Having been in the blogging world for a little under a year now, I’ve met some pretty badass women. It’s so inspiring to me to see women I meet succeed at business ventures, on their blogs or in their careers. Corny? Maybe. But I think more of us need to start appreciating each other and all of the amazing things we’re capable of. Instead of tearing each other down or letting the green monster of jealousy get to us, why not utilize those strong women in your life for advice, help, inspiration… right?
Anyways. Tangents aside, three of my favorite Atlanta bloggers, Kale Me Kelly, Eating with Erica and Peachfully Chic have taken off on a really, really exciting new business venture called Girl Talk Series, and it’s giving me life. *hands up emoji*
Erica, Kelly & Allie of Eating with Erica, Kale Me Kelly & Peachfully Chic, otherwise known as the women behind Girl Talk Series.
In their first event of 2016, the “Find Your Hustle” brunch at Orsmby’s, we heard from women at Pink Barre, Bene Scarves, Spa Sydell and Atlanta Eats on HOW to find your passion and run with it. I feel like this has become such a thing, especially with us as millennials – this idea of “finding your passion” and incorporating it into your career/life. I think the first one or two years out of college, a lot of us just want to take the first secure job that comes our way, and then when we start to get complacent, we begin to search for that missing thing, that thing that lights us up and gets our heart racing. Believe it or not, it’s not always easy to find, so these women spoke on how it happened for them.
Based on their amazing advice, here are the 8 Commandments of Finding Your Hustle:
Want to attend the next Girl Talk Series event with me? Head to www.girltalkseries.com for more info!
So, guys – I’ve decided to try out a new diet. With 2016 officially upon us, it seems like we’re all resetting our health and fitness goals to finally become the healthiest version of ourselves. But which diet train have I decided to hop on this year? Weight Watchers? Jenny Craig? Slimfast? Nope…
My 2016 will be filled with a lot of champagne!! And a lot of whole, nutritious foods, sweat sessions and self-care routines like bubble baths, lighting candles and curling up with a good book.
Yep, I’m going on The Champagne Diet.
The last diet I went on was the Special K Diet back in freshman year of high school, where basically all you eat is cereal and snack bars filled with a shit ton of preservatives that don’t even fill you up. I mean, I dropped a few pounds but gained it right back after I got back to eating REAL food. Diets just aren’t for me.
After finishing this book in three days over Christmas vacation, (it’s a great airplane read!) I’m officially obsessed with Cara Alwill Leyba’s approach to living a healthy lifestyle. While I don’t want to spoil the book for you because I highly suggest you pick up a copy if this topic interests you, here are a few key things I took away from The Champagne Diet:
- Make your meals an experience. As Cara says “It’s all about cooking a delicious meal while sipping on a glass of wine in an outfit you feel glamorous in, as opposed to heating up a diet pizza in ratty pajamas.” Sure, not EVERY night, but try to do this a few times a week.
- The fastest way to be miserable is to compare yourself to other women. The stress over trying to look like someone else will make you fatter – YEP.
- Stop doing the *Cheat Day* thing. “By the time you reach that cheat day, you’re so fucking starving that you dive head first into whatever it is you’ve been fantasizing about all week long.” Accurate. If you have enough willpower to not act in the aforementioned way, more power to you – I simply do not.
- Champagne can improve brain function, cardiovascular health, your sex life and your mood – duh. Don’t ask me how, but all the facts are in the book!
- Greasy foods and “hair of the dog” actually don’t help your hangover – I know, I know #BaconEggAndCheesePlease? But next time you’ve had one too many Moscow Mules, get it together and start ridding your body of those toxins right away with things like bananas, fresh-squeezed OJ, eggs and lemon water.
- Life is too short to surround yourself with anything but the best – whether it’s your job, the people in your life or the environment you live in, you deserve the best.
- Do something once a week that lets you be a little girly – whether it’s getting a pedicure, taking a hot yoga class or wearing pumps just because, remember that being a girl is fun!! Cheesy, maybe. But seriously, try it.
- “The more you can design a world that is filled with healthy, nutritious foods and calming rituals, the more you will master a sense of calm and balance in your life.” I just love this one.
Who else is ready to “eat, drink and celebrate” their way to a healthy mind and body with me? Happy 2016, babes! xx