A little something-something so we all remember how amazing
we truly are

“I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.”
— Incendiary, Chris Cleave
Creds to RedBubble, of course 

Creds to RedBubble, of course 

My beautiful Mama Moni who is a 20 year stage 3 breast cancer survivor. 

My beautiful Mama Moni who is a 20 year stage 3 breast cancer survivor. 

Some of my favorite websites and blogs/bloggers to follow for motivation, recipes, health advice, and more: 

  • Winnie's Balance @winniesbalance 
  • Fit Foodie Finds @fitfoodiefinds
  • Ambitious Kitchen @ambitiouskitchen
  • Iskra Lawrence @iskra
  • Greatist @greatist
  • Self Magazine @selfmagazine
  • Raw Beauty Talks @rawbeautytalks
  • MOVEMEANT FOUNDATION @movemeant

"So now to the one who said, 'I hope my daughter never ends up like her,' I am learning to say, I hope you end up like me, meaning, I hope you end up like me strong. I hope you end up like me proud of who I'm becoming. I hope you don't 'end up,' I hope you keep going. And I hope you grow up knowing that the world will no longer stand for this. Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving."

-Glamour's Women of the Year Issue, "Emily Doe"

The Motley Coffee Shop at Scripps College

The Motley Coffee Shop at Scripps College

 

 

“And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams” 

-Hillary Clinton 

Sophrosyne (n.) a healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness

Check out BuzzFeed's article on what exactly Body Positivity is here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/norawhelan/body-positivity-101?utm_term=.knBmqZX5M#.hk971JoQm

Without my wounds, who was I? My scars were my face, my past was my life.
— White Oleander by Janet Fitch
My dad has always been one of my favorite people to cook with and I've been largely inspired by him in my passion for the kitchen. 

My dad has always been one of my favorite people to cook with and I've been largely inspired by him in my passion for the kitchen. 

"aerie is bras, undies and more for every girl. We want to make our girls feel good about who they are, inside and out. It’s time to think real. It’s time to get real. No retouching. No supermodels. Because the real you is sexy." 

-aerie, "Who We Are" American Eagle Website

That time I climbed to the top of a huge rock in the Moab Desert, even though I didn't trust my feet and was scared for my life. Life can be extraordinarily terrifying, but going outside your comfort zone can have incredible benefits. 

That time I climbed to the top of a huge rock in the Moab Desert, even though I didn't trust my feet and was scared for my life. Life can be extraordinarily terrifying, but going outside your comfort zone can have incredible benefits. 

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are." 

-I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak