Posts in self-love
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?

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
The Subtle Art of Dating Yourself: 14 Fun, Sexy, and Spirited Solo Date Ideas

In the history of bad first dates, my first date with myself had not gone well. To be fair, I had sort of stumbled into the whole self-dating scene out of boredom, desperation, and an innate desire to get to know myself. And while it all turned out alright in the end — as in, despite my bad first date, I went on another, and another, and a hundred more after that — a little extra planning and preparation might have gone a long way. 

Read More
The Subtle Art of Dating Yourself: A How-To Guide For Modern Women

I’ve been going steady with myself for going on 10 years now. You could say, it’s getting pretty serious. It all started when I was 18 and moved away from home for the very first time. In a city full of strangers and an impending case of cabin fever, I left my little basement suite to meet myself, exactly where I was at: lonely, lost, and looking for (self)love.

Read More
On Being “Confidently Different” In Life, Love, and Business: A Beautiful Q&A With Elizabeth Hague

Elizabeth Hague does things differently. From my very first interaction with this #GIRLBOSS (fun fact: we met through Instagram!), I could instantly tell she's the kind of woman who lives life out loud. Her energy is magnetic. I wanted to interview her before I really even understood who she was (a seriously bada$$ woman on a mission), what she did (branding wizardry), or where she was from (Atlanta, GA).

Read More
3 Reasons Why Fall Is The Perfect Opportunity For New Beginnings

Like the friend you have on speed-dial when a first date goes south, fall swoops in to save you from yourself (and others), to give you an opportunity for a fresh start, and a really good excuse to Netflix and chill. With fall comes change. And I don’t just mean literally, with the leaves turning colors and the cooling temperatures and all. I mean the type of change that you can feel not just in the air, but in your bones. The desire to slow down. The craving for something warm. The inspiration to try something new.

Read More
The Summer Of Self-Love May Be Over, But Here are 12 Ways to Practice Self-Love all Year Round

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but today — September 22nd — marks the official end of Summer ‘17, AKA, The Summer of Self-Love. From writing love-lists to shopping for the perfect bikini for your hottie body, and reciting mantras, we’ve had some fun. But here’s the thing: Self-love isn’t just a warm weather exclusive. It requires your practice, patience, and attention all year long.

Read More