Book Review: Everything Happens For A Reason. And Other Lies I've Loved

Oof, I don't think I've ever actually reviewed non-fiction, so this will be interesting. I heard about this book on my local NPR station and was transfixed with the premise: a prosperity-gospel believer who receives news of a cancer diagnosis, and how she balances her beliefs with her reality. 

Read More

The Things You Hear

I'm a white woman and walk through life having to check my privilege now and again. Yesterday, I was shopping at Kroger, and overheard a mother talking to her daughter who couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 years old. I'm casually perusing the grown-up Lunchables (you know what I'm talking about- they're freakin delicious and socially acceptable). And they happen to be walking by.

Read More

Been a Long Time

With the holidays comes traveling and time spent snuggling your sisters, kissing on your newborn niece, and not reading/writing/reviewing books. I did get back to my all-time favorite, Peter Pan. But like... why review something that's amazing and classic and perfect? 

Let's talk about January. The pinnacle of everyone's crazy resolutions, motivational posters, and Facebook slaps about how I need to get off my butt and do something. So... I'm back to blogging. I guess if everyone else is losing 20lbs and becoming thriving entrepreneurs, the least I can do is finish Draft 3 of my novel and tell you about it!

Read More

Real Life: What's Your "real" job?

These days, buying local, Small Business Saturday, and supporting mom and pop shops are honorable and desirable things! I get really sad when people don't understand that this is my local business. Why do we trust big companies who advertise to PURPOSEFULLY get us to buy things we don't need, yet when I approach someone about oils, I get told I'm immoral and "just selling something." Um, HELLO! Target is just selling something, but we laugh and tell our friends when we drop hundreds of dollars on things we didn't go in there for. I promise I will never hock things at you. That's gross, and frankly I don't have time to dupe you and take your money. What I DO have time for--what I DO get passionate about--is helping people and connecting them with a resource that can literally change their lives.

Read More