B. Inspired – Taking Flight

“What if I fall? Oh, my darling, but what if you fly?” This quote has been one of my favorites during my current journey. What’s incredible about this quote is that it is taken from a short poem written by 19 year-old poet, Erin Hanson. Proof that even at a young age, we can inspire…

B. Inspired – Don’t Worry, Keep Going!

It’s Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? Do you have any weird routines or behaviors you avoid on a day like today? In our everyday lives, lots of us have regimens, habits and tasks we complete based on deep set patterns of functioning and the belief of how things should flow. We trust our instincts and…

B. Inspired – Lights, Camera, Life!

It’s Friday! My favorite day of the week. Lots of people love Saturday, but I simply love the anticipation of the weekend…the hope and beginning of it all. This Saturday I am attending the Martha Stewart American Made Summit. Speakers such as Martha herself, Arianna Huffington and Emeril Lagasse will speak about entrepreneurship, passion, creativity…

B. Inspired – Your Words, Your Thoughts; Your Life

Ever wonder if your life is just a series of random events or if your words and thoughts actually have an impact on your day to day outcomes. I believe in the power of words. So much so that I started this blog two years ago in hopes to encourage or inspire anyone that read…

Living My Life Like It’s Golden!

About 35…I am writing this on the eve of my 35th birthday. It’s one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. I like to think of 35 as the lonely milestone that doesn’t get the hype that other milestone ages receive. You’ve got Sweet 16, Legal 21, Finally-a-Real-Adult 25 and of course the…

Nature’s Guide to Color

This month, we are celebrating COLOR!  All of its brightness, boldness and style freshness. We are just in time for Spring when color palettes change over and things really begin to pop. In my recent blog Color Me Vibrant, I talk about color as the essence of style, design and décor but even in nature,…

Something Old, Something New: Happy 2015

This time is of year is always full of mixed feelings for me. The rich anticipation of the new year is arched by a slight melancholy towards the ending of the old year. All the resolutions, to-do lists and goals of 2014 are either restfully satisfied or hang in the balance waiting to be completed. The new…

Breathing Space

I am a long time reader of O, Magazine founded by the incomparable Oprah Winfrey. One of the features I have always looked forward to in the magazine is the full page spread titled Breathing Space. It’s not a story or feature article. It is always simply a high resolution image of heavenly scenery or landscape…

At the Fair!

As the season comes to the end with the final summer holiday of Labor Day, we welcome a renewing of seasons. The Autumn season has finally arrived and I am truly looking forward to this transition. This past weekend, I attended a nostalgic event that brought back so many joyous memories: the State Fair. The North…

In Full Bloom!

Well, it has been quite a ride as we made our way through the New Year, abnormally cold weather, school closings and all sorts of twists and turns! As the weather starts to warm up (fingers crossed) and the plants ever so slightly start to bloom, we should take this time to jump start ourselves….

Here’s To Life!

I recently celebrated my birthday (yesterday!) and realized how grateful I am for another year of life. I took some time to reflect that morning on all of my recent accomplishments as well as goals I am still working towards. This past weekend I had dinner with a dear friend of mine whom has an…

Take Me Away!

Often during this time of year we fill up our plates with tons of work, commitments and miscellaneous tasks to ensure we are in fact being productive. One of the worst things you can do is sign up to help everyone else out and in the process neglect yourself. We are stepping into cold and…