Grateful to be Grounded

…blessed to bare my feet on the soil of my sanctuary. Especially, after having learned, yet again, that my flight from Rome had been cancelled. I was then – and only then informed that I would be receiving a refund (in the form of a voucher) from my travel agent; in regards to the original…

The Trials & Triumphs of Travel

The Trials & Triumphs of Travel (and being Trapped in a Pandemic Paradise) Well…where to begin?! After having checked out of my loft at the villa I had reserved in the Santo Spirito neighborhood of Bari. My host graciously offered me a ride to the airport; which was wonderfully kind. Given, it allowed me to…

Teaching Traditions with Thread at Gee’s Bend Quilting Retreat

A little over two months ago, I attended a soul-refreshing retreat in the heart of Mississippi’s delta. A sewing sanctuary in a sense…where self-care & sisterhood soothed spirits seamlessly over story quilts. Something that my Momma & I had talked about taking part in for years. After having learned about the gifted women of Gee’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Falling Stars Grant Wonderful Wishes ☄️

The results are in and I am honored to have been a participant along with being a recipient of this distinguished certification. Thanks again for hosting this amazing competition Warredoc & UNESCO, it has been a pleasure to collaborate with you. After just having competed with 31 other participants from around the world that consisted of professionals &…