Category Archives: Soul

THE PATH TO SELF DISCOVERY

September 9, 2014

THE PATH TO SELF DISCOVERY

I’ve always considered myself a writer. Recently, I shared with my readers a behind-the-scenes look into WHY I WRITE. One of the greatest perks about being an avid writer is going back months or years later to read what I’ve once written. Reminiscing special memories, remembering hazy details or reflecting on how I’ve grown or changed—all reasons why Continue Reading »

MISCARRIAGE: My Walk Through The Darkest Valley

August 12, 2014

One of my favorite things about the New Year is getting a new planner. The first thing I do after unwrapping it is etch my loved ones’ birthdays and special holidays into its blank pages. I find it beautiful how a date, although random to most, can evoke such excitement and sentimentality to those it Continue Reading »

3 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY

July 29, 2014

3 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR JOY

I listened to a talk this past week that really rubbed me the wrong way. Boiled down, the message was that feeling overwhelmed is a normal and expected part of life. Furthermore, it was suggested that the only real place that true change and growth takes place is during times of feeling overwhelmed. Essentially, the place that Continue Reading »

WHEN TO JUST GO WITH THE FLOW

May 22, 2014

go with the flow

Imagine you’re floating on your back down a river. Your body—buoyant, relaxed, calm—moves with the current as it carries you. Surrendering to the river’s current, you let the water move and mold you with every turn, dip or surge. The course is easy and enjoyable as you go with the flow. Now imagine the current Continue Reading »

5 THINGS MODELING TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

May 14, 2014

5 THINGS MODELING TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

  For the mainstream, modeling is viewed as an alluring other world reserved for the tall, thin and beautiful. It’s the glamorous life sparkling with ethereal beauty, enviable success and excessive wealth. Many young girls stare wide-eyed at the cover of Vogue wishing on a shooting star that one day they could become the next Covergirl. I, too, was Continue Reading »

WHY I STOPPED WASTING TIME WISHING LIFE WERE FAIR

April 28, 2014

Recently, I’d been struggling with the concept of fairness. I’m in one particular situation at the moment that seems just plain unfair! Admittedly, I grumbled a bit too much about it. And my complaining led to one thing: A SOUR ATTITUDE! It’s happened to all of us. Someone else gets that something we want. We miss out. We draw Continue Reading »

3 REASONS WHY AUTHENTICITY WINS EVERY TIME

April 24, 2014

authenticity

Recently, I had the most amazing conversation with two new friends. I’m talking about one of those soul-bearing, heart-sharing, invigorating conversations that leaves you buzzing for the rest of the day. We exchanged stories and struggles and ah-ha moments over a delicious organic feast and beautiful, bold coffee. I’ve only known these women for 6 Continue Reading »

EMERGING FROM EUPHORIA: MY VACATION RECAP + LESSON LEARNED

April 21, 2014

EMERGING FROM EUPHORIA: MY VACATION RECAP AND LESSON LEARNED.

Last week, Craig and I went on vacation to beautiful Esperance, WA. Before leaving on our glorious adventure, I set the intention to leave my to-do list behind and spend the holiday just being present. No blogging. No work. No mental strain. My mind and body were crying out for a break from the busyness. I’d Continue Reading »

WHY IDLENESS IS ACTUALLY PRODUCTIVE

April 11, 2014

idleness

I think we can agree on one thing: life is perpetually busy. Our days are filled with appointments, obligations, tasks, and social activities. Idleness is the last thing on anyone’s mind because life’s to-do list is never-ending. I used to enjoy making checklists because I loved that sense of accomplishment I felt from putting a Continue Reading »

THE SECRET TO FINDING HAPPINESS

March 27, 2014

Have you ever wished you could go back to childhood when life was simple and the biggest worry was how you were going to fit all your favorite stuffed animals around the table at your pretend tea party? I mean, you didn’t want to leave anyone out! Or if tea parties weren’t your thing, maybe Continue Reading »