Posts in Mental Health
fashion & beauty: July Must-Haves

Summer is finally here, the sun is out, the humidity is making our hair bigger and 4th of July is just around the corner. With the celebration of America’s Independence, comes BBQ’s, carnivals and fireworks. With all of this being said, I have put together 6 must-haves for the month perfect for any upcoming summer occasion.

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Mental Health: The Harsh Reality - ADHD

At 15 years-old, I understood I had an issue with intimate relationships. I found out in my early twenties that issue had a name: codependency. I read a book called Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie. My copy of the book is full of fading purple highlights. Melody gave what I experienced a framework and language. Often codependency has its roots in the house of a child with at least one caregiver experiencing addiction. This was true for me.

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Summer Cover Guy: Coty Schooley

Cool, collective, and creative is exactly how I would describe Coty Schooley. When I first met this wild and free spirit, he had a giant smile across his face and an array of patterns and colors throughout his outfit.  Both of these are what instantly captured my attention, and I knew almost immediately that he was a guy I had to get to know.

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Fashion, Beauty Art : Summer 2019

Cool, collective, and extremely creative is what the summer of 2019 is looking like for The Volk. Find out what the vision for the summer 2019 issue is and what to expect this season!

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Mental Health: Every BODY is Beautiful

After having my baby, I became incredibly dissatisfied with my body, and my outward appearance. Most of it had to do with my own personal perspective of what being beautiful meant. But a lot of what I thought was exactly how society wants us to think. Thin = beautiful, which is extremely far from the truth. Join me and my journey of how I plan to #bethechange for the fashion industry and ALL of the body types who love to wear art!

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Mental Health: Mother's Day Tribute

What is a mother? Is a mother someone who gives birth to a child? Is a mother someone who takes in a child who isn’t biologically her own, but raises and loves that child as her own? Is a mother someone who gives up her career to raise her children? Is a mother someone who makes sure her children are cared for while she works on building a career? Is a mother someone who provides emotional support, financial support, or both? What does it mean to be a mother?

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Mental Health: Week 10 - Gratitude Challenge

I am forever grateful for the amount of traveling I was able to do with my family as a kid. I know last week I talked a bit about traveling, which is why I won’t spend too much of your time today, discussing that. Besides traveling, my family made it appoint to take me out around the Twin Cities.

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Mental Health: Week 9 - Gratitude Challenge

Growing up, my family traveled quite often, and there have been many places, that have earned a special place in my heart: San Antonio, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; Disney World. However, there is one place in particular that really changed my life helping me explore and find myself as an individual.

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beauty & fashion: March Must-Haves

With these five must-have products for March, you are destined to bring spring into your life one way or another! What makes all of these essentials extra fun is the fact that all of these products are from women-owned businesses, helping us kick off the season of #WomenEmpowerment

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Memo from Meghanlee

In this issue you will notice a very strong “woman empowerment” theme. Whether it be an all-female team creating an editorial, or features of incredibly strong women, you are certain to see femininity as you flip through every page. With our dynamic mother-daughter duo on the cover (Angela and Grace Wethor) we can ensure that empowerment and inspiration are destined to find you.

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Mental Health: Week 8 - Gratitude Challenge

I have always been a curious little bugger. I never saw things in black and white. I was always one to want to get to know the “black sheep” or become friends with the “outcasts”. Maybe it was because I was an outcast at both my school, and my church, and I knew exactly what it felt like to never fit in with anyone. Or maybe because I am an empath and I always seek to understand.

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Mental Health: Week 3 - Gratitude Challenge

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.

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