A Message…

These last few years, okay, okay, last 27 years, I’ve spent so much time in my head thinking, but particularly the last two or so years. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is I can give back to the world. I’ve thought about my values, areas I can do a better job…

Everything is Subject to Change

The other day, I wound up taking a scroll down memory lane going through posts I’ve made on social media. It’s strange and sometimes cringeworthy to see who you were compared to who you are now. I used to jump at any chance to eat steak and potatoes, was obsessed with baseball, and spent extra…

Tools for Investigating You

May is on its way to coming to a close and my intention for this month was to dive into ourselves. I’ll be honest, I feel like posts got slightly offtrack or got posted out of the most beneficial order, but here we are and ready to get into some tools for investigating you. I…

Feeding a Passion

A couple of months ago, I took a short trip up California’s coast to the San Luis Obispo area. Several years ago when I was looking at places to transfer to continue my college education, I had considered transferring to Cal Poly SLO for agricultural studies. I chose a different path, but as I shared…

Let’s Get Unfunky

If you’re a human, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced a time when you’re in a funk. Trust me, you’re not alone. Today, I’m sharing several things that help me out when I’m feeling down. Journal. My go-to is always to get out what’s going on internally on paper. Maybe you feel like you don’t…

A Closet that Conveys You

Growing up, I watched a lot of What Not to Wear. I know, you’d never know by the picture of a young fashionista in the making. Looking back on it, I wonder how many transformations on that show were about introducing the person to a new way of being and a side of themselves they…

I Spy Bottle: Garden Life

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to theme each month’s worth of posts and this month has a small thread of gardening extending through them all. Next month, I plan to dive into connecting with ourselves, but for today, I’ll be explaining how to make an I spy bottle. There are so many different I spy bottle…

Crossing Over to New Generations

Does anyone have those hobbies, sayings, ways of doing things that are just part of your family? As in, ‘It’s a Jones’ thing’ or something of the like. For me, my mom’s side of the family is a crafty and creative bunch. Along with being avid readers, they also writers, photographers, drawers, painters, knitters, crocheters,…

The Power of Documenting

The other day, I glanced at the stack of notebooks on my dresser and realized how many things I’ve been documenting and writing down. I’ve always been the type to find comfort in a pen and some paper. I’ve also been the type to thoroughly enjoy listing or organizing. It caught me off guard, though,…

Visions of Sugar Pumpkins Danced in My Head

Once upon a time, I dreamed of recreating a vision board with all of my heart’s desires beautifully depicted. There would be languages I wanted to learn, children playing in the dirt, and luscious gardens with food waiting to be picked to feed my family. Then reality hit… Do vision boards actually work? I did…