• Business, Books & Dancing

    Since my last post, I have finished many books, become engaged (!), moved, and started putting more energy than ever into my business. I am currently focused on getting a new routine down, business development, working on UE, planning a wedding and writing. While I am ridiculously busy, for the most part… I love that. ;)

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  • The Week In Hindsight

    I thought I would start a weekly column so I could get back into blogging. I don’t know what to call it yet. I am quite detached from a number of things online, but I do advocate and practice a deliberate living lifestyle.  I’d like to share what I have going on. If not for others,  for myself as a documentation.

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  • Behind The Scenes: One Month After Nepal Earthquake

    The purpose of this blog post is not to speak on behalf of anyone, but the Nepali people who need help. It’s absolutely necessary to shine a light on what is not known or seen in the mainstream media.

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  • Getting Into Feminism

    This is my introduction to feminism. It started when I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which really resonated with me. I’d previously never taken an interest in feminism due to its reputation and my personality. The book helped me see how my goals were off for years. I accepted a lot more than I should have just due to my gender. My personal empowerment was being diminished by belief that “being beyond reproach” was the best goal/mode possible.

    Being beyond reproach means, suck it up, do what you should, not what you feel. How I came to this conclusion in terms of actions and experiences is one story, but there’s another side which lead me there. And it came in the form of books.

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  • Know Thyself

    Knowing thyself comes in layers and waves.

    There are two aspects covered.  They are easy to miss, hard to figure out and vital to an authentic relationship with self and others.

    Part One: coming to terms with your mistakes + being at peace with your quirks. Being able to do the same in regard to others.

    Part Two: We use definitions as ties to “self,” even if they’re just words or no longer align. In valuing inauthentic presentation, we get in the way of our raw, relatable humanness.

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  • 2015 Summer Reading List

    There will probably be many additions to this list, but here is my summer reading list. This list will start May 22, and be crossed off along the way. If you have any recommendations, or if you have any thoughts on these, I’d love to hear them. :)

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  • Creating Space In A Facebook World

    I was going to write an article on how obsessed we are with having an opinion. How the “unknowing” opinion/judgment mentality creates a false sense of control, awareness and empowerment.

    Instead I am talking about the need to create space living in a tech world. Because I am a tech girl.

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    Deconstructing The Value Of Goals And Plans With Utter Delight

    I am an obsessive planner.  Andrew tells me that’s the understatement of the century.

    …obsessive planning has this affect.
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  • The Value of Stability

    The new year is my most sentimental time of year.  And for a fairly sentimental person (some may scoff at “fairly”), that’s a whole lot of sentiment.

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  • Favorite Album From 2013

    In 2013 I was still catching up on all the music I’d missed from 2012 (i.e. Lord Huron) and drowning in the new to me bands reminiscent of Carissa’s Wierd (i.e. Kind of Like Spitting) and Pinback (i.e. Say Hi [To Your Mom]). It was a full year of Spotify and free of illegal downloading. Lucky for me I have hard drives of the stuff Spotify doesn’t have.

    It was the year of the playlist, as I’d venture off into the woods alone with only music (and audiobooks) as my company.

    2013 was the year I finally saw Sigur Ros live. Post Heima, I would have thought it impossible. I would have also thought my disappointment in them live impossible. After coming out two hours late with no “real” opener (I’d been an hour early), I was already on my last nerve. Not even they could redeem their disregard.

    With all that said, I leave you with my favorite album of the year.
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