Vitex, the Chaste Tree: Nothing to Do with Friar Tuck!

Growing along the banks of the southern Europe and the Mediterranean regions, is a shrub called the chaste tree. Blooming with either purple, pink or white flowers in summer months, the chaste tree’s dark brown or black peppercorn-sized fruit is collected in autumn. Why is the chaste tree important you ask? Historically the chaste tree,…

Black Seed Oil – The Miracle Herb

In Eastern Europe, the Middle East and western Asia, grows a small flowering shrub called the Nigella Sativa. This shrub produces a fruit that has tiny black seeds that are quite powerful! These black seeds are known for remedies dating back several thousand years. In fact, it is reported these very seeds were found in…

Three Attitudes Toward Adversity

Recently, I considered the lack of progress I was experiencing had to do with my expectations. After investing in a side gig that hadn’t provided the financial benefit I had hoped for, I surmised that I had wanted too much. For close to two decades, I wanted to help others embrace a life of abundance…

Shame’s Shenanigans

Usually when we think of someone engaging in shenanigans, we think of being mischievous and playful. We don’t normally attach a negative meaning to it. Normally we speak of shenanigans as youthful pranks such as covering a neighbor’s tree with toilet paper at Halloween or passing out laxatives as gum. Most shenanigans are more inconvenient…

Loving Your Womb — The Birthplace for Creativity

Hello, friends. I have given serious thought to what I mean when I use the term wombman. Am I referring to women only? Do I desire to connect only with humans granted the ability to reproduce? For women unable to produce children, are they no longer wombmen? Are we, as women, capable of producing more…

Pardon Our Dust! Introducing Wombman Reclaimed

Good morning, friends. I trust you’re well. Throughout this post you’ll see snaps from my morning stroll through UNLV’s beautiful campus. It took me back to my IU days of walking from class to class, catching buses, running late for everything (some things never change), and spending time with interesting personalities from all over the…

Hey Alexa, play New Apartment by Ari Lennox.

Hello December! Today I moved into my new apartment in Las Vegas. It’s tiny and colorful and perfect for me and my chubby Chihuahua. For a short while I sat in my empty bedroom alone with the thought that I haven’t lived on my own since undergrad. We’re talking 12 years, guys. I’ve shared space…

Instagram Going Down Was the Best Thing That Happened To Me This Week

As many of you know, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for hours. I’ll admit I freaked out about it initially. What am I supposed to do with myself? How will anyone see the outfit I’m wearing? Yes, girl. These thoughts actually crossed my mind. After refreshing the app more times than I’m comfortable…

If You’re Vegan, Why Are You So Mean?

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long, happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

4 Life Lessons I Learned from Wildflowers

  Hello lovely! I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do you suppose I’m a…

No, Sis. You Don’t Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce.

Hello there, beautiful people. I’m sure you’ve heard or read the following lie before: “You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce.” Um, yeah. Actually, no. You don’t have the same 24 hours. You don’t even have 24 hours. Beyonce doesn’t either. If you subtract the 8 hours that we’re supposed to be sleeping, and…

I’m Learning to Embrace the Suck

No beauty discussions today, guys. I have some disheartening news to share: Life is hard. I really wish I didn’t have to be the one to break that news to you. I really wish it wasn’t true. But if I’ve learned anything in the last 30 years, I’ve learned that life is hard. Sometimes, it’s…