Identify Your Anxiety Triggers

Thursday, October 4, 2018

As a human, we are fragile. I am fragile. Unfortunately, those of us that have experienced more bad things than others, tend to be the more fragile party. Our experiences have made us stronger overall, but we all have our triggers...those triggers, no matter how hard we try, don't seem to go away completely.

Our triggers are all custom, you know..since none of us are exactly the same. While my triggers may relate to infidelity or not being enough (in relation to literally anything...suddenly being a perfectionist makes sense). Your triggers could lie with a place or action - something that even slightly reminds you of those bad things that have stuck with you all this time.

A Woman's Guide to Football: Vocabulary

Thursday, September 6, 2018

It is football season, and for a solid handful of women, that means you get to say goodbye to your husband/boyfriend for a solid 6 least on Thursday nights, Sundays, and Monday Nights. If you are anything like me, you aren't going to be as OK with that as some other women might. The way I saw it, when my husband and I first started dating, I could either learn the game and love it, or let him do his thing and deal with the fact that I understood (and cared about) 0% of his favorite sport. - I am aware that not all men are as passionate about football as my husband, but I'm not exaggerating when I say football is his FAVORITE thing! -

I quickly decided that, even if I didn't develop a passion for it, I was going to learn everything I could about football - and become 1000% more attractive to my hubby by doing so. Lets face it, having a shared love for something makes a relationship so much more wonderful.

If you are curious about the sport that has taken over the brain of your significant other, I have put together a Woman's Guide to Football. This article is the first part of my guide, and maybe one of the most important parts: VOCABULARY!

Don't Die to be Thin

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I was recently (mindlessly) Pinterest-ing and came across a sketch by Arthlete that said "Don't Die to be Thin". This random pin slapped me across the face and reminded me why I started blogging in the first place. Because there was a time in my life that I was willing to risk my health, integrity, and passion, to be thin.

Why the World Needs Wonder Women

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I recently saw a meme that says, "Wonder Woman is not a person, she is a mindset". I read that and was instantly thinking Hell Yes...I can become Wonder Woman! Before you judge me, hear me out. Yes, I am a total geek when it comes to Wonder Woman...I guess I'm somewhat obsessed (you should see my Amazon wishlist). But its because the first time I saw the Wonder Woman movie - the Gal Gadot version...I was completely oblivious to everything prior - I felt my soul light up! Here is this woman who encompasses, literally, everything I aspire to be.

There is Light in the Dark

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hey Babes! I have been a little AWOL for the last couple weeks, but this girl is back! I have been toying with multiple post ideas for my first Chaos and Concealer post since returning to the normal me! I feel like the best way to return to my beloved blog-life, is to just talk about finding light in the darkness. Which, with anxiety, can sometimes seem impossible! (Trust me, I was just there)

Basic Girl Fit: A Not-So-Basic Company

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

** I have not been paid to promote this company, and all thoughts are my own...that's how fantastic this is ;) **

I created this blog as a place for me to discuss topics that light a fire in my heart. Topics that I could speak about for hours, at a pace any normal non-caffeinated human being would not understand. Just picture a 5'3" woman who runs on caffeine, getting so excited about a subject that she begins to look like a three year old that just ate a bulk box of Pixie Sticks. No shame here. But rather than concerning people with the rate at which I can speak without skipping a beat, I figured out I can write about it and avoid the whole "I lost you about three paragraphs back because I couldn't figure out how you were breathing" interaction.

Why I LOVE FabFitFun

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This year, my resolution was to really focus on self-care and self-love. Part of that is being willing to explore new things and really focus on products that make me feel good. Trust me, it wasn't the easiest transition! I like to make sure everyone else feels good and loved through simple gestures, quality time, just-because gifts, etc., not typically concerned about what I'm doing for me. But about a month ago, I made a decision to spoil myself without going hog-wild on spending mass amounts of money.

I recently discovered a subscription box called FabFitFun. Its a box that is all about offering you products that really hone in on self-care and a little bit of a "treat yo self because you're worth it" vibe. Because who wouldn't love that?! 

Women Inspiring Women: 30 of my Favorite Quotes

Sunday, March 11, 2018

I've just started watching an INCREDIBLE show on Amazon called Good Girls Revolt, and it is - in a word - inspiring. It is a show based on women rising above the "women are not meant to be bosses" norm in the late 60's - early 70's. This show is an excellent example of just how far women have come; using historic figures like Nora Ephron, and a monumental legal case that changed the course of history, how can a woman not LOVE this series?

When you watch, even just one episode, you feel like you need to go out and do something amazing because those women did. So, as a lover of quotes and inspirational memes, I have compiled a series of quotes by women, inspiring women. I hope that they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me!

Finding My "HOW?!"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I, like a lot of the lovely ladies I know, have a problem actually getting up the courage to begin working out. - I use the word courage because once you start, you must meet the level of dedication that you set for yourself. Once you start, you can't stop without letting yourself down. And that is some scary shit! - But, on Sunday night I decided it was time. Time to stop watching movies with bad ass women, like Gal Gadot, and thinking "I could be that bad ass...ya know, if I worked out and took better care of myself".

*If I'm being really honest, I have been doing that ^^ for the last 5 years...over and over again! It just happened to be bad ass Wonder Woman that made me realize its not okay anymore. *

Wanting a Change? Ask Yourself This Question!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The other day, I was thinking out loud...that's when I do my best work! I was discussing [with myself] the massive issue of people wanting to change their bodies and their appearances for all the wrong reasons. Be it that they want to attract the eye of more men or women, that they have been body shamed into believing they aren't good enough, or they've just developed a negative image of themselves.

An Open Letter to Those who Love Someone with Anxiety

Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Open Letter to Those who Love Someone with Anxiety:

We know it's not easy. We know its disconcerting, to see us so distraught for reasons unknown to you. We know it is hard to know what to do while we are sitting on the bathroom floor, our bed, or in our cars panicking for what seems like no reason. We know it can be scary to witness a breakdown, to see us uncontrollably crying, our hearts racing, struggling to breathe because of the panicked state we are in; witnessing it all get so much worse before it gets better.

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