I was out with some friends the other night and made a passing comment about someone who walked by us. I was swiftly reprimanded by one of my friends who said, "we will not be body shaming anyone that is unacceptable." I hadn't even realized that was what I did until she had said it. … Continue reading But first let me apologize…
Brittany, a letter to my 18 year old self
Dear 18 year old me- You are on your way! You just graduated and are ready to go off to college. You chose a big school so that you could make a name for yourself. You chose a college that would expose you to new things. You chose to go to school out of state, … Continue reading Brittany, a letter to my 18 year old self
Be yourself, the rest will follow
“Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.” - William Blake Love, the topic on everyone's mind this week with Valentines Day fast approaching. No matter if you are single or in a relationship love is on everyone's … Continue reading Be yourself, the rest will follow
Beleaguer the holiday with hope.
Holidays are a time for families. Families gathered around the kitchen sharing stories and laughs. For some this is hard to do. It is hard to find joy this time of year when faced with loss or a serious diagnosis. You don't normally think about, or hope that in not thinking about it you are … Continue reading Beleaguer the holiday with hope.
Bundle up, fall is here!
Fall time. Time for college football, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and the start of school. Aka my favorite time of year. It's time to do some apple picking and pumpkin carving. Prepping for halloween by stocking up on candy and choosing a costume. It's a time of change in the world around reminding us that before … Continue reading Bundle up, fall is here!
Be true to yourself, Believe in yourself, Love yourself
Societal pressures are something that can be counted on to always be around. The pressure to be a certain size, pressure to have the right job, pressure to be in a relationship, to have kids. These pressures are put on us by the media around us and by traditions passed down through generations. Just as … Continue reading Be true to yourself, Believe in yourself, Love yourself
I am a self professed bibliophile, which is a fancy way to say that I love to read. I can't remember a time when I didn't know how. My childhood was marked by adventures to various bookstores (new and used) on a fairly regular basis. It is also something I look for as soon as … Continue reading Beguiling Bibliophile
Be my Neighbor?
I recently watched "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" the documentary about Mr. Roger's life and the story behind the beloved children's TV show. It was inspiring to see someone who used his influence to try and improve children's lives on a daily basis. In a time when television was just starting out and people were … Continue reading Be my Neighbor?
Balance, Evolve, Love
This past week was filled with reminders that as Ferris Bueller famously states, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it." We only have a short time on this Earth and only one life in which to live. I think some of us forget … Continue reading Balance, Evolve, Love