6 Ways to Love Yourself by Taking Care of Your Mind

Part 2 of the Self-Love Series

Welcome back, my loves, for the second part of the Self-Love Series.

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason—that every experience we encounter shapes us in some way and is exactly what we need to experience at a given moment. And I believe that you clicked on this article for a reason. If you’re a close friend of mine, the reason could be that you’re just trying to support my creative project which is this blog (which is so sweet, and I love you all). But maybe you clicked on this article because you feel something lacking. Maybe you’re struggling to love and accept yourself. Maybe you’re looking for more ideas on self-care. Maybe you’re looking for someone to give you permission to love and take care of yourself in a world that can be very externally demanding. Continue reading “6 Ways to Love Yourself by Taking Care of Your Mind”

Dust of Gold: A Sampling of Poetry

One day the wind will speak to you.


Hopefully everyone is doing well.  I just got back from my two-week-long trip to India, which was absolutely amazing. There was lots of family time, delicious food cooked by my sweet aunts, buffalo and goats strolling down the streets, and some really heartwarming human connection. Traveling out of the country is always such a privilege, as it provides a great deal of perspective. I just love seeing how, in some countries, things are so different than what I’m used to in my daily life, yet it all works perfectly. It’s also really interesting to see how love and laughter serve as a kind of universal language. But that’s a thought for another post. Continue reading “Dust of Gold: A Sampling of Poetry”

The Importance of Surrender

How much do we want to struggle?

It’s comical really

that there is a



universal energy

whatever we may call it

that invented everything

on earth and in the heavens

in absolute flawlessness

yet we struggle so tragically

to trust that very same



universal energy

whatever we may call it

to handle the minuscule

troubles of our

meager lives—

instead remaining convinced

that somehow

we can do it better on our own. Continue reading “The Importance of Surrender”

On Embracing Solitude

It is through our aloneness that we are able to recharge.

There are many people in this world who feel uncomfortable with being alone. It’s understandable to a point—most people enjoy the sense of community and belonging that comes from spending time with friends and loved ones who care about them. However, finding joy in solitude is really important. It’s during our moments of aloneness that we have the opportunity to go inward, figure out who we are, think about what we want, and connect with our creativity. Continue reading “On Embracing Solitude”