30 People, Day 12: The Mean Girls

Shout-Out to the mean girls sprinkled throughout my years. We all encounter them from time to time; we’ve all suffered their cattiness; we can all remember how they made us feel — those who teased us, ridiculed us, left us out. A shout-out to you because you were a necessary part of growing up. Because…

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The Top 3 Symptoms of PCOS

Hey girlfriends, you  might have heard that September is PCOS Awareness Month. It’s also the awareness month for gynecological cancer and a few other issues that affect women. Since PCOS is the one affects me personally, I’m here to offer a few thoughts on the topic. I realize it’s the last day of the month,…

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10 Years Since 21

Today’s my 31st birthday. YIKES. Really, I haven’t thought much about it or had many feelings about it…. until, like, yesterday. { Note to self: Thirty-one is too old to still be using “like” as a sentence-filler. Stop it. } Suddenly, in my mind, 31 sounded OLD. Thirty was kind of a bridge, like I…

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Discovering ‘Self Care’ and What it Means to Me

I’ve disliked the terms self care and self love ever since they became popular buzzwords in the last couple of years. I don’t know where it came from, but suddenly, out of nowhere, the internet was obsessed with this idea of ‘self care.’ A quick Pinterest search gives you: A 30-day self care challenge 50…

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Lessons Learned in a Long Distance Marriage

Hi girls! I’m excited for you to read this post by my long-time friend Andria. Due to job reasons, she and her husband have been living partially long distance for almost a year. Andria’s message is painfully honest but full of hope and encouragement. Read on! This is the fourth post in the Long Distance Love…

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Don’t Eat the Pop Tart

For today’s post, I want to introduce you to my friend Tessa. Tess is an engineer, a great dancer, and recently started her dream business at Windsor Events… and she knows the challenges of taking your relationship long-distance for a season. Her advice is wise!  This is the second post in the Long Distance Love…

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Life Lessons from Yoga

What’s your go-to favorite workout? Mine is definitely yoga! I love it because not only is it stretching, toning, a full-body workout, energizing, and healthy – it’s also gentle. While I enjoy the occasional Zumba session, generally, crazy intense cardio workouts are not my thing. Yoga is perfect for me. Last year I discovered the…

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How to Help a Friend Going Through Miscarriage

A few months after we lost our first baby, a friend sent me a private message on Facebook, asking my advice about how to encourage another friend of hers who had just suffered a miscarriage. “I’m sorry if this isn’t an appropriate question,” she wrote, “[but] I’m curious as to what were the most encouraging things other people…

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Peering Back at ’16

Today I made a #bestnine2016 photo collage, showcasing 9 favorite photos that sum up my 9 favorite things from this year. I shared it on Facebook, but I’d like to also share it here… maybe with a bit deeper insight into each photo. Because today is a day for reflection, right? The last day of…

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True Friendship {longings of a girl’s heart}

Going hand-in-hand with the longing for acceptance and authenticity, a woman’s quest for true friends is rooted deeply in the desires of her heart. Friendship is essential. It’s a quest that spans the lifetime. Little girls as young as three years old get excited to play with their friends, and even kindergartners can get their…

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