French Bread with Maple Glaze (vegan and GF optional)

I don’t know about you, but 2018 has already been pretty jam packed with work. It seems that without my full knowledge or intentional accepting, the past few days have become a bit overloaded with work. Now listen, don’t get me wrong — I am so insanely grateful to be able to stay busy doing [...]

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 [...]

Do Less // Let Yourself Be Blessed //

To say that it has been a difficult and challenging season would be quite an understatement. When some people are going through a tough time, they lay around on the couch and watch Netflix endlessly. While extremes aren't always healthy, sometimes I wish I could be on that end of the spectrum. Instead, the driven [...]

My Painted Desert: O J A I

We want it all, don't we? The excitement and opportunity of city life, along with the quaint, peaceful serenity of being far from traffic, overpopulation, and constant work. Living in balance isn't always an easy thing for me to navigate, but I have found that it is crucial to my overall health. There truly is [...]

My Place of Worship

Tonight, I found myself exhausted as my body entered my little bedroom and fell to the twin mattress on the floor. Instantly, irritation grew and grew inside of me as my next door neighbor's smoke detector was beeping nonstop through the paper thin walls, loudly, every 20 seconds. My initial reaction was to complain. Surely, [...]