Confessions of a Hypocrite

We're all hypocrites. Let's just get that out of the way. We believe in one thing and do another, contradicting ourselves more times than we care to admit, which is exactly why we don't admit it, even to ourselves. Not sure where your beliefs and actions clash? I'll start with a few common hypocrisies to … Continue reading Confessions of a Hypocrite


Excuse Me? Why You Should Stop Making Excuses

I'm too tired. I don't have enough time. It's not really a priority. Excuses like these get in our way of doing what we want far too often. I'm speaking from experience, and admittedly I've been making more and more excuses for myself that keep me from doing the things I'm passionate about. And that's … Continue reading Excuse Me? Why You Should Stop Making Excuses

International Reflections: Australia

I've been away from this blog for far too long, mainly because I went on vacation to Australia! (The last almost two weeks I really have no explanation for...) Going back, this trip was first proposed by my father, who had been saying that he had wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can … Continue reading International Reflections: Australia

What’s a SCOBY? And Other Kombucha Questions

For the last few months I've been brewing kombucha at home. For those unfamiliar with it, kombucha is a fermented tea product. It really just stems from sugar, tea and a SCOBY (we'll get to that soon). At its roots, it's simple, which is what drew me in - along with the fact that I love tea. … Continue reading What’s a SCOBY? And Other Kombucha Questions

A Playlist for a Stronger You

Every time I'm at the gym, I am reminded of the powerful effects of music on the mind and body. I dread the days that I don't have headphones. First off, I'm afraid that somebody is going to come up and talk to me because I don't look preoccupied. (I'm sure that sounds rude, but when I'm … Continue reading A Playlist for a Stronger You

Don’t Just “Share” Your Travel Plans, Live Them

Wanderlust is a great thing when it leads us to experiences that open our eyes, changes our perspective and brings us to places we could never imagine in our wildest dreams. It can also be just that: lust. It can start and end right there. Sharing a video of an isolated natural wonder on Facebook or following … Continue reading Don’t Just “Share” Your Travel Plans, Live Them

Why Writing Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad Word

I hear so many people say "I hate writing," to which I respond, "But, why?" Even though I ask, I typically assume I already know the answer. It probably stems back to high school, or maybe even grade school. Resentment comes from years of being forced to adhere to the same templates, the same beginning-middle-end equations. Nothing … Continue reading Why Writing Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad Word