I Am Taking A Break…

I am taking a break

Oh my gosh, the snow is coming down today in New York City. It is insanely beautiful if you can stay in doors and not travel in the blizzard. I am right now as we speak sitting at my empty, bare desk as I finish packing up my beautiful apartment.

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The Future of Gender Equality in Rural Areas

Voices of rural women are being heard this month at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The topics range from abuse against women, to labor laws, women in politics, giving the tools and support to empower women, and how to educate men in respecting women. I had the opportunity in talk with several world leaders on a more casual basis while listening to different panels. These are the topics, people, and organizations that stood out the most. Here is the future of Gender Equality In Rural Areas:

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There Are No Shortcuts To Success

There Are No Shortcuts To Success

One of the greatest things that came from graduating college into a recession is it forced many of us to pursue our creative dreams from the get go. There weren’t many jobs, so we created our own. What I’ve seen along the way though are a lot of entrepreneurs who want success and want to take short cuts to get there. If there is one thing that I’ve learned in the last 6 years is that, there are no shortcuts to success.

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What are the SDGs and How to Get Involved

What are the SDGs and How to Get Involved

“We can all make a difference. We need to work hard. Believe in ourselves, never give up and take those opportunities for growth and change…”

Last week I attended the ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations. ECOSOC stands for The Economic and Social Council at the UN where members from around the world come together to discuss innovative sustainability solutions, policy changes, and development goals.

The Youth Forum strives to “brings the voice of youth into the discussion of the Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 development agenda”- UN.org. One way in which they are striving to do this is through the 17 SDGs.

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The Right Thing To Do Is Often The Hardest

I remember vividly when I learned this lesson. I was in High School religion class. We just finished watching Gandhi, it was the second time watching the film for me. The teacher asked the class, what lessons did you take from the story of Gandhi. I rarely shared my opinion, but the lesson I learned was so strong my hand shot up. The teacher called on me and I said, “The right thing to do in life is often the hardest”.

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Why Do We Hate Photos of Ourselves?

Why Do We Hate Photos of Ourselves?

So often, women will look at photos of themselves and shudder. We are all guilty of looking at our flaws and forgetting that this is actually a gorgeous picture. One of the reasons that women don’t like seeing pictures of themselves is that we simply don’t know how to pose.

Knowing your angles, getting the lighting right and – yes – practicing in the mirror will all help you to get pictures that you can not only bear to look at but feel proud of as well. Build up your body confidence, too and you will be snap happy.

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Why Investing In Yourself Is Important

Why Investing In Yourself Is Important

Hi my loves! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to a New Year. I know this is the time many are ambitiously working on new goals. As a kid, I would dread January. But as an adult, I’ve grown to love how this month feels like a fresh start. Last night, I was thinking about the goals and dreams I have for 2018. The biggest point that stood out was, how important it is to invest in one’s self.

So what does that mean?
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My Favorite Cleanses For A Healthy Body

My Favorite Cleanses For A Healthy Body

After devouring everything but the kitchen sink in November and December, many may turn to cleanses to jump-start their new health routine. If you are looking for the perfect cleanse, here are my top favorites that can either be ordered online, made yourself, or bought in stores.

I personally have seen a huge change in my eating habits once following a cleanse. The few days of detoxing really shifts the way I saw food and how important it is to cut the junk. I also have had great success in jump-starting weight loss after a cleanse. Not to mention, my skin was glowing from all the key nutrients and hydration I was missing out on prior. So yes, these cleanses may be challenging at first, but all the healthy benefits make up for it.

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