Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings: March 2018

As I write this, it's a blue sky day and I'm sitting in my underwear with an unwashed face, unbrushed hair or teeth, and about a bazillion things to do on my never-ending mental to-do list. This past two weeks, I feel as though my days have been melting into one another, with only the shortest blips of sleep between them. I'm in a season of WORK.

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20 Women To Inspire You Today

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Shine Theory, and female empowerment, I decided to round up this list of 20 women that inspire me on the daily (because maybe they'll inspire you, too). From my #girlboss BFFs to that blogger I stalk on Instagram ...this is a collection of crazy talented, wildly motivating, ever empowering babes. I double-dare you to check them out.

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My Instagram May Look Perfect, But It's Not Real Life

As a writer, self-love advocate, and a modern voice determined to empower women through my stories, I couldn’t help but wonder if my Instagram account, or more specifically the images I share on my account,  were helping or hurting my cause. Yes, I want my voice to be heard. Yes, I want to reach my people, my ladies, my sisters from other misters. But at what cost?

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Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings: February 2018

For those of you who are new to Littlefoolbook, Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings, are a monthly feature where I find a way to tell you about all the things currently on my mind, the products I’m using and loving, what I’m reading, thinking about, and more with a whole lot of link love.

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Have You Been Doing Valentine’s Day Wrong?

It’s no secret that I have long been a sucker for Valentine’s Day. Between the colour blocking, the flowers, the love letters, and cinnamon hearts, it is one of my most anticipated days of the year. And while it hasn’t always been candy hearts and roses for me, no matter my romantic relationship status, February 14th has somehow always been a day filled with love and I think perhaps there is something to be said for that.

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How To Deal On A Bad Body Image Day

To have a bad body image day is to be beautifully human. However, it does not mean that you can’t fight the negative feelings. Or better yet, learn to love and accept yourself and your body despite your inner mean girl and an industry that is seemingly against women. The following are my five tried-and-true methods for how to deal on a bad body image day.

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How Fear Of Failure Can Hold You Back Or Make You Better

In the wake of a new year, new beginnings, fresh starts, and recommitments, I can’t help but think about the graveyard of unrealized dreams and goals I’m just leaving behind. How can I start fresh when I haven’t finished the things I started last year, or the year before, or the year before? What I mean is, how can I take three years of a single unachieved goal and move forward without fear, or self-doubt, or completely crippling anxiety?

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The Self-Care Gift Guide That Keeps On Giving Long After The Holidays

After all my complaining about just how hard 2017 has been, it should come as no surprise then, that this year’s holiday gift guide (aka my personal Christmas wish list) is all about self-care. For the ladies in your life that are overdue on that self-loving good stuff, every gift on this list is the kind that gives back — in more ways than one. Because it's no secret that "you can't pour from an empty cup," the specially curated gifts on this list were chosen to help the leading ladies in your life fill up their cups. Therefore, the more you give, the more you get. The holiday season is kind of magical like that, isn't it?

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3 Ways To Put Yourself First During The Holidays (Because Sometimes You Just Gotta)

Between shopping for the perfect gift, hitting up all of the local holiday markets, making it to every festive event and all of the imbibings and indulging that accompanies the season, there is certainly no shortage of things to do (and eat), places to go, and people to see. While all of this in conjunction with ceaseless holiday tunes blasting through every speaker everywhere can make for some of the best of times … and some of the worst of times.

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A Beginner's Guide To Self-Love For The Self-Loathing

This is for the girls who want to laugh out loud in public places and really mean it, this is for the girls who have grown up in a world that tells them they need to be thinner and taller and quieter and confident and have a big butt and also smile more but not too much and be funny and not give a f**k and never cry but make a sandwich and also that your words don’t matter really.

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7 Tips on How to Deal When You’re Stuck in a Rut

I’ve been in a rut lately. Perhaps my current state is all just a symptom of it still being 2017 and I’ll snap out of it as soon as the ball drops, but I don’t love to leave these things to hope and chance. So, for both your sake and mine (mostly mine, at the moment, TBH), here are 7 tips on how to deal when you’re stuck in a rut.

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A Coffee-Lover’s Guide to Keeping Her Pearly Whites Sparkling

I'm proud of my smile. Not just because all my teeth are where they should be, but because there's a rather sordid (oral) history behind it — as far as teeth go. So it should come as no surprise, then, that I take my dental hygiene seriously. That said, I have a 2-a-day coffee habit, love myself an over-poured glass of red wine, and have been known to enjoy the odd skinny ciggy in foreign countries. This leaves me desperately trying to match my YOLO-mentality with an oral regimen my dentist would be proud of.

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The Secret to Authentic Positivity: A Beautiful Q&A With Positive Polly

You know when you meet a bright light in the world and their optimism and energy is so magnetic that you need to be friends with them, or follow them on social media, or do everything in your mighty power (outside of stalking) to surround yourself in their good vibes? Well, that’s basically how I would describe my blossoming friendship with miss Positive Polly. She’s Amy to me (because we’re buds, like that), but on Instagram, you will find her posting pithy maxims of positivity under the pseudonym, Positive Polly.

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