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    10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself During Pregnancy

    “I’m very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped into one.” – Emma Watson 1. I am stronger than I have given myself credit for. For years, I endured someone telling me I wasn’t enough. I thought that the fact that I stayed much longer than I should have in a toxic relationship made me weak. However, I never lost my hope. I never lost my optimism. I never gave up. Now I realize, it took a lot of strength to hold myself up no matter how hard someone tried to tear me down.…

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    Truth Telling and The Human Condition

    “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) One of the things that lights my soul up and ignites my creativity more than anything is attending the theater. I have seen countless fantastic productions, and traveled throughout 3 countries (and counting) to attend shows. One of the things I’ve noticed is that from Shakespeare to the hottest new musical, I always find myself connected to the character’s stories. Their fear, anger, frustration, heartbreak, joy, triumphs, and love stories. Why…

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    Facing The Fear Of Vulnerability

    “Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment; it is the birthplace of everything we are hungry for.” – Brene Brown Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. However, it is one of the things I keep most private in my life. Some of my closest friends have never seen my writing, aside from personal holiday cards I make out to them. In fact, I am about 1,000 times more likely to share my stories with complete strangers. When I started this blog, I made a separate Instagram account. To this day, only my childhood best friend and significant other know about any of…

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    Relationships: The Bachelor, Love, and Letting Go

    “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Brigitte Nicole  While I don’t watch a ton of reality tv, there is one show I am borderline obsessed with: The Bachelor. Perhaps its the hopeless romantic in me that is always rooting for love. It could simply be my curiosity. Either way, I find myself glued to the television on Monday nights, and this season, the show has been quite thought provoking. I think many of us expected Becca K. to go back to her ex after he made the grand gesture of flying all the way…

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    Inspiration and Weekend Vibes

    “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain Some mornings, inspiration hits before I even open my eyes, and I hit the ground running. Other days, its like pulling teeth trying to pull one creative thought from my mind. I listen to my favorite podcasts, read exerts from my favorite books, and watch performance art on youtube. Some days, I give up on creativity, grumbling “I hope I see you tomorrow.” However, some days, right when I am on the edge of frustration, I am quiet for a moment…and the magic happens. Many of us are filling our minds so full of outside stimuli…

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    Girls Compete, Women Empower

    “Some women fear the fire, some women simply become it…” – r.h. sin Lately, I’ve been feeling a lot of gratitude and appreciation for what I have. I wake up in the morning thrilled to have a cup of coffee and start writing. Some days, my mind starts racing and forming sentences before I even open my eyes. For years I’ve been drawn to the quote, “Do something that makes you jump out of bed in the morning.” I finally understand that kind of joy-filled motivation. When I’m feeling particularly good, I like to go out in the world and try to spread a little love. Usually, I’m met with positivity,…

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    Life is Your Stage – Embrace Your Creativity!

    “Every woman has the power to seduce the world with her uniqueness, passion, and creativity.” – Donna Karan What are you are naturally good at? What moves you to tears? What makes your heart race and your entire nervous system switch to overdrive? We all have a unique talent to share with the world. I believe that one of the main sources of unhappiness stems from stifling our creativity. We let fear and insecurity stand in our way, and refuse to share our passion with the world. How can we feel fulfilled and happy if we are ignoring the things that make us feel the most? I spent most of…

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    Relationships – Never Dull Your Sparkle!

    “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you are wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga  Most of us want to find and keep love. We dream of finding someone who will love us unconditionally. Who will encourage us to be ourselves. Who will understand us deeply. The start of a new romance feels promising. You put one another on a pedestool and are blinded by, or choose to blissfully ignore, little things that in a few months you will criticize relentlessly. Then the…

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    Take Off The Mask – Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful!

    “We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin” – Andre’ Berthiaume Society teaches us that in order to be beautiful: We should cover-up. We should conceal. We should use a filter. So we wear our make-up, and our masks, and pretend we are okay. When people ask how we are doing, we say that we are “great.” We post our favorite photos and hi-lights on social media to make ourselves look important. Yet, I know many of us want more. I know I do. I want to talk to the woman who is brave enough to take off…

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    The Key To Self-Acceptance

    “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohandesa Najumi I spent most of my life being overly concerned with the thoughts and opinions of others. When I felt disapproval from someone I loved, I withdrew into myself, feeling confused, ashamed, and guilty. I desperately wanted love and approval, and felt I was letting others down by being me. What I have learned is that trying to please the world is the surest way to leave yourself feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and inauthentic. Why should any woman feel guilty about being exactly who she is? Unless you are purposely causing harm…