body, mind, + soul: a long journey

We’re about to get real and raw. I’m going to share a story from my life that I honestly never thought I’d have the guts to share. It’s long, years long. So I ask that you bare with me while I’m digging into this with you.  I’m sharing my journey with my eating disorder now…

culture

This is a little passage I wrote two years ago. Something must have been weighing on my heart at this time. I’m so passionate about learning, especially about how others live their lives in different cultures. I’ve been privileged enough to meet amazing people from all over the world and call them friends and family….

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Today has been insane. I have been running non-stop all morning and afternoon— going to Paducah for doctors appointments and running by work to fill out paperwork. I also had to run to the groceries and that in itself was an adventure, to say the least. So it brings me great joy to be able…

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my biggest passions besides writing is cooking delicious, soul warming, wholesome, easy to make and share, food. My parents made sure from a young age that I was in the kitchen watching and learning from them. No joke every time my dad has grilled or cooked since I turned 15, I’ve been there…

October

Fall is my favorite, yet least favorite time of year. It’s a transition from summer’s hot, long days, to fall’s cool, long nights. Something about the fall aesthetic is so wonderful to me. I can’t get enough of the changing, falling leaves, crisp mornings, the feeling of breaking out my doc martin’s and leggings, sipping…

Over The Years: self reflection

It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday busyness of life and forget all we’ve accomplished in our lives thus far. Since receiving my kidney transplant, I’ve been thinking about all the things I’ve been blessed to experience over the years. I think we find ourselves so engrossed with what’s to come—or worrying we…

Rose Water Toner

I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t love the smell of a rose. I became inspired to make a batch of rose water when I ran out of my rose water hair perfume from Urban Outfitters. The glass bottle still smelled amazing and it gave me the idea: how hard could it be to…

I beat CKD.

I’m laying here, in my hospital bed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at 1:00 am. And it hits me. The thing I thought at one point would never come. The thing I’ve known was inevitable for the past 6 years. The thing that has helped mold and shape me. The thing I’ve been on my…

My Little Skin Care Secrets

So maybe they aren’t super secret, but they are my secret weapons to glowy + hydrated skin on the daily. I’ll admit, I’ve been tremendously blessed with clear skin,  I don’t have to do a lot for my skin to keep it clear. So this regime may not be one to replace yours, but rather…

My Journey

This was written in late 2016. I had it private, but decided to post it once more. I hope someone can gain something from it— Life is a journey. We all have been given life, a journey, we’re adding to our story every day. It is so important to me to know people’s story. I…