Recipe: Cinnamon Banana Bread

I’ll start this recipe the way that every banana bread recipe begins here: Ah, yes, another banana bread recipe. Today I had way too many bananas going overripe in my kitchen, and I really did not want to be the one witnessing their decline into smushy, sad, black shapes, once resembling bananas. Okay, that is definitely once of…

Quote of the Day 1.24.18

“She has been feeling it for awhile now, that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her—She will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket…

10 Life Lessons From Grey’s Anatomy

My love for Grey’s Anatomy began on spring break 2012. My sister and I watched three seasons in one week, eating chocolate chips and croissants while all our friends went out of town. In the moment, spring break didn’t seem like anything special. However, I’ll always remember it for spending time (like, a lot of…

Exercise: The Inherent Benefits & Hindrances

Exercise—when done right—is constructive for your health. This isn’t anything new; many of us are aware of the manifold benefits that come from physical exercise, whether that is swimming, spinning, running, rowing, dancing, or countless other activities known to increase your heart rate. Whatever it is, exercise has the power to… boost your mind, decreasing…

Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These are perfect for as an addition to breakfast, an afternoon “pick me up,” or even a post-dinner snack. The batter matches perfectly with the blueberries, and the cinnamon & ginger adds a flavorful addition. I’d recommend folding in some chopped walnuts or pecans, but this is totally optional. These muffins are dairy-free, consist of mostly…

Quote of the Day 1.20.18

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — In which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

Inevitability: Unpacking the Definition of Chaos

Every night I neatly lay out my outfit for the next day. The clothes aren’t always folded; my room isn’t always clean, but neither of these are what matters. Instead, what’s important is that I wake up the next morning with a soothing sense of security. I can’t predict what obstacles the day will bring…

8 Movies to Watch This 2018

New year, new movies! Some of these are new, while others are older. Either way, they are all ones I recently watched, whether that is for the first time or the fifth. 8 Movies to Watch This 2018 Home Again (September 2017) The Mountain Between Us (October 2017) Full Out (September 2015) Battle of the Sexes (September 2017) Jackie (December…

Coffee Shops: Where & Why

There’s something incredibly calming about working in coffee shops. Whenever I have endless work to do, I find that I work best in an environment that’s different from my house. Something about coffee shops clam me, allow me to focus, and give me the perseverance I need to be productive. I’m not an avid coffee…

Quote of the Day 1.16.18

“Just always be the better person. Make your intentions pure. What and why you are is what you’ll attract, what you’ll maintain. Pain is inevitable and it will always exist, but if you focus on understanding what you are feeling and why you are feeling it, you will overcome it.” – Unknown