Beauty & Blessings: This Week’s Goodie Bag

Ann Voskamp (@annvoskamp)…she’s incredible and inspiring. She inspires change and she challenged me to be better. I have to admit that though I write weekly, I don’t often read a lot of other blogs. Don’t get me wrong, I read A LOT…I just don’t read a lot of other blogs.. that is until I found myself leaning into Ann’s every word. She’s real. She’s raw. She reminds me of who I desire to be.

Each week, I find myself excited for her posts but especially for her weekend dose called “Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Soul & Your Weekend.” It is dedicated to these beautiful gems that she’s found that feed our soul…they definitely feed my soul.

And so, thanks to Ann, Beauty & Blessings is evolving to a place of discovery and a place to stumble upon some of life’s beauty & blessings (beyond the ones I take with my handy iPhone) in the world we live in…a version of I Spy…a dose of soul (and perhaps real) food…and perhaps a chance to return the favour and inspire Ms. Ann.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like outside your comfort zone? Most people would rather avoid this idea. Jeff Azize along with his brother Cliff Azize and some of their pals decided to intentionally venture out of their comfort zones…and this is what happened.


What happens when emotions come to life?


The theme song  of my life…maybe yours too?


For all you female creatives out there…


Sometimes we just need a little NEW in our life. This week, my new came courtesy of a new vegetable…mustard greens.

Click the image for the delicious recipe!
Click the image for the delicious recipe!


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…a daily reminder, a daily love letter, a legacy in the making

2015 Manifesto