Where’s the Love?

I’m really disappointed with my country right now, for so many reasons. There are serious issues going on right now that can’t be resolved easily. With issues come opinions and with opinions come arguments. As disappointed as I am in the country, I’m even more disappointed with how I’m seeing others conduct themselves, both in person and online when it comes to such issues. We can’t change policy overnight, but we can change our attitudes. I wanted to share some thoughts on how this can be done.

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4 Simple Things Guaranteed to Boost Your Confidence

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I’ve always been a firm believer in the notion that if we take the time to put on a nice outfit, do our hair, makeup, etc. we’ll feel better about ourselves. But sometimes, even if we look great on the outside, we can still feel like crap on the inside. Why is that? Over time, I’ve found that it’s a combination of our appearance and things that have nothing to do with how we look that contribute to how confident we feel. Below, I’m sharing a list of things that may not seem like they would help to give us that extra spring in our step, but I assure you, they totally do!

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For the Girl in the Trench Coat

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A few months ago, I had a conversation with a woman whose words really struck a chord in my heart. She’s just like the rest of us. She goes through phases where she feels as confident as ever, and others where she feels just downright horrible about herself. She told me about how her insecurities really took over when she was in college.

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Adapting to a New Season of Life

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I’m not someone who’s experienced a whole lot of change in my life. I’ve never moved. I haven’t experienced the loss of a loved one that I am super close with. The longest I’ve been away from my family is like, two weeks max… heck, I’ve never even dyed my hair! (Except for that one time in high school I let a friend talk me into dying a little chunk towards the back using boiling water and red Kool-Aid… Not my best look, but at least it went away… like 6 months later, LOL!)

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5 Things to Stop/Start Doing Once You Graduate From College

Hey! I know, it’s been a while. I’ve missed my little space on the internet so much! I took a short break from blogging, but Belle of the Brier is back, and I have some really fun posts planned for this summer! With many graduating from college in the not-so-distant future, myself included, today I’m sharing some thoughts on things we should and shouldn’t be doing once we walk across that stage and turn that tassel.

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Don’t Be a (Pity) Party Girl

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They’re the worst kind of parties out there. They don’t involve cake, gifts, friends, family, or laughter. Usually there’s only one guest in attendance. Sometimes we may vent to someone near by, but in many cases, we feel as though they can’t relate to what we’re going through. So we continue the solo pity party.

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Life is Like a Set of Hot Rollers

The other night I did something I almost never do- I curled my hair using hot rollers. I rarely use them, and there’s a few reasons why. 1: They’re a pain in the neck to put in. They’re either too tight or too lose, and don’t even get me started on those little metal things that come with most sets that are meant to secure the rollers. Horrible! 2: They’re super time consuming, at least for me. I could have those things in for a good hour and a half, and my hair still won’t have that bouncy, effortless effect that I want. 3: They’re unpredictable. When you put hot rollers in your hair, you never know what it’s going to end up looking like. You could be left with a head of hair that Khloe Kardashian herself would be jealous of. Or, you end up with a hot mess of straight pieces mixed with curly ones, mixed with kinky ones, mixed with frizzy ones… You get the idea.

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