As we reach nearly two months of living in quarantine, for many nature lovers, morale is reaching an all-time low. Not only are we confined to our homes (for some, more than others, these homes are noticeably smaller than we have ever realized), but we’re approaching the time of year when weekend adventure launches into… Continue reading Does Nature Miss Us Too?
In October, I had the privilege of guest writing for a wonderful Tahoe based, adventurecentric swimwear company called Strange Bikinis. While the writing prompt of companies that embody true body positivity was their request, it feels like a topic my wicked readers would enjoy too, so I decided to bring it on over and share… Continue reading Body Positivity: Restrictions May Apply
Halloween has been my favorite day of the year for as long as I can remember. As someone blessed with a Halloween birthday, I enjoyed double the excitement from day one. Halloween means Jack-o- lanterns gleaming in the dark, leaves crunching under the feet of Trick-or-Treater’s, and the one night of the year you HOPE… Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project®
Much like Tobey Maguire’s career, it’s been awhile. I took a hiatus from writing and posting to enjoy a little perspective and personal time. Those of us born in the final decade before the millennium might not actually know what that is, but there WAS a time when we didn’t update people on every step… Continue reading Unplugging in a Cordless World
Ten years ago, Janne Kouri was paralyzed from the neck down, in an accident near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Yesterday, surrounded by family and friends, he departed from that very pier, on a 3,000 mile journey across the country. Not by plane, train, car or boat, but riding his mechanical wheel chair from Los Angeles,… Continue reading A 3,000 Mile Ride for Paralysis
Does anyone actually know how long you say “Happy New Year?” I think it’s just accepted that one day you’re still wishing a happy new year to the cashier and suddenly the response becomes “Woah, its February, 2019 is 1/6th over!” This year is no longer new. It’s just this year. You’re already regretting the… Continue reading When the new wears off, and the old (doesn’t) shine new.
Have you ever met someone 3,000 miles away whom you knew you were destined to cross paths with? I don’t believe in destiny. But I do believe that people who work towards the same larger goals find each other in the dark, and that’s exactly what happened when I met Maria Luisa Mendiola of Miga Swimwear. … Continue reading Miga Swimwear: Inspired by disfigurement, designed for all
November 1st is an unspoken magical date. The clock strikes midnight and suddenly Fall is over. You thought we had another month? No. Time for mistletoe and holly. Starbucks has their red cups. Halloween was basically months ago. You brace yourself for the holiday rush, because before you can put away your fake spider webs… Continue reading Being Grateful for a Winding Journey
I started to put my thoughts down for Wicked Flaws because I have lived my entire life with my flaw (Or, the one most prominent to me, I should say.) My flaw is not something I discovered, something that happened slowly, or something that I became. I came into this world exactly like this. I… Continue reading Advice from a Lannister
Wicked. Mr. Webster would tell you it means many things. One might think of black cats and broomsticks. A theatre buff would tell you it’s some of Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel’s best work. Just using the word would have many asking if you hail from the East Coast. But look a little deeper between… Continue reading Wicked Flaws