crooked

& beautiful

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I hope this comes at the time when you need a little Wednesday pick me up. Your path is beautiful and crooked just as it should be. Friends, life takes you down a strange and winding road. Just because you aren’t on task now doesn’t mean you won’t get there. Stay positive and look forward.

 

REBLOG: 23 Pictures Of Women That’ll Inspire You To Feel Great In Your Skin

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This is something that just needed to be shared. Over the years, a few of my friends has also been getting really into Thought Catalog articles which I love! I wanted to share this because I know there are still a lot of you out there who don’t size the opportunity to appreciate and read a Thought Catalog article unless it comes across your docket. So, check this out.

 

challenging “standards”

who sets those anyway?

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I know this article is a little old and I’ve been meaning to write a really thought provoking blog about this article, or at least highlighting it but since January nothing has come to me. Thanks to Delta Phi Epsilon, one of their philanthropies is ANAD, and since college the topic of body image has always been on the forefront. I wanted to get the word out about this awesome new campaign and rather than writing something you don’t want to read, let me just give you the facts, how’s that?

Body image is huge for both men and women. When you see a photo in a magazine or on a billboard it’s more than likely “touched up”. Airbrushing is something that is detrimental to our society. We need to stop comparing ourselves. We need to put them emphasis on health rather than skinny or fat.

Back in January, aerie announced that the ads are “challenging supermaerie 1odel standards by featuring unretouched models in their latest collection of bras, undies and apparel.” Sure, one campaign isn’t solve the complicated of an individual’s self-esteems and images of women in media, but we have to start somewhere. The fact that one brand, aerie, is now showing off their cute bras and undies on bodies with real rolls, lines and curves, is certainly going to help.

american eagle unretouched

So, what do you think about the ad?

Always, remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you, my dear, are beautiful. The real you is sexy, don’t think otherwise.

success

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Sometimes, Sam Davidson is in my head. This man and I are on the same wavelength more often than not. If you don’t know who Sam is, I would suggest getting to know him through his blog. Below is a post from today about success and what it gets you.  After reading Sam’s post, it’s impossible not to take into consideration the benefits and ramifications of success. Is success really want you want?

What Success Gets You

I’ve found that more than anything else, success gets you noticed.

More people email or call. People listen. Folks perk up.

Success may get you other things, too. Or maybe it leaves out stuff.

So if you want attention, be successful. They go hand in hand.

But if you really want something else, there may be another path to it.

this is your life

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This is your life

I have this beautiful card sitting on my desk. This card is a reminder to do great things. It’s a reminder that life is short and a beautiful thing.

 

“This is your life. Do what you want and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over-analysing, life is simple.
All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Life is simple.
Open your heart, mind and arms to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Life is short, live your dream and wear your passion.”

Holstee Manifesto, The Wedding Day

philanthropy

involvement with The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.® (ANAD)

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One huge draw to Delta Phi Epsilon was it’s philanthropies. Delta Phi Epsilon has two organizations that we are involved with philanthropically, ANAD and CFF. Each year, DPhiE tries to out-do themselves when it comes to the events, promotion and raising money. The promotion of philanthropy and these events become bigger and better as the years go by. 1dc44b7d12bc528f5829f51ffb288c33

Sororities (and Fraternities) support a wide range of charitable causes across the nation. Most make an annual, national commitment to the same cause . A basic tenet of all National Panhellenic Conference member groups is service, a word that most sorority women take seriously from college well into their retirement years. NPC’s 26 member sororities, Alumnae Panhellenic associations and College Panhellenic associations have the freedom to choose how they spend their service time. “The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live,” according to the NPC Creed.

DPhiE now recognizes ANAD twice, once in fall semester and once in spring semester, by the sisters.  ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors.  The organization promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.

Today is our third annual Deepher Dude (man) pageant. All proceeds go to ANAD. I couldn’t be more excited to be back at Winona State for this monumental moment for my Chapter (Alpha Tau). Participating in a cause that is so near to my heart is exciting. I am excited for my Chapter to woo me with their knowledge, grace, hilarity, and creativity.  The toughest challenge is getting people to an event, but once they are there– sit back, relax, because these girls are going to stomp the stage. I have a great feeling about this Deepher Dude event.

Remember, beauty isn’t a mold; break it.

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