weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

I’m ever frustrated by the embracement of ignorance that seems so popular in this culture. When I look at why, it’s because it happens little by little, and the small transgressions all add up, but there is desperate refusal to look at the picture that’s created. Education is the key to fixing anything. I really can’t come up with easier solutions. Education is something I … Continue reading weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

Solitude

Solitude is more important than we give credit. It’s something most of us are missing so much that we don’t even know what it is that we crave. Solitude is where we can just be, where we are true, where there is no judgement or expectation. Everyone seems so concerned with being busy, as though the busiest person wins. Busy is overrated. Busywork always annoyed … Continue reading Solitude

a fire inside

“Will the flood behind me, put out the fire inside me?” No music seems to contemplate the eternal struggles of my existence so much as that by AFI. I have felt this so deeply, so many times. Feeling everything so deeply, in fact, that you wonder if it will swallow you whole and you’ll just cease to exist? Will the vast mass of tedious and … Continue reading a fire inside

on staying wild and true

Like many introverts, my inner world is deep and well developed. I see myself as that person. I think that others see glimpses of me. They know certain things, have a sense of others…but I realize that I do not present, always, as deeply as I exist. I think the reason people come to me in times of crisis, is because this is where I … Continue reading on staying wild and true

Beautiful Rugged – BOOK REVIEW

I love a book I can just pick up and get totally immersed in. Sara V. Zook is one of those authors I can trust to deliver a good read, so I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Beautiful Rugged. If you haven’t read her other books yet, you can get them here. This one only took me a couple hours, … Continue reading Beautiful Rugged – BOOK REVIEW

loss is deep, but love is exponential

My nephew passed away today. He was 3.  He had a lot of complications throughout his short life – but you know what was completely uncomplicated? All the love. My amazing niece sat in my lap and read this to me today. It’s a beautiful book, and while it was to help her and her brother with understanding, it was comforting to me as well. … Continue reading loss is deep, but love is exponential

favorite playlist – deep dark indie

Need some hauntingly beautiful melodies to vibe with your melancholic mood? A few of my favorites on the list are: Arsonist’s Lullaby by Hozier | Come Find Me by Emile Hainie, Lykki Li, & Romy | Depraved by Mammals | Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl by Wet | Station by Lapsley | Waiting Game by Banks Continue reading favorite playlist – deep dark indie

accepting pain and the unknown

It happened again this morning. I was thinking about working from a coffee shop today. Sounds easy enough, right? Not when you’re chronically ill, and highly sensitive. You have to consider a lot of things that other people don’t. Like, I typically like coffee shop environments. They’re made to be comfortable, and workable. The ambiance is something I can work with for a while. I … Continue reading accepting pain and the unknown

in the loop, with this photo sharing device

Photos are all about connection and memory, and in this digital age, where everyone takes photos, but no one sees them ever again, we need innovative ways to share them. I’d love to try one of these out ASAP. I bought a digital frame for my grandma before, hoping that it was easy for family to update, but it eventually just went away. My mom just … Continue reading in the loop, with this photo sharing device

comfort and color for dreary days

Cold and dreary days can seriously get you down. Especially where I live, the weather gets dreary for about half of the year.  Creating a comfortable environment is super important for highly sensitive people. With winter’s arrival, you might need to kick up the color in your space to help energize and balance your environment. I came across an easy way to add color and comfort … Continue reading comfort and color for dreary days