2017 Resolution Guide

Juggernaut — n. An overwhelming, advancing force that crushes or seems to crush everything in its path “2016 is the juggernaut of history.” For some, 2016 did not go as planned. A year comparable to an unstoppable vortex, taking Prince, Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Debbie Reynolds, and Harambe; just to name a few. With memes and twitter hashtags exploding all over social media, we are able to see a few short sentiments of how the population really feels.     Although 2016 looked bleary, 2017 is a time for fresh starts and new promises. As cliche as it sounds, it’s…

Winter Bath Survival Guide

As the air grows crisp, wintertime brings unwanted gifts of muscle pain, lower immunity, and increased fatigue. Our golden-bronzed summer glow is merely an echo fading away, leaving us with dehydrated, worn skin. Although you are experiencing the depressing side effects of vitamin D withdrawal, one  way for rehabilitation is by soaking in a relaxing, hot bath. A soak in the tub is no longer about leisure, as it is a survival tactic during these frosty months. Baths can be very relaxing and therapeutic; they’re a luxurious way to revitalize parched, wearied winter skin. 5 Tips to Achieve the Perfect Bath →…

Dirty Girl Farming: Woman-Owned Business Takes Root in Tampa Bay

Every Sunday at the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, live music thumps, as vendors line the dirt road. Community farms surround the stands, where local crafters sell their products and fresh produce. Dirty Girl Farming is a staple at this farmers market, where they sell microgreens. Created by co-founders Rosalyne Follman and Katy Sierra, Dirty Girl Farming is a local microgreen distributor, a rare niche of farming inherently gaining popularity. The brand reflects the couple’s natural and organic lifestyle, while focusing on female empowerment and entrepreneurship. “Urban and backyard farming is really picking up in the community and throughout the whole…

5 Lingerie Brands For the Modern Woman

Lingerie allows us to freely express ourselves, even when we don’t want to project these emotions to the outside world. It enables us to express the multiple facets of personalities we have and help subtly reveal the feelings of body adornment, self-empowerment, and creativity. (I discuss this more in depth in the piece Lingerie and Female Empowerment) As women, we want to feel effortlessly sexy and nothing is as personal as what we wear underneath. There are a growing number of lingerie brands, started by entrepreneurial women, reshaping the way we look at our intimate apparel. 1. Naja Naja is an…

Lingerie and Female Empowerment

Lingerie is the most intimate form of dress. It is the first item that touches our skin and the last we take off, inherently a part of the foundation of our day. It is imperative to start with the right foundation in all aspects of life, starting with our bodies and the items we put on. Often overlooked are the certain phases of getting ready, disregarding the intimates we slip into. As we awaken, our systems are ran on a bleary autopilot setting, slipping into undergarments from the top of the bin and continuing our morning ritual. “Why should I…

Unlimited Swipes

Jordan Sebastiano, otherwise known as “unlimited swipes” by his Fantasy Football League, is an avid online dater. Sebastiano compares his Tinder usage to mingling with women at a bar, claiming that the strategies associated with picking up women are no different than offline dating. “I am judging people based on looks initially, then I introduce myself,” Sebastiano said, “It’s similar to me swiping right on Tinder and striking up a conversation once I’ve looked through their photos.” The methodology behind the Tinder’s GPS-based algorithm is truly viable and the app shows it can be just as unpredictable as conventional offline…

Debunked

The misconstrues of #womenwholift A series incorporated with many of today’s common misconceptions about women who lift weights 1. Lifting Is For Men A common misinterpretation women have about weightlifting is that it’s associated with masculinity; that pumping iron is for male body builders, who’s pecks bulge out of their shirts, probably bigger than most women’s. There is a lingering fear that if you were to ditch your yoga class and pick up some dumbbells your body will drastically morph into the female Hulk. There’s a harnessed anxiety built up inside of you, creating this hesitation to enter the weight…