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Can Beauty Be a Curse?

Plus Size Model Sarah Hamel Smith The Curvy Trini
SHS / June 4, 2018

For eons men have fallen prey to the power of a beautiful woman. Many famous sportsmen and politicians have lost their careers due to an exposed love affair. The classic tale of Mark Antony and Cleopatra also comes to mind, there are millions of stories. We know that beauty is powerful and can gather attention and influence, but can beauty…

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The Healing Power of Tears

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SHS / May 23, 2018

A tearful women is something that can send the most powerful man into a confused spiral. For some reason it has been decided that tears are a symbol of weakness, something to be stopped and avoided at all costs. “Stop crying! Oh no, don’t cry. Be strong.” These are all words we have encountered at one point or another. Tears…

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Size Inclusive Fashion for Every Budget

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SHS / May 18, 2018

Just in time for your weekend shopping session, here are some fabulous resources to help you pad that wardrobe. As plus sized fashion becomes more mainstream, being unable to find stylish clothing as a curvy woman has somewhat become a thing of the past. Gone are the days of enduring the glares and sighs of the snobby fat-shaming store clerks…

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La Maison de Fifi Pop Up Shop

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SHS / May 14, 2018

I had the pleasure of being styled by the super talented Antonia Fifi last week, creating images for her upcoming Pop Up Shop on Saturday May 19 at the Akasha Yoga Studio, 121 Long Circular Road from 11:30AM AM – 4:30PM. It can be difficult in Trinidad to find unique and stylish clothing, especially as a full figured woman. Antonia…

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How to Beat Worry and Anxiety

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SHS / May 3, 2018

According this article at Happify, “85% of the stuff we worry about ends up having a positive or neutral outcome.” Many times when we fall into the depths of worry and anxiety, this process is so much worse than the actual worst case scenario we are thinking up in our heads. People who worry a lot tend to be hard…

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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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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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