So, You Want to Move to a Small Town? Read This First.

The majestic, small town beauty of the Oregon Coast I dreamed of, and ultimately left. Vasiliki Volkova/ Unsplash. I used to idealize life in a small town. Knowing my neighbors? How dear. Limited options? What a relief. Big fish in a small pond? Confidence boost. While life in a small town does have its charms,

Should You Move Away From Home? Eight Reasons You Should, and Four Reasons You Shouldn’t

Since I left my parents house at nineteen, I've never stayed in a city or town for longer than three years. First, I left the suburbs I grew up in to live in the city of Chicago for three years. Then I moved back a different suburb (it was a halfway point for me and

The Juice- Earth Angels, Historic Hotels, and Sight Seeing on Roller Skates

Hello and welcome to your weekly edition of The Juice- my weekly public gratitude list where I share the juiciest moments from my recent life. I practice gratitude every day, but on here I like to share mine to inspire you to stretch your gratitude practice and open your eyes to the multitude of blessings

The Juice- Top Secret Surprise Visits, Jumping in Freezing Lakes, and Finding the Perfect (Free) Jumpsuit

Welcome to the Juice, a weekly public gratitude list where I share what's been keeping my heart full, and encourage you to think about what you're grateful for in your own life. Our health, family, friends, and food, are good starting points, but a major shift happens when we go beyond the basics and take

Morning Rituals- How you Start your Day Matters

"The better you feel, the more you allow." -Abraham Hicks The morning sets the tone for the whole day. Ever since easy access to internet connection, many of us start our day scrolling the web, instantly looking for entertainment, checking our social media feeds, and filling those first hours seeing carefully curated, photoshopped, and often

Enjoy Being Alone

"Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance,