Growing up, most of us forget to appreciate the area we come from. Hometowns are places we hope to visit when we’re older, but once we leave our parents’ homes we don’t look back, planning our future lives in cities bigger and brighter than the ones that raised us. I moved to Panama City when I was three months old. Continue reading Hometown Love Restored
If you are what you eat, what does that mean for your skin? Give your skin a break from harsh chemicals with these au natural beauty products taking over the Korean skincare market. Continue reading Go Au Natural With Korean Skincare
As infants, the body uses the lactase enzyme to break down the lactose sugars found in milk and other dairy products. However, overtime, the body can lose the number of enzymes available to digest these sugars, which leads to lactose intolerance as we know it. But how many people are actually affected by such a deficiency? More than you think. Continue reading Got Milk? We Don’t
When a young adult grows up without a pet, this can lead them to start yearning for that comfort and playfulness pets provide, and once they first start living on their own, they may decide to get their first pet to find exactly that. Seeing someone walking their dog puts a smile on their face and makes them daydream of having their own. But how realistic is this? There is a lot more to consider than many young adults may realize. Continue reading The Reality of Having Your First Pet
If you head over to any social media platform you’ll probably find one of your friends using the hashtag ‘self-care Sunday.’ The picture attached to this caption might be a photo of them taking a bath using a luxury bath bomb or their shopping haul from the day. Self-care is on trend now, and that’s great for all of mankind. Continue reading What is Self-Care Really About?
In the back of her mind, Jhody Polk still finds herself wishing she was back in prison. “So I can be safe,” Polk said. Jhody grew up in a part of Gainesville where she says there weren’t many dreams to be had. She didn’t learn to love herself until she turned herself in to serve her time – seven years for felony convictions involving theft home invasion. Continue reading Building Bridges After Prison
As a child, I loved books. My fascination with words and stories was a driving factor in what made me want to become a writer. As I got older, I made it my mission to ensure I glued my eyes onto a book at least once a month. However, like everybody, life got in the way. Continue reading What Picking Up a Book Can Do
I got my first tattoo on March 24, and I’ve honestly never felt more indestructible. Don’t ask me how or why some ink just below my left collarbone makes me feel so powerful, but I feel like I can literally take on anything.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a tattoo. I went back and forth when it came to which one I wanted to do first, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon at Euphoria Tattoos in Talla-nasty I went with the tattoo I knew I wanted the most. Continue reading My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)