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Dealing With Rejection

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SHS / April 30, 2018

Rejection stings and it is something that everyone has to experience at some point in life. Sometimes when we keep being rejected over and over we reach a point where we just feel to give up. Depending on what mood I am in, rejection can invoke my resilience inspiring me to try something else or absolutely destroy my drive. Both…

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Stop Judging the Judgmental

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SHS / April 24, 2018

I was out with some friends and ended up having the most illuminating conversation with a wonderful, wise and enlightened soul. I gained a couple perspective-shifting nuggets of wisdom that night, which I will share with you this week. I am always the first one to vehemently defend the underdog and have always considered myself to be a pretty non-judgmental…

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The Magic of Childhood- Living in the Present Moment

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SHS / April 19, 2018

When we take life too seriously and try to anticipate and control everything it becomes a chore. We forget the peace that comes with living in the present moment. We close the door to serendipity, and magic. Remember when you were a child, and every day was an adventure? What would you learn that day, what games would you play?…

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Permission? News Flash- You Don’t Need It.

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SHS / April 18, 2018

We are conditioned as children to acquire permission and approval from others before moving towards that which we desire. This “needing permission” feeling sometimes stays with us into adulthood and it can be very damaging. We move through the education system, where one must ask permission for everything from leaving school early due to an emergency to going to the…

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Diets, False Assumptions and Other Annoying Things

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SHS / April 17, 2018

I was sitting down peacefully minding my own business recently when a man came up and started proudly saying that his wife just lost ten pounds on this new diet she found, and that he could get it from her to send to me. This is a perfect example of the damaging attitudes that still exist within society regarding the…

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What is Happening to my Life? It’s Probably The Saturn Return

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SHS / April 16, 2018

Recently I uncovered an astrological concept called the “Saturn Return”. This is a cosmic rite of passage that takes place around age 27-30 and again approaching age 60 whereby life, usually in the form of a crisis, forces you to really examine who you are and what you want out of life. Through this process you are initiated into your…

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How to Deal With Negative People

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SHS / April 15, 2018

I had a memory today of a conversation I had with an older family friend. She was saying that I am going down a dangerous path, and I should think about what I am doing. I told her it is my life’s purpose to help empower others to feel happy and confident in their bodies, and I want to be…

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Plus Size Style Saturday!

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SHS / April 14, 2018

It’s Plus Size Style Saturday Everyone! Today, I am overtly obsessed with this Catwalk Asymmetrical Dress from Fashion Nova’s Plus Size/ Curve Line. It is available on their website for $49.99 and you can use my code CURVYTRINI for 20% off your entire order! Life is a runway with this piece. The fabric is high quality, and the design has…

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Doubt the Destroyer

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SHS / April 13, 2018

Doubt is the destroyer of great and miraculous experiences. You get a gut instinct to try something differently or to approach a person you are drawn to. Then that voice comes…”What if I mess up? What if they don’t like me?” You freeze. Opportunity missed. I met a woman at a course I took in the fall. She radiated incredible…

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Body Positivity Interview with Grace Tuomala

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SHS / April 12, 2018

This is an online interview that I was invited to participate in conducted by a student, Grace Tuomala for a project she is undertaking. As a Body Positivity Activist, I think it is very important to continue to spread the message and take part in intellectual conversations about this very critical topic. What does “Body Positivity” mean to you?    Body…

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