Keys in life, Plus-size Community

What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

The above question came to my mind about two months ago. I’m not sure what I was doing at the time that caused it to surface, however I think it would be fair to say the thought derived from the knowledge of discontent with certain labels within our society. There are a lot of people… Read More What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

Keys in life

I’ve Heard the Phrase, “Why be Eye Candy When You Can be Soul Food?” But, Who Said You Can’t be Both?

Some time ago I saw a message on social media that read, “Why be eye candy when you can be soul food?” I realize this is a rhetorical question, but I still think it deserves a good challenge. To me, soul food is substance prepared with love, to provide nourishment, comfort, and strength to endure. My definition of… Read More I’ve Heard the Phrase, “Why be Eye Candy When You Can be Soul Food?” But, Who Said You Can’t be Both?

Keys in life

Dear Diary; The Current Thoughts of this Buxom Beauty

Dear Diary, Today is December 26, 2017 and I am in complete awe over how fast this year has gone by. I can recall the days of my youth when I felt like time moved so slowly. I remember thinking I couldn’t wait for the weekend, summer vacation, my birthday, and even Christmas. And it… Read More Dear Diary; The Current Thoughts of this Buxom Beauty

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

If Not Now…When?

My father asked the above question several years ago while he was delivering an “exhortation” – as he calls it, at church. He and I revisited the subject yesterday when I shared my “List of 20 things to do.” It is my desire to redeem the time, I’ve wasted entirely too much of this precious… Read More If Not Now…When?

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Several years ago a coworker suggested I watch “Elizabethtown”, which is an American romantic comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starring Orlando Bloom (Drew Baylor), Kirsten Dunst (Claire Colburn), and Susan Sarandon (Hollie Baylor). It didn’t get raving reviews, but I adore it. In the beginning of the movie, Drew gets fired and dumped… Read More I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Fashionista, Keys in life

Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

Several years ago my boyfriend, at the time, asked for my dress size. He was planning to purchase clothes as a birthday present for me.  I told him I wore a size 12, but I actually wore a size 14. Back then I feared the tag.  In retrospect, my actions were utterly ridiculous. What is the… Read More Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

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Not Caring if People Don’t Like me Doesn’t Make me a Bad Person; Changing so They Will Does

Finding inspiration for this week’s post was a bit difficult. I admit that when I first started this blogging thing I had fears of running out of things to write about. Each time I post something I hope it is found interesting and well written. But, what I desire most is for someone to be encouraged… Read More Not Caring if People Don’t Like me Doesn’t Make me a Bad Person; Changing so They Will Does

Keys in life, Plus-size Community, Woman-hood

More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Sometimes I wonder if I live in a mental bubble. I say this because I tend to disagree with the masses more often than not – and this trend holds true with my thoughts on the term “plus-size.” The phrase is defined as being larger than the normal range. Um – what is “the normal range?” Regardless of how… Read More More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

Over the past few weeks I have been focusing on personal betterment by identifying my issues. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that it is my desire to inspire and encourage others through the words that I write. Even though I consider blogging as a creative outlet and a vehicle to hopefully help others, I often… Read More Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

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I Eat Wings With a Knife and Fork

“Don’t be afraid to shine. Your light can encourage someone else to do the same.” – The Buxom Beauty Last week I attended a training course for work that involved those dreaded “team exercises.” I consider myself to be a people person and I have no issues with working as a team – well, at… Read More I Eat Wings With a Knife and Fork