15 Things I Learned This Summer As a Blogger

15 Things I Learned This Summer As a Blogger

If you’re thinking about becoming a blogger or aspiring to be one, I hope my experience this past summer helps give you a behind-the-scenes (BTS)…

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How to Unplug From Technology Painlessly

How to Unplug From Technology Painlessly

A short and sweet post for a short and sweet week! Happy Friday, loves! Let’s end the week and talk about unplugging from technology! A…

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Transformation Thursday: August 2017

Transformation Thursday: August 2017

Welcome back to my Transformation Thursday series guys! And just like that, August is basically over. Cooler and cozy weather, scarves, boots, sweaters and candles, here we come! …

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Business Tips: Following Your Heart

Business Tips: Following Your Heart

A lot has happened within these last few months. Instead of my usual #WellnessWednesday theme, today’s post is about what’s on my heart as of…

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On My Mind: Personal Growth & Success

On My Mind: Personal Growth & Success

Yep, the title to this blog post is exactly what it is. Personal growth and success have been on my mind a lot lately. A lot….

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The Making of Diamonds: Under Fire (and Pressure)

The Making of Diamonds: Under Fire (and Pressure)

I always had a thing for geology. I know what you are thinking. “You are another one of those rock nerds, aren’t you?” Yep, but…

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Transformation Thursday: July 2017

Transformation Thursday: July 2017

Welcome back to my Transformation Thursday series guys! August is just around the corner so to me, that means we’re one month closer to fall, ha!  I’m SO…

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I’m kicking off this Monday on a high note! My sweet blogger BBF, Mayling of Loubis & Leggings (check out her blog!) tagged me with the…

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Fashion Blogger Language I Hate

As I immerse myself deeper and deeper into the fashion blogging world, there are some things I’m noticing from bloggers. Not only do most of…

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5 Books Currently On My Reading List

5 Books Currently On My Reading List

I LOVE Dr. Henry Cloud and have heard him speak at Gateway Church in person around this time last year. I’ve already finished this book…

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How to Know When It’s Time to Quit Your Business

How to Know When It’s Time to Quit Your Business

And mind you, we’re scared like nobody’s business. I feel like I’ve spoken about a variety of business-related topics here on the blog. However, today…

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Blogging Lessons: What to Do When Things Seem Too Hard

Blogging Lessons: What to Do When Things Seem Too Hard

In my previous blog post about lessons I’ve learned about blogging, I talked about how I navigated the blogosphere after starting over again. Yesterday, I…

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Transformation Thursday: June 2017

Transformation Thursday: June 2017

Wow, we’re at half a dozen posts as of today for the Transformation Thursday series! 2017 is wooshing by my friends! Welp, mosquito season is also here….

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How to Become Limitless

How to Become Limitless

I’ll never forget what my friend Kevin said years ago, “Everybody has a better version of himself inside. It is also called a hidden potential…

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My Favorite Bloggers

My Favorite Bloggers

Aside from their style, I wanted to talk about a few bloggers and their leadership skills they possess along with why I follow and look…

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You Are Not Made to Live a Normal Life

You Are Not Made to Live a Normal Life

On a previous blog post, I talked about how to start living out your dreams. Well, after I hit ‘publish’ on that post, I got out…

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The Need for Approval & Acceptance

The Need for Approval & Acceptance

Stamp of (Self) Approval necklace c/o Metal Mingle First of all, I want to give credit where credit is due. Brighton‘s recent post about her current…

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Are you living or existing?

Are you living or existing?

One of my favorite things to do during my childhood was to play outside like any kid, but for me, I loved the outdoors so much…

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The Most Painful Feeling Ever

The Most Painful Feeling Ever

Would you agree that one of the most painful feelings ever is feeling stuck? Have you ever felt this way? Feeling like you’ll never get out of debt?…

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Insecurity is a Waste of Time

Insecurity is a Waste of Time

Insecurity. Unsure if we’ll measure up to society’s standards and expectations, we do all these things so we don’t have to deal with rejection, feel…

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Transformation Thursday: May 2017

Transformation Thursday: May 2017

And I’m back! Look at me posting consistently. Pigs must be flying somewhere. Anyway, today, we’re going into the fifth post of SSD’s Transformation Thursday series! Say whaaaat??? Crazy,…

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How to Love Mondays

How to Love Mondays

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A few years ago, I was in an elevator at work and naturally struck up a conversation with an older woman who had just gotten…

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Intentional Living: 7 Ways to Live More Purposefully

Intentional Living: 7 Ways to Live More Purposefully

To end this week, I want to talk about intentional living and give you seven ways on how to get more done and still be able…

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Three Steps On How to Get Out Of Your Own Way

Three Steps On How to Get Out Of Your Own Way

Have you felt anxiety as you’re working on your dreams? Who hasn’t really? I’m not talking about anxiety due to looming deadlines. Rather, I’m talking about knowing you have…

