Anyone who is really close to me will fully understand my love and passion for my hair. Im, not one to be caught up in the appearance of my hair or always checking myself out every opportunity I get, but I have a lot of respect and love for my hair and I will tell you why.
My passion for my hair strives off of pride. Pride in myself for overcoming a lifestyle that was threatening to my health. It was a time in my life where I was fragile, broken, lost and unhappy. I was suffering from my mental health more than ever as I was so caught up in a lifestyle fueled by drugs and alcohol that lead me to have no perception of what day of the week it was. I had spent a few weeks sleepless and decided that I needed a haircut, I have no idea at this time what exactly was going through my head but I thought it would be a great idea to cut all my hair off to just above my ears over a three-day span. Just imagine that for one second… I was so embarrassed and ashamed I would wear hats to hide it. When my hair started growing back I felt beautiful again, valued and had started feeling respect for myself. It was the beginning of the transformation to who I am today. I take pride in my hair and keep it healthy as a reminder of my respect and how hard I have worked to not get to that point again.
Continue reading “Bringing My Hair Back To Life”
Like many, the past couple of weeks gave really impacted how I see everyday life. It has been brought to my attention just how much privilege I have for being white and as I am grateful for my privilege I am hurt that having this privilege exists.
It saddens me that after all these years people get judged and bullied for the colour of their skin. it is so wrong and we need to do better.
Friday was Juneteenth which is known as freedom day or emancipation day, it’s an annual American holiday that commenced June 19th, 1865, the ending of slavery. Here in Vancouver we had a march in unity and as much as I wanted to be apart of it, I couldn’t escape work but I was lucky enough to catch it on my way home and it was such an amazing sight to see, a powerful feeling listening to all the chants and the passion in everyone’s voices. It gave me hope and put a smile on my face to see everyone coming together to create change, to express community values, morals, and wants. Let’s keep that up! Continue reading “Black Lives Matter”
As you know by now I am all about self-development. I have put my focus on energy and how I absorb the energy and react to it. I wanted to share this because if I didn’t stick to setting intentions over the past week while my mental health was testing me, I don’t think I would have made it through successfully. before I started implementing my daily intentions I was feeling so overwhelmed with a feeling that I had no purpose or wasn’t growing because the reality was I was growing and I did have a purpose but being caught up in a negative mindset had me seeing life through a strong fog. So fast forward to today where I had spent the last several months working with a coach to create a healthy, positive mindset. Sometimes we just need a little push or a handhold to get us through our fog. So that’s what brings me to setting intentions and how these keep me in line with myself, goals, and maintain a healthy mindset Continue reading “Setting Intentions”
I have really been focusing on energy lately, what motivates me, what keeps me productive, what minimizes my anxiety, what makes me happy. It is SO easy for me to become distracted, unmotivated, overwhelmed and I would feel like I was trapped in a bubble but could still see the outside world so clearly. I hired a coach to help me stay on track and my head clear from negativity. It’s true what they say… when you feel better you have more energy, confidence and happiness. SO in one of my sessions with my amazing coach, we discussed Non-negotiables and how they set the right mood for your day and give you a positive mindset. Continue reading “My 5 Non-Negotiables”
Keeping a routine is very important to me and I feel the moment I don’t everything seems to fall out of place and I don’t feel structured.
With all that’s going on in the world right now and living in isolation for a month, I wanted to share the daily routine that helps me keep up with my goals and feeling like I still have a structure to my life. I am the type of person that falls into ruts easily and has a harder time getting out of them than in so again this is very important for me to stick to during these times so I don’t get stuck in a rut of being unmotivated.
Continue reading “A Day In The Life Of A Simple Girl- Quarantined Edition”
I love journaling, its something that I starting doing just a couple months back and has really helped me with getting things out that are on my mind. Growing up writing was something I loved doing, it was my way of expressing my feelings and not feeling trapped with them inside my head, I wrote songs, poems, stories etc. it was my passion but I found that I drifted away from it and was having the most difficult time getting back into it. I started my blog and was very passionate about writing again but would find myself in a writer’s block over and over again and it wasn’t until I started journaling that I started to get that passion and flow back.
Last week my coach had given me a bunch of journaling prompts to keep me on track with writing and expressing my self through words. One of those prompts was to write a letter to someone that is no longer here today and tell them how you feel and what you wish you could tell them..This one hit me hard and of course, I chose my dad as the timing could not have been more perfect. I experienced feelings I haven’t for a while or even possible feelings I just never let go, I cried I laughed and I smiled It felt like a weight on my shoulders was lifted that I didn’t even know was there. So, of course, I wanted to share it with you! this was such a powerful feeling to me and after 13 years I feel a connection that he never left, I feel a connection that he is looking over me and I would start to see little reminders that he was still there. I highly recommend trying out this journal prompt for yourself but just be ready to really go through some emotions and release a lot of feelings.
Continue reading “Dear Daddy”
With all this extra time on our hands lately, I wanted to put something out there for anyone feeling a little stuck on being able to move forward and feeling trapped in the current situation. Below are 10 things you need to give up in order to move forward and grow towards the best version of yourself and your best life. Continue reading “10 Things To Give Up To Move Forward”
I wanted to share a little of my story and let you get to know me a little more on a personal level. With some new faces around the blog, I thought now would be the perfect time to open up.
I started The Life Of A Simple Girl during a time in my life where I felt I was just figuring things out and feeling more aligned with myself and my life. It became a passion to share my story with others in the hope it could help or impact someone else in any way. I wanted it to be a place of realness and a place anyone could come and feel safe and inspired. Continue reading “Then And Now”
I started to practice daily gratitude about one month ago. I never thought when I started that it would be so rewarding and impact my life the way it has.
I was living in a negative bubble, I was very good at hiding this most of the time but I was a miserable person. I was miserable with the fact I didn’t have the things I wanted in life, I didn’t have a nice couch, didn’t have the perfect apartment or the all-around the life that I wanted.
I would wake up every morning unhappy with no excitement towards my day, I would count down the hours until I could crawl back into bed and snuggle in my blankets. My anxiety and depression had full control over me and I was good at overcoming it for short periods of time but had no idea how to overcome this fully and truly move on with my life and live my best life.
Continue reading “Implementing Daily Gratitude”
For the past two years, I have been getting a package from Ipsy with 5 sample products (sometimes full size). With posting what I received over stories on Instagram the odd time over the years, I have received a few questions about how it works and if it’s worth trying out for oneself! I thought I would write a post to answer some of the questions I have received! Continue reading “Why I Love Ipsy!”