Why We Are Allowed to Feel Sad

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I’m normally a person who easily expresses herself through writing. I’m terrible at confrontation, I hate it, and most of all, talking about my feelings. I developed sort of an ironic sense, towards talking about my feelings. Especially because they were often dismissed or people were telling me I was acting out. But lately, I found out that people should never dismiss what you’re feeling. You’re the only one who can...

Being a Real Person In An Overly Edited Society

being a real person in an overly edited society

I realized, as I was writing this title, that I too, fall in this category. I edit my photos – mainly brightness, contrast, highlights and one or two pimples – to none of anyone’s surprise. But I try to keep it as real as possible. Wrinkles included. If I’m not feeling as insecure, I leave it as is. We all get caught up in the thousands of apps and software...

Nothing Like I’ve Ever Done Before

nothing like I've ever done before

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen a change in scenery and palette. After months of debating if I was coming home for my mother’s 60th birthday, on the last possible day, I decided to come. I crossed the idea off my mind for some time. It was a subject of great sadness to be missing another key moment in my family’s array. Her birthday was this past...

Best Ways to Fight Stress – Or at Least Reduce It

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Stress is one of the main components of modern society. We take serious efforts into reducing, avoiding or getting rid of it. Especially if you’re a normally anxious person. I don’t have a prescribed solution, but there are a few simple things I try on a daily basis to fight stress. You guys know this by now. But to fight stress, exercise is key. Not only it helps you feel...

4 Healthy Ways to Start the Day

One of the things I cherish the most is waking up early. Which has been impossible lately. I’m an early riser and always have been. But my body goes through several different phases where it just seems impossible. What’s up with that? I have a serious routine when I wake up, but can’t seem to get excited or motivated about it. I always thought I was on the right track...

One Month Experiencing Blue Apron

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This post is not sponsored nor in collaboration with Blue Apron. Roughly a month ago, a friend of mine offered us a free week of Blue Apron. For those out of the loop, pretty much like I was, Blue Apron is a food and meal delivery service to your home. You can pick up to 3 meals per week to be delivered on a designated day to your choosing. The ingredients...

How My Health Habits Are Improving My Life

improving my life

In the past few weeks I’ve been disclosing a few things here and there that are helping me improve my life. And even did a whole week dedicated to it – see the end of the post for reference. January was sort of a lazy month. At every new year’s beginning, I think to myself that I can just relax and do things at a certain pace. And it wasn’t until...

Managing a Hectic Schedule and Still Finding Time For Me

managing a hectic schedule

Last week I asked on Instagram if you guys wanted me to talk about managing a hectic schedule and still feeling invigorated. Some of you answered on the picture and others sent private messages saying yes, which was amazing. Thank you so much! (Again, I’d rather be writing content that you ask for). Ever since we came back from Portugal, going on 3 months now, things have been crazy busy. I...

How Can We Stop Comparing and Start Empowering Ourselves

stop comparing

We’ve all fallen down that rabbit hole. It innocently starts with a simple scroll down our Instagram feeds. Eventually, thoughts start to emerge in our minds. Why does she have that? Why is she there? Why am I here? It’s a fucking trap. But after all those feelings fade, we can agree how ridiculous it is. Meaning that it doesn’t make any sense that we’re comparing our lives to other people’s....

One Month of Sweat With Kayla – And Why I Started

Kayla

About a month ago, I started looking at old pictures of myself. Suddenly, it was 2 in the morning and I haven’t even gone through half. My friends and I used to take a lot of pictures. But one thing I noticed, that I hadn’t before, I was always chubby. I wasn’t necessarily fat, but I wasn’t healthy either. My weight fluctuates a lot, I get moments when everything is...