5 Minutes of Amazing

This video has been all over Facebook recently, but I never took the time to watch it until today when Roni posted it on her blog and I stayed still long enough to watch it. It's been 5 minutes since I've watched it and I'm still crying. This video was less than 5 minutes and has stirred my soul in a way that nothing else has in a while. Please watch. Continue Reading

Little Victory Forgotten

Quick note for this Sunday as I want to finish writing my first ever newsletter that is going out tomorrow. Sign up here if you'd like to get it. I was thinking of calling it "Emmie, Unfiltered" but we'll see. One of the things that I need to work on in my daily routine is celebrating victories. They can be big or small, but the act of accomplishing something and then brushing it aside to focus on another problem is just sad. We throw away Continue Reading

The Webster for Target Plus Size

When Target does designer collaborations, they often overlook the plus size customers. I was really disappointed with the Missoni and Jason Wu collections at Target were completely devoid of plus size options. This morning I got a text alert that The Webster for Target was now available online, with some pieces in plus sizes. I love prints and colors: for those in the south, think Lilly Pulitzer. The Webster is reminiscent of those types of Continue Reading

Joy Trumps Pain


You know what happens when you get wrapped up in joy from recalling amazing experiences and intense happiness as I did yesterday? You forget about pain. Real, physical pain. I was already unsteady on my bad ankle, which is actually healing, but isn't used to being walked on for longer than 1 mile. Add in a dark Chinatown alley and some untied shoelaces and you end up with an Emmie down. Whoopsies! Thankfully, my clumsy spill took Continue Reading

Joy of Living


You guys, I try to stay away from the "woo-woo" things too much. You know, the things that are so! excitable! and! are! full! of! crazy! exclamation! points!? That's a little bit how I feel right now though. I'm back from my trip to New York City. Thinking about this trip caused major anxiety for me as the fear of not fitting in and not being able to experience things due to my size made me want to hyperventilate. I wish I were exaggerating, Continue Reading