You've Always Had the Power

There is a recurring story arc in "The Wizard of Oz," that resonates with hundreds of thousands of people if you look at the epic success of "Wicked" on Broadway and stages around the world. My particular story began when I was an eight-year-old cast to play Dorothy in a Houston lower school production of "The Wizard of Oz." Standing on stage singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" must have laid a foundation of mythic proportions. This past Sunday, as I watched the Dallas downtown sky change in a handful of minutes I commented to my significant other that it looked like an "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" moment. We sat in our downtown brunch spot, because we had no choice, and watched a small twister

"Smash the Wellness Industry?"

“Smash the Wellness Industry?” When I feel anger and excitement light up both my heart and mind, I know I’m onto something worthy of conversation. “Smash the Wellness Industry” by New York Times columnist Jessica Knoll did not strike me as an appealing read since I had just launched a blog called ”Beauty, Grace, and Power”. An article about the downfall of the wellness industry seemed counterproductive to my life long business, but my boyfriend sent me the read after our early morning conversation about a weight obsession I developed in middle school, and I felt obligated to give it my attention. As I started to track Ms. Knoll’s experience, I found myself smiling, then drinking in every wo

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