Love Yourself: My Girls' Weekend and How You Can Practice Self-Care

If you haven't picked up on it, I've been allllll about that self-love lately. I'm sure you've heard things like, "You can't pour from an empty cup." The older I get, the more I realize just how true that is.

How can you expect to be your best self to those around you if you aren't even taking care of yourself? For women especially, it's easy to put ourselves last day in and day out. We're busy taking care of our family, friends, co-workers, whatever. But if you continue neglecting yourself and YOUR needs, sooner or later you're not going to have anything left to give.


Busy Isn't Better

I used to be under the impression that being busy all the time was the only way to reach success. I would fill my days with back to back appointments and end my days flanking through an endless to do list. I did not rest from the time my feet hit the floor in the mornings until my head hit the pillow at night.

I was not leaving room for community. Or rest. Or anything outside of my schedule.


Your Words Create Your Life

Hello, hello! I am back and unscathed by the GRE...barely ;) I'm proud to say that I got the verbal + quant scores that I needed. I'm still waiting to hear back about my writing scores, so I'm not totally out of the clear, but I'm feeling good about it! Thank you for all of the sweet encouragement on Instagram...y'all are the best!

Anyway - on to today's post:


Don't Knock It Til you Try It: Meditation

Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend :) So just a heads up - I am taking the GRE on August 18th (all good vibes welcome) so this might be my last post until that has come and gone. I'm going to try to get a few more posts in before then, but preparing for the GRE is my main priority right now. I'll be back on a regular posting schedule (Tuesday + Thursday) on August 23, which sounds so far away, but I know it'll be here in no time...which is scary since that's the second day of fall classes, ha! When I return I'll be doing a round up post of all of my current favorite motivational books that I've been reading. A lot of y'all have been asking for that over on Instagram so just know that it's coming!

Anyway, today I want to talk about something that I used to be a bit apprehensive about: meditation.


Why I've Decided to Ditch Multitasking and How It's Helped Decrease My Stress + Anxiety

Let me preface this post by telling y'all that I am was the queen of multitasking. I took pride in completing as many tasks as I could at one time. I felt like I was being productive - hustling for the greater good.

Well I've recently had a little mindset shift.