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What Does It Mean To Be Vulnerable?

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Someone recently asked me if I ever feel vulnerable during my photo shoots especially ones where I have to be naked in front of other people? Honestly, I feel more vulnerable sharing my photos than taking them. Social media is often time the biggest form of bullying I’ve ever dealt with. Every time I share something about myself or my photos I open myself us to the world, which means…

Homeless Still Human

Homeless Still Human

I was 16 years old when I found myself without a home. At that time I didn’t understand the true meaning of what homelessness was. Growing up I always thought homeless people were drug addicts and people who never finished high school. My mom would always point out that I should never allow myself to be like the homeless people we would drive passed. I was taught being homeless was…

SuperFood?

superfood

Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  Many recent superfood lists contain common food choices whose nutritional value has been long recognized as exceptional. Examples of these would be berries, nuts and seeds in general, dark green vegetables (such as spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts and broccoli), citrus fruits, fatty fish such as…

Coconuty Kale

Ok. This is by far one of my favorite green smoothie recipes. I’m sure you’re going to hear that a lot but it’s true. I love green smoothies and when I stuck gold with creating a recipe that taste super delicious, I get extremely excited.  Did you know…Coconut water is low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, more potassium than four bananas, and it’s super hydrating?  Growing up…

Day 6: Find Your Center

Namaste

Namaste! Life is a balancing act and it’s not always easy finding our center. Self-love = learning when to stop and rejuvenate. Find your center. For me, meditation and yoga helps me focus and find balance whenever i’m feeling unbalanced. Learning to refocus my energy and thoughts isn’t always easy but I take it one day at a time and do my best. How do you find balance? I would…

Carrot Cake Green Smoothie

Carrot Cake Green Smoothies

Green smoothies have become somewhat of a trend now. Lots of people are looking for ways to eat healthier and lose weight. For me green smoothies were just another smoothie but with leafy veggies. In some ways I guess it’s a great way to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies and yourself as well. Even though green smoothies are the new “it” a lot of people still…

Day 5: It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Pt 2

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Last year I wrote “it’s okay to not be okay” because I had forgotten that it was. When you’re always the “strong” person, the person everyone looks to and rely on, we often forget to let ourselves process whatever struggles we’re going through. Think positive! Be positive! People often think positive affirmations is what’s needed when you’re going through a hard time. But self-love is more than positive affirmations. It’s…

Pomberry Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Apart from being healthy, pomegranates are delicious. Pomegranates also have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid. Mother nurture’s all natural vitamin. If you don’t like pomegranate or it’s not in season, you can use cranberry instead. After all, half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories! The health…

Hello, Good Morning Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Hello, Good Morning! That’s the name of this smoothie.  I enjoy creating all these green smoothie recipes. After many experiments and combining many different fruits with leafy greens I’ve come to realize some fruits does not blend well with certain leafy green. I find that spinach is easier to blend and mix with any fruits.  Here’ my latest: Ingredients:  2 Cups Spinach  2 Cups Water 1 Large Orange, peeled 1…

Day 4: Guilt-Free NO

Guilt-free NO

Growing up we were taught sharing is caring, and IT IS, but sharing everything isn’t caring for yourself. I used to be extremely guilty whenever I would say NO to someone, especially if they were close to me. It would weigh so heavy on my heart that I often would change my NO to YES. It was draining at times because I was always putting others before myself. It didn’t…

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