Loving/Accepting Yourself..for real

I don’t think a day goes by where I do not say things like, “I want to lose 20 more pounds…then I will be happy.” “If my waist was a little more snatched, I could wear that dress.” Anyone else? I have been struggling with this for what feels like forever–always wanting to change something…

Food and Nutrition: Are You Zinc Deficient?

Zinc is great for keeping our immune system running in tip top shape. It is a very important mineral that our cells need to keep our body running smoothly, especially our metabolism, growth, and senses. They say that real zinc deficiency is uncommon in North America because the average diet has plenty of zinc through…

Gratitude

Gratitude– The quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. I always thought that I knew exactly what gratitude was until I really looked at this definition. I mean..the QUALITY of being thankful! To me, that means more than just saying thank you. When I look at gratitude now, I…

Discipline…I have little

Whether it was my parents, teachers, or any adult for that matter, I heard “you must follow the rules”. Was anyone else told that you have to be patient? What about “do this or you will not go/get that? I was even made to believe at times that what I wanted to do as an…

That One Trait

Relationships can be hard. We all have certain things that we will not compromise when it comes to choosing a date or even a friend. Tall, dark, and handsome….or maybe you will bend a little on the handsome if he is financially stable, or is good in bed. But what if he is a nice…

Don’t Judge me

The world we live in is full of so many “standards”. We have to dress, talk, look and behave a certain way in order to be accepted by the masses and get thousands of “likes” and “loves” on social media. For some, this standard may influence us to change and for the rest of us,…

Life gives you what you need, not what you want.

Looking back, the transition form girl to woman or boy to man brought pain, excitement, and awe to us all. We all had many different experiences that may have carried along with it more of one than the others, but we are growing and we made it!!! Despite everything trial…we have conquered and learned…I hope….

No More Anger!

I decided a few years ago to work on my anger. I was an angry teenager and I held most of that anger in, but I did have some times when that was just too hard to do so…BOOM, here it came! Over the years, I have done a lot of healing and growing and…

Who I am/Who I want to be

  In order for us to make progress in our lives, we have to constantly reinvent ourselves. As humans, we are not supposed to stop growing. That may be news to some of the adults you know seeing that they behave as if they are still children but that is for another post. We are…