15 Books Forming Formidable Dialogues for Deep Discussions

Given the climate of our country’s cultural landscape, and its affect on public opinions that have seemingly created a ripple effect on how we are collectively viewed. I have been busying myself by reviewing, researching, and reading various insightful books. Books that have formed a necessary foundation for the deep discussions that I find myself…

All About Aphrodite’s Delights

For those of you that have recently ‘liked’ and or subscribed to my blog here’s a little about my background along with a few of the things that I’m passionate about…thanks again for choosing to take part in my endeavors. Yours truly… Currently, I reside in the Pacific Northwest (of the United States) after having worked…

Superb Forges Superheroes Like Never Before

Rarely does one find a story that captivates their attention solely by its cover alone, because we were all taught, “not to judge a book (let alone a person) by its cover”.  However, from jump, I was utterly awestruck by the magnetically talented illustrations. They have a way of drawing the readers eyes along the…

The 22nd US UNESCO World Heritage Site at Poverty Point

My role as a Collaborative Researcher allows me to produce digital maps as well as story maps of UNESCO natural & cultural heritage sites with the use of GIS technology and geospatial data. That being said, I have chosen to map the “Monumental Earthworks at Poverty Point and the Bayous (Bayou Maçon & Harlin) that…

Belly Dancing Anyone?

In late November, I gifted myself a seasons worth of introductory level ‘Belly Dancing’ classes. You see, treating myself is what I do during my month long celebration, and at the time, I was certain doing so would make the new year even more fun…I haven’t been disappointed yet! Not only have the lessons lived up…

Benefits of Bikram Yoga🌡️💦

Last year, I made an agreement with myself to continue to treat my body with respect, take my time seriously and love every ounce of my frame. By continuously practicing these simple principles, I have witnessed an amazing transformation – not only within, but also in my outer appearance. One of my many goals as…

Healthy Hair Care Challenge

In late December, the 27th to be exact, I decided to take better care of my natural hair. This was brought on by the fact, that I’ve finally admitted to myself, that I’ve been utterly lazy when it comes to properly caring for my coily crown. In addition to noticing (with a bit of sorrow) that my hair isn’t as full as it once was…That being said, “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life. For me. And I’m feeling good.”, about the possibilities that this “healthy hair care challenge” will do for this mop atop my head. 

Sharing Seasonal Skincare Secrets

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be celebrating my 40th birthday…crazy doesn’t begin to describe that sudden realization forming in my ever analyzing mind. So, with that milestone approaching, in addition to the seasonal shifts taking place. I’ve been beginning to revamp my skincare regimens. However, to be honest, I don’t actually have any – other…

Natural Treatments for Your Tresses

Lately, I have been concocting conditioners for my coils. Thanks to an article a dear friend (living in Indonesia) shared with me, entitled: 5 DIY Hair Mask. The timing of this invaluable information couldn’t have come at a better time, given we’re experiencing an extreme heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest. …and after spending…

Eating for Longevity & Optimal Health

Ever since I was an itty bitty thing, I’ve been mindfully aware of that age old saying, “You are what you eat.” So much so, that I dutifully read the ingredients of nearly everything in my parents home when I was a child (and still do for that matter). I suppose my fascination came from…

A Vast Array of My Favorite Captures

I have long been inspired by the beauty of this vast world we live in – including the people that willingly share of their cultures. Cultures that are just as amazing & rich as they are…I hope to capture much of this during my lifetime and will share in these delights with you on each…

Tasting & Treasuring A Few Delights🍴

How I start out most days… Then seemingly out of nowhere, my tummy firmly comes to a conclusion…on this particular day, I opted to make the type of pie that pleases my palate. …and why not have dessert, I mean you can always make something. Right? INGREDIENTS 2⁄3 cups of natural honey ½ cup of H2O…

Self-care During Times of Self-reflection

From time to time, I find myself slipping into serendipitous modes of self-reflection; which in turn allow for me to fully indulge in necessary moments of self-care. One of my favorite ways to unwind, is by simply taking a bath…but not just any bath. I’m talking about one that pleases all of ones senses, and…