What A Year!

It so crazy to wrap my brain around the fact that 2020 is over. We are in 2021 now! We finished the year we never thought would end. We joked that instead of striking midnight and a new year on January 1 2020 would some how just keep going… we joked, but at the same…

Thoughts with Mikaela- a series

Part 2 Beauty is the way you hold yourself, how you treat others, how you love, the way you love others and yourself. It is self acceptance. It is grace. Beauty is in your soul. Our soul often enough knows what to do, how to heal itself, to search for the good, to be resilient……

Thoughts With Mikaela- a series

Part One What does a perfect morning look like to you? Does your mind instantly go to those Instagram pictures you have saved of that perfect aesthetic room with plants and mirrors and breakfast in bed? Or snuggled with your partner under blankets just enjoying each other’s company? The sound of gentle rain while soft…

Our Earth

I had a few lines just come to me the other day for a poem and I wanted to write them down before I forgot them. They then formed into a little poem. I rarely ever write poetry… I’ll write the occasional haiku here or there, sometimes a sappy love song that never sees the…

Be Selfish

It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. It’s okay to say no, walk away, cancel plans, take a break, love yourself, change your mind. You need to be true to YOURSELF! Being a giver and a people pleaser can be so satisfying…

Spring Meal Ideas

I ran a poll and questionnaire on my instagram about a week ago asking what people wanted to hear about on my blog. I had one person ask if I would share ten of my top or ten popular spring foods and meals. I thought that could be a fun thing to maybe get our…

Overcoming Depression During Social Distancing

With all the craziness going on in the world and then the fact most of us are social distancing ourselves our mental health can definitely be affected during this time. The uncertainty of our world and all the regular normal everyday things being taken away from us can definitely take a toll on our state…

Take Care of our Minds

Where is the place that we live the most in? Where is that one spot we always return to and often can get stuck in? Where is that one place where we are most ourselves and no one can truly enter or know how we are feeling? It’s not a physical spot.. no it is…

Share Some Extra Kindness

Let’s be honest for a second (or more than a second)…. 2020 has not been the best year out there for so many reasons. It seems like everywhere we turn some disaster is happening…. The media is splashing front pages with stories of sickness, wars, politics, hate, etc…. There just seems to be something new…

Love

With the shocking passing this Sunday of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, baseball Coach John Altobelli and his wife and daughter Keri and Alyssa, mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester, basketball coach Christina Mauser, and the pilot Ara Zobayan I really wanted to share some love on my next blog post. Life is so…

Final Days in Guatemala

Now that it’s almost three months later I think I should finish up my last Guatemala post! I shared about all the different events that I participated in during the mission’s part of the trip, but my parents and I stayed afterwards in Antigua and Guatemala City for a few days so I wanted to…

Phoenix

As the legend goes, when the phoenix resurrects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before. – Unknown  The very basic definition of a phoenix that I got off of Wikipedia was; In Ancient Greek folklore, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the…