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It is no secret that I’m obsessed with my friends. Lots of relationships in our lives have value beyond the romantic ones and my friendships have been places where I’ve truly grown into myself. Isabel Norton has said something similar on the topic, that ‘in my friend, I find a second self.’ What a beautiful illustration of love, for indeed there are few feelings that compare to the feeling of finding self. Continue reading

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This one is for the  single ladies who don’t have a Valentine this year. Admittedly, being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t bother me, but it’s a great excuse to eat chocolate and watch silly movies. If being single on this day does bother you then that is totally valid! Sure it is a holiday that largely revolves around being able to sell flowers, cards and heart shaped…things, but it can also highlight the fact that you have no one to do anything romantic with this evening. That’s where I come in…

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I’m not going to lie, I internally (and probably not so internally…) cringe anytime someone makes a sweeping statement about ‘helping’ ‘Africa’. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with philanthropy or wanting to fill in gaps and help people who may need it. However, so often these statements are blithely made from within a bubble of misguided superiority and an misinformation of how global issue often have local origins.  Continue reading

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This week I’ll be sharing a few thoughts, encouragements, and maybe a poem or two on the topic of love. Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday and if you have a Valentine then I’m super pumped for you! I’m taking the time to think about love from a macro to micro call to action–beyond chocolate and roses. But I won’t say no to either if you want to send them to me. Continue reading