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5 Things That Make Us Feel Like Boss Ass Bitches Every Day- By Broke Bitches of the 905

5 Things That Make Us Feel Like Boss Ass Bitches Every Day One of my closest and most creative friends recently started a blog called the Broke Bitches of the 905. If you are looking for incredibly relatable, funny, inspiring, and down write captivating content, go check out their amazing blog! In the meantime, they complied different activities they do daily to feel like a boss! Continue reading below to learn more! You can find the Broke Bitches of the 905 on their blog https://brokebitchesofthe905.com/ or Instagram @brokebitchesofthe905  1) Waking up and making breakfast! Not sleeping until 1 pm is actually is one of the best feelings ever. Even though it might be hard to get up at first, we definitely appreciate the e...

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Empowerment

Why Are You Friends With Your Friends?

Why Are You Friends With Your Friends? From time and time again, I have witnessed so many of my loved ones be pulled down by those who they consider are their closest friends. We all have to admit to ourselves that this has happened to us at some point in our lives. It is so easy to be blinded by the fact that, as humans, we crave closeness with others. But when that relationship becomes unrewarding, we must learn when to walk away. Whether the friend we thought we could confide in is not as trustworthy as we thought, provides little to no emotional support, or there is a total lack of respect, we deserve better.  Science agrees! In a 2014 study conducted by UCLA (go bruins!), they suggested that a relationship that brings one stress and anxiety can actually cause your immun...

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Empowerment

Why 2020 Shouldn’t Be #Canceled

Why 2020 Shouldn't Be #Canceled To say this has been one hell of a year would be an understatement. From the wildfires that plagued Australia to the most confusing and disagreed upon virus called Covid-19 globally affecting the world to America being thrown into political turmoil with protests, riots, and oh ya, Kanye West running for President, it has been an extremely unpredictable year.  Lately I have seen the hashtag #cancel2020 around social media and I AM OVER IT. I get it, it’s been an extraordinarily stressful year for all of us. Not knowing if we are still employed, going back to school or work in the fall, whether things in our community are open or closed or opening again, or even how long Coronavirus lasts on plastic surfaces makes going about our day to day live...

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Movement

Why I Am My Own Superhero

How I Became My Own Superhero I wish I could say that I have always loved to run, that I have always loved my figure, and that I have always felt empowered. Back in the socially awkward times known as junior high, I dreaded the monthly mile. I always felt so uncomfortable to be running alongside the smelly  people in my class who never failed to watch if my sweat stains would show. In those moments, I felt far from empowered. Now, I find myself living for the sweat that I now identify as marks of endurance that make up my superhero uniform. I can honestly say that I feel more confident than I ever have.  It all started a couple years ago when my family was displaced from our house due to a local natural disaster. In t...

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Hello world!

  Finding Your Illumination   So What Is This All About? I am Ava Burford and this is my blog Guide to Illumination. Here, you will find stories, tips and tricks, and inspiration to unleash your inner most confident self.  So why am I creating this blog you may ask? Because I find it is so physically draining to not be in love with yourself. Now I am not advocating for any narcissistic behaviors here, but just to simply look in the mirror and think “wow, I look damn good today,” or even “I am proud of who I am and what I can accomplish”. I truly believe that we are all put on this earth for a reason. We were all made uniquely beautiful. It is time to stop letting outside influences whether it may be someone you follo...

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