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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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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ConfidenceEmpowermentMovement

The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now

The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now Life is stressful! Right now with the pandemic, the election, exams, work, or whatever else it may be, their is a lot going on. Sometimes everything can become so overwhelming that we can become absent minded and forgetful which can cause even more stress. The other day, for example, I was walking around trying to find my keys while they were in my hand. For your sake, and for the sake of those you live with, check out the top 5 ways to destress if you find yourself like I did.  1) Take a walk! Taking a break from the screen and getting outside for some fresh air can be a real game changer. Whether it is the warm sun on your back or the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind, walking can quickly put...

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Confidence

Respect Yourself and Others!

Respect Yourself and Others! This past year has not been an easy ride for anyone. However, no matter what is happening in your life or in the world, that can not act as an excuse to be disrespectful to someone that comes into your life. Rather than tearing down those around us, we need to ready ourselves with the right tools on how to address our feelings while being respectful to others. What does respect mean you may ask? My definition is to have admiration for someone’s actions and regard for their personal beliefs, traditions and circumstances. We MUST be able to respect ourselves AND show respect towards others. Everything starts with you. How you internally talk to yourself and how you treat others should follow along the lines of that definition.  ...

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Empowerment

Empowerment Series: Jeannie Burford

Jeannie Burford I am so lucky to be able to say that Jeannie Burford is my mom. My whole life she has been my biggest cheerleader. She is someone that I can, without a doubt, look to in order to feel like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Not only is she a Senior Financial Advisor in her office, but she is one of the founding members of Boys Team Charity in Santa Barbara.  On top of all of this, she is ALWAYS there for any one of my siblings or I, avidly bikes, hikes, walks, enjoys traveling, making flower arrangements, baking, and offers advice to graduating college students who are interested in going into financial careers. She is truly the most inspiring person I know. My whole life I witnessed my mom waking up at 5am....

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Empowerment

Protect Yourself By Loving Yourself

Protect Yourself By Loving Yourself It is so incredibly important that you live by this statement: protect yourself by loving yourself. This is a fact not an opinion. It’s not selfish, narcissistic or immature. This statement I made above is simply... the truth. We must break free from societal pressures to cater to everyone else’s needs in order to click with others. To not dress, act, or present ourselves as we think others would want us to act. To not be the friend that is always there for others who over time exploit their willingness to give and use it as a gateway to manipulate their feelings. To not be the coworker whose willingness to help their colleagues is only appreciated in the moment and over time becomes a burden and their work suffers for it. To ...

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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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