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10 Things I Learned From My 90-Day Facebook Hiatus

10 Things I Learned From My 90-Day Facebook Hiatus

Today’s topic is quite an interesting one. We’re into the second week of May and my accidental social media experiment is over. I’m not sure…

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Season of Growth

Season of Growth

One of my favorite seasons of the year is Spring. When I think of Spring, I think of new blooms. Flowers are in a new…

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Transformation Thursday: April 2017

Transformation Thursday: April 2017

Choose whichever format you resonate with most and let’s keep growing together! Article (2 Minute Read) How to Lose Weight, Based on Your Personality Type Hallie Gould of Byrdie – When I…

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Blogging Lessons: What I’ve Learned Since My Blog Relaunch

Blogging Lessons: What I’ve Learned Since My Blog Relaunch

It’s been a little over 90 days since I completely rebranded and relaunched my blog. I worked on this baby for about a year (with…

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What to Do When You Have Fear of Failure

What to Do When You Have Fear of Failure

Would you agree that one of the most painful feelings ever is feeling stuck? Although it is painful at times, I’m not talking about rush hour…

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Do You See Greatness in Yourself?

Do You See Greatness in Yourself?

Do you ever look back on your life and wish you stayed the same in a sense? Do you wish you could be the “past…

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Social Media: Instagram Dos and Don’ts

Social Media: Instagram Dos and Don’ts

I’m a huge fan of Instagram. So much that I have two accounts (a fashion one for this blog and a personal account) and am about…

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The Truth About Your “Support System”

The Truth About Your “Support System”

…when you receive a blah or not-so-supportive response/reaction from them? Yeah. Me too. Hence, the picture. Actually, this was me in Rachel’s car with the windows…

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Transformation Thursday: March 2017

Transformation Thursday: March 2017

Welcome to the third installment of Transformation Thursday! If you’re new here, Transformation Thursday series is a monthly edit of resources I share. You can listen to,…

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10 Books I Wish I Read in High School

10 Books I Wish I Read in High School

Let me tell you, knowing what I know now, I really believe I’d be a different and stronger person had I read more books. I would’ve been…

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How to Embrace the Transitional Stages of Life

How to Embrace the Transitional Stages of Life

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The weather begins to warm up, the grass gets a little greener and the flowers and trees start blooming. All beautiful signs of…

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Transformation Thursday: February 2017

Transformation Thursday: February 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Transformation Thursday! I’m always looking for resources to listen to, read or watch to improve my life in every area. If…

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How to Deal With Betrayal and Dishonesty

How to Deal With Betrayal and Dishonesty

Today’s post is not an easy topic: betrayal and dishonesty. I’m sure we’ve all had someone we care about not be honest with us or even left…

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Mountains versus Ladders

Mountains versus Ladders

Mountains versus ladders. Which one would you climb? Most people would say climbing because climbing a ladder is easier. They’re right. However, that’s looking at it…

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Five Tips On How to Get Out of An Uninspired Rut

Five Tips On How to Get Out of An Uninspired Rut

  Do you ever feel like you’re in an uninspired rut? Like, you don’t want to do anything because you don’t even know where you’re…

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10 Mistakes Followers Can Learn From Leaders

10 Mistakes Followers Can Learn From Leaders

I’m no Darren Hardy or John Maxwell, but there’s quite a bit of things I’ve learned since becoming an entrepreneur. Quite frankly, as weird as it…

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Three Steps: How to Start Living Out Your Dreams

Three Steps: How to Start Living Out Your Dreams

First of all, let me say that I’m not a business expert by any means. What I’m about to tell you about living out your…

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Five Things I Learned From Think & Grow Rich

Five Things I Learned From Think & Grow Rich

Think & Grow Rich is a book that my successful friends kept recommending me to read. I grew up reading everything. From Highlights (who remembers…

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Being In the Moment

Being In the Moment

Do you have a problem with being in the moment because you’re always looking down at your phone? Me too. Once I realized I had this…

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Transformation Thursday: January 2017

Transformation Thursday: January 2017

Welcome to the first installment of Transformation Thursday! I’m always looking for resources to listen to, read or watch to improve my life. If you feel…

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How to Begin Building Your Dreams

How to Begin Building Your Dreams

Growing up, no one told me that building your dreams was an option. Looking back, I wished someone had told me that it’s okay to…

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How to Be a Better Relationship-Focused Leader

How to Be a Better Relationship-Focused Leader

Whether you’re a leader or a follower, use this checklist to do an evaluation on yourself or those you work/partner with. Here are five tips…

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How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

I know what you’re thinking. You read the title to this post and started laughing at me. “Me? A morning person? Ha! You’re funny, Huong.” I…

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Welcome to She Sweats Diamonds!

Welcome to She Sweats Diamonds!

Holy cow, you guys! It’s here! The day is FINALLY here! Welcome to She Sweats Diamonds! Excuse the many exclamation points, but I’ve been working so hard…

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