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 …

Love Yourself Enough To Keep Growing

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You This journey of self-love has been the most beautiful one for me, to fully embrace myself as I am and want to show the world the true Ivy, without holding back for fear of being judged, like I used to in the past. However, even though I have learned to love myself exactly as …

My Imperfection is My Favorite Part About Me

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Today I turn 26! 25 was a really great year for me, and at 25 I realized that most of my entire life I was searching for perfection, but that my search for perfection kept me from recognizing that I needed help and kept me from telling my story. The chase for perfection began …

Who You Are Is A Gift

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You For so long, I wanted to be someone else. I spent hours scrolling through social media thinking, “She is so pretty, I wish I was pretty like her”, “I wish I was fast and skinny like her”, “I wish I had money like them”. I kept chasing a reality of someone’s else’s life, because …

So Much More Than My Diagnosis

Carrie from carrie.happyhealthyblog shares her story. I was born very sensitive and empathetic, full of emotions. So at 5, I began to develop feelings of low self-worth and self-esteem as my parents began their long and brutal divorce. The divorce between my parents led me to grow up living two different lives as I visited each household which ran polar …

Your Story Matters

by Ivy Watts from BeautifullySimplyYou  No matter what your story is, know that your story matters. I think it is easy to feel like our story is insignificant because we learn that someone has gone through something worse, and so ours becomes unworthy to tell. I know I sometimes struggle with that, especially when I read the stories of others and …

The Power of Listening

by Ivy Watts from Beautifully Simply You Listening, something so easy to do but yet something that we often have difficulty doing. We are distracted by our phones, by our own problems, or by other people in the room, that we often are not truly listening, not giving our friends and loved ones our full attention when they come to …