Little Black Dresses

Do you ever look at old pictures of yourself and think what was that supposed to accomplish or why was that considered trendy? How would you feel if you got to the end of your life, looked back at who you were as a person, and thought the same thing? I used to want people to know me. I wanted them to understand who I was, what I experienced, when I felt certain emotions, where my intentions came from, why I functioned the way I do. I wanted them to see my layers, appreciate my quirks, and accept me for […]

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Scatter Beauty

Isn’t it comforting to know that the universe is just as scattered as we are sometimes? Just as our lives become messy and disheveled, so do our surroundings. The warm, sunny days fade to cold and dreary. The once thriving flowers wither and the leaves fall to the ground in every possible direction. Every year nature goes through a transition period from blooming to seemingly battered, and we eagerly snap pictures of it, write poetry about it, and label it as breathtaking and beautiful. Let’s reflect on that for a moment. We as humans follow that same cyclical pattern from […]

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A Season for Giving

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. I instantly get a warm and fuzzy feeling every time I hear Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and I dream about cozying up next to a crackling fire as nature paints a Thomas Kincaid scene outside. It’s hard to not love this season with its glittering lights, extravagant parades, and dazzling décor displays. However, beyond all of these things lies a feeling, what some may call the true spirit of Christmas, that finds a way to fulfill something inside of us that can’t quite be explained. For many years I […]

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Elderberry Syrup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – lights are twinkling, bells are jingling, and germs are mingling. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a cold, or better yet, the flu. I struggled for years with catching a bug right around the holidays. It didn’t matter how many Vitamin C tablets I took or how many times I washed my hands, I’d wind up sick around Thanksgiving or Christmas, or worse – both. A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to Elderberry syrup and my medicine cabinet was changed forever. Elderberries have been used for centuries to naturally […]

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Success Will Find You

Success isn’t a trophy case or a bank balance. It’s neither a street address, nor a highest summit. It’s not an age or a gender or a skin tone. It’s not defined by a piece of paper or a promotion. It doesn’t mean never failing, but rather always rising. It has no universal definition and is as unique as the individuals striving for its glory. And it is yours. Yours for the making. Yours for the taking. Yours to build upon, yours to spread beyond, yours to achieve. So go. Go be, go see, go do. Chase your dreams and […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness has been puzzling human beings for centuries. But why? What is happiness? How can we all just be perpetually happy? I’m not a happiness expert and I don’t profess to be the happiest person alive. However, I’ve become increasingly aware of how and when my own happiness manifests, and as a result have come to my own conclusions about what it means to be happy. Happiness isn’t a one size fit all state of being and it’s important to include that caveat in how we define, and thus seek, happiness. Being happy is a unique experience that […]

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Dirt Cake

| Servings: 20 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 2 hours | In my introduction to “Eat”, I noted that there would be some sweet tooth indulgences for the one of those days moments. This is one of those posts. I don’t think it’s necessary to say, but I’ll reiterate: this is the epitome of a cheat day recipe. There is absolutely nothing healthy about this dish and personally, it’s my favorite sin. I’ve made this countless times over the past decade and it gets the same crowd pleasing reaction every single time. It’s a quick and easy no […]

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Welcome Abundance

Make room in your life for abundance. What does that even mean? How do you do that and how much room does “abundance” even need? Abundance by definition means plentifulness of the good things of life, or prosperity. However, abundance doesn’t just refer to tangible items like material things or money. You can have an abundant life by letting your cup overflow with health, peace, love, knowledge, bliss, and the list goes on. By welcoming abundance into your life, you’re simply emptying yourself of the thoughts and habits that create limitations, and making space for growth and prosperity. So how […]

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