“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it  logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

-Franz Kafka

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Fall Blouses $25 and Under from Amazon

Fall Blouses $25 and Under from Amazon

Hi! Yesterday I shared some olive green button downs (such a great Fall staple) to pair with whatever your heart desires, since it's a great color that will go with a ton! And well, since Fall is upon us, today I'm sharing 9 affordable blouses in a variety of colors,...

Live Lightly, Child

Live Lightly, Child

I woke up last week to my mind overflowing with scattered thoughts, clouding each other, swarming the landscape of my psyche and robbing me of peace before I could open my eyes. Quickly, I remembered my ritual of listing at least five things I'm grateful for before...

You Are A Force

You Are A Force

I confessed: I don’t know what I believe anymore, I don’t know who I am Wisely and calmly, she whispered:  As much as you feel like you’re floundering,  no longer on solid ground, without convictions,  I see someone with the strength of water You are...

Your Rainbow Awaits

Your Rainbow Awaits

Maya Angelou once said, "Every storm runs out of rain." I am not the biggest fan of rain, but this year in particular I feel so much gratitude for the moisture that has graced the valley that I call home. Now that the winter months have come and gone (the ones I...

Return To Your Soul

Return To Your Soul

I wonder how many people were taught to fully love themselves. My guess is not many. This must be why there is so much heartache in the world. Whose guardians truly demonstrated that art, day in and day out, each moment while raising a child into the world? Even the...

A Letter to My Children

A Letter to My Children

To my children: When you were born, so was I. Never had I been a mother of a daughter, then a mother of a son, and then a mother of three. In every moment since you’ve been here, I’ve been learning. Life sort of takes on a gravity that surpasses what exists in our...

Waking Up To Your Life

Waking Up To Your Life

Clarisse. She’s one of my favorite literary characters. Every November when I have the chance to teach Ray Bradbury’s classic Dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 to my sophomore classes, I ruminate about her character, drawing parallels to my own life. In case you aren’t...