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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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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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