Think about it, trees, bring so much value to our lives, every single day and we often take them for grantedRead More
Now if I were to be completely honest, I wasn’t always a shower lover. In fact, I use to consider both baths and long showers a waste of time, because I always had things to do, or things I could be doing.Read More
I don’t think there was a singular memory that I look back at to find joy. I think all of my memories, negative or positive bring me some sort of joy, because they shaped me into the person I am today.Read More
At the end of the day, it is important to know your comfort food and and how to incorporate it into your life without being toxic to your lifestyle or body. While most associate comfort food as a desert or sugary treat, I encourage everyone to find a comfort food that is semi healthy, helping you with both emotional support and your physical help.Read More
I have decided I am going to answer my question based off of facts from my phone. (ironic huh?) If I were to pull up on my phone which apps I spend the most time on, it would show you two strikingly obvious answers:Read More
What happened today that brought peace in your life?
2 years ago today….
Since I am claiming 2019 to be the year of gratitude, I have put together a 30-day challenge, helping you experience gratitude every single day throughout the month of January.Read More
And just like that, we are welcoming 2019.
Usually when it comes to a new year, everyone likes to discuss all of the changes they plan to make. However, this year, for 2019, I would like to do something different.Read More
I don’t remember seeing stars that night. As I walked aimlessly into the night with the song “Day Old Hate” ringing in my ears and it being the last song my old soul ever heard. There was a long path that led to this final walk. I had initially hoped this path would lead to steps that would bring me to a door; bring me to a way out. Instead these steps led to a new journey; a new awakening, an awakening that acted as a liberation from my inner demons and my past that used to follow me around like a shadow.Read More
Dressing in red and white holiday colors has positive, psychological benefits for those holiday blues. Why not skip the holiday blues this season, and jump into your favorite holiday outfits by adding exciting reds and snowy whites to feel the true spirit of Christmas again?Read More
In this issue you will find more Minnesota brands, bringing our vision of community to life! From cozy oversized knits to vibrant pops of animal print and the color red, you are certain to find something you’ll love.Read More
The possibilities of this time of life seem endless. The freedom of this new space sometimes takes my breath away. It’s a time of great unknown and seemingly instability where I don’t know how or where my next steps will unfold. It is also a time I know and trust myself more than ever before— and that is proving to be everything.Read More
In the height of the TIME’S UP movement, representation matters and representation for women with developmental disabilities cannot be forgotten. People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities. It’s one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, and it’s hardly talked about at all.Read More
When you first glance at Alexander you will have one of two scenarios play in your head: one, you are put off by his large assortment of tattoos, or two, you see his body as a walking canvas and are instantly intrigued to know more. The moment I saw him, I knew I had to get to know him. Just as I assumed, his plethora of tattoos represent the story of his life; and man oh man, is it a story to tell!Read More
Many may become anxious with her Resting Bitch Face, but believe me when I say that is merely all it is. Behind the non-expressive mask, Vanessa Lawson is a young woman working on self-love and building her own version of a success story. Her drive to succeed isn’t just for herself, but for her family as well. She wants to help provide for and inspire the people she loves most in the world. For those of you who don’t take the time to get to know Ms.Lawson, you are truly missing out on a fantastic addition to your life.Read More
My absolute favorite time of the year: autumn! For whatever reason, I have been eagerly waiting, at the edge of my seat, for autumn to finally grace us with its presence. Maybe it is because my daughter is finally at an age where we can partake in fun family activities, or maybe it is because Midwest fashion is taking over the industry with trends featuring classic plaids, denims, and, of course, as many layers as possible! Either way, I am thrilled to welcome autumn back in style.Read More
In the current state of affairs, it is all too easy to wake up empty and frightened. To wake up this way is often also an experience of people experiencing mental illness. The past four years I have lived and breathed social work, learning in school about mental health and social justice. The knowledge has made me even more aware of the issues facing humanity, while creating a certain kind of rigid mind set needed to manage the academic work in order to attain a degree. I’ve also stayed up nights and woke up mornings reading one troubling news story after another.Read More
Summer is here and, yet again, you haven’t quite perfected your ideal summer bod. If you’re like me, working out can be quite a challenge. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym. Although many use that time to think, relax or meditate, I cannot muster up the drive to simply “work out.” Plus, gym memberships can become very expensive. With all of this in mind, I did some research and came up with five different ways to get active in Minnesota this summer without needing a gym membership.Read More
Remember back in the day when you and your high school besties would get together on a Friday night for a typical sleepover? This usually included junk food, dancing, and lip-syncing to whatever the latest hit was, watching some sappy chick flick, and spending the rest of the night gossiping about which boy is the cutest in your class. With adulthood being very time consuming and sometimes never-ending, it can be difficult to find time to relax, catch up with your friends, or even pamper yourself. This summer, I am challenging all of the ladies out there to take one evening (or night) off and host a fabulous Girls Night In event. Don’t worry, I have everything you will need to make this a night of relaxation, glamour and of course some girl-talk.Read More