Category: Lifestyle

Boudoir, Body Confidence and Homebody Photo

The relationship I have with myself has always been a complicated one. I’m an over thinker, a people pleaser, a plan ahead-er, and I hold myself to standards that are usually unattainable. You can imagine the impact these self-proclaimed traits have had on my physical self-perception. It’s been a life-long, up hill battle to truly love myself, my body, and the reflection that looks back at me from the mirror. That being said, you can imagine that that a boudoir shoot with Homebody was a very, very, scary thought, initially. However, the…

Big Magic: My 5 Takeaways

A dear friend, and my former English professor in college, suggested I read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert years ago. He and I are very alike as far as personalities and interests are concerned; we’re both a bit anxious, we both appreciate good theatre and deep conversations, and we’re both arguably certifiably insane if we aren’t being at least a bit creative (perhaps we’re both certifiably insane even if we are creating, but that’s besides the point haha) That’s why he wanted me to read this book in…

Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep

Sleep is one of those things I can never get enough of, and there’s nothing worse than having a full day ahead of you, and hardly being able to keep your eyelids open! It’s weird how life works, because as a kid I despised nap time. In kindergarten I always reluctantly retired to my woven multi-colored mat, when what I really wanted was to finger paint, or run around the playground. Now I’d do unspeakable things for nap time during the day! Since I highly doubt nap time is going to become a…

10 Quotes + Aspirations for a Positive Start to Any Day

Let’s face it; life can be rough. Between juggling  numerous and varying relationships, heavy workloads, health, and endless to do lists, stress is almost inevitable. At times it can be really hard to pull ourselves out of the depths of negativity, and emerge positive, refreshed, and ready to take on anything. I’ve always been huge on quotations and affirmations. Words are powerful, and reading the right ones can totally get you jazzed for the day ahead, and all that life has to throw at you. So, in honor of Monday, here are some quotes and affirmations…

The Lost Art of Snail Mail

One of the things I wanted more than anything when I was growing up, was for something, specifically a letter, to come for me in the mail. Now, don’t ask me who I was expecting to write me a letter, my brain hadn’t really thought through all of the details and motivations for such a thing to happen, I just knew I wanted a letter. I think deep down, even now, when I fetch the mail I’m still hoping that sandwiched sloppily, and unexpectedly between the bills and desperate pleas for me to sign…