Mediocrity has become somewhat of a curse word. I get why it has a bad rap- it’s the butt of many an Instagram quote, the fire added to many an insult, and seen as where one goes when one falls short of one’s goals. Okay, I’m done talking in “ones”. But, a book I’m currently … More Embracing Mediocrity: The Creative’s Journey
Back in the States, I was the kind of gal that would spend my time trying to figure out the root of world problems. I guess that is why I ended up getting a degree in Sociology, and how I ended up doing Peace Corps. It fascinated me to mull over and try to understand why problems … More Found: Your Clothing Donations
In the year 2013, in humid, beautiful Cape Town, a persona was born. Feisty-Black-Feminst Céline entered the realm of Twitter, and I have to admit, she was pretty badass With each passing year she led me to smarter, sassier and feistier Twitter/Instagram accounts with infinite jewels of wisdom to impart. However, around 2015 I had … More Farewell to Feisty Twitter-Me
Hey, Y’all! The past few weeks in my life have been a little insane. I’ve had shoots for school, papers due, work, dance rehearsals etc. and all of it just kind of hit me at once. Normally this kind of schedule would stress me out, this time though, I felt like I managed my stress … More 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress
I recently came to the decision to embrace what my naturally-athletic body wants to be: a buff, badass bitch. Why did it take this long, you may ask? Well, as most girls, I’ve been conditioned to make myself as small as possible. Being tall and athletic was this “curse” on me for all of my … More Small fo’ What?
Growing up, I always had options: in elementary school, I could choose between taking karate, dance, or music lessons. In middle school, if I needed a new top for the critical first-day-of-school outfit, Target or Marshall’s was always just a 10-minute car ride away. In high school, I got to choose between a couple of … More Abundance vs. Scarcity
Well, hello! It’s May, which in the U.S. of A, means it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who is quite human, and thus, has and/or will struggle with depression at some point, I thought I’d share a nugget or two of my experiences. **Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My nuggets of advice … More Removing the Stigma
By the time this blog post goes up, I will be at the eight month of my Peace Corps service. Soon, I will be enjoying my first vacation since being abroad (super exciting—even our own Sophie is gonna be there!). Honestly, that vacation couldn’t come soon enough. This adventure that I have been on has been amazing, … More A Guide To Mental Well-Being in the Boonies
Hey guys! You guys are in for a treat today because this is officially my first recipe post of 2018 on the blog! Yaaay, get excited! I really enjoy cooking and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to cook as much as I would have liked to over the last few months. I’ve started to get … More For The Love of Rice!
Hey, everyone! It is the dead of winter up here in Maine; I don’t remember the last time I walked to class without slipping on ice! This week I want to share an incredible book that is sure to add beauty and color to a bleak winter. It’s called The God of Small Things, written … More Book Recommendation