I remember being mad at myself a few years ago for being so depressed. Why couldn’t I better manage the hand I was dealt when others going through much worse were able to be positive and seemed so much stronger? Why couldn’t I be strong like them? But the truth is, we all respond to … Read moreDon’t feel bad for feeling bad. Your feelings are valid.
I remember being mad at myself for being so depressed. Why couldn’t I better manage the hand I was dealt when others going through much worse were able to be positive and seemed so much stronger? Why couldn’t I be strong like them? But the truth is, we all respond to experiences differently. And that’s … Read moreDon’t ever feel bad for feeling bad
If you’re like the old me, you’re probably rushing around your life going to work, running errands, etc. and barely noticing your surroundings. It’s easy to do. But when you challenge yourself to really look for beauty as you go about your day, you’ll be amazed at what you see. That’s what happened to me … Read moreWhat beauty did you see today?
Did you know that noticing the beauty in your world has been scientifically proven to help you find joy and meaning in everyday life? It’s true! Beauty can be something you see, feel, hear, smell, taste, read, think, remember. It’s something big that happened that makes you want to jump up and down and tell … Read moreNotice beauty, find joy
Take the FREE 30-day #IChooseBeauty Challenge. It’s 30 days of guided beauty treasure hunts to help you find the light. And I’ll be there to support you every step of your journey. Sign up now, and get started with Day 1 right away! You’ll get daily email prompts telling you what beauty to photograph and … Read moreGoing through a dark time? Find the light with us.
Tank ‘tude strong! Not to toot my own horn …but these I Choose Beauty tanks are perfect for working out. I have about a dozen of them (of course), pick one depending on my mood, and wear it with yoga pants to my Pilates or barre classes, and when I go on walks. The inspirational … Read moreThe perfect workout tanks
This may be easier said than done, but I want you to try it anyway — Focus on what is, not what should be. If you’re upset about something that’s out of your control, accept it for what it is. If you can’t do anything about it, stop wasting your energy wishing it away. Instead, … Read moreFocus on what it, not on what should be
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ BE HAPPY WITH NOW: This is one of my personal favorite mantras from the I Choose Beauty collection, and honestly… something that took a bit to get through my head. Just because you want more in your life doesn’t mean what you have now isn’t meaningful. You can still go after your dreams. But … Read moreBE HAPPY WITH NOW – Women’s Tees
If you scroll through the #ichoosebeauty feed (“recent posts”), you’ll see pictures of beauty that many of you in this incredible Instagram community have posted. Pictures that make you AND other people feel good (myself included). I can’t tell you how much I LOVE seeing your pictures! They always brighten my day. 😎 So… I … Read moreSee beauty, share beauty, spread beauty
I feel like I’m constantly challenged with this one, because… life, right? It seems like there’s always something happening that we didn’t expect. But when we look for some kind of opportunity during those difficult times, it can help us get through them. For example… my recent Meniere’s disease diagnosis and subsequent 10 weeks of … Read moreLook for the opportunity in your crisis
I wear this BREATHE pendant almost every day, not just because it’s pretty …but also because it’s a great grounding tool. I hold it for comfort when I’m anxious or stressed and my mind is racing. It reminds me that I can calm down by taking a few deep breaths.⠀ Shop the BREATHE pendant here. … Read moreBREATHE pendant (and grounding tool)
A couple of months ago, I shared with you my new I Choose Beauty design – ️WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT. And then… my Meniere’s disease dizziness took over, and radio silence…⠀ I had to put a lot of things on hold while I healed, including my ICB Shop.⠀ This mantra has even … Read moreWHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT (Re-launch)
Take a minute to notice and appreciate the beauty all around you – maybe it’s some interesting cloud shapes, a text from a friend, or a song that makes you smile – whatever speaks to you. Research shows if you do this, you’re more likely to find joy and meaning in everyday life. What beauty … Read moreWhat beauty did you see today?
In case you missed my GIVEAWAY announcement yesterday during all the partying… Imagonna tell you about it again: CELEBRATE THE BIG 2000 WITH ME!!! You could be one of 3 people to win a little something something. Each winner gets to pick a tank or tee from the ICB Shop… plus an inspirational mermaid pottery … Read more#IChooseBeauty Day 2,000 Celebration Giveaway!
Whatever you’re going through right now, please remember that you do not have to go it alone. I will continue to fight in the open about depression and anxiety so that you know it’s okay to talk about it, too… or at least know that it’s okay to reach out and get the help you … Read moreYou are definitely not alone
Just a reminder that you are strong, resilient, and a survivor. Think about it. Whatever life has thrown at you… you’ve survived. Maybe it took all you had, and then some. Maybe it left a deep scar. And maybe you never thought you would make it. But you did. Give yourself the credit you deserve. … Read moreYou are a strong, resilient survivor
Have you ever noticed how your mood follows your thoughts? For example, when you think, “I am unstoppable!”, you feel so much better than when you think, “I can’t do anything right.” See what I mean? Change your thoughts, change your mood. Now, I know this can be one of those easier-said-than-done things. I have … Read moreWant to change your mood? Change your thoughts.
One thing I’ve learned over the past few years is that when you stop chasing happiness, that’s when you find it. If you want to see what I mean, try my FREE 30-day #ichoosebeauty Challenge. Sign up now, and get started with Day 1 right away! You’ll get daily email prompts telling you what beauty … Read moreStop chasing happiness, find it wherever you are
Beauty is whatever you want it to be – Something you see, feel, hear, smell, taste, read, think, remember. It can be something big that happened that makes you want to jump up and down and tell the whole world, or something small that you notice for the first time. Anything that makes you smile, … Read moreBeauty is whatever you want it to be
Even with coping tools, therapy, and meds… sometimes depression can still take me down hard. I’m currently depleted, and trying to figure out what I need to differently to feel better, to recharge. Don’t feel bad if you need to do the same. If your mental health is feeling off, please get help. My … Read moreWhen you’re depleted, don’t feel bad for taking the time to recharge