When I think of today, International Day of the Girl, I think of all the fierce girls who live around the world. I think of the girls who have to fight for their voices to be heard. Girls who have to overcome barriers to receive their basic human rights. Girls who fight for freedom, fight for education, and fight for each other. For decades women … Continue reading International Day of The Girl
Oprah Winfrey gave a speech at Agnes College 128th Commencement. She spoke about a conversation that she had with Maya Angelou about Oprah’s school in Africa. She told Maya “that’s going to be my greatest legacy.” Maya replied “you have no idea what your legacy will be.” Oprah was confused but insisted that this school was going to be her legacy. Maya replied with this: … Continue reading What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?
I am here to talk to you today about having fun! It seems pretty simple right? But as a graduate student I find that sometimes the concept of fun can be hidden by my every day tasks that need to get completed. Sometimes we can get too caught up in our busy schedules which leads us to often forget to participate in activities that we love. Does … Continue reading Love Yourself #3: Do What You Love
How can you step away from the criticism and start accepting the bomb body that you DO have? Follow my few tips of how to be satisfied with the skin you’re in!
Continue reading Love Yourself Series #2 – Love the Skin You’re In
Self-acceptance is a practice. It is a active practice that needs to be worked at over a period of time.
Self-acceptance is a behaviour and an attitude. It’s a mind-set and a choice. Self-acceptance is a very hard concept to practice, but it’s something that will be forever worth your while. Continue reading Love Yourself Series #1: Self-Acceptance
Choosing to go after a life long dream; it’s scary. Even more. It’s absolutely terrifying. Going after your dream is something many speak of doing, but only a few actually attempt. It takes a brave soul to take that first step toward going after a goal they have always wanted to achieve. Those who jump off and dive into their dream are 9/10 successful. But, … Continue reading Going After Your Dream
Over the past year I have really been aware of who I keep communication with in my daily life. I’ve had friends come and go over the years due to many different circumstances. Sometimes it was simply because we’ve grown up and grown apart. But for others it was for reasons much deeper reasons. I’ve been emotionally hurt by people in my life. And I … Continue reading Like-Minded People
I admire the powerful and true words expressed by the late Dr. Maya Angelou. I have previously read her quotes and poems, but I had never come across any of her speeches until today. Although this is just a clip from a longer version of a television episode, I was incredibility moved by the wisdom expressed in this video. Dr. Angelou speaks her words with passion and you … Continue reading Living Your Best Life
The other day I called home to talk to my mom. I was having a bad day, and I needed someone to vent to. After talking back and forth for about twenty minutes my mom said to me, “you need to start to take your own advice.” And in that moment I realized that she was absolutely right. In my blog posts I write about the inspiration and … Continue reading Take Your Own Advice
“Never forget the essence of your spark.” That is my favourite quote of all time. Back in high school I was watching a Taylor Swift interview on YouTube and she explained that before each show during her Speak Now Tour, herself, her bandmates and her crew would put their hands in the middle of their circle and shout “never forget the essence of your spark” at the … Continue reading The Essence of You