Graham Cracker On A Rock

An act of surrender. Today I walked by a Teddy Graham cracker lying on a rock. It was lying flat out on its back, and upon closer inspection, I saw that the rock was a piece of driveway asphalt about the size of a fist. I stopped to take a picture on my phone. The … Continue reading Graham Cracker On A Rock


Ivanka Trump’s White House Gig Is Opening Doors For Women

A rebuttal to Amanda Carpenter’s opinion piece in Cosmopolitan. Last week, CNN Contributor and political speechwriter Amanda Carpenter penned an opinion piece for Cosmopolitan, arguing that Ivanka Trump’s new role at the White House is an insult to working women. I disagree. As a working millennial woman, I admire and support the work that Ivanka Trump … Continue reading Ivanka Trump’s White House Gig Is Opening Doors For Women

Why I Use a Recorder for Personal Growth

Exercising the muscle of high self-esteem. I’m sitting in the driver’s seat on a typical weekday morning, getting ready to commute a half hour in to work. I turn the car on, hit the seat-warmer button, and take a sip of coffee. I reach into my enormous, oversized shoulder bag perched on the passenger seat … Continue reading Why I Use a Recorder for Personal Growth

Sons of the East – California – Playlist

Dear Friends - Good morning and happy Monday! Looking for an upbeat, slightly funky and happy music playlist to get your day started? This mix is indie/folk/alternative/country/bluegrass/balkan. Check it out! Good vibes, Kristen 🙂

Happy Friday – Shine!

Dear Readers, Hello! I'm so grateful to have you in my network, and blessed by your presence, feedback, blog posts, and stories. I hope you're having a good Friday, and I wish you love and peace this coming weekend. I'll leave you with one of my favorite all-time quotes to get inspired for your day: … Continue reading Happy Friday – Shine!

Why I Observe Sabbath

What a day of rest means for one millennial woman. About a year ago, I began observing Sunday Sabbath, and it has made a big difference in how I manage stress and handle the demands of living in a fast-paced world. Taking a full day of rest has helped me to create and nurture a … Continue reading Why I Observe Sabbath

Women Strike-But There’s No Spark

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Leaders of January’s Women’s March organized a national strike today called “A Day Without A Woman.” Strikers are taking off work, skipping school, or not spending money in order to try and show what kind of impact women have on the economy. This event will likely … Continue reading Women Strike-But There’s No Spark