Wholeness

Embrace the dark with the light The yin and yang, the language of the universe There will always be a piece of the yin in the yang There will always be a piece of the yang in the yin Ever connected Masculine and feminine These two forces will always be one To think positively, to…

Summertime San Diego

Winter didn’t forget about the Northeast. Though we’ve enjoyed a pretty mild winter thus far, we had a pretty quick and sizeable snowstorm last week; New York was a snowy, slushy mess for a few days. Since then, we’ve had quite a few bleak days with intermittent sun. I’m continuously reminded of why I need…

Slow Down, It’s Snowing…

The photos in this post are not taken from today, but I’m reminded of this moment in time due to today’s first snow shower in Brooklyn. It’s been quite warm as of late, and aside from our blast of cool air this weekend – tomorrow will be a high of 54 and rainy; I’m not looking…

Daily Prompt: Flames – A New York City Sunset

via Daily Prompt: Flames Flames…