So What’s All the Love Hype About, Anyways?

So here’s a post about love on Valentine’s Day. I’ve only been married six months, so this post isn’t what you think. I got the inspiration to write this from a short excerpt I heard on NPR yesterday. Man, how I wish I remembered her name (and if you happened to have heard it and know what I’m … [Read more...]

Joy vs. Happiness. What’s the Difference?

We can all agree that, at some level, we all seek to be happy. Right? I mean, c’mon, it is the mantra of our age. The world tells us that humans ultimately exist to, what? BE HAPPY. Myriads of songs and books have been written about how to find or pursue happiness. We can eat the best foods, drive … [Read more...]

When You Think You Know, But Have No Idea

Have you ever thought you had it all figured out? Ever pursued something that seemed like it was the “right choice” but soon realized it wasn’t at all what you thought? Ever went for it, and then realized you were all wrong all along? Welp, Rachel did. She went for something big…only to find out … [Read more...]

The Art of Losing Yourself

Cue Eminem’s catchy beat and lyrics: “Lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you betta neva let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo…” Ok, we’ll stop there. Eminem had a point (sans all the other outlandish things … [Read more...]

The Best Date You’ll Ever Go On

So, I wrote a dating piece. Only, I don't think it's your typical dating piece. As most of you know, I recently traveled the world. Well, six different countries in eight months, to be exact (which can feel like the. entire. world. Trust me.) My journey began after six years of slaving miserably … [Read more...]

Life, Seasons, and Being Content

My super-awesome and talented friend (who happens to be my best-friend—yes, I still use the term “best-friend”, heh—and founder of Beautiful Are The Feet, Inc. ) sent me a photo the other day. That’s nothing that sounds too exciting; except that the pic was a random candid of me that she took a few … [Read more...]