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Could Authentic Community Be a Solution to Anxiety?

Have you ever experienced that pit-in-your-stomach type of worry, or found yourself nervously biting off your newly manicured nails? Or how about hiding out in a bathroom stall because you were so overwhelmed and couldn’t catch your breath?

These are all common human experiences that for many happen every day, and often make living life normally feel impossible. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., every year…

To The New Girl

How many of us have sheepishly walked into a social event as the “new girl” with our hearts beating out of our chest as we clung to our phones for some semblance of comfort and security?

One of my good friends and I had a conversation recently around this topic of making new friends, and how difficult and awkward it can be. When I moved from my hometown on the East coast four and a half years ago, and drove…

The Skinny on Coconut Oil

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I cannot count the times I’ve heard friends and strangers alike talk about how they’re “going natural” with their skin care routines. These routines usually consist of lathering coconut oil on their skin and scrubbing their faces with sugar or coffee grinds (insert wincing face here).

I’ll give coconut oil users credit, they sure are loyal. One of my friends used to wash her face with it, swoosh it around in her mouth as mouthwash, cook…

Movement For Your Soul By: Kendall Young

She walks into the studio averting her eyes from the mirror stretching across the front of the room. Dipping her chin she glances discreetly at her companions for the next 60 minutes.
Refreshingly diverse for the boutique fitness world, she feels a little bit of her unease subside as she notices these other people are of all different ages and shapes. She takes a deep breath and finds her place at the barre with her weights.
She is here…

3 Do's and Don'ts of Skin Care

In the last six years of being a licensed Esthetician (which, just to clarify is not to be confused with a statistician or Obstetrician…yup, that’s happened), I have heard some pretty interesting skin care routine stories from clients.

I’ve heard everything from clients washing their face with acetone, to using hand sanitizer on their face throughout the day, because they were convinced it would help with their acne (to which I then considered referring them to me for counseling services).

All…