As a female raised during the turn of the century; the Information Age; the Age of Media and Marketing; I have a skewed image of beauty and love. We're raised to believe that you find love when you look your best and you look your best when you're skinny, tall, and flawless. Okay, slight over … Continue reading Finding Love and Nourishment
My sophomore year of college was a grand time, it was the during an early Indian summer in 2010. I was somewhat engaged in school at Western Michigan. I was working at a gym, enjoying my newfound friends, and focusing on me. During this focus, I often felt compelled to skip class and partake in … Continue reading I am me. Be you. ❤
Well, Happy Valentine's Day you beautiful person! And also, Happy Full Moon Friday! Today is a lovely day and I couldn't be happier to share my thoughts with you. Today is the day of love, chocolate, and flowers. Now, I have a few issues with all of the things today represents. First of all, we … Continue reading Chocolate, Love, & Fat: A Valentine’s Day Rant
Valentine's Day brings up a lot of memories for me…mostly bad, a few good, and all hilarious. Where do I even start? Perhaps I'll begin at my earliest memory of an "adult" Valentine's Day…and by adult, I actually mean one that I was over the age of 15 and was sexually active. If you are my … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: The Best “Worst” Day of the Year
I'm pondering some feelings that have been coming up a lot lately. First and foremost, I will declare that I've been single for a year now. I was very close to getting involved with someone, but out of cowardice, I turned my back and ran from the closest thing I've had to romantic love in … Continue reading And I miss you. Or do I miss how you made me see myself?
The other night, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. This meeting was an annual gathering of engaged individuals involved with the Rainforest Action Network. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I like to stay involved in the fair food movement, no matter the place. … Continue reading The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.