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Hey, hey! Y’all don’t forget that we do offer advice on anything from relationships to spirituality to motivation and everything in between (and don’t forget to tell your family and friends!). You can remain 100% anonymous and trust we’ll keep it real! Want multiple opinions, one opinion, or just wanna vent? Let us know! Just click this link to get in touch.

- AHU Team

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100% Anon, 100% Real

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Hey, hey! Y’all don’t forget that we do offer advice on anything from relationships to spirituality to motivation and everything in between (and don’t forget to tell your family and friends!). You can remain 100% anonymous and trust we’ll keep it real! Want multiple opinions, one opinion, or just wanna vent? Let us know! Just click this link to get in touch.

- AHU Team

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I hope you enjoy this video! Below are some of the photos of celebrities I mentioned in my mini-rant, sans-photoshop. Also, check out Stop Hating Your Body! Annie’s blog is dedicated to body positivity in all its forms.

WARNING: SHYB does contain nudity and may be a trigger for some. In which case, proceed with caution. SHYB really does work to increase body-positivity. Join the revolution!

13 Male Celebrities Without Photoshop (via Buzzfeed)

30 Shots of Celebrities Sans-Photoshop (via Complex)

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Just Do It

By: Alia Lewis

Empowerment Writer

Curiosity killed the cat. Procrastination killed the human.

Waiting until the night before to study for a test, delaying until the morning of to write a paper, lingering for the day of someone’s arrival to clean the house…. I’m guilty of…

Embracing Beauty

Embracing Beauty

By: Alia Lewis

Empowerment Writer

            It’s summer. It’s Sunday. The sun is gleaming between the trees. Its light is reflecting and mixing with the greenery, creating a unique balance and color gradient, light green to dark green. The sky is clear and the clouds are puffy. The only noise I hear is the chirping and ca-cooing from the birds of the air. It’s beautiful here. Where am I, you might ask? I’m in my backyard. The way I’m describing my surroundings, you would think I was in a foreign place. You wouldn’t think I was in the same house I’ve been in for about 7 years, sitting the same backyard, surrounded by the same trees, and warmed the same sunlight. What’s different? Today, I am embracing beauty.

            Depending on where you live, life is fast faced. I live in the city so I’m encompassed in the hustle and bustle. This weekend I had the opportunity to just slow down and relax. Although I was pretty busy on the 4th of July, I still found time to just sit on a swing and admire the beauty that surrounds me daily. Outside is my happy place. Despite the swarming bugs and scorching heat, I’m at my most peaceful and authentic self. I acknowledge how big the earth is, which makes me understand how little my problems are. I embrace the abundant beauty life has to offer, which causes me to forget the things that I lack. Opening your eyes to see the beautiful, rich, diverse landscape surrounding you causes you to think. It makes you focus on the things that are important in life- rich friendships, abundant love, accomplishing your dreams. You’re able to slow down and reconnect with the earth.

This week, make time to embrace the beauty that surrounds you daily. Whether it’s a tree, person, animal, or lightning storm; stop for a second, disconnect from your phone, and soak it all in. A major part of enjoying your life is embracing the beauty within it. When you are aware and grateful of the natural things life has to offer- beauty, love, life; you will inevitably live a fuller, more rich and abundant life. Be blessed. Have a fantastic week!

                                                                                  - Peace, Alia

 

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Visualizing Your Life
By: Alia Lewis
Empowerment Writer
            Remember those “when I grow up” stories we all used to share as kids?  “When I grow up I want to be superman.” “When I grow up I want to be a fairy princess.” Whether you know it or not, everyone still has a “when I grow up story” or as grown-ups like to say, a vision of what they imagine their life to be in the future. I’ve always said I wanted my future self to have a college education, achieve many accolades, make my family proud, live ON PURPOSE, establish a family of my own, and enjoy my life to the fullest! In order for me to achieve my desires and in order for you to manifest the vision you carry of your future, there are a couple of steps we must take.
Open Your Eyes: When I visualized what I wanted my life to look like, then opened my eyes, I realized that in a lot of ways I had already achieved what I said I wanted to achieve. Now, of course I haven’t achieved everything, or even close to everything I want to achieve. My dreams and visions are on another level and dimension. However, what I have accomplished is the foundation or beginning stages of the vision I want my life to look like. For example, I said I wanted to obtain a college degree. So far I have my high school diploma which is a preliminary and example of what I want to accomplish. By opening your eyes, you’re able to see the glass half full, and realize that you’re not far from filling it to the brim. Open your eyes and see that your dreams and ideal vision of what you want your life to be is not far away.
Goal: Think about and surround yourself the achievements you’ve accomplished so far, keep in my mind your accolades, and experience. Nothing is too small or too unimportant. Even if you have to dig up a perfect attendance award from 5th grade, do it to let yourself know that you are already equipped and empowered to do whatever it is you desire to do.
Speak To Your Life: What are the differences between I want and I am, I will and I did? Think about the power “I am” holds. Sometimes you must convince yourself of the gifts and talents you already possess in order to activate your power. Think about it. People who have not yet gained monetary success write a book about it and consequently achieve monetary success through that book!  Rappers who are penny less say they have millions and are better than your favorite rapper, yet in reality, can’t even get your favorite rapper to acknowledge them. Because they speak who they want to be as if they already are, they quickly become who it is they envisioned themselves to be. Start speaking as if you are accomplishing or have already accomplished that which you have put your mind to. Instead of saying I am going to live an abundant life, say I am living an abundant life, I am successful. I am operating in my purpose.
Work Your Vision: Belief without action is worthless. No matter how much you visualize, you must work toward becoming the person you desire to be. You must pull out the expressed image of what you want your life to be. I want to be a great writer/storyteller. In order to do that I must practice by writing. I can’t become discouraged when my writing doesn’t read like someone else’s. I am developing. The same applies with you! What you have right now is not the finished story, the final and end result. In life, you must remember that it’s not about how good you are, but it’s about how good you want to be. Keep that image of who you want to be in your mind, whether that’s nicer, more successful, happier, etc. and actively do the things that will produce those results!
You are more powerful than you let yourself believe. The ONLY PERSON WHO CAN STOP YOU and prevent you from becoming all that you were created to become IS YOU! Break away from fear. Tell yourself not that you can or you will, but you are, and then work at it every day as if you are. If you are skeptical, work until you can prove to yourself that you are worthy. Use yourself as motivation.
            Overall, you have a vision of what you want your life to be like. You are in control of that vision. No one is going to manifest it but you. You have the power! If you want to be smarter, study! If you want to be kinder, love. If you want to be happier, look at the bright side of things! When you open your eyes, speak to your life, and work your vision, you have no choice but to see the vision of yourself and your future unfold right in front of your eyes.
Have an amazing week.
                                                                                                -Peace, Alia

