All posts tagged: Inspirational

love and destiny

Hi beautiful people. I’m writing this from the floor of LAX. Literally, the floor! I’m bumming it for the night here waiting for my next flight in the morning. I think I started a trend in this little corner of the airport. People have been gathering and getting comfy for the night too, which makes me feel a little less crazy. The past few weeks have been full of setting stones. Life feels like that to me sometimes, times of comfort and planning and then times of execution and adventure. Both good, both needed. I write (and think) a lot about what it means to do what you love and follow your destiny. Now, that may seem like a daunting task but in reality it should be the most liberating, loveliest adventure of your life. The backbone of everything you do. The word destiny kinda freaks people out. It’s such a powerful word. I don’t believe anybody has a one word answer to what their destiny is. I think living your destiny is to be open in …

This I Promise

I write a lot. Sometimes I write and write and write and never share a word. Other times I write and share with this online community in which case I read it over and think to myself, hey maybe someone can relate to this. Once in a while I hesitate to share because maybe I’m the only one that feels this way? Maybe people think I’m sharing for attention or maybe they ask themselves, “who is she to share her story and think other people are interested?”. I realize these are MY fears and hesitations that in the end never really get a say in any final outcome but they are there. It’s a conscious decision to not let my fears and self-doubts get in the way of sharing in a way that is authentic. My point is, I think its important to have courage that whatever you’re going through, drawn towards, passionate about, fearful of, delighted by, others are too. Surely not everyone can relate or will be interested in what you have to …

Ignite the light

It’s dark it’s dark it’s dark!!  Was it just me or was that all everyone was talking about yesterday? It’s easy to go to that place of loathing and negativity this time of year but there are two sides to every coin. With every change of season, mother nature is hinting at us to follow her lead. So with all of this darkness, what is she telling us? After a summer full of buzzing around being busy bees, it’s time for us to settle and take a bit more rest. I truly believe that summers wouldn’t be quite as sweet if we didn’t have the colder, quieter months to recharge and get grounded. It’s time to ignite our own light within. Here are my five favorite ways to ignite the light within: 1. Get more sleep. If you’re anything like me, this is music to my ears. I love sleep (but really who doesn’t?). Last night I went to bed an hour earlier and woke up feeling so rested! I actually woke up before my alarm and …

Monday Medley

This is what you make when it’s monday night and you were too busy having the most  glorious lazy Sunday to go grocery shopping for the week. It’s so god damn easy to throw together so you even have time to run out to the store after to finally grocery shop 😉 VEGGIE SESAME STIR-FRY You will need: 2 tablespoons Coconut oil (unrefined) 1 yellow onion 1-2 garlic cloves 1/2 inch ginger root 1 small jalapeño 1 medium head broccoli 6-7 medium sized mushrooms (any variety) 2 large carrots 3/4 cup vegetable broth 2 tablespoons tamari (non-GMO) splash of sesame oil 1 packet soba noodles (9oz) Directions: -Chop onion, garlic, ginger, jalapeño and vegetables of choice. (meanwhile, bring pot of water to a boil for noodles) -Heat coconut oil in large skillet -Cook onions until translucent, throw in garlic and jalapeño, cook 2 mins -Add all other vegetables, cook 4 minutes -Add vegetable broth and cover, 5 minutes (meanwhile, add noodles to boiling water, cook 4 minutes then drain) -Uncover and let it cook until …

The things we do not know.

My boyfriend and I recently moved into an apartment together and I’ll never forget the day we were moving in, a mean dog lunged at my sisters boyfriend growling and showing teeth as the owner yanked him down the stairs. We see them on a consistent basis and each time the dog viciously growls at whoever gets too close while the owner yanks him away without an apology or a simple smile. Since we recently got a little puppy we are extra cautious of them. We are always saying, “Watch out for the evil dog and mean lady!” Little did I know that these two would serve as a beautiful reminder for me. The other day, Andrew and I were making our way back to the apartment after walking Nash and boom, there they were. The face on the mean woman softened as soon as she laid eyes on Nash. As she was fighting to tame her dog she uttered, “how lucky to have a puppy to train from the beginning. Mine was adopted and had …

Celebrating Love

This past weekend I was up in Maine celebrating love. I am so so in love with weddings. This one was extra special as it was my boyfriends brother getting married. Although it wasn’t one of my own family members getting hitched, it sure felt that way. I’ve known my boyfriends family for 17 (?) years and they have always been like a second family to me. The drive up was amazing. The leaves, dear god the leaves!! I hardly noticed the 8+ hours in the car because it was like a never ending slideshow of trees and mountains and colors and lakes and beauty! It was all so beautiful. Ahh, life.   Thursday was the day for rehearsals and then the rehearsal dinner and speeches! I was so excited all week waiting for the speeches (bf thought i was evil due to the fact that he was giving one). I know it’s super hard to stand up in front of a bunch of people and talk about how you FEEL towards them. Trust me, I …

S p a c e

Woah. It’s been a long week. Do you ever get so busy you feel like the walls are caving in? I haven’t felt like that in a while but there it was this week, this feeling like I can’t breathe. This week has felt less like living and more like checking off boxes and counting down days. It’s Friday night and I find myself sitting here with all the boxes checked and no more days to count down, I reflect. What am I missing?  S   P   A   C   E. I crave it. I need it. Space for me is absolutely crucial. I need space to do the things that bring me back to myself when all else is spinning. I feel like I’m not the only one who feels this great pull deep inside to slow down and create more space in our schedules, in our minds, in our bodies, in our hearts. There is this great shift happening. We no longer accept the busyness. Yes, some do, but some don’t! …