A Trick for Living in the Moment

A gray, foggy morning on the California coast. Over Labor Day weekend, my family got to tag-along with the in-laws for their annual camping trip. I am not the type to get excited about camping – all the preparation, discomfort, and endless outdoors keep me from being a full-on camping enthusiast. Yet a week prior, … Continue reading A Trick for Living in the Moment

4 Ways to Unwind and Relax at Home

Photo by Victoria Tronina on Unsplash I’m outside, enjoying the warm 92˚ air and a sunny sky, though it is nearing eight o’clock in the evening. Why should I be inside when I could be outside doing fun things?! It’s this thought that makes the summer season special and exhausting; it’s why summertime quickly becomes … Continue reading 4 Ways to Unwind and Relax at Home

The Great Search for Self-Acceptance: How do You Find Yourself?

Photo by jae bano on Unsplash So, I guess when I wrote that I would be back with this post “next week” in my previous post I actually meant next month… Here I am, finally! Apologies for the wait. March was a whirlwind and I found myself without a moment to think, let alone to … Continue reading The Great Search for Self-Acceptance: How do You Find Yourself?

A Simple Christmastime

My brother and I, 1994 While flipping through a Christmas décor inspiration magazine at the grocery store checkout line, I came across a home feature that proclaimed to have decorated with the goal of achieving extravagance and formality. Extravagance and formality are two manners from which I never operate, preferring instead that of simple authenticity. … Continue reading A Simple Christmastime