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Visualizing Your Life

By: Alia Lewis

Empowerment Writer

            Remember those “when I grow up” stories we all used to share as kids?  “When I grow up I want to be superman.” “When I grow up I want to be a fairy princess.” Whether you know it or not, everyone still has a “when I grow up story” or as grown-ups like to say, a vision of what they imagine their life to be in the future. I’ve always said I wanted my future self to have a college education, achieve many accolades, make my family proud, live ON PURPOSE, establish a family of my own, and enjoy my life to the fullest! In order for me to achieve my desires and in order for you to manifest the vision you carry of your future, there are a couple of steps we must take.

Open Your Eyes: When I visualized what I wanted my life to look like, then opened my eyes, I realized that in a lot of ways I had already achieved what I said I wanted to achieve. Now, of course I haven’t achieved everything, or even close to everything I want to achieve. My dreams and visions are on another level and dimension. However, what I have accomplished is the foundation or beginning stages of the vision I want my life to look like. For example, I said I wanted to obtain a college degree. So far I have my high school diploma which is a preliminary and example of what I want to accomplish. By opening your eyes, you’re able to see the glass half full, and realize that you’re not far from filling it to the brim. Open your eyes and see that your dreams and ideal vision of what you want your life to be is not far away.

Goal: Think about and surround yourself the achievements you’ve accomplished so far, keep in my mind your accolades, and experience. Nothing is too small or too unimportant. Even if you have to dig up a perfect attendance award from 5th grade, do it to let yourself know that you are already equipped and empowered to do whatever it is you desire to do.

Speak To Your Life: What are the differences between I want and I am, I will and I did? Think about the power “I am” holds. Sometimes you must convince yourself of the gifts and talents you already possess in order to activate your power. Think about it. People who have not yet gained monetary success write a book about it and consequently achieve monetary success through that book!  Rappers who are penny less say they have millions and are better than your favorite rapper, yet in reality, can’t even get your favorite rapper to acknowledge them. Because they speak who they want to be as if they already are, they quickly become who it is they envisioned themselves to be. Start speaking as if you are accomplishing or have already accomplished that which you have put your mind to. Instead of saying I am going to live an abundant life, say I am living an abundant life, I am successful. I am operating in my purpose.

Work Your Vision: Belief without action is worthless. No matter how much you visualize, you must work toward becoming the person you desire to be. You must pull out the expressed image of what you want your life to be. I want to be a great writer/storyteller. In order to do that I must practice by writing. I can’t become discouraged when my writing doesn’t read like someone else’s. I am developing. The same applies with you! What you have right now is not the finished story, the final and end result. In life, you must remember that it’s not about how good you are, but it’s about how good you want to be. Keep that image of who you want to be in your mind, whether that’s nicer, more successful, happier, etc. and actively do the things that will produce those results!

You are more powerful than you let yourself believe. The ONLY PERSON WHO CAN STOP YOU and prevent you from becoming all that you were created to become IS YOU! Break away from fear. Tell yourself not that you can or you will, but you are, and then work at it every day as if you are. If you are skeptical, work until you can prove to yourself that you are worthy. Use yourself as motivation.

            Overall, you have a vision of what you want your life to be like. You are in control of that vision. No one is going to manifest it but you. You have the power! If you want to be smarter, study! If you want to be kinder, love. If you want to be happier, look at the bright side of things! When you open your eyes, speak to your life, and work your vision, you have no choice but to see the vision of yourself and your future unfold right in front of your eyes.

Have an amazing week.

                                                                                                -Peace, Alia