Why you’re not afraid of an unknown future //

I went for a beautiful walk around Pasadena yesterday evening, and as I looked around at families, couples, homes and front yards, my mind wandered to the future. Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) where upon waking up, you already have a sense of worry or dread? You're not alone. I've [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 4: Losing. Adjusting. Reclaiming. 

This time 3 years ago, it was my wedding day. Friends were gathered. Family was present. I took my dad's arm as he walked me "down the aisle", which was really around a coy pond. It was pouring rain. Nothing went as planned. Yet I felt incredibly at peace. It was beautiful. Later on toward [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 3: Holy Cannoli 

This time 3 years ago, it was the night before my wedding. It was raining and hailing so hard during the rehearsal that it honestly feels like one quick blur. The journey from the venue to to the rehearsal dinner, however, felt like the longest most treacherous 3 mile drive ever. Los Angeles really wasn't [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 2: Conditions

This time 3 years ago, I was just two more nights away from the big event. With all the chaos, family in town, and details to conquer, I was in desperate need of more restful time. My mom and I decided to spend the day together just doing typical pre-wedding girl things, and doing our [...]

It’s okay that I’m a paradox.

It's okay that I'm a paradox. It's okay that I don't fit inside a box. It's okay that the beginning of this post rhymes, and the rest isn't going to. For most of my life, I thought it was about the box. The labels. I gave them to myself and to other people in order [...]

Why Religion Cannot Save You.

I believe that the beautiful gems in this world have known suffering and loss, and have found their way from the depths. In our moments of brokenness, we wrestle with everything we've ever known, and only then can we find a peace that surpasses all understanding. Healthy, beautiful people don't just happen by accident. But [...]

To The Human Who Said I’ll Never Change The World.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article (which you can read here) on the difference between being a world changer and just being opinionated. Essentially, my point is that I am an incredibly opinionated person, but I have found that no message will be heard, received, or valued if it isn't pure in motive [...]