I woke up this morning to another beautiful, sunny day and realized what a gift it is to be alive one more day! I am so thankful to live in a country that honors being thankful with a whole day to reflect on the abundance of blessings that is bestowed upon each one of […]
Just for fun! I made this solar-powered fountain from a bright bowl, colorful stones and a solar-powered pump. What can you make that’s solar-powered?
Hello there! I’m back after nearly a year-long hiatus and I’m very happy to announce that in that span of time I have: 1) Completed my Master’s Degree in Nursing Science (Woo-hoo!!) 2) Traveled to Hawaii and Cuba (totally awesome!!) 3) Initiated my investment plan 4) Lost about 20 pounds!! (hell to the yah mon!!!) […]
I am uploading videos on a semi-regular basis of things that I am interested in…mostly birds and plants as there is no shortage of those beauties in and around my home! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC02Me1IbQLbxO_nLmFjfbXw Feel free to leave comments and any suggestions if there is something you would like for me to explore or investigate, I’m always […]
It’s no secret: I love culture. And I love the vehicle of culture, the vessel by which it is transmitted: language. Learning other languages, such as Brazilian portugûes and español have really helped to broaden my view of the world. It is such a gift to be able to communicate with people from other cultures […]
Just for fun!
I first became acquainted with the non-alcoholic meaning of the word when I was bautizado (baptized) “Mimosa” by Mestre Samurai, my Capoeira instructor. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian dance-martial art performed to music that was developed by African slaves brought to Brazil, allowing them to practice martial arts, self-defense, and all-around body toning and flexibility right […]
I love them! They are all around my home and they come to sing, flit and feed every day~
In lieu of the week’s presidential election results, I would like to offer a sentiment which I have been working diligently all week to cultivate: Hope. I am hopeful for the people of my country and the world in which I live. I am hopeful that beautiful, peaceful ideas of acceptance of each others’ differences […]
I recently reflected that I have officially been licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) for 7 years. Holy crap. I can’t believe I survived that long in the nursing profession and am STILL in it!! Nursing is TOUGH work. I mean, grueling, thankless, depressing, exhausting. However, it is also highly rewarding, self-revealing and amazing. I have […]