"Oh my God," That was the first thing I blurted out. I stood over the bathroom sink holding the pregnancy test, paralyzed. I never thought this day would come. Even though there was an inner voice that said otherwise, my brain couldn't make sense of it. As I slowly let go of the stick, everything hit me all at once.
I was going to be a mother… and I was terrified.
For years, I never aimed or wanted to achieve motherhood. While I respected women who longed to create families, the goal of havin...
In case you haven’t noticed, selfies are on the rise!
Every person in the world has taken a selfie (aka a self portrait) of themselves at least once. It’s the new thing! And as a photographer, I love looking through selfies on Instagram & Twitter and I love posting them. It’s all part of the new generation!
But what I’ve noticed is that many people take a photo of themselves, put it up on social media, wait for the amazing comments to show…and they get nothing.
And it’s come to my knowledge t...
Do you ever have a nervous feeling whenever you are introduced or meet someone new?
I know their are times where I get a little shy when I do meet new people because I never want to come off as rude or disrespectful.
It’s like going into a job interview for the first time – you have no idea who you are going to meet or you’re afraid you are going to trip and fall flat on your face (which has happened to me before haha!).
That’s why when I work with clients, I always make sure that I give them...
While attending the annual holiday work party, I began to converse with a very brilliant Brazilian designer who proclaimed that she was getting married in the new year. I was excited for her and as we continued talking, I noticed that she was not wearing an engagement ring.
Me: “Where’s your ring?”
Designer: “I”m sorry?”
Me: “You’re engagement ring.”
Designer: “Oh there is no engagement ring. That’s not our tradition.”
I must admit, it sounded bizarre to me in the beginning and as I stood the...
Drug addiction is at an all-time high…with no end in sight.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults battled with substance abuse. Many started at 12 years old! And a recent study by the Addiction Center shows that 100 people die every day from drug.
This rate has tripled in the past 20 years!
Unfortunately, it’s been getting worse especially for millennial’s. Simon Sinek, organizational consultant and motivational speaker, nearly broke the...
A note from Danielle: This is a guest post from the fabulous Kimberly Delarosa. Kimberly Delarosa is a wellness writer and weightlifter located in Eastchester, NY. You can follow her stories on her website at www.kimberlydelarosa.com loves!
There’s a lot of self-love going around and I absolutely love it!
As a wellness writer, one of the topics I strongly encourage my readers to implement in their lives is self-love and self-care. I think it’s crucial to be able to sit down daily and make sur...
After writing my article about how fitness can help prevent drug abuse, one question I was asked was:
“Doesn’t fitness actually introduces you to the drug world, like steroids?”
I was stumped!
It’s no surprise that steroids are very present in the fitness world. After being asked that question, it made me sit down and think it through. What causes someone to use steroids…and can fitness actually be a gateway?
But before we can get into that, let’s talk about the history of steroids and how it...