Aurevoir Paris of the Plains – waving goodbye to KC from 30,000 feet up

Somehow in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things. – Pema Chodron This post has been rumbling around inside of me for two months (not long after my… Read More Aurevoir Paris of the Plains – waving goodbye to KC from 30,000 feet up

It’s About The Journey, Not So Much The Destination

Let your mother know you’re safe And by the time she wakes We’ll have driven through the state The Lumineers About one month out from our amazing western road trip, and I’m still a little bit in awe of how great it was. I was a little worried about spending so much time in the car… Read More It’s About The Journey, Not So Much The Destination

Going West… An Aggressive Road Trip Camping Itinerary

Today I am going into the magical west and possibly never returning. Just kidding. Sort of. The seeds for this trip were planted around a year ago when I heard one of my besties decided to go and get married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which in itself has been on my travel bucket list for a while.… Read More Going West… An Aggressive Road Trip Camping Itinerary

A 4 month real-talk “engage 2016” check-in and that time (times) I cried in yoga: an ode to my yoga studio. You’ve been warned.

 A quarter of a year has passed since setting a “word” resolution in January and it’s time for a life check-in. If I had to go back and meet my old self, say two or three years ago, sometimes I’m not sure I would even know who she is. One of the tracks played in… Read More A 4 month real-talk “engage 2016” check-in and that time (times) I cried in yoga: an ode to my yoga studio. You’ve been warned.

Move Over Saint Valentine, St. Germain Is My Valentine

At Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, go for the coffee, but stay for the cocktails. When I was there recently sitting at the bar, I watched the bartender making a delicately beautiful drink, so of course I had to ask him what it was. Turns out it was… Read More Move Over Saint Valentine, St. Germain Is My Valentine

Mug Life: “healthy” chocolate cake

  It’s almost Valentine’s day aka the commercial holiday that surrounds large masses of chocolate. (That’s my jaded valentine side talking.) I’m not going lie and say that I only want chocolate in February. I basically always want it. Enter: chocolate cake for one. I had been looking for a mug cake recipe online that didn’t… Read More Mug Life: “healthy” chocolate cake