I found myself in a similar situation 4 years ago. I was friends with a group of about 7 girls in NYC, but realized I only really liked 5 of them and the other 2 were catty and constantly talked bad about everyone behind their backs. The 2 mean girls who tried soooo hard to be queen bees made me not want to hang out with the group as a whole! I eventually chose to start opting out of several group activities, which was REALLY hard at first, but felt so much better in the long run. I no longer had anxiety about the group situations because I didn’t have to exert so much energy to avoid them/their toxic vibes. Instead I put positive energy into getting together with the girls I did like one on one – or in smaller groups. I got to know those girls on a deeper level and developed stronger friendships as a result. At the end of the day, you are who you surround yourself with so you have to edit the people you hang out with and make sure they are lifting you up and giving you good vibes!
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That’s a great question. I think choosing one genre/topic to hone in on in the beginning when you’re trying to build a following and define yourself is super important. For me, that genre was fashion. Once I was well known as a fashion blogger, I started incorporating my other interest and hobbies into my content and now I talk about a wide variety of topics from food to decor, travel and wellness. But, again, in the beginning, you should absolutely garner an audience based on one or two topics so you don’t dilute your brand. Expand into other areas when it feels natural, and when you’re truly as passionate about those areas as you are with your original genre. At the end of the day, people are going to listen to you if you’re genuine, informative and passionate about what you’re sharing!
Yes, some people say that juices aren’t as great as smoothies because they have too much sugar and not any fiber. The juice I make every morning is super low in sugar. I only use green vegetables in my juice with the exception of 1/2 a green apple – so it all depends on what you put in it! I like to drink 16 oz of green juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This doesn’t overwhelm my digestion and just wakes it up! I get a flood of energy through greens! Smoothies are too rich for me personally in the morning, and I just don’t love drinking a meal – I prefer to chew it. Also, as someone with digestion issues, too much fiber in a smoothie overwhelms my system and bloats me. Everyone’s body is different, so test out both and see which one works for you!
Hi Ellie! Thanks so much :) Yes I wear my hair down 90% of the time. I prefer wearing my hair down and luckily don’t get bothered with it/find that it gets in my way. If I’m having a bad hair day or feeling lazy, I toss it in a ballerina bun with an elastic and just embrace the messiness. I love using this R&Co dry shampoo to take the oil out of my roots and freshen it up!
Hi! Yes I’ve attended several conferences, but in terms of wellness ones – only In Goop Health! I absolutely loved it and thought it was worth every penny. I ran into several people in the industry I had been dying to meet, really enjoyed the seminars, food and pamper stations, and thought overall it was just a great networking opportunity! Very well organized too ;)