A family that slays together, stays together. And by slay I mean that as an all-encompassing idea: holding their heads high in any environment, speaking confidently about one another, and promoting a warm sense of self-worth starting from the inside out. In my recent posts, I’ve spoken very candidly about how important my parents’ influence was over my positive perception about my height. When I look at pictures of my family, they are all standing tall with huge smiles on
2017 will be an amazing year, I can feel it. It will also be the year of change for me, as I am anticipating major changes on the work front and possibly a move on the personal front. I am excited! With that in mind, I intend to embrace everything the universe has in store for me in 2017, however challenging it might be. I am strong, resilient, and I can handle it. Bring it on! I am also intending
Warning: This article is real and might totally ruffle some feathers. Warning #2: Seriously, I’m going to let it all out in this one and, whether you agree or disagree, what I’m sharing has been experienced by many tall women (including myself) and needs to be talked about. Warning #3: Ok, I warned you! In all seriousness, I actually hesitated a bit writing this article because I’m sharing something very personal. While I knew what happened to me happens to
My journey to self-acceptance began with my parents teaching me strength and confidence since I was granted access onto this planet. My mother — a 6′ woman with a big bright forehead, a gorgeous gap tooth, and a calm yet jokey spirit — made sure that I felt loved and beautiful as long as I can remember. She, like many other tall parents, was not surprised when I came out of the womb with an inseam probably twice the size of every other newborn. Coupling her height with
“I would like to discuss your recent weight gain if you’re open to it.” Does a sentence like that get your blood pumping or what? I remember hearing those words several years ago from my doctor and instantly felt like bolting from the room. My face got hot, and my palms started to sweat. I already knew I’d gained weight (close to 30 pounds if I’m being honest), but no one had yet to say it out loud to me!
I want to start this body image article with a quick story. I was at my gym in a group fitness class, and my usual spot on the right side of the room was taken. Unfazed, I simply moved my station to the other side of the room, set up my weights, looked up at myself in the mirror and thought, “Christiana, you look HUGE!” Great self-talk there, right? Realizing I looked twice as tall (and wide) as the women
Hello, Gorgeous! I’m jazzed you’re here! My name is Christiana, and I’m a 6’5” Recovering Perfectionist, Coffee Purist, and Women’s Success Coach. I eat, sleep, and breathe everything personal development! (and coffee…I love coffee) Growing up, I tried to be as close to “perfect” as I could, never questioning the rules and always following them. I graduated college on a volleyball scholarship, worked for awesome companies like ESPN/Nike/Walt Disney World, and even found the man of my dreams…. Outside of my
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