The Naked Truth About Pirate’s Cove

Calm after the storm; an expression that doesn’t quite articulate the beauty that was found down a muddy path and through a rocky opening at a local beach in Central California. After the stormy wea...

A Unique Idea

It’s a unique idea: the belief in the power of people. This belief inspired Sonja Rasula’s brainchild and a movement that not only helps the local economy, but that brings people together. The we...

It’s the Little Things

You know how everyone always talks about the bigger picture? Look at the bigger picture. Think about the bigger picture. In the scheme of the bigger picture, the little things don’t matter. But what...

The One Where We Almost Ended Up in Mexico.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and you know what that means?! Pumpkin spice lattes, consumerism, and lots of family time, OH MY! If you’re anything like me, the holidays are the best time...

Fall Into the New Season

Don’t let the abnormally high temperatures fool you. My favorite season is officially here! You know what that means? It’s time to nest and decorate for fall. My roommates and I were inspired to d...

Growing My Wings

Change (n): the act or instance of making or becoming different. It is often a hard pill to swallow. Pets run away.  Loved ones die. Wars happen without reason or rhyme. We grow up, getting older eve...

13 Things About the 1989 World Tour

It’s just another drive home after work and as always, I’m blasting my life anthem(s) from 1989. I attempt to paint pictures of how this weekend will unfold at Staples Center in Los Angeles fo...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Our to-do lists will always be full. We will always have laundry and need to go to the grocery store. Our dry cleaning will always need to be picked up. Even though I’m practically already basically...

Over the Rainbow

Judy Garland mused it best in 1939 when she strolled along a haystack and crooned “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  We’ve all been there – wanting to see if the grass really was greener on ...

‘Twas a Hard Summer

Monday was hard. Tuesday was even harder. Going about my daily routine was hardest. Why was this week so “hard,” you ask? Because I just returned from the most amazing weekend. This week’s Secre...