The World Turns: from chaos to peace

Photo courtesy of Louis Maniquet from unsplash.com. At a macro level, our world has literally turned itself upside down ever since the coronavirus pandemic has swept our planet. At a micro level, our worlds have been shaken as well. Any bit of control or balance we thought we had, we have lost. I think if we…

Skin Biopsy: waiting for a diagnosis

I got a skin biopsy yesterday at my Dermatologist’s office. This was a big deal because I’ve been battling and suffering from a skin disease for 21 years, since I was 15 years old (now, you can guess my age lol). My mother brought me to about 15 dermatologists in my youth and every single…

My 2020 Spring Facial & Body Skincare Reviews

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Shapouri from unsplash.com I love trying new skincare products, because I’m always on the search to find something that works. I also suffer from a skin disorder (only from the neck down, not on the face, thank God!), so the products I use have to be compatible with my sensitive skin….

My 1st Attempt at Making a DIY Whipped Body Butter

Photo courtesy of Bee-Naturalles-U from unsplash.com Hi there! I am blogging more lately, because I finally have the time to do it, ever since I started to quarantine and “stay home” to make the world a safer place. It’s the least I can do, while this world-wide pandemic is happening. For those of you who…

Finding A Cure: PLEVA Skin Disorder

Photo courtesy of Jana Sabeth from unsplash.com I’ve struggled with a skin disease for 21 years. I hate to even use the word “disease,” because it has such a negative connotation to it. “Disease,” it just comes with it a sense of doom, a place where there is no hope or answer. A glimmer of…

Friendship Lessons from my Dog and her Best Friend

A little over a year and a half ago, my husband and I brought home our very first (and only…so far) puppy. We had no idea what we got ourselves into. At the time, we were overwhelmed because Brady was the most hyper dog we have ever met. But now, we cannot imagine living our…

You’re Enough Even If Life Isn’t Moving Fast

Photo courtesy of Annie Spratt from unsplash.com I woke up this morning feeling creatively frustrated and impatient. This happens ALL the time haha! I felt like my life wasn’t moving fast enough – you know, that feeling as if your goals are far within reach or that you’ve missed the mark. I’ve learned over time…

Are You Choosing Your Friends or Are They Choosing You?

Photo courtesy of Karl Magnuson from unsplash.com Friendships are a delicate dance. They’re not family, but they can be for some. They’re not romantic, yet there is a “give and take” nature about it. They’re not professional, but constructive input is needed for growth. Friendships are a mutual agreement: “I like you. You like me….

Take 5: Body Care

Photo courtesy of Hanna Postova from unsplash.com Ever since I left my old career about 3 months ago, I started a program called, “Take 5.” It’s what coaches say to their players when it’s time for a break. The number 5 symbolizes 5 minutes. And of course, after you’ve been tumbled into a weed and…

How You Do Anything is How You’ll Do Everything

Photo courtesy of Deniz Altindas from unsplash.com One of the biggest lessons I’m learning right now ever since I’ve decided to “start my career over” is, “How you do anything is how you’ll do everything.” How you do the smallest and insignificant of tasks, will be the foundation of the greater things you’ll accomplish in…