As a latecomer to self-care, I have understandably grasped on to the idea as tightly as if I’d discovered it myself…much like my reaction to, say, hearing Radiohead’s OK Computer album back in the day. Unlike that album, however, I sometimes have trouble pushing ‘play’ on my self-care intentions. But very much like the album, […]

In case you don’t know this about me already, let me tell you: I’m kind of a big fan of Prince. If you’d like to read an emo account about how I came to his music, you can read about that HERE. If you’d like to read an equally emo account about how I made […]

Oh, Mendocino!

Apr 15, 2019

As magical places go, the Mendocino Coast is way, way up there on the top of the list. The combination of bright, grassy greens, dramatic rolling drop-offs, crashing blue-grey ocean waters and majestic, towering redwoods dotting the landscape make this super-chill destination spot one of my all-time favorites. And let’s face it – we all […]

A recent gift sent me on a very unexpected, and somewhat brief, journey into the self-care world. Granted, I’m flirting a little with some aspects of the concept, and find myself eavesdropping on conversations happening in the self-care coffee shop of my imagination, but I am still figuring out how to fully embrace it. It’s […]

So, ummm…why don’t we all live in Portland? I mean, I haven’t been to every city in the United States, but Portland has to be one of the absolute coolest, right? And I don’t think it’s just because they *have* to be cool to make up for the supposedly-crappy weather, either. I think Portland is […]

  I love coffee. I also had to let go of coffee. In my angsty youth, coffee was everything. Walking into a warm room, that acidic, oily smell in the air, and because of the era during which I most drank the stuff, usually some couches around and hints of peppermint or vanilla floating into […]

This is a placeholder. Writing about family, at least for me, and at least about my family, was one of those ‘seemed like a good idea at the time’ ideas, which now has me feeling puzzled and mute. The problem isn’t that I have nothing to say; it’s that I have so much. Where do […]

When enough people say to me “you really should check this place out,” I tend to listen. Sometimes even if said place involves hiking. On a recent trip to Denver, I was so surprised to find that the Red Rocks Amphitheater was just a short drive away (read: as usual, I did no research beforehand). […]

  I think it’s probably no secret that I love to read. It’s the one thing I consistently use for pleasure, self-care, distraction from life, a reward, a rest, and to ignore all of the other things I need to be doing. I’d say it’s kind of a problem but…it’s reading. On the flipside, people […]

Awwwww yeah my people, it’s the season of giving! We are about to get cuh-razy in here with the complete and total randomness of this guide – you are welcome in advance. See, I’ve never been terribly organized, very polished, much of a pre-planner…you get the idea. So perhaps my sending you this guide on […]