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anxiety

Dear Anxiety, Chill The Eff Out

Dear Anxiety, We need to talk, again. We’ve had this conversation before; you need to chill the eff out. I’m writing you this letter to remind myself that you are not a part of me, you are simply a confused, weak and insecure voice inside my head, and I am the observer of your insanity. I am the quiet, confident, calmness that exists when I remember that all those anxious thoughts are not me. While you are rambling on and…

Relationships
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Big Family

7 Things You Learn Growing Up In A Big Family

Growing up in a big family means living a pretty damn full life, I mean that literally and figuratively. It sometimes feels like my life is filled to the brim with family gatherings, holiday parties, baptisms, birthday parties, family vacation or weddings. It can get pretty exhausting, but it also means my life is filled to the brim with people who care about me and who look out for each other. It is as crazy as crazy gets; here are…

free

Free Yourself To Live Your Best Life

In the spirit of keeping the freedom theme of this week alive, I felt inspired to share a few things that I have decided to free myself of. These are things that I have chosen to give up because I felt like they were holding me back from becoming my best, happiest, most fulfilled self. My life plan – Honestly, nothing has gone according to “my plan” and I’m so grateful that it hasn’t. When I graduated college my “logical…

health

My New Health And Fitness Philosophy

Let me start this off by saying that I am not a health professional, nor do I claim that my advice is the best and only advice for everyone. Every body is unique and beautiful and what works for me might not work for everyone. I am just a girl trying to figure out how to best take care of my own body. When it comes to health and fitness my habits in the past have been pretty extreme. Constantly…

Advice For A College Grad

Advice For A College Grad

Post grad life is confusing, sometimes terrifying and often difficult to maneuver on your own. You think you “found yourself” in college, only to graduate and realize you have no idea who the hell you are. I get it. Which is why I put together this collection of advice for a college grad – from the minds of women I personally admire, who have experienced this time for themselves and maneuvered it beautifully! I hope their words impact you the…

Happy

5 Tips For Living A Happy Life

Being happy is one of the most simple yet elusive of goals. We trick ourselves into thinking that it is a destination. We place happiness in Someday Land, where one day if we achieve the right goals or find the right person we can finally have it. The truth, happiness is a moment to moment choice that we all have access to at any given time. Here are a few of my favorite tips for living a happy life. Stop Trying…

Sailing In San Diego

Location: San Diego, California Just a quick 6 hour drive or a 45 minute flight away, San Diego is one of my favorite spots to escape to for a weekend. We headed out of town for Memorial Day weekend to escape from the Arizona heat, and reality, for a bit. Every time I pack for May in San Diego for some reason I decide to pack all these cute summer outfits then get there and remember it's freezing cold in…