| Strip the distractions.

More often than not, I’ve allowed myself to become fully consumed by stress like skin breaking out, barely eating — stressed out. While many of the circumstances in my life were beyond my control, I’ve come to realize that I was voluntarily holding onto things that brought out the worst in me. I was being unfair to myself by putting my problems first and my well-being last.

| shear love.

My shaven head has taught me two things: to love myself, and to live for myself. There is something about getting a haircut that truly feels liberating, like you’re breaking away from the weight of your past. Not only did I shave off my hair, I also shed the thought of living my life according to other’s expectations . Something that I’m learning on this journey to self-love is that if you’re not comfortable in your own skin, every negative comment can and will get to you.

| SWEET RELEASE BY RAVEN SCHLEY.

At the end of every day

There is only this:

Breathing

And letting go.

 

 

 
 
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| DEALING WITH ACNE: HOW I MANAGE IT.

'Ello, everyone!

In my most recent video posted above, I talked about my acne story and how I've struggled with it for over a decade. Below are the products that I currently use. Of course, I’m not a licensed professional and what may work for some may not work for others. I just wanted to provide a list of products that have been helpful!

 

| MY JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE.

A few months ago while I was organizing my room, I discovered an old journal that I used to write in when I was younger.

Lawd, I was something else.

 

| MAINE WITH THE MAINS: A PHOTO DIARY.