Inner Thoughts

Inner thoughts are a wild ride of emotion, but it’s those deep and meaningful thoughts that allow us to relate to one another and bond through feelings and perspective.  It’s these thoughts that allow us to showcase another side of ourselves, a beautiful and authentic one through writing.

I’ve always believed that writing is one of the best forms of self-expression and one that has the power to move you through personal stories, musings and sometimes even rants. Brought to you from the heart are my thoughts and perspectives on life, love and everything in between.

 

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In My Skin

Pairs Well With…A Carefree Attitude + Confidence + Big Smiles There comes a time in each of our lives where we have a moment and “get it.”  We just get it.  We didn’t then, but we do now. A couple of days ago, I had my very first blog photo shoot.  That, in and of itself,…

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

Pairs Well With…”Chase It” by Ashley Dubose, a Minneapolis favorite (LOVE this song!)   In a hallway conversation with my colleague last week, he asked how I liked my new job, and how my blog was coming along, mentioning that he thoroughly likes and is touched by my writing.  I told him I was working to…

It Is What It Is

Pairs Well With…”Acceptance doesn’t mean you agree with, condone, appreciate, or even like what has happened.  Acceptance means that you know, regardless of what happened, that there is something bigger than you at work.  It also means you know that you are okay and will continue to be okay.” – Iyanla Vanzant For any of…

Coffee & Middle Fingers

Pairs Well With…  A Side of Snark + Soapbox + Cranky pants + A Skinny Vanilla Latte Today, I do not want to get out of bed.  I don’t want to deal with reality, and I certainly don’t want to adult. I don’t want to act bright and shiny when I’m not feeling sparkly, but…

Voices of Reason

Pairs Well With… Intuition + Trust + Transformation More than ever before, I am tuned into myself and my needs.  I know what makes me tick, what excites me and where I’m heading in life.  I spend time seeking moments of clarity, confronting and hurdling conflict, and understanding what I am capable of accomplishing. I’m…

Top 10 First Date Ideas

Pairs Well With… A positive frame of mind + A glass of wine + The Great Love Debate The overwhelming percentage of first dates usually falls into the category of one of these three: Dinner, Drinks, or Coffee.  Now I don’t consider coffee to really be a first date, more like a pre-interview to qualify…

Single vs. Taken: A Comparison

Pairs Well With… Knowing what you want in life + Understanding your relationship potential At various points in our life, we debate whether we want to be single or in a relationship. Am I ready?  Can I do this?  Do I want to do this?  Have I achieved what I want by myself? Am I a…

Perfectly Imperfect

Pairs Well With… “Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life.  Sometimes amazing people make bad choices.  It doesn’t mean they are bad people.  It means they are human.” – Unknown I don’t understand why life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, something…

With Love From Sedona: Embracing A Solo Adventure

Pairs Well With… Being out on the open road Picture yourself standing, looking out into endless amounts of beauty in the middle of nowhere.  Alone.  You hear nothing but the breeze and the faint sound of water at a distance.  The world is still.  Just you.  Just the universe. In fall of 2015, I published…