Thanksgiving has finally come and gone, leaving us all with full bellies and thankful hearts (I hope!) And now, Christmas preparation is in full swing. I'm sure many of you knocked out some serious shopping on Black Friday for your loved ones. However, if you're anything like me, and the thought of crowded stores with crazy shoppers slightly terrifies you, you may be feeling a little panicked about picking out the perfect gift for your friends or family.
Well, no need to stress my friends! I'm here to help :) I've ALWAYS wanted to do a holiday gift guide, and I'm so very excited to share these items with you! Here, I've carefully selected items based on the different possible personality types of your recipients. It is my hope that you'll be able to find something for everyone! I've also asterisked the items that I personally own and love. You can click on the pictures to see more info or purchase!
Happy shopping, beauties - I hope you find everything you need!
As Thanksgiving approaches next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I am most thankful for this year. It’s been a weird one, to say the least…with lots of curve balls and unexpected twists sprinkled throughout many highs as well as a few devastating lows.
And, as I sat with all of my favorite ladies celebrating the launch of the new face of Tori Talks on Friday night, I knew all of those events were well worth whatever struggles or pain they may have caused, because it led me to exactly where I needed to be…with exactly who I needed to be with.
This year, I am thankful for an amazing support system of wonderful, driven, powerful women who choose to lift each other up rather than bring each other down.
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A couple of months ago I had someone tell me that I wasn’t fun unless I had a few drinks in me.
My heart sunk as I made an offhand comment to change the subject and ran to the bathroom to take some deep breaths.
A few weeks ago my mentor asked what I like to do on the weekends. I said that I liked to use that time to read, write, sleep in, and tackle everything I didn’t have time to do during the busy week.
“I love going out and having a good time,” I told her. “But I’d much rather stay at home with a glass of wine and the company of some close friends rather than pound shots at a nightclub on a Saturday night, and I feel like that makes me boring.”
“No”, she said. “That makes you classy.”
I’m sure she didn’t realize that her comment made my eyes fill with happy tears, which I quickly choked back to let her know how much that meant to me.
This generation is consumed with the idea of following our passion, and is convinced that if we are not doing something that makes us 100% happy, every second of every day, then we are failing miserably at life.
I’m here to tell you that is not the case.
Tori Talks was created to inspire people to become the most authentic and empowered versions of themselves - a space where personal experiences, tips, and tidbits guide others to live strong, grounded, and powerful lives.