Empowerment

The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now

The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now I want to start this post by asking you to reflect on a couple questions: how many times this past year did you say to yourself “when Covid-19 is over, I will finally be able to do this”. For me, I must have said this sentence hundreds if not thousands of times but let’s take a step back. How many times have you said, prior to the pandemic, “when this event is over, I will finally be able to do this”.  Whether this event is homework, focusing on your physical health, meeting with friends, traveling, or whatever it may be, we need to stop allowing ourselves to miss out on the spectacular moments life encompasses. Granted, there are times that you need to buckle down but we must learn to set boundaries with these externalities or...

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Movement

Feel Like Everyday Is The Same? Here’s 5 Safe Ways To Mix Up Your Routine!

5 Ways to Safely Mix Up Your Routine! This week marks the one year covid-versary of quarantine beginning. I don’t know about you, but lately, each day has been feeling like the same day on repeat. If you’re looking to safely change up your routine, destress, or just something new, continue reading below! 01 Mix up your walking routine! I never would have thought that I would miss walking to class and work but here I am advocating for walks! Over quarantine, I have tried to go on a walk each afternoon just to break up my screen time and shake out my legs. By going on a new path, it’s a safe way to explore your neighborhood and see new sights! 02 Make a ~festive~ treat. Since many of our plans this year have been canceled, my family and I h...

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About Me

What No One Tells You About Living In Montecito, California

What No One Tells You About Living In Montecito, California Looking back to a year ago, time felt like it couldn’t move any slower...now here we are in 2021. As the world went to, excuse my french, utter shit, last March, I found myself packing up my Keurig and other college dorm room necessities to move back home. I know I have touched upon this process of relocating and moving my life around but I have never really shared where I am from. Get ready, it’s story time...    Located in between the beautiful San Ynez mountains and the sunny coastal beaches, I live in the small town known as Montecito. When I was little, I took for granted of the affluence surrounding me. The superb dining options and the world class boutiques that are located on Coast Village are just one...

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About MeEmpowerment

How I Completely Transformed My Mindset After The Hardest Moment Of My Life

How I transformed my mindset... No one tells you when you are going through a moment in your life that will change you forever. That’s exactly what happened to me my senior year of high school.  Let me paint the picture: since the start of my educational career, I have always studied the hardest to be the best I could be. A’s weren’t enough, I needed to receive A+’s and additional remarks. Having put this pressure on myself my whole life, I thought it was always a good thing. It made me extend myself to being the president of multiple clubs, the captain of my cheer team, complete extensive volunteer work and involve myself in other extracurriculars. Life was always busy with progressing to the next task in order to make myself feel like I was in control of the path I was...

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About MeEmpowerment

What I Have Learned Working In A Small Business Run By Women

What I Have Learned Working In A Small Business Run By Women... For the past six months, I have been working at a boutique that is run by two incredible women. Each day I come to work, my perception is broadened as to how important community is when building a business. Seeing the connection and love others have for the store is amazing! I have also learned that every opportunity can be presented by taking a different path. There is definitely not one way to do something. For instance, I know this may sound silly, but my whole life I have been ingrained that I needed to go to college in order to start my career. However, that is not the case for many professions. There are successful paths that do not need another degree while there are other professions that need additional ...

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About Me

Why I Have Always Loved Valentine’s Day (Even When I’m Single)

Why I Have Always Loved Valentine's Day (Even When I'm Single) Ah, Valentine’s Day. I have always adored this holiday. For some, it’s one of the most dreaded days of the year, but I have never understood why even when I am single. I believe this holiday rests on the cusp of the best season of the year. The days are getting a little longer, it may even start to be getting a little warmer and it usually falls on a three day weekend. On top of all of this, it’s a day that emphasizes the importance of love and appreciation, which comes in so many different forms, not just between two significant others.     I credit my love for this holiday to my mom. She made us feel incredibly special every year. We would wake up to little gift baskets filled with our favorite candy...

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About MeConfidence

How To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions

How To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions Peer and societal pressures are real... Now, I’m not referencing experiences such as your grandma trying to pawn off some of her chocolate chip cookies to you, I’m referencing ways you alter your personality, mediums of expression and overall beliefs of the world around you to please those in your inner circle. We are all unique individuals. Why should we be forced to morph with the pack to feel more stable when we are all destined to push the boundaries and take risks? I can’t say I have always strayed away from following others. In high school, I found I was constantly altering the words that came out of my mouth or the way I dressed because I was afraid that others would think.This then transformed to me loosing sight of who ...

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About MeConfidenceEmpowerment

How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You

How to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You Okay... I get it. The phrase “long-distance” is one that holds many negative stereotypes when it comes to relationships. It's scary, I know. Time away from your significant other can be really challenging. However, it’s not all infrequent phone calls and tissue boxes. When you are forced to spend time away from your partner, you are granted a period to really reflect upon the value that your relationship adds to your life. While you are away from one another, you have ample time to talk and continue to learn more about one another than you would have when relaxing and watching Netflix. You are even granted more time to fully involve yourself in your interests and passions. Even though this all may sound great, it only is if yo...

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Empowerment

Why Pivoting Your Life’s Goals Is So Important

Why Pivoting Your Life’s Goals Is So Important As a second year student in college, I have lived my life according to my penciled-in-plan in my planner. Ever since the beginning of high school, I have mapped out my weeks, months, even years, to when something should happen and the steps I will take to get there.  “How do you stay so on top of everything?” is a question I get asked asked often. To the outsider, it may seem that I have “everything figured out”. Well, as I sit here, writing this article, let me tell you, I don’t. Since starting college, I have been introduced to a completely new environment that encompasses so many people, ideas and opportunities that it has transformed my preconceived notion of my future.  By talking to other individuals and putting my...

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Empowerment

How to Jumpstart Your 2021 To Make it Your Year

It's 2021!!!! If “celebrate good times c’mon” by Kool & the Gang is not ringing in your ears as much as it is in mine this year then we have an issue. We made it! We beat 2020, one of the most unpredictable and emotionally challenging years we have had! We have endless opportunity ahead of us. We should celebrate!    While this time of happiness and forging a new path for ourselves may be in full swing, we must not forget the circumstances that came our way that not only challenged us, but strengthened us this past year. Never again will we be utterly surprised by a global moment that stops the world. We are now supplied with skills and more knowledge about how to not only "get through" but to thrive during trying times. 2020 was the year we learned to take a step b...

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