23 Reflection

Twenty-three was an overwhelming year with many lessons, healing, trials and tribulations, and memories I will cherish forever. From beach days to back roads, I paved my path as I navigated many changes.  “Without lows, there can be no highs. Without sadness, there can be no happiness, Without darkness, no light. However, in knowing these... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

For those of you still Christmas shopping, it is a great time to support businesses that optimize sustainability. A goal I am setting this year is to shop small, shop sustainably, and give the gift of health. I have created a list of some of my favorite places that are on my radar with some... Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day

©  (scroll for a list 😊) In honor of World Mental Health Day, I wanted to focus on the specific theme: "Mental Health in an Unequal World.’ I have always loved sunflowers. They resemble traits such as happiness and optimism as their roots are within the soil, gaining nourishment that allows them to be supported... Continue Reading →

2020 Reflection

“Maybe this cage has been a cocoon all along.”  2020 brought so many changes, both from a personal and societal perspective. Quarantine created a feeling of isolation, leading many people alone with their thoughts. Throughout this year, many unexpected events occurred. 2020 brought canceled plans, adjustments to pre-existing plans, and the need to accept what... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cheer

T'was the night before Christmas. My mind in a scurry, hurrying to finish up the tedious tasks while remaining sane. I pour some hot cocoa from the stove, add some coconut whip and finish it off with some pumpkin spice. Surrounding me is a tiny Christmas tree, colored pencils, and a blank paper waiting to... Continue Reading →

This too Shall Pass

I've always enjoyed the multitude of metaphors that directly connect nature with emotion. Previously, I wrote about the Calmness in the Storm as it pertains to the emotional dichotomy of the fear during difficulties with the calmness that occurs during times of reflection. A few weeks ago, I had a moment of reflection. The day was... Continue Reading →

Growing Pains

I have found that I am growing. Some days I wake up feeling conflicted and anxious. Other days, I wake up feeling refreshed. In these moments, I hit a high reflecting on my progressions. But when I sit too long, I feel heavy. I have become more comfortable escaping my comfort zone. Maybe this is... Continue Reading →

A Space for Growth

This past Spring semester I intended to take five classes. In the midst of life’s uncertainty, I desire to always be one step ahead of the game. When the Coronavirus began to make the news, I was finishing up my 3rd eight-week class and about to start my last two classes for the semester. I... Continue Reading →

Searching for my soul

Initially, I hesitated to post this. "What if I'm judged?" or "What if it's too personal?" The reality is there is normality in these emotions and if I withhold my thoughts on the basis of fear, I inhibit the ability for other people to feel understood. So here it goes... I want to feel free.... Continue Reading →

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