Bones, Broth, & the Basics

I always knew there was something different about my mom's soup. This wasn't a constant in our diet, but it stuck out mostly during my high school and college days. No matter what the main ingredients in her soup were, mung beans for Ayurvedic cleansing or mushrooms and lentils because those were the only things … Continue reading Bones, Broth, & the Basics

It’s Okay to Not Know

The other day, I called my dad, in tears, telling him that I didn't want to be an adult anymore. His response…"but your whole life all you've ever wanted was to grow up…" concerned, that his daughter, 1500 miles away, was having a break down and wanted to give up. But it wasn't that I … Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Know

You Complete Me. Why do you always look for someone else to “complete” ourselves?

I had to say goodbye to someone who swept me off my feet. I fell hard. Very hard. In the best way - the real way - the way that it is healthy to fall. I'm still falling and I'm not holding back. I'm allowing the emotions to churn, and the tears to fall, and … Continue reading You Complete Me. Why do you always look for someone else to “complete” ourselves?

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Celebrating Ostara

Today is the Spring Equinox. The first day of the season of rebirth, growth, and warmer weather! We start our gardens, planting seeds, and reminiscing about the winter weather. In the Judeo-Christian mindset, we're preparing for Easter and/or Passover, holidays that celebrate certain historical events. In the Pagan mindset, we celebrate Ostara - stemming from … Continue reading In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Celebrating Ostara

Diggin’ a Ditch: Dave Matthew’s Band: Memories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7kEJJ4-_KY Today's daily prompt is about a song that brings back memories. Oh, do I have a million of those. But I chose one, one that brings back good and bad memories. One that comes on when I'm driving and I blast the music, sing along, and always get the lyrics wrong. Listen along to … Continue reading Diggin’ a Ditch: Dave Matthew’s Band: Memories.

Finding Love and Nourishment

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

I am me. Be you. <3

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. ❤

Valentine’s Day: The Best “Worst” Day of the Year

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