• Lifestyle

    4 Ways to Build Your Confidence

    Confidence / noun: 1. The state of feeling certain about the truth of something. 2. A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. Confidence in yourself and your abilities is so important no matter what journey you’re on. If you don’t believe in or have confidence in yourself and what you’re doing, it will show. It took me a minute to build my confidence regarding my newsletter and printables and if I can tell or feel it, I know someone else can too. It doesn’t matter what stage you are in, you should always be confident in what you’re working on. Below I’m sharing 4…

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    Is Professionalism Dead? The Bad Work Habits We Need To Quit

    Showing up late, being sloppy, and getting too lit at the company function aren’t gonna cut it in 2019. Don’t let the tattoos, jeans, sneakers, and tote bags at work fool you. Despite a shifting attitude towards business dress codes, there’s still a place for professionalism in today’s workplace. But in 2019, it’s less about aesthetics and more about one’s decorum, interactions with colleagues, and one’s overall motivation to get the job done. Headlines may suggest a different story, citing how millennials are entitled in the workplace, how we ghost prospective and current employers, and have no work ethic. But those are gross generalizations. Sure, plenty of us have gotten too turnt at a company function (#guilty),…

  • Lifestyle,  Wellness

    I’m Constantly Overthinking — Here’s My Plan to Finally Stop

    For the past seven days, I’ve done the impossible: I didn’t overthink every little decision or situation that crossed my path, and I actually survived to live to tell the tale. Now, I have shorter hair, a clean(er) home, and more energy. Who knew so much can happen when you don’t spend the time to overthink about all possible outcomes all the time. However, I wouldn’t call this an overnight success. As I sit here in front of my computer screen, contemplating how I’m going to write this story, I can’t help but feel a little hypocritical. After a week of forcing myself not to over analyze every little thing,…

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    Let’s Get Real About Mental Health and Influencers

    “My name is XY and I’m an Instagram influencer. I may seem to have a perfect life, but behind my beautiful pictures is a tough mental health struggle.” FYI readers, this is not a “token Instagram influencer” meme. This is the main type of language used on TV by influencers discussing mental health, internet safety, social media and the pressure of sharing our lives online this week. As someone with a mental illness, an active Instagram profile where mental health is often discussed, and as a writer of a novel about mental illness and trauma, here are my two cents. Does mental health sell on Insta? Are we doing it right?…

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    Tempur-pedic Proadapt Mattress Review

    Thank you to Wolf Furniture and Tempur-Pedic for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. As promised, I’m back after 30 nights to share my honest opinion of the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt mattress and adjustable base. But if I’m being completely honest… I didn’t need to wait an entire month to tell you how much I adore my new bed! It was love after my first night of sleep, and here’s why. IT’S LIKE SLEEPING ON A CLOUD The Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt mattress is comfortable beyond belief! Presumably, it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Soft to the touch, yet supportive in all the right places, it’s a rare combination made possible…