Be Your Own Bae: 8 Ways to Love Yourself

Be Your Own Bae: 8 Ways to Love Yourself

For the last five years the only relationship I’ve been in is with myself.

Sounds kind of sad, huh?

But what most people don’t know is, the reason for my dry spell single girl status was because at the ripe age of 23 I wanted to learn how to love myself. I made the ballsy move to breakup with my first true love and set out on a little journey of self-discovery.

And you know what I discovered?

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Confessions of a College Dropout

Confessions of a College Dropout

 

“What do you consider more valuable, an education or experience?” 

It was the on-stage question asked at the 2013 Miss Hawaii USA pageant, a night that forever changed my life.

Spoiler alert— I didn’t win.

However, sometimes I can’t help but wonder what I would have answered if given the opportunity to speak that infamous night. Chances are, I would have preached the importance of an education since I thought that’s what the judges wanted to hear.

But between you and me, the entire reason I decided to compete in the pageant is because I was looking for a valid excuse to dropout of college and start doing my thing.

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Mermaid of the Month: Kayleigh Burns

Mermaid of the Month: Kayleigh Burns

Seriously you guys, how lucky are we to live in a time where anything is possible?

We are able to travel the world and submerg ourselves in different cultures with the intention to learn. We are able to quit the stale routine of a 9-5 job so we can find work that fuels our passions, and most importantly, we are able to overcome major obstacles that challenge our abilities by tapping into an unrecognizable force within.

Life is pretty incredible when you find the courage to live it to it’s fullest potential.

And when you find that courage it’s pretty addicting.

You start to do some crazy shit like jump out of airplanes, scale mountain tops, and swim alongside the most feared predator of the ocean. You will do anything and everything to feel the wild rush of adrenaline in your heart that makes you feel so, ALIVE. 

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Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

Ok so here’s a little story of persistence.

Last week something told me to look into a hosting position for the NBA. Call it my intuition, call it a hunch — I don’t know exactly what it was, other than my heart telling me to follow this path.

After doing some research (and figuring out what the job was actually called) I found out The Los Angeles Lakers were having auditions for their In-Arena Emcee in a matter of days, but unfortunately I already missed the deadline to submit my resume.

Now, being the determined person that I am, do you really think I was going to let this opportunity slip away?

Not a chance.

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Get Your “OM” On: How To Begin a Meditation Practice

Get Your “OM” On: How To Begin a Meditation Practice

Sitting in stillness for a handful of minutes sounds simple enough right!? The inner peace that comes along with shutting off the mind and connecting with your breath makes meditation a real no-brainer.

But why is it so damn hard to welcome this beneficial practice into our daily grind?

Research from Stanford University’s associate director for the Center of Compassion, Emma Seppälä,  shows that including meditation into your everyday life increases happiness, reduces stress, improves concentration and even slows down the process of aging. It has the power to connect us with the present moment while opening our minds to receiving unlimited information and ideas.

So yeah, I think it’s safe to say meditation is pure magic.

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10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Since Moving To Hawaii

10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Since Moving To Hawaii

Airplanes are a crazy kind of situation, you’re neither in the place you’ve been, nor in the place you’re going. You are above the world at peace, reflecting on the experiences you’ve encountered while manifesting the possibility of what’s yet to come.

Two Five years ago, as I traveled through the clouds in route to my next life chapter, I wrote quite possibly the most significant journal entry that will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Take a peak into the mind of Gennah — after California, before Hawaii — lost above the ocean, in the middle of nowhere.

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Celebrate Your Silhouette: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

Celebrate Your Silhouette: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

It’s crazy to think a good portion of my younger years was spent obsessing over a boob job. I mean, I grew up in Orange County where plastic surgery is a right of passage for a girl on her 18th birthday, so I guess it’s really not that crazy.

Lucky for me, I’m horrible at saving money, so I was never able to set aside the $10,000 to go under the knife. Instead, I accepted my itty-bitty titties and learned how to love myself for all the other assets I was given (emphasis on the ass).

But I get it, this kind of self-love is a lot easier said than done.

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