Coffee Anyone?

Perched on a tall, pebbly-gray vinyl chair in my grandparent's cozy kitchen, I stare at the coffee pot sitting on the stove, willing the liquid inside to begin playing its game of peek-a-boo in the clear glass knob on top. I hear it before I see it. I watch as my grandpa removes the pot…

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Back to Normal (As if That’s a Thing)

Seems a lifetime ago that I had a Monday morning like today. A little GMA while drinking a soy latte. (Made for me by me. Sorry Starbucks.) Sprouted grain toast covered with a liberal layer of Earth Balance and freshly ground peanut butter. And laundry. Lots and lots of laundry. And in between loads of…

I’m Challenging You to Use Your Words to Make the World a Kinder Place

I'm sure by now most of you have seen or heard about the Covington High School video. It's kinda hard to miss, unless you've been living under a rock. I'm also fairly confident you have an opinion about the whole thing. But I'm wondering, would your opinion change if: the boy in the video had…

Feeling a Bit Melancholy After This Thanksgiving Weekend

It was a different kind of Thanksgiving. Typically, Thanksgiving is a blur. And a bit stressful. In all honesty, as much as I want it to be all about family, Thanksgiving feels like one big checklist. I don't think I ever fully appreciated the day. But this Thanksgiving was different. To begin with, we kicked off…

A Weekend Wrap in More Pictures Than Words

Hello, Friends! I hope your weekend was everything you needed it to be. Sometimes I am craving a weekend full of productivity (like, you know, when you've just moved and you are trying to make your house a home), while at other times I am desperate for a weekend that restores my mind, body, and…