Sold by Patricia McCormick

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Last weekend was the second annual Women’s March, for the promotion of women’s rights and equality worldwide. Hundreds or thousands of women joined together to march, protest, and chant for change, flooding the streets of Washington D.C. with pink war paint. I didn’t participate last year out of fear, and this year I didn’t even know ahead of time, but, I was cheering them all on from the sidelines. Reading all of the stories from my friends and family who marches, and the strangers all over the world as well, I was reminded of a book I read last year, Sold by Patricia McCormick. Continue reading

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A letter to my younger self on my birthday

Dear Baby Me,

Today you turn 29!!! How exciting and terrifying. You’re doing great. You found an amazing partner who accepts you and helps you grow. You’re a great daughter and wife. You work hard and persevere and you’re finally conquering you’re skeletons, but it hasn’t always been so easy. I want to share with you some advice that will hopefully make your life easier; brighter. Continue reading

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

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I just finished my first book of 2018, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. This was a book from my 2017 reading list, but I had not finished more than half of it by the new year, so I’m counting it, and so is my GoodReads reading challenge. I picked up this book last year to fit the category of “a book set around a holiday other than christmas,” and it was the last audio book I got into in 2017. Continue reading

30 before 30

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My birthday is right around the corner and I’m really excited, but I’m also feeling pretty bummed out. This year isn’t a big birthday, but next year will be my Dirty Thirty and while I’m happy to be growing and living and enjoying my life, there is so much I thought I would have accomplished by now. In order to get myself even more psyched for the coming year, and to help me reach some goals before I hit the next big landmark I decided I would make a 30 before 30 list, like a bucket list, but for before I turn thirty. Continue reading

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish By Douglas Adams

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I finished my first book of the year, or perhaps it was my last book of 2017. Either way, So Long and Thanks For All the Fish was a great book for both. The fourth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe series focuses on Arthur Dent back on re-established earth finding himself at home for the first time in eight years. After my last few years, trying to find myself and reconnect who I was with who I am and who I want to be, this book seemed very fitting for a old year, new year read. I’ve had it for a while now, as I borrowed it from my mother years ago, but I’ve been making my way through the series pretty slowly. This book was well written, as all of Adams’ books are, unexpected, and laugh out loud funny. I would dare to say this is my favorite of the series so far. Continue reading

How To Improve Your Sense of Smell

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This week I want to talk a bit more about senses, in particular the sense of smell, and how we can improve ours.

We talked a few weeks ago about how our sniffers work, and how we smell things, and I mentioned that the sense of smell is the most fragile of our senses in that once it is gone, it is often impossible to reclaim. It is also one of the most impactful if we do lose it, as we often take for granted the pleasure of smelling our favorite foods, our favorite flowers, and even our favorite people. We receive so much information on a daily basis through all of our senses, it is unimaginable to be without one, but can you imagine if your senses were even stronger? That’s what I’m proposing now. Continue reading

2018 Reading List

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It’s a new year and that means a new reading challenge! Popsugar released their 2018 reading challenge and it’s a good one with 40 standard prompts and 10 advanced prompts its sets up a prodigious reader to read 50 books this year. I fell just short of my goal last year reading about 42 books, but I am still proud of what I accomplished last year and I am looking forward to topping that this year! I’ve planned most of my reading picks this year. There are still a few gaps to fill and then my random books. I’ll keep this list updated this year as I complete books, and I will be reviewing the ones that leave the mark on my memory. Let’s take a look! Continue reading