The Easy Way I Finally Lost Weight | Bonus: Foods, Exercises, Mindsets

I can tell you that once, not too long ago, maybe even this time last year, I was ashamed of everything about my body, and I hated the way I looked. Every stretch mark and scar that adorned my belly and thighs and ass were like the faded lashings of an angry master. The way my boobs looked was unappealing to me, and I seemed to carry weight in my face like I carried shame on my back. I hid myself in baggy clothes, willing myself to lose 50 lbs overnight, so I could wake up happy and begin living. It never happened. Until one day, finally, it did... [cont. reading]

Confidence & Body Positivity

Confidence is not something that you can lose and gain back. Confidence is something that, once you possess it, either continues to act as a layer around you, an armor of sorts, or, for one reason or another, temporarily shrinks back inside you, hiding, waiting to be coaxed back out. I've been run through this cycle numerous times in my...[cont. reading]

5 Simple Essentials I Used All Summer

So, I'm here today with a summer-y post for you all--5 simple, inexpensive summer essentials that I used all summer, from all-natural lip balms in tropical, fruity scents to fun, bright colorful nail polishes and lippies, to SPF lotions for hands and face that'll keep your most youthful parts of your body moisturized and protected from the unforgiving sun...[cont. reading...]

Under $20 Family Dollar Lifestyle Mini-Haul

I'm here today with a fun little lifestyle post: an under $20 mini-haul I copped at Family Dollar on Wednesday. No, I did not specifically go there for unnecessary bullshit for myself. I went there because I had just come from a Dollar Tree where they had neither the toilet paper nor the deodorant selections that I needed to purchase. Come to think of it, they didn't have the body wash I needed, either...[cont. reading...]

Thoughts After My 1st Year of Blogging

I will say that I've become much more confident as a blogger. When I first started, I was scouring the internet for tips on how to become a better blogger, have a bigger blog, ensure more traffic and people actually reading my posts in their entirety. My first year as a blogger has taught me that these things can't be fretted over, or you'll lose it. At least, that's how it was for me. I learned to not care if my posts were too long, because that's the length I felt like writing. I had to stop worrying if my topics weren't interesting, because they are what interested me and what I enjoyed writing about... [cont. reading...]

76 Thoughts I had While Watching the “Fallout 76” E3 Presentation

If you aren't a gamer or if you've never heard of the Fallout series, here's a teeny, tiny buffer on it: Set in a 1950s-style post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, you always have to play as various characters traipsing around said Wasteland, completing quests for, killing, or trying to avoid being killed by the various (human and nightmarish creature) inhabitants of this lawless, ruthless, dangerous world... [cont. reading...]