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10 Tips For Discovering the Confidence You Actually Deserve

I am a huge advocate for self-confidence and the journey of self discovery. One of the reasons I am so passionate about loving yourself is because it took me a long time to find that self-love. Throughout high school, I never felt like I fit in anywhere. I felt a massive amount of anxiety over … Continue Reading

How I Decided to Ditch the Scale and Celebrate Self-Confidence Instead

With New Year’s resolutions rampant in everyone’s minds, many of us are worried about the number that we see when we step on the scale. After holiday indulging and being away from our normal routines, we have the tendency to feel like we need to fix ourselves. For many years I’ve looked to the number … Continue Reading

DIY Engagement Photos on a Budget

Engagement photos are extremely expensive! And as college students, my fiance and I chose not to have a professional do our photos. Here is a must-have list of some tips and ideas for taking your own engagement photos! Things You Need A willing family member or friend with a nice camera A Pinterest board with … Continue Reading

Laughing and Learning Through Life’s Many Changes

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Growing up with a father who worked in the oil industry, I moved a lot. By a lot I mean almost every year of my life. Adjusting over and over was incredibly … Continue Reading

Parenting Without Sacrificing Your Dreams

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  When I first became a mother I believed that everyone else’s needs and wants were greater than my own. I now know that’s not true. As a young mom, being able to … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

5 Acts of Kindness That Can Transform Even the Worst Day

I recently finished reading “The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha and my biggest take-away was how completely random acts of kindness can make us happier people. Upon applying this principle in my own life, I have found myself exponentially happier by going out of my way to be kind to others. Here are a few … Continue Reading

34 Ways You Change As You Become An Adult

Look at you, you’re starting to look like a grown-up or something. 1. You don’t feel the need to gossip anymore. 2. Jealously is futile and starts to fade away as a controlling force of your mind. 3. You handle conflict directly, maturely, and respectively. 4. You know how to apologize and admit fault. 5. … Continue Reading

50 Simple Ways to Transform Your Life for the Better

Everything isn’t always as complicated and messy as we have come to believe. Sometimes, life is simply about happiness and the small ways we choose to engage in the beauty of being alive. Go follow @pugsofinstagram and laugh a little at those goofy freaking dogs. More importantly, don’t hold back your laughter in life. Smile … Continue Reading