• 2020 Taught Me… (part 2)

    Last week we dove into the takeaways that 2020 gave us, and this week we will add a few more to the list! Despite the historical events that took place, I feel like a lot of good came out as well. We struggled and suffered along the way, but when we shift our mindset to recognize the positives, it shows exactly what lessons we were so lucky to learn through it all!  Here I present to you, 10 (more) things that 2020 taught us… You aren’t defined by your day job/career! Being unemployed or having to take time off can be difficult. It can make you feel lost or lacking…

  • 2020 Taught Me… (part 1)

    I recently reached out to you, my trustworthy friends, on social media and asked what lessons you learned from the monumental 366 days that was 2-0-2-0… Your replies blew me away; reminding me exactly why I LOVE what I do! This blog is such a fun way to bring people together and get insights from all walks of life. It inspires me and motivates me to write each and every week. For that, I say thank you! And without further ado, let’s jump into part one of the things that 2020 taught us. Self-Love is especially important in unprecidented times like these. When we’re stuck at home with only ourselves,…

  • Body Image & Self-Love (part 3)

    This is for all the people out there that are learning to love themselves in a world that’s constantly telling them not to… Last week we talked about self-care, this week is about self-love! I always try to choose my blog topics based on relevance in my life at the time–which is exactly what led me to this. As you probably know, a few months ago I moved from Missouri to Arizona! And while the midwest is currently being slammed with ice and snow storms, I’ve been wearing summer attire all week. #blessed On that note, the other day I went to get dressed and couldn’t pull my denim shorts…

  • Prioritizing ME

    We’re gonna start off today with a little exercise! (not the burpee kind, don’t worry) I want you to make a mental list… Note 5 things that you LOVE most in this world–GO! Can be anything or anyone you want. Now, tell me if YOU are on that list? Amongst the “sunny weather, coffee with friends, favorite movie” was there room for little ole you anywhere? If not, go back. Reassess the list and prioritize yourself please! People learn by example; so if you’re not showing them how to best love and care for you, how will they achieve such a task?  Self-care is such a hot topic these days,…

  • Body Image & Self-Love (part 2)

    “Another person’s beauty is not the absence of our own.” I felt like this was a good quote to start with because today, that’s what we’re focusing on. Comparison is a nasty game to get into…no one plays fair, there’s lies, flags and fouls on the field…and the ref has to blow their whistle a few too many times. Now, I’m no sports fan, but I can promise you–that’s NOT something I want to get roped into! When we choose to compare, the one that takes the fall becomes ourselves. Teaching our minds that we are not good enough, and that someone else is “better.” Let’s face it; LIFE IS…

  • Body Image & Self-Love (part 1)

    Bodies, man. What a wildly diverse and broad topic, huh? So many variables and differences among us all, yet so many vast similarities as well. This is a subject that I am so passionate about and one that I tend to get pretty fired up about if it comes up. Like my phlexT motto goes: MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION, CONFIDENCE. Key factors in life that I am determined to share with as many people as I can.  So where do we begin, you may be asking yourself? When talking about something as touchy as “body positivity”, it feels a bit like a fragile subject at times. Not wanting to publicly speak up…

  • You’re NOT Alone (Mental Health Awareness Month)

    It’s May. M-A-Y. Can you believe it!? I think I blinked twice, and yet here we are, almost half-way through the year… (help. is this what getting old feels like?) As yet another month flies by, another “Month of Awareness” comes along. This time, we’re talking MENTAL HEALTH. A topic that I personally feel very very strongly about, and am very upset at just how taboo our society seems to be with it.   We tend to dance around the subject, and avoid talking about it, even when it matters most. But if you know me, I am not one to do such a thing… So here I am, starting…