What beauty did you notice today? Was it the beautiful blue sky, the smell of your morning coffee, your favorite song on repeat? Tell me in the comments in this Instagram post!
Juneteenth 2020. Repost @reginayhicks; Art @indaviduall・・・ Today is Freedom Day. Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. Sadly it took a full two years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation speech before the news reached enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth is a symbol of … Read more #ichoosebeauty Day 2403
The past few months have been downright ugly. But it’s comforting to know that beauty still exists in the midst of everything we’ve gone through this year. Challenge yourself to notice the little things in life. And when you do, take a picture, and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #ichoosebeauty. Not only will … Read more Spread beauty during this challenging year
2400 days of #ichoosebeauty, as seen here using green lentils! When I first started looking for life’s beauty in 2013, I thought I’d just be doing it for a few short weeks… and now here we are more than 6 years later. I’m so grateful for all the little things I’ve found along the way, … Read more #ichoosebeauty Day 2400
Remember when we were all enthralled by what would be 2020?! A new year, a new decade, a seemingly magical number… 20-20… Oh, the hopes and dreams we had! And then… it felt like a train wreck real fast. Things were unbearable when Covid hit. And escalated with everything going on with the racism in … Read more The unexpected magic of 2020
My heart is so heavy for all my Black family members, friends, and community. The racism in this country is disgusting, but you know what shook me even more over the past few days? Seeing so many vile comments filled with hatred in places I never dreamed they’d be. I was flabbergasted, and my … Read more Fighting racism as an empath
It’s not enough to feel outraged about what happened to George Floyd. We must all DO SOMETHING. Whether it’s speaking up on social media, having the tough conversations with friends and family, or making a donation to organizations that are fighting racism. Do something. Change won’t happen without action. A few suggestions: Sign the #JusticeForFloyd … Read more Do something
As COVID-19 changes life as we know it, it can easily create a lot of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. Whether the pandemic has you concerned about your health, your loved ones’ health, your finances, schools closing, cancelled trips and plans, and everything else that keeps changing several times a day… please remember that your feelings … Read more COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
I can’t believe it’s been 6 years since I posted my very first #ichoosebeauty picture. Sometimes I wonder how long I’ll keep going. I really have no idea. I just know that the practice still helps me to this day. The best thing to come of this project, besides my healing, is my connections with … Read more 6 years of #ichoosebeauty (Day 2193)
Take the FREE #ichoosebeauty Challenge. It’s 30 days of guided beauty treasure hunts to help you re-focus on the little things in life that we so often take for granted. I’ll be there to support you every step of your journey. Sign up now, and get started with Day 1 right away! You’ll get daily … Read more Does your mood need a Fall Refresh?
A reminder on this World Mental Health Day – You deserve to feel good again. I’ve been in that place where I hated so many things about my life and myself. I was constantly beating myself up, and I thought I deserved to feel bad. No way did I think I deserved to feel good … Read more You deserve to feel good again – World Mental Health Day
I see you, I stand with you, I am you. I know how this burden can take its toll on you, physically and emotionally. If you’re having a bad day, take extra care. If you’re having a good day, celebrate it. Remember, you are not alone. Your pain is real. Listen to your body, and … Read more To my fellow chronic illness warriors:
When out of the blue, one of your nieces asks you about a national TV commercial you were in 10 years ago, and you still have some of the footage. The video is from a blogger casting call for I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter in 2009, back when I had a fitness blog. … Read more #IChooseBeauty Day 2129