Our Bliss

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BlissBranch was established by myself, Karsyn DuPree, in the fall of 2012 as a self-love blog for girls dealing with an unhealthy relationship with with their bodies or their self worth. After meeting and marrying my now husband, Collin DuPree, we decided that there’s NO WAY we weren’t meant to do something we love and do it together as our career. We’ve decided to take a chance on the blog and open this online store to promote body-love and to encourage everyone to be comfortable with their own beauty. With each garment or bundle, you receive a special message just for you and put together by either Collin or myself, to ensure that you feel special and perfect just da way you is, honey! πŸ™‚

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17 comments

  1. Emily · April 24, 2013

    I came across your blog and what you’ve put out here for people on the interweb-world is so incredibly inspiring. It resonates with me beyond any amount of words I could possibly express to you! It’s not even necessarily that I’ve been dealing with eating disorder recovery specifically, because some of my struggles in the past would I guess have different “titles” that label each issue, if that makes any sense haha. Having gone (and still going!) through a process of recovering from a bunch of different emotional issues, I love when I read about/hear/see others who have the ability to view some’a this crappy stuff through a different lens (when we can!). A couple years back a really beautiful-soul’d-inspiration of mine and I started a (small) movement that we really hoped would grow, it was called Ahimsa which in sanskrit translates to ‘non-harming’. We just wanted to have a place and a general atmosphere where women who have gone through any sort of self-destructive issues could become a community in which through seeing the beauty in each other, we could start feeling ok with and being able to see it in ourselves. It lost it’s momentum and for so long I’ve wanted to somehow bring that sort of thing back. The past couple years were hard for me though, but through some beautiful chain of events in the universe I came across your blog at a time of clarity. BASICALLY I’m sorry for pouring all this on you, my main point is you just inspired me so much in a way I really needed something to somehow give me a spark to move forward. I’ve been working on ideas that I’ll (hopefully!) start sharing on my wordpress. You rule, girl! Thanks for bein’ such a beautiful inspiration :):)

    • BlissBranch · April 30, 2013

      I’m so glad you can relate and feel less alone. You’re a strong and wonderful person, and though everyone’s stories may be different, we can ALL get through things!

  2. Brenda Steller · January 3, 2014

    I am truly inspired by what you communicate on your blog. I follow you on Instagram too. Stumbled across ya there because of the Dupree family. Through your art of writing you emit such an energy of kindness and whimsy. That, I think is a full way of representing beauty in this world. My struggle varid only in it’s confused outlet. My insides were trying to reclaim it’s self love just the same. Thank you for being graceful and an example of true beauty. You inspire me to let my guard down and be kind to myself. In turn, I am open to learn from and teach others.

    • BlissBranch · January 22, 2014

      Brenda, thank you so much! There is no higher compliment than that of one’s own mind. It took me a very long time before I decided going public was what I needed to do. It was before Collin and I were dating. It was more so just for peace of mind, I never expected so much traffic!

  3. Caitlyn · March 19, 2014

    It’s nice to come across a blog like yours and realize that I am not the only one who has thoughts that I sometimes cannot understand. I have a better grasp on things then I did years ago, but everyday seems like a challenge at times. It relieves me to know that someone understands. Even if we never meet or talk or whatever…just knowing someone out there is dealing with the same thoughts and feelings…well, I feel less alone. You are totally rad.

    • BlissBranch · May 7, 2014

      Girl! I guarantee you there are more people with thoughts they can’t understand and feelings they don’t want out there. I’m so glad you can relate, because you guys are the reason I even write anything! You’re responses settle my mind and make me feel like I kinda make sense because none of us make sense. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ ❀

  4. alexmmaldonado · April 24, 2014

    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, after learning about it through following your (and the DuPree’s) Instagram. You are an inspiration to someone who has constantly battled issues with food and body image, and I want to say you are a beautiful and strong woman. As an English major and the girlfriend of a hopeful musician, I can’t help but want to start writing my own blog (and even start journaling) after seeing yours. Thank you for everything that you’ve written, as it has given me hope and happiness.
    PS: Any tips to someone who is just starting out?

