There is one more day left in the decade spanning from 2010-2019. I never payed attention to the passing of the decades before, but this past decade has been the most monumental of my three-decade life. I began the decade as a 21-year-old senior at the University of Notre Dame and I’m finishing the decade … Continue reading Reflections from the Decade I Entered Womanhood
The Fall Season officially began September 23rd. In Los Angeles, we are at that weird time of year where mornings and evenings are chilly and the afternoons are warm. We have experienced fires, windy weather and hot air pressure which makes for bothersome allergies, including itchy eyes and dry, cracking skin. A fall afternoon in … Continue reading Two Ways I Changed My Face Care Regimen for More Hydrated Skin
When I turned 30, several of my friends told me some version of this: 30 is a magical age where you come into your own. So I turned 30 and waited for this magic to descend upon me. While I felt growth between 29 and 30, I did not feel this sense of newness … Continue reading Beginning 31
Earlier this month I embarked on a 5-day trip to the beautifully diverse terrain of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. I almost did not go on this trip because of uncertainty and fear but I am proud that I embraced those feelings as it was an amazing journey in which I pushed myself … Continue reading My Adventure-Filled Trip to Costa Rica
Have you ever experienced a relationship filled with love but also constant conflict? In this post I explore the love versus compatibility.
There’s a lady at church who has fabulous hair. This lady’s name is Terese; her curls always look well hydrated and defined down to the last coil. After complimenting her hair for the nth time, last month she offered to show me her technique. As a lover of natural hair and a girl who … Continue reading As I Am Product Review: My Coiling Jelly Results
We’re officially at the beginning of summer, with the rise in temperature it’s inevitable that we’ll wear less layers and show more skin. Although summertime may signal happy images of vacations, ice cream cones, and swimming pools, for others the feeling of anxiety creeps up as thoughts of baring more skin surface. How can we … Continue reading Skincare Regimen: It’s Summertime and I’m Too Self-Conscious to Wear Shorts