How do you commemorate and honor your deceased loved ones? How do you process loss? I discuss both in today's blog post.
As I type this, September draws to a close and the weather feels cooler as fall settles in. This month I celebrated my thirty-third birthday (woot woot) and as the celebrations continue and I reflect on my last loop around the sun, I desire to share what’s on my mind… First things first – I want … Continue reading I am Tightly Coiled but I am not Wound Up
I found out earlier this week that I have been exposed to the novel coronavirus for the second time this year. The first occurrence happened on Halloween. Before you get it twisted – I did not host nor attend a large Halloween party, I played tennis with a friend. My latest exposure also occurred in … Continue reading Resisting COVID Fatigue: Reflections on My COVID-19 Exposures
Whew child, this Rona (a nickname for the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19) has definitely disrupted our everyday lives and effectively put this world to a stop. In Los Angeles on Sunday, March 15th, Mayor Eric Garcetti asked all bars and gyms to close and for restaurants to serve takeout only. On Thursday, March 19th, the … Continue reading Why COVID-19 Isn’t Bringing Me Down
This Saturday, January 18th marks one year of launching this blog. I am proud. Curly Roots Blog has provided me an outlet to express myself and connect with you, my readers. I appreciate the dialogue we have created this past year. I look forward to continuing this journey with you. As is common with the … Continue reading 4 Ways to Crush Your Goals in 2020 and Beyond
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