Soooo I’ll admit, I was a skeptic at first – a HUGE skeptic. I just didn’t really understand the phenomenon of meditation and to be honest, I don’t think I was ready to try to understand it… + Isn’t that just some hippy-dippy thing that people pretend to do and pretend that they’re invested in just to sound cool? + How on earth does someone actually just STOP and do nothing except sit and be with themselves for an extended period of time? + How do you just quit social media, stop checking in, disconnect and be with you & only you? + How do you get your brain to turn off, shut down, be quiet? + What do you even do? Those were my thoughts on meditation before I started trying it for myself.…

View Post

Hi hi! Happy almost weekend! Woo! Have any big plans? Today I thought I’d do a fun, quick Valentine’s Day version of The Friday Five. I haven’t done one of these posts in SO long… and I kind of forgot how much I love them! / five things i am loving: Just a whole random assortment of things lately… > My new iPhone: I feel as though I go through phones SO quick and recently I just bought an iPhone 7. I really wanted the iPhone 7 Plus [ I don’t really know why… I feel like the size would end up driving me INSANE! ] but I settled on the plain ol’ 7. And let me tell you – I love it. I finally got the rose gold phone and I have the cutest clear Kate…

View Post

Hi hi! How’s it going? SO much on my mind lately that I’m dying to dig deeper into and share & let me tell you, they’re all over the map. A little overview of a few things coming up on the blog in the next weeks – horoscopes, moon cycles ( OMG!! ), meditation, gut health, antioxidants, oils, deodorant, turmeric, bloat… and the list goes on. For today, we’ll keep it easy & talk personality. Anyone out there ever feel like they don’t fit into the category of introvert, but also know that you aren’t exactly an extrovert either? I’ve always known that I wasn’t completely an introvert because I do like to go out, talk to people, share my life with people ( duh ) and have a good time when I’m with others. BUT…

View Post

Hey hey hey! I don’t know about you but winter is totally kickin’ my booty this year. It’s only fitting that this post go out today. On Blue Monday. Myth or not, believe it or not, Blue Monday is one of those things. You’re either into it, or you’re not. You believe it and live it, or you’re annoyed by it and think it’s total nonsense. No matter which side you fall on, it is something that is constantly talked about and hyped up each and every year. If you’re not familiar with it – Blue Monday falls on the third Monday of every January. It is noted that this particular date each year falls far enough from Christmas that all of the holiday hoopla has died down, gift debts have rolled in & become real,…

View Post

>> my mom knows how much I love Paris… the clock is even set to Paris’ timezone  Here we are a week into January and I’m still not completely OK with the fact that Christmas is over. We took our tree down today ( finally! ) and the house seems so bare without it. And the twinkling lights, garland, and pops of red & green. Getting back into the swing of things of school and work is actually kind of killing me, but it’ll get smoother. I have an extra class this semester ( 6 instead of 5 ) and I’m working 2 extra days a week, compared to last semester… I’m still not sure why I thought this was all a good idea???? This weekend has been a whirlwind, but I honestly feel as…

View Post