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My Experience with SRT Therapy
If you’ve been keeping up with my blogs or know a little bit about me, you might have found that I was diagnosed with PTSD as an adult after enduring many years of sexual abuse during my childhood. I have tried many techniques including traditional therapy, biblical therapy, EMDR, and SRT—the subconscious release technique. According to Jenn Marie Smith, “your subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. Think of it as the central processor of your brain, controlling all the unconscious processes of your body. Your life experiences, especially in your early formative years before age 6, have a lot of influence on your subconscious. Your…
What I Learned from Rent the Runway and Its Unlimited Clothing Program
I love fashion and keeping up with the latest fashion trends. But, I have a hard time reconciling my love for having the “it” piece of clothing and still living in a responsible way — supporting brands with ethical business practices and not consuming and wasting. I was worried about how dirty my closet is. (Take the quiz to find out how dirty yours is?) And then I found Rent the Runway! Rent the Runway Rent the Runway allows you to have thousands of options for new and fashionable clothing right at your fingertips. You can adjust your plan to meet your style, size, and even your budget! The retail…
I See Red, White and Blue! It’s 4th of July!
Has it been a whole trip around the sun already? Here’s to two centuries, four decades, and three years of American independence!
How to Go Paperless in your Kitchen
Over the years, my family has been making conscious decisions about waste and looking for replacements to single-use items such as straws. Eliminating paper in the kitchen or even reducing the amount of paper you use in the kitchen is a pretty daunting task. When paper towels and napkins are just within reach, it can be hard to rewire yourself to reach for something different. If you are wanting to go paperless in your kitchen, there are a few things you can do to make the transition much easier!
The Dirty Dozen List And Why It Matters
Every year, Endsexualexploitation.org puts out something called The Dirty Dozen List. This list contains the twelve names of mainstream companies, brands, and organizations who are the top 12 contributors to sexual exploitation in America! The purpose of The Dirty Dozen List is to put the spotlight on people who are fueling the sexual exploitation industry. For some, this may be a wake-up call to brands that they have been supporting and buying from regularly.
The Best Purses for Moms With Toddlers
No matter how cute a diaper bag you pick out, it's not a purse. After about a year of lugging it around, we all start to loathe the diaper bag. If you have a toddler in tow, you don’t have to carry around a massive diaper bag with you! There are a ton of great purses that can carry everything you need, and look stylish at the same time! All of these bags are sustainable handbags that support an amazing cause too! Check out my list of the best purses for moms with toddlers!
How to Help Anti-Trafficking Organizations Around the World
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime activity in the United States. Traffickers make almost $32 billion from the suffering of their victims, and now nearly 70% of these transactions take place online. Fortunately, there are hundreds of organizations out there who are working around the clock to help end human trafficking and help survivors stay out of the cycle. Regardless of how much money you have, what you do for a living, or how much time you have, there are so many ways you can help anti-trafficking organizations! Here is how to help anti-trafficking organizations around the world. Change your Buying Habits Many of the big name stores and…
10 Practical Things All Moms Should Do Every Day
Being a mom isn’t always a breeze. In fact, most of the time it’s pretty crazy. When things get busy, sometimes we need to get back to basics and reorient ourselves. There are a few small things that you can do to make your mom life a whole lot easier! Here are 10 practical things all moms should do every day. Get up before your kids I know that this means having to get up early! Trust me, this will be the best part of your day! Getting up before your kids will give you quiet time to do whatever it is you want to do! Sneak in a workout,…
Why You Should Shop Sustainable Fashion
When it comes to shopping for your clothes, shoes, and accessories, there are a ton of options out there. If you are looking for a pair of boots, you can find the exact pair in your head down to the knee length, color, and material. When you were thinking of that pair of boots, did the thought about where they came from or how they were made cross your mind? Many of the clothes we buy today are not made sustainably. Unsustainable fashion not only hurts the environment but can cause more waste too. Sustainable fashion brands seek the best materials and practices to create a product that causes less…
Why I Started a Social Enterprise
Starting a new venture isn’t easy, especially in business. Some people will choose to start their own business to help improve their lives, be their own boss, or to jump into a new business idea that they are excited about. When it came to starting a social enterprise for me, it was the desire to use my business to create a positive change in people’s lives. How is a social enterprise different from a regular business? Social entrepreneurship is a business that focuses on sustainability and creating global change. These types of businesses are mission-based and may dedicate some or all of the profit they make toward a cause they…