Valentine’s Day Treat

Let us spread some love in honor of Valentine's Day 😉 I think a day to embody love is a tOATally awesome reminder to carry affection towards each and every day of our lives. We can express love for so many components of our daily endeavors. One of the activities I hold close to my... 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 →

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 →

Reflection Fuels Growth 

I spent time reflecting on a bonfire as music played in the background and day slowly faded into night. My heart was heavy as I reflected on many moments throughout my past. This time has truly brought out the depth within me that I sometimes try to suppress. I have enabled myself to look back... 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 →

April Showers Bring May Flowers

A common saying is April Showers Bring May Flowers and boy did April bring some rainy days. I cried a lot more than normal this month. Shedding old memories and the death of self-sabotaging behaviors as I embraced the discomfort that accompanies the growth process. My times were filled with yoga, journaling, and maintaining and... Continue Reading →

Calmness in the Storm

They say emotions come in waves. Sometimes they rush in with no warning and, shortly after, escape back into the sea for a quick bit as you become engulfed in daily distraction. At this time, the Moon's gravity can be equated to God's love as He is pulling us towards Him. Just like the moon,... Continue Reading →

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