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Heading to brunch on Saturday morning resulted in a life-altering encounter with a homeless individual in downtown Knoxville.
As I get out of my car, I start loading up with my backpack with my back and driver doors open.
"I'm coming up behind you." I've now tuned in clearly to what the hollering is about.
Read on for the full story.Read More
Sharing my latest tea blend, made specifically to the request of my friend Katrina Ariel. This tea blends a variety of herbs to support feminine mental and physical health, with energetic focus on fostering patience and peace without the traditional use of chamomile.Read More
My first experience brewing a sun tea, working entirely at the whims of my imagination. This tea blend incorporates celestial pattern influence, herbal medicine, color therapy, and intentional craft. Give this recipe a shot at home!Read More
This morning, I awoke in the moody dawn light to a strong rain pounding on our metal roof.
I’d gratefully awaited this rain that wasn’t expected until next week, and new the morning would be especially lovely. I was not disappointed, and it was as if in the few minutes before the rain tapered off and I dressed to run outside that new flowers sprouted in my impromptu ‘garden.’
Read one for a detailed exploration of my unruly wild natives patch!Read More
I had the opportunity to tour my local Goodwill-Industries in Knoxville, TN. Director of Marketing Erin Rosalina gave me the lay of the land, the building, and the mission driving Goodwill's community impact. If you've ever donated to Goodwill, shopped secondhand, or wondered what they're doing behind those enormous thrift shops, this article explains everything.Read More
Gallow the Greyt is a retired racing greyhound from Abernathy Kennels at Derby Lane, but first and foremost, he's my boy. We've been together for five years, and in this post, I share his adoption story and a few important details about greyhound adoption.Read More
At the recommendation of a friend, I gave All The Birds in the Sky a read - and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Written by trans author Charlie Jane and published in the fast-growing speculative-fiction genre, this sci-fi/fantasy mash-up gave me plenty of think about and many moments to enjoy. However, I'm completely honest in my review and share my reasons for opinion in this post.Read More
Lately, I've struggled to find reason to post on Instagram, on Facebook, or even on my blog. The last thing I want to do is create for superficial reasons. To have something to post, something to promote. Something to prove I'm still here.Read More
Last July, I moved from my hometown of St Petersburg, FL to Oak Ridge, TN. I embarked on this new adventure with excitement, trepidation, and an open mind. While I expected to miss friends and the routine of my previous life, I didn't intend to miss this small but meaningful tradition. Read about one of my favorite gems in Tampa, FL and get a mini-travel guide for your next visit!Read More
Riding on another stellar recommendation from Didi, Monkey King, Faeire Queen by Zen Cho opened up another small pocket of the literary scene I'd long-forgotten from my childhood: Speculative Fiction. My story review is short and sweet but comprehensive, highlighting the important themes, narrative elements, and historical ties this story seamlessly interweaves.Read More
Mari Andrew was instantly my friend when I came across her Instagram account. Every day, she publishes an autobiographic - humorous - relatable illustration by her own hand; a practice to which she's maintained dedication for more than two years. To start the year off with a bang, Mari's book Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood published on March 27.Read More
Erin Slocum is not your modern entrepreneur. Yes, she's started one of the most popular cultural platforms in Knoxville, Tennessee and yes, she's a boss-babe commanding a small creative team with an ambitious project schedule. Erin is also employed by Fox 44, a massive media syndicate in the Eastern US. While it may seem like quitting your job is the only option to pursue a creative vision, Erin took a different route: When the idea came up for her media-baby, Knoxville Weekend, she assembled a team from inside her organization, rallied high-level support, carefully implemented her company's resources, and has created a masterpiece. Erin's story is inspiring for any entrepreneur or hopeful-preneur who isn't interested in leaving the nest, but instead wants to learn to work within the system.
Learn more about Erin and Knoxville Weekend in this latest Women Taking Leaps interview!Read More
Lindsey Tramuta's life in Paris has spawned numerous articles, a blog called Lost in Cheeseland that's been around more than half a decade, and a recently-published book titled: The New Paris. What is the New Paris, you ask? Lindsey moved to Paris to attend college and stayed, despite what you may think you know about American's living in Paris. In the decade since, she's become acquainted with the cultural rhythm of the City of Light, cataloguing its modern renaissance through food, craft, tourism, and beyond. Lindsey's hard work helped her build a massive network, connecting her with creative minds, established pillars, and the change-makers bringing modern flair to her adopted hometown. In The New Paris, Lindsey breaks down the different facets of a changing city, evolving to meet the rapidly globalized culture and reforming its identity beyond what we could have ever romanticized.
Learn more about Lindsey and The New Paris:Read More
3.14 - Pi Day!
For the first time in years, I happened to be in a pie and cake shop on Pi Day! My first time at Magpies bakery was a resounding success - everything was delicious and the atmosphere was delectable. Read about my experience + see delicious photos of their treats inside!Read More
In the past, I've celebrated International Women's Day with big fundraisers for the women and girls of Nepal and awareness campaigns for women's health and hygiene challenges across the globe. My career path has led me into nonprofits, businesses, and professional environments whose sole existence was to serve women. Every day. This year, I chose to do something personal.Read More