Category Archives: Body

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

December 9, 2014

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

There’s no denying that our eating habits and behaviors are shaped as we grow up. An array of factors—-culture, media, taste preferences, allergies, past experiences, mood—-influence both the food choices we make and how we eat. Just being in the presence of a young toddler proves that a baby isn’t born with a diet mentality nor does she Continue Reading »

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH EASE

December 2, 2014

holiday season must haves

Let me ask the question on everyone’s mind: How on earth is Christmas only 3 weeks away? Seriously, this time last year I was packing my suitcase for the long trek home to Nashville with my hubby. How are we at this same point in the calendar nearly 365 days later? As we embark on the last Continue Reading »

BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’M LOVING (VIDEO)

November 4, 2014

November Must-Haves: Beauty Edition

Ever since I was young, my mom instilled in me the importance of good skin care. I remember her taking me to the beauty department when I was a teenager and buying me the Clinique skin care range. It was all the rage with my friends during middle school. I can still distinctly recall the smell of Continue Reading »

REMEMBER, YOU ARE ENOUGH.

November 1, 2014

REMEMBER, YOU ARE ENOUGH

Hello, Gorgeous! Yes, you! I want you to take a moment to turn off any distractions. I want you to enter this space fully present. Maybe you want to make yourself a cup of tea and get comfy because I’ve got something special for you today. Today is all about permission. You’re probably thinking, permission for what? Hold Continue Reading »

12 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR THE AFTERNOON SLUMP

August 19, 2014

HEALTHY SNACKS

Thank you for all the heartfelt and generous words poured out to me after sharing more of my story last week. Your kind thoughts, prayers and similar stories warmed my heart more than you could imagine. After such heavy, emotive writing, I’ve decided to bring you something lighter today. So let’s dive in. . . There’s no denying the Continue Reading »

AUGUST MARIPOSA MUST-HAVES

August 4, 2014

MARIPOSA MONTHLY MUST-HAVES

After a few months off from my monthly feature, Mariposa Must-Haves, I’m back to bring you my favorites for August. I mentioned on Facebook that I love setting intentions at the beginning of each month so that I go forth with clarity. I intentionally enter the blank 30 or so days ahead with enthusiasm and direction. Some of Continue Reading »

HEALTHY AND EASY RISOTTO

July 5, 2014

Let me start off by asking you a few questions. Have you ever come home exhausted from a long day at work or running errands, dinnertime is just around the corner and the last thing you want to do is cook? Have you ever invited guests over for dinner and frantically wondered the night before Continue Reading »

5 THINGS MODELING TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

May 14, 2014

5 THINGS MODELING TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

  For the mainstream, modeling is viewed as an alluring other world reserved for the tall, thin and beautiful. It’s the glamorous life sparkling with ethereal beauty, enviable success and excessive wealth. Many young girls stare wide-eyed at the cover of Vogue wishing on a shooting star that one day they could become the next Covergirl. I, too, was Continue Reading »

MAY MARIPOSA MUST-HAVES

May 1, 2014

MARIPOSA MONTHLY MUST-HAVES

May is going to be an exciting month. I can just feel it! Here in Australia, the weather is cooling off and I can finally bring out the sweaters, boots and scarves. I absolutely love Autumn attire! Back home in Nashville, the flowers are in full bloom and summer is quickly approaching. Later this month, Continue Reading »

WHY IDLENESS IS ACTUALLY PRODUCTIVE

April 11, 2014

idleness

I think we can agree on one thing: life is perpetually busy. Our days are filled with appointments, obligations, tasks, and social activities. Idleness is the last thing on anyone’s mind because life’s to-do list is never-ending. I used to enjoy making checklists because I loved that sense of accomplishment I felt from putting a Continue Reading »