THE MAGIC OF FLOWERS AND WHY I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE

I never really thought I would devote an entire blog post to flowers, but, here we are. And it’s not because I think talking about flowers is basic and boring and obvious. Although, that might be what you think about flowers, initially. But it’s more because this topic is so powerful and profound for me, I’m quite intimidated to tackle the subject. It honestly took me a really long time to choose my featured image for this article. It had to be just right. And no words or images can really convey the magic of flowers and why I need them in my life. But, in this article, I’m going to try to explain. Continue reading THE MAGIC OF FLOWERS AND WHY I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE

WOMEN ANSWER: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A WOMAN?

For this article, I polled a range of women, most of whom I have never met, but whom I admire from afar. I am so humbled by the responses I received and feel such gratitude towards all of the women who chose to offer their opinions and wisdom. That being said, in these responses, it is so obvious to me the complexity of this question. Answering it requires an immense amount of thought, delicacy, reflection, and sensitivity. Continue reading WOMEN ANSWER: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A WOMAN?

I’M HORMONAL RIGHT NOW AND I CAN’T HELP IT

Yesterday, I was just not myself. I’m usually very goofy, upbeat, happy, energized, and very open. But yesterday, I was quiet, reserved, subdued, and almost numb. Yesterday also happened to be my late mother’s birthday, and I wondered if I was feeling blue because of that (she passed in 2017). But I’m still feeling rather blue today, and my menstrual calendar tells me that my feeling-like-shit-feelings are happening for a reason. Yep. It’s a week before my period. Continue reading I’M HORMONAL RIGHT NOW AND I CAN’T HELP IT

WHAT I WEAR TO FEEL LIKE A GODDESS

This is another lifewithlilred inspired post, and I have to say, lilred moved me slightly out of my comfort zone for this one–which is why it’s a perfect Goddess Attainable topic. The life of a goddess is not about remaining static and staying stuck (although of course, that’s always part of life, so don’t panic if you’re feeling stuck), but rather taking chances, embracing opportunities for growth, and essentially, risking making a complete ass of yourself. Continue reading WHAT I WEAR TO FEEL LIKE A GODDESS

HOW TO HANDLE YOUR CYCLE LIKE A GODDESS

I used to be confused and skeptical when I would hear women complain about their PMS symptoms, because I had never really noticed many problems within my cycle. Yes, I would get some mild physical disturbances a week or so before my period (I’m going to call her Dana for this post), but nothing too … Continue reading HOW TO HANDLE YOUR CYCLE LIKE A GODDESS

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

I came across Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887 – 1986) paintings years ago, when I was probably just a tween; and for some reason, at the time, I did not really notice the connection between her floral paintings and female reproductive parts. I have always been a bit innocent, a bit of a late bloomer, and innocence and youth can often blind us to the shock of sex. I suppose I was fairly blind. Continue reading GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

DANA BARRETT: THE ULTIMATE MODERN-DAY GODDESS

Let me preface this article by saying that when I refer to a “goddess” in this text, I am using it in the broadest sense to basically describe a super kick-ass woman. I was born in 1979 and therefore grew up absorbing 80’s popular culture–which is, in my opinion, the most superior decade for popular … Continue reading DANA BARRETT: THE ULTIMATE MODERN-DAY GODDESS