steady and flight

I hated summer but now it's all SUMMER LOVE over here!

I hated summer but now it's all SUMMER LOVE over here!

Hate is a strong word. We weren't really allowed to use it growing up. My Mom would make us say "strongly dislike" instead and I applaud her for that. đŸ‘đŸ» For a few years, though, I have strongly disliked summer. I disliked the insanely hot days where you can't even enjoy the sun, I disliked my knowledge of skincare which makes it impossible to leave the house without slathering on sunscreen (reef & people safe sunscreen - buy it here!), and I disliked working long hours in a house that is too warm. Was a little resentful? Probably. Sorry to...

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Gratitude Shame - a new monster created by the gratitude movement

Gratitude Shame - a new monster created by the gratitude movement

You see, gratitude and your desire for growth/change/more are not mutually exclusive. THEY CAN LIVE TOGETHER. And yet, we, especially women, hold ourselves to a standard that I believe is NOT SERVING US. A requirement from our culture and ourselves that we must be happy and grateful at all times.

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My love affair with Matcha!

Tea

My love affair with Matcha!

Earlier this month I decided to switch from my daily cup of tea from Earl Grey to Matcha. I'd been considering doing this for a while but decided October would be the month of Matcha. Each day I generally drink two Matcha Lattes: one in the morning and one before I begin teaching in the afternoon (my other business). It's been 11 days and the change in my energy is noticeable. I work late four days a week (until between 7:45 - 8:15 pm) and I find I can make it to that time without dragging. And I generally get up and start working around 7...

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Grief Is My Roommate

Grief steady + flight

Grief Is My Roommate

You see, grief isn’t here to make me hurt, though it often does. Grief is really here to help me heal. To guide me through the loss. To help me process.

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The story of steady + flight

Grief steady + flight

The story of steady + flight

I was 12 years old when I met Lisa, who was 31 at the time. An unlikely friendship for sure. Our journey to becoming best friends is a bit long and complicated but I'll simplify it this way: Lisa was first my mentor, and then, as I became an adult, my best friend. From the moment we met, we were, as she would say, simpatico. We instantly connected over our love of coffee, writing, and talking. Our positive outlook on life was similar. Our friendship circled around coffee dates. When I was a preteen and teenager I would go to Lisa's...

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