waking up in vegas: las vegas travel guide

waking up in vegas: las vegas travel guide

I have been anticipating this trip since I first joined Arbonne last February! I wasn’t able to make our Global Training Conference in 2018, but I knew I needed to be there this year. I got to spend this trip with one of my favorite girls from college + teammate, which made it so much more special. We both finally got to check Las Vegas off our bucket lists!

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bachelorette live blog: hannah b, week 1

bachelorette live blog: hannah b, week 1

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BACHELOR(ETTE) LIVE BLOGS ARE BACK! And this time I get to blog about one of my favorite girls – Hannah B! I absolutely loved this girl on Colton’s season – cute, quirky, real, raw. I know there was a lot of debate over whether she should have gotten to be the next Bachelorette, but I couldn’t be happier to watch someone who seems to have a real personality.

If you are unfamiliar with The Southern Sooner’s take on The Bachelor(ette) live blogs, this is simply where I jot down my real-time thoughts on what’s going on in the episode. I like to think they can get pretty funny at times (especially when rosรฉ is involved), but I mostly started doing these because I couldn’t keep my thoughts to myself – so I decided to share with my fellow Bachelor(ette) viewers!

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this is what high functioning anxiety looks like

this is what high functioning anxiety looks like

Hello, hello, loves! Welcome back to another Wellness Wednesday. Today I’m shedding some light on high functioning anxiety, which technically isn’t considered a mental disorder, but I still thought it was important to talk about. During the times my anxiety isn’t quite so high, I consider myself to be someone with high functioning anxiety – solely because my anxious tendencies always exist, but might not present themselves to the point of panic/anxiety disorder. The thing about those with high functioning anxiety is that we function rather well – we tend to use it to propel ourselves forward and as motivation for success rather than sit in fear. However, the toxic mental processes are still there, but we’re just better about hiding it behind a smile. So what exactly does high functioning anxiety look like?

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okc margarita festival

okc margarita festival

Is it just me, or do weekends go by a little bit faster each time? lol. They never seem quite long enough but now that the weather is starting to warm up there are so many fun things to get out and to. This past weekend was OKC’s first Margarita Festival, which was an event I had been dying to check out for a while.

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my favorite gym workout

my favorite gym workout

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a workout with y’all, so I wanted to post one! And since tomorrow is National Fitness Day, I thought it would be a perfect day to do so. This is one of my favorite workouts for when I exercise on my own. It is going to require some gym equipment + a few other at-home workout items, but there are almost always modifications to make it fit with the resources you have!

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wellness wednesday: mental health awareness month

wellness wednesday: mental health awareness month

May is one of my favorite months here on the blog because I love getting to recognize one of the aspects of health + wellness I’m most passionate about: mental health. I’ve never been quiet about my struggles with anxiety + panic attacks, but about two years ago – when I revamped the blog – I posted about my personal struggle with anxiety. When I realized how good it felt to open up about my anxiety and saw how many people it touched, I promised I would continue to be a voice for those that still felt unable to speak out.

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