“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their
Living with less is a journey. It’s taken me years — years — to get where I am today and I’m still learning and making zero-waste gains. Part of that learning is discovering new products and adjusting based on personal preference. Since I last posted about personal products, I’ve given up on toothpaste that I
“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith I recently took an online quiz that calculates your reading speed and then estimates the number of books you could read if you did so for just 30 minutes per day. My number was 83 books. This revelation triggered simultaneous feelings of excitement (I can
It’s a new year and an opportunity to approach the next 365 days (or, 352 since we’re nearly two weeks in) from the place of a fresh start and renewal. Not that anyone needs a calendar to dictate when they can make a fresh start but the new year does lend itself pretty nicely to
“We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.” ~Trevor Noah, Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Despite the craziness that was 2018, I succeeded in carving out time here and
Looking for a meal that is: Easy? Check. Healthy? Check. Vegan? Check. Delicious? Double check. This is one of those recipes that could easily convince you that veganism is the way to go. Seriously. It’s not only super simple and easy to make but packs such flavor while also offering a diversity of textures.
Intended as a side, we made this dish our main and it more than held up to the job. In full disclosure, I gobble up any type of winter squash — especially if it’s roasted — so my review is probably a bit skewed. But, we enjoyed the diverse flavors and textures of this dish.
“Poetry is like passion–it should not be merely pretty; it should overwhelm and bruise.” ― Kate Quinn, The Alice Network I’ve never been big on New Year’s Eve celebrations. First of all, the expectation that you must stay out until at least midnight just puts way too much undue pressure on me. And then there are the unwritten expectations
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~Rilke Twenty eighteen will be known as the year of everything because, well, just about every big life event happened. The pinnacle, of course, is that I married my best friend in June. But, there was also a promotion and a
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket I set a variety of reading goals for myself this year in an attempt to 1) read more books, 2) participate fully in book club discussions and, 3) challenge myself by reading books I wouldn’t normally choose. And, while I