The unrealistic beauty standards of our society causes normal women to feel less beautiful, and less worthy of being happy. Young women and girls are exposed to media campaigns and beauty magazines that display these perfect women draped in expensive clothes and dawned with pounds of makeup. This is just the reality of our society. But today, an internet troll decided that she would try to shame me and other curvy women because we may not fit the unrealistic beauty image of society. Well, it’s time to put this body shaming bytch on blast. Continue reading “Online Bullies and Internet Trolls Body Shame Curvaceous Babes”
Stress and anxiety cannot be thoroughly discussed if the conversation is devoid of the negative emotional effects caused by our tumultuous political environment. The infamous Mueller investigation has produced intense anxiety and stress in our country. Although Americans have tried to avoid as much political stress as possible, the media will not allow us any peace from the political demagoguery ravaging our country. Let’s review the recent political saga that has undoubtedly caused political stress in the last few weeks. Continue reading “Political Stress: Is the Mueller Investigation Causing Your Anxiety?”
Okay my curvy girls! The Curvy Girl Market Place is up and running and there are some bad azz gifts for that special person just in time for Christmas! Declare your loved one as the Queen Bee by purchasing some of the most unique items on the market. Continue reading “The Curvy Girl Market Place and Royal Christmas Gifts”
As an adventurer of emotional and physical wellness, I often find that there are so many unconventional tools that aren’t utilized to decrease ongoing anxiety. The most used tools are exercise or meditation; however, there is another ground-breaking option that you can add to your mindfulness tool belt. Adult coloring books has been a trend since 2012, but it has reached astounding heights of popularity in the emotional wellness realm. Being the mindfulness adventurer that I am, I decided to place a temporary hold on traditional meditation, and take part in some good old fashion coloring.
A toxic work environment can take an emotional tole on your emotional well-being. Why? Because you have to see these damn people more than you see your own family. There are instances in which you are drowning in a toxic work environment and are unable to reach the surface of personal happiness. Continue reading “How to flourish in a toxic work environment without going completely insane?”
Weekly self-reflection benefits our emotional well-being and prevents life regrets. I find that without weekly self-reflection, I get a little lost, and I lose site of my goals and values. I also start allowing others to influence me in ways that are opposite of my thinking and behaviors. Look, fck human beings and live your best life. Continue reading “Weekly Self-Reflection: Fck Human Beings”
After the midterm elections, no matter the results, turn off the news and disconnect from social media to prevent political stress. Try to take your mind off of the state of our country and disconnect from all of the political spin and fear mongering. Unlike no other time in our country, politics is causing Americans depression, fear, anger, and anxiety. Continue reading “Political Stress in Trump’s America”
In my own journey of health and wellness, I noticed that the thoughts and behaviors of others were dictating my happiness. We often allow others to have too much power in our life decisions. You only live one life, and you alone have the power to dictate your own happiness without considering the opinions of others. Continue reading “Dictate Your Own Happiness”
Self-Reflection journaling isn’t a new trend in battling anxiety or analyzing coping skills. It’s rather therapeutic and allows you to redirect your focus from the bull shyt of the day, analyze your thoughts, and set new goals. Continue reading “Self-Reflection Journaling”
It’s important for the masses to know that curvy girls dance too. We can kick our legs high, bend our backs far reaching, and shake our azzes with sexy perfection. Continue reading “Curvy Girls Dance Too”
Stress is a natural response to a threat. It can be a motivating factor, or it can cause catastrophic health complications such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
Anxiety is experienced by approximately 40 million people around the world. It is an overwhelming feeling of dread that can cause a total shutdown of your personal and professional life. It is time for us to confront our anxiety and allow ourselves to be happy. Continue reading “Confront Anxiety by Prioritizing Your Happiness”
Let’s be honest, it can be extremely difficult just to start changing your eating habits. You make the initial declaration and mental preparation, usually at the beginning of the work week. There may be a few missteps in this journey (I should know), but here are 8 awesome psychological tricks to lose weight fast. Continue reading “8 Awesome Psychological Tricks To Lose Weight Fast”
Today was the first time I’ve heard of Compassion Fatigue and I really thought it was a condition that some wacko came up with during a Marijuana binge. I did some research because I am a curious Curvy Girl who loves to be informed about trends in emotional/mental wellness; and guess what, it really is a legitimate condition. Continue reading “Compassion Fatigue: What the hell is it?”
Zumba usually puts me to sleep when I get home from all the sexy azz shaking and fast-paced dance moves. It literally is the cure for insomnia due to the consistent exhaustion of energy. It is a fun version of night-time sleepy medication for many curvy girls. Continue reading “Zumba Fitness for Insomnia”
Stress and emotional eating can be one of the biggest challenges for Curvy Girls. Life in itself can be stressful, but when everyday stress interacts with unexpected stressors, emotional eating is an easy, but unhealthy way of curving stress and anxiety.
The top 10 health benefits of Black Seed Oil are out of this world unbelievable. I recommend everyone add it to their daily food intake to maintain good health and to feel better than you have in years.
Whatever job you have, healthy eating during your lunch break can be rather difficult. For one week, I designed my own Curvy Girl Challenge and decided that I would only eat salads for lunch during my lunch break. I am ecstatic with the results. Continue reading “Healthy Eating: One Week Lunch Break Challenge”
Group class etiquette has fallen by the wayside. Since my health and fitness journey began, in many group exercise classes, I’ve noticed there are those who feel as if they either own the establishment, and those who make others totally uncomfortable with their rude tendencies. Continue reading “Group Class Etiquette: Curvy Girls Maintaining Civility at the Gym”
Top 5 Weight Management Tips. Losing weight is already a great accomplishment, but managing your weight can be problematic for us curvy girls. Continue reading “Top 5 Weight Management Tips”
For over a year, Zumba has been a life consuming addiction. Who doesn’t want to lose weight while also feeling sexy and exotic? It’s like a one hour therapy session for my mind, body, and spirit. Continue reading “Zumba: Therapy For Mind, Body, Spirit”
Anxiety and building confidence. When people think of anxiety, they think of fear. Some people make the mistake of thinking fear is associated with weakness; which couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading “Anxiety and Building Confidence”
Having an outlet for anxiety is probably the best medicine you can take to get through your day. I’ve started dance aerobics and it has become an obsession. Dance aerobics not only accentuates my curves, but is is the best stress reliever. Continue reading “Outlet for Anxiety Involves Shaking My Curvy Azz”