My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)

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)

Three Books and The Power Within Them

When it comes to books, I always tend to gravitate toward characters that are shaken to the core because of a life-changing event. These books are entertaining because of what the characters do with their new powers. Oftentimes, they accrue powers that amplify their hidden strengths, while other powers that don’t seem important may have the most impact. Since the Spring 2018 edition of the Orange and Blue Magazine is all about power, I will be listing books that involve power in some way, shape or form Continue reading Three Books and The Power Within Them

Budgeting: Why It’s Important

To lots of college students, budgeting isn’t on the top of their priority list. Mom and dad’s money seems endless — until you start making your own. A budget is a plan that helps you prioritize your spending over the course of a week, month or year. By creating one, you can develop the knowledge to recognize the difference between your wants and your needs. In the long run, budgeting is important for goals such as paying off your student loans, saving up for a home or going on a grand vacation. Continue reading Budgeting: Why It’s Important

Powerful Book Quotes That Stand The Test of Time

As some of the oldest pieces of entertainment on Earth, books have stood the test of time to still be some of the most powerful. A good book can take us to a different place, a different time or even a different universe. They can transport us from our tiny dorm rooms to the furthest end of the galaxy and, most importantly, they can inspire us to keep moving through whatever challenges we may be facing. Continue reading Powerful Book Quotes That Stand The Test of Time

Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

By Elayza Gonzalez Today’s society works hard to normalize breastfeeding in public and is dedicated to empowering women who breastfeed. One way to help advance these initiatives is by educating yourself on the practice of breastfeeding and its many benefits. However, some moms struggle with producing an adequate amount of breast milk to feed their little ones. Power pumping is one solution to that problem. … Continue reading Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

The Magic of Your Mind

By Jayna Taylor-Smith About a year ago I learned about mindfulness for the first time. I spoke to experts in the mental health field and found out mindfulness was a practice similar to meditation, but it didn’t have to be done so formally. Mindfulness wasn’t just a practice, being mindful was a way of being. It’s giving your mind the power to control your thoughts … Continue reading The Magic of Your Mind

5 Brands Women Love Created by Powerful Women

By Ashleigh Braun The Honest Company:  Jessica Alba Jessica Alba created The Honest Company, a startup committed to producing eco-friendly household and beauty products, in 2011 after testing a baby detergent that caused her to break out in a rash. She wanted to create trusted products free of chemicals, and that’s exactly what she did. Today, the company is valued at more than $1.7 million … Continue reading 5 Brands Women Love Created by Powerful Women