Solitude & Resiliency

“We only truly find ourselves in periods of solitude.” -Willow Smith. This morning I was listening to Red Table Talk while I was in LA Fitness getting ready, as I usually do, and this quote just resonated with me. I’ve experienced many periods of solitude, on a normal every day basis and during prolonged periods. […]

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Comfort Zone: Friend or Foe?

Hi, friends. It’s been a while! It will probably be awhile before my next post, too, but I had some time to reflect over the past 2 weeks. As I was gazing out of my window while riding the train in Scotland, I began to contemplate the idea of “comfort zones” and just what their […]

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Tips for Traveling on a Budget

There are people who value material, and there are people who value experience. I can appreciate material to an extent, but I firmly believe that travel is the most precious gift that money can buy. Traveling enhances our lives in so many ways, it makes us kinder, gentler, more compassionate and empathetic, more grateful and […]

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You Have TOO MANY Friends!

“The more the merrier” DOES NOT apply to your circle of friendships. Whether you’re thinking “I always keep my circle small” or “But relationships are everything?” you may want to hear me out. I used to be that person who was constantly processing my trust and affection issues as positives by rationalizing that people are […]

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Family: Building Us Up or Breaking Us Down?

For those with the perfect, functional, cinematic home life where everyone gets along great all of the time and life is just grand- we don’t relate on this level, so this post might not be for you. I still love you, but this isn’t for you. If thats not you, did you… Grow up in a […]

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An Atheist’s take on the “Woman of God”

They say they want to be a “woman of God” as if it is such a righteous and glorifying thing. What does it mean? Is there any alternative that is not negative, wrong, or damning? For a few years in my teens, I was very religious. I went to church every Sunday morning, was involved […]

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