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    Truth Telling and The Human Condition

    “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) One of the things that lights my soul up and ignites my creativity more than anything is attending the theater. I have seen countless fantastic productions, and traveled throughout 3 countries (and counting) to attend shows. One of the things I’ve noticed is that from Shakespeare to the hottest new musical, I always find myself connected to the character’s stories. Their fear, anger, frustration, heartbreak, joy, triumphs, and love stories. Why…

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    Facing The Fear Of Vulnerability

    “Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment; it is the birthplace of everything we are hungry for.” – Brene Brown Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. However, it is one of the things I keep most private in my life. Some of my closest friends have never seen my writing, aside from personal holiday cards I make out to them. In fact, I am about 1,000 times more likely to share my stories with complete strangers. When I started this blog, I made a separate Instagram account. To this day, only my childhood best friend and significant other know about any of…

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    Relationships: The Bachelor, Love, and Letting Go

    “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Brigitte Nicole Β While I don’t watch a ton of reality tv, there is one show I am borderline obsessed with: The Bachelor.Β Perhaps its the hopeless romantic in me that is always rooting for love. It could simply be my curiosity. Either way, I find myself glued to the television on Monday nights, and this season, the show has been quite thought provoking. I think many of us expected Becca K. to go back to her ex after he made the grand gesture of flying all the way…

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    Beauty Routines – Nighttime Rituals

    “Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.”Β -Zoe Saldana Recently, one of my BFF’s stayed the night at my place. Just as I was settling into bed, she asked me if I had any make-up remover. Wrong question to ask an esthetician, even at midnight. I sprung up like a jack-in-the-box, and proceeded to pull out a cleaner, toner, eye cream, serum, and night moisturizer that matched her fairly normal skin type. She looked at me like I had 3 heads, but bared with me as I walked her through the process. When we woke up in the morning, she looked in the mirror, touched her face, and was…

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    Relationships – Never Dull Your Sparkle!

    “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you are wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga Β Most of us want to find and keep love. We dream of finding someone who will love us unconditionally. Who will encourage us to be ourselves. Who will understand us deeply. The start of a new romance feels promising. You put one another on a pedestool and are blinded by, or choose to blissfully ignore, little things that in a few months you will criticize relentlessly. Then the…

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    Take Off The Mask – Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful!

    “We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin” – Andre’ Berthiaume Society teaches us that in order to be beautiful: We should cover-up. We should conceal. We should use a filter. So we wear our make-up, and our masks, and pretend we are okay. When people ask how we are doing, we say that we are “great.” We post our favorite photos and hi-lights on social media to make ourselves look important. Yet, I know many of us want more. I know I do. I want to talk to the woman who is brave enough to take off…

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    The Key To Self-Acceptance

    “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohandesa Najumi I spent most of my life being overly concerned with the thoughts and opinions of others. When I felt disapproval from someone I loved, I withdrew into myself, feeling confused, ashamed, and guilty. I desperately wanted love and approval, and felt I was letting others down by being me. What I have learned is that trying to please the world is the surest way to leave yourself feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and inauthentic. Why should any woman feel guilty about being exactly who she is? Unless you are purposely causing harm…

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    Glamour Is A State Of Mind

    “Glamour never takes a day off.” – IMAN Some may only associate glitz and glamour with the rich and famous. I’m here to help you realize that any woman, anywhere, can add a dazzling touch of glamour to her everyday life. It isn’t just about fabulous shoes, sparkling diamonds, and 1st class travel, although we love these things. We need more than just material things to truly make us come alive. Glamour is a state of mind. When you wake up in the morning and rush though your beauty routine, how does the rest of your day tend to go? What about the times you take extra care in straightening…