Welcome back curvies! It’s been six months since my last update and I’m back for more curvy blogging! Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love to get all dressed up and fancy!
This year I wanted to be bold and step into a costume that would highlight my personality and yet show off my curvy curves. Soooooo…I decided to be a curvaceous showgirl. I love to dance and I planned to dance at an event with a local samba dance company so it all worked out.
If you are familiar with my headpiece I finished months ago, I used that as my starting point. I’ve been wanting to wear blue and gold for the longest and Halloween was the perfect time to get creative.
I literally found this bathing suit at the back of my closet while trying to find my gold samba heels. I thought I would need to purchase a blue leotard from Amazon, but I saved my money and used something I already had. Heck yeah!!!
After taking some time to determine how to decorate this bad boy, I decided fringe would be best to cover my azz-sets. I needed a family-friendly costume for this event. Anyway, I’m pretty conservative when it comes to the curvy goods. Plus, the hubby is always on the look out when I’m leaving the house with no pants on. LMAO!!
If you haven’t noticed a pattern, creating unique things is my form of self-care. I am usually creating sparkly things late into the night as a stress reliever. When I am able to wear my own creations, I am walking on water.
It is so important to find something that makes you happy. My self-care is dance and learning how to create unique items for dance. What is your special form of self-care?
Okay my peeps, I am always finding ways to relieve everyday stressors during this Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been hard to continue the things we love to do because of this drastic change to our everyday lives. But I have found that the best stress reliever is crafting.
If I told you that you could create the exact type of circumstances you want, would you call me crazy? What if your very thoughts could create ripples of change that not only impact your life, but those around you as well? You just need to follow these 10 Steps to Attract the Life You Want from the Manifestation Miracle Course…
Here are 5 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Self-Love and Positive Body Images as a Curvy Girl. No matter your size, all women have curves and sometimes needs just the right inspiration to boost our spirits. Choose one and keep it close for review when you’re feeling down in the dumps.
Let’s face facts! Us Curvy Girls carry a heavy load and manage a to-do list a mile long. If we’re not raising children and catering to their every need, we are taking on the problems of the world. Our dilemma is there is only 24 hours in a day and you can’t get everything done without sacrificing your self-care. So here are 5 awesome ways to incorporate self-care activities into your daily routine. (more…)
Mohawks are a symbol of strength and a resistance to the normalcy of society. This Mohawk crafting project really compelled me to activate all of the creativity that lives inside my body. I topped it off with a little light for long lasting intrigue. Check it out! (more…)
Intermittent fasting isn’t a new diet fad, it’s a simple pattern of eating that doesn’t require you to make excessive changes to your diet. You are basically restricting eating to an 8-hour period, and fasting for a 16-hour period. You can continue with what you eat, but you are only eating at certain times of the day.
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. If you have a fear of failing at a goal, you either lash out or you back down.You can be a fighter or you can back down and run away. Which ever you choose, make sure that you defeat the anxiety that is holding you back from building confidence in yourself.
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.
The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has been named the Most Admired woman according to a Gallup Poll. Another first lady, Hillary Clinton, held the mantel for ages, but she couldn’t have been too admired since Americans didn’t vote for her azz in the 2016 election (Just Joking!). I choose to think she is the most admired because she can be both petty and classy at the same damn time. Who can’t relate to being petty at times. I try to be petty at least once a week!