More Moves, Less Announcements

If you’re breathing anywhere near social media, you’ve probably heard these quotes before: “Make more moves and less announcements” “Real G’s move in silence” “Lions never lose sleep over the opinion of sheep” Now, these are all great Instagram Proverbs – I’ve been quoted saying some myself. However, what do you do when you find…

Self Care Is The Best Care

My sister uttered these words to me one time, “Vannesia, self care is the best care.” Now I don’t recall the context of the conversation, but I remember when she said it, I responded with the snaps of approval…you know the ones. You see, my sister has been studying Psychology for over 10 years, most…

#IssaBalance

Have you ever felt like this guy right here? It’s funny how we think of balance as even scales or a perfectly proportioned pie. I mean, you can’t really blame us. We’ve been institutionalized to think that balance is something to strive for. From balance sheets in finance to balancing physical check books back in…

Like A Fine Wine🍷

What if I told you that everything you’ve experienced in your life was 100% necessary for you – would you believe it? My birthday is tomorrow (I’m accepting all gifts, greetings, lunches, dinners, cakes, clothes and money without shame – let me know if you need to know my sizes!). Birthdays always breed a time…

I See You

I once had a co-worker, turned older brother, who would stalk my Instagram page. Although we were close in age, he was at a totally different stage in life. Married with two children, he always referenced what I did on the weekend as a foot loose and fancy free twenty something. Now, don’t get me…

Dear You

I posted a pep talk video back in April discussing how some of the very goals I wrote in my journal years ago have manifested in my life. Acts such as blogging, vlogging, and going to school were once just ideas that have now become some of my every day activities. But one thing I didn’t tell…

Thin Air

I have a hate-hate relationship with the stair master…yes, I said it. I hate it and (judging how I feel when I climb off that treacherous machine) it surely hates me. If I don’t have time to take a class at the gym, I usually do a 30-45 minute mashup between the treadmill, the elliptical,…

It’s May 31st

 Sometimes my Spotify playlist gets me all the way together. I’m an early riser on most days. Shutting off alarms at 5am, 6am, or 7am doesn’t scare the kid. However, even when I’m up, I’m not always active. Today was one of those days. As I rolled out of bed to begin my morning routine, I opened my Spotify…

Just Chill, Bro

“Team No Sleep”  “No days off” “I’m out here grinding” “It’s a hustle, right?” When I was in my teens and early 20’s, I rarely took time off – from anything and for anyone. Whether I was in school, mowing my yard (I don’t have any brothers and my parents allowed that to be my first…

Ask For Help – You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

A couple days of ago, I posted this note on Instagram:   It was geared toward my Perfectionist friends, because I know what it’s like to feel the internal pressure of trying to beat yourself. I take extreme pride in my work, especially what I promote via MOXIE Nashville because this is my business. However,…