John Chau

Ever met someone who was just different? It was a flurry of introductions when the 50 of us college students landed in Tel Aviv, grabbed our bags, and loaded onto a bus. I don't remember the first moment I met John Chau, but as the 10-day trip through Israel continued, it became clear to me … Continue reading John Chau

6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Inspired from a conversation with my sweet mama, I pointed out "she" was consuming way more coffee in this quarantine season than is necessary. I tried encouraging her to drink less before realizing I was calling the kettle black, seeing how I've grown quite dependent on my home pour overs to power through the day. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Empowering Dreams

If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. Happy Motivation Monday, lovelies! There have been some pretty awesome people on my journey who have poured such encouragement and passion into my soul. Austin in California became a fast friend when I lived in the suburbs of Los … Continue reading Empowering Dreams

Social Media Books to Inspire & Educate

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars The above quote matches my feelings to a tee following the completion … Continue reading Social Media Books to Inspire & Educate

In Freedom & Confidence

It has been a whirlwind of a week, settling in to life in Nairobi! To be honest, I'm not sure how my mind hasn't imploded from stimulus overload, cultural confusion, and emotional ups and downs. Christ has been my consistent rock, and the fantastic community who have graciously welcomed me "home" keep pointing me back … Continue reading In Freedom & Confidence

26 Reflections on Silence

I "checked myself in" for a 3-day private Silent Retreat at a Benedictine Monastery this week. Nestled into the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California, St. Andrew's Abbey is not necessarily a beautiful location. But the prayers and reverence for God that cover the small acreage bring a tangible peace for retreatants. As I clipped … Continue reading 26 Reflections on Silence

telling all: body image

Body image: The subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. With complete transparency, this has been one of the greatest strongholds in my life. It started when I was 8-years old and mistaken for a boy by a server at Perkins, despite wearing a pink and purple floral dress. (Side note, never let your daughter … Continue reading telling all: body image