    • BlissBranch · May 7, 2014

      You’re so cute! Thank you, first off, for your support! I love our little parallels, how awesome! Hmmmm, well, the first advice I have is to WRITE. Just do it. Who cares if it’s about nothing, just go ahead and do it! Don’t get hung up on buying your own like custom web layout at the beginning or anything, just post good pictures and write what’s in your heart and mind and don’t write when you’re in a bad mood! No one wants to read sad, bad, negative posts! Trust me, I’ve written so many and they just sit in my draft folder, unposted lol! I hope some of this helps. Thank you for commenting, and good luck with your boo’s band! πŸ™‚ ❀

  5. Jade · April 24, 2014

    So beautiful. I am glad to have found your space and all of the uplifting, loving energy you pour here with such vulnerability and heart ❀

    • BlissBranch · May 7, 2014

      Thank you so much sweet girl! Blogging has been the easiest outlet for sharing these personal things and has allowed me to more easily express myself in person as well. You’re amazing, thank you for your support πŸ™‚ ❀

  6. Holly · May 1, 2014

    Hi Karsyn! Let me just say I found your blog through your instagram (through Sherri’s who is so cute how can you not insta-stalk her?) and this blog came to me at the perfect time in my life. I had an eating disorder when I was younger, 14-16, and even though I’m 25 now and have been through years of treatment that I had thought cured me (I had stopped ever looking at a scale, etc.) I was put on this new medicine for my anxiety disorder that caused “lack of appetite” as a side effect. I lost like 20 off a 5’1 frame that was already small in about 3 weeks. I’ve since stabilized but it has been a major adjustment not falling into the mindset of “look how small I am now- If I just skip this meal here… maybe I can push it further.” I had just begun going down this path and unknowingly going back into my old ways when I found your blog. The way you recognized those thought patterns and how easily they can rear their ugly heads made me realize what was happening to me in real time. Plus my anxiety was coming on worse as I was letting my inner perfectionist freak out with moving into a new house and trying to get everything PERFECT. But you helped me to identify what was happening to me and for that I just wanted to thank you. As I’m going back into it and needing some slight assistance, I was wondering if there were any books that you would recommend to supplement therapy. It’s been so long since I’ve had to deal with this (a good thing) but it also means I’m completely out of the loop on where to look to for resources.

    Thanks for being an inspiration and great person Karsyn! Can’t wait to see the pictures from your beautiful wedding!

    • BlissBranch · May 7, 2014

      I completely relate. Whenever Collin and I got engaged, I lost a good amount of weight, and it’s SOOOOO hard not to want to diet and overexercise and just straight up not eat, but I’ve resisted. I definitely recommend Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me!, oh and Unbearable Lightness. Those are all incredible books. Basically anything that has to do with Mindfulness, both addressing food and just mental clarity. Thank you so much for opening up! ❀ πŸ™‚

  7. Fiona McEvoy · May 17, 2014

    Karsyn,
    I came across your blog from your instagram and I’m so thankful I did! Though I personally don’t suffer from an eating disorder, a few of ny friends and family do and in the past I’ve suffered from depression and self injury. Your posts always inspire such hope and positivity that not only inspire me to keep being patient and supportive of the ones I love, but remind me to keep loving myself -something which I think has become more of a struggle for people today.
    I can’t wait for your future posts and good luck with your wedding to Collin today! I have no doubt you will blow everyone away with your beauty -there won’t be a dry eye in the house!
    Thank you again for being such an inspiration
    -Fiona x (from Ireland)

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  10. katielovesbugs · August 15, 2014

    Hi Karsyn! I’m sorry if you’ve been asked this a hundred times but do you have an email address? Or any other preferable ways of communication? I’d really love to talk to you.. I’ve kinda been going through a lot. I know you’re probably super busy with Bliss Branch and being a wife so I understand if you don’t have much time. I really love your blog, you’ve inspired me to start my own πŸ™‚

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