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…

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…

Time to Savor a Healthy Homemade Soup

Given the onslaught of raindrops falling from the sky here in the Pacific Northwest, I thought a hearty homemade soup was in order. That said, here’s to creating something new, thanks to a mound of delectable veggies and some great grains I sourced from the Olympia Food Co-op & Trader Joe’s grocery stores. In this particular recipe, I used…

A Delightful Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Was up late…baking a delightfully scrumptious blueberry cheesecake. |Aphrodite’s Delights Recipe| Filling ~ 2 cups of Blueberries – Drizzle several pinches of brown sugar on top of the berries, then heat on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 400º 2 – 8oz. package(s) of Cream Cheese 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 1 1/4…

Announcing Autumn’s Arrival

Fortunately, for the better part of October, I was able to frolic in the forested peaks & valleys of the Pacific Northwest. During this time, I found myself focusing on practicing self-care; which greatly invigorates the spirit & replenishes ones soul. And, as they say, timing is everything. So, I was more than delighted to learn…

Making Meals with my Bamboo Steamer

As of late, I’ve been getting down to business with my bamboo steamer. Fortunately, they’re fairly simple to use. I’m attaching a series of pics I captured, that will walk you through the steps… Be certain to start off with a fair amount of water – allowing for a continuous steam. I chose to place…

Fortunate for Favor

Words truly can’t express the range of emotions that have consumed me since the beginning of this summer…thus far, I have been fortunate to have been awarded a prodigious fellowship, asked to consult on a formidable forthcoming film – in addition to having signed a contract, as a Contributing Photographer with iStock! The bevy of bliss…

April’s Pink Full Moon is Scorpio’s Delight

Like many stargazers around the world, I’m truly looking forward to setting my sights on tonight’s Pink full moon as it glows intensely under the guise of the scorpion energy that flows deep inside of me. Matter of fact, many of you know that I relish in rituals that allow me to soothe my spirit…

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…