When You Enjoy the Journey, Magic Happens

My fiance and I spent some time joking around trying to learn a salsa dance to a YouTube video and I told him how stiff he looked. I told him, “Don’t try too hard, because that’s when you mess up. Just have fun with it.” In that moment, I said, “wow, what a blog post”, and now here we are. …

Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Some of the best advice my coach ever gave me was to “Just be Ivy, because Ivy’s pretty great”. He told me this during my junior year of college and it has something that has stuck with me ever since. But even when he told me, I never really knew who Ivy was. My …

I Am a Recovering Perfectionist

While going for a run, I had this thought that I am a recovering perfectionist. I am recovering in this very moment, as I sit on the rocks by the beach and take my time rather than continuing my workout. I am recovering as I take in the view and allow myself to just be. But I haven’t always been …

Finding Balance

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Have you ever sat on a seesaw and tried to make it level out in perfect balance? It’s pretty difficult! Life can often look like that, a very difficult balancing act. In life, we are often trying to juggle multiple jobs, multiple demands, multiple friends and multiple feelings. How can we possibly handle being …

Beauty is Believing in Yourself & Knowing You are Worth It

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you hear the word “beauty”, what do you immediately think of? Do you think of outward appearance? Do you think of a celebrity who you always thought was drop dead gorgeous? Or do you think about internal beauty? Do you base your beauty off of what you see in the mirror or what …

You Have Grown, And Just Like a Flower, You Will Bloom

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about growth. We all grow in so many ways, that we often don’t even acknowledge. You are doing things today, you once thought were impossible, no matter how big or how small. Maybe you always dreamed of getting your college degree, but the journey to accomplishing that …

Life Is Most Beautiful When It’s Imperfect

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you are busy it can be hard to stop and enjoy the present moment. Quite honestly, this week has been incredibly busy, so much so that I haven’t had the time I usually dedicate to a project I love to do – writing a blog post every week for all of you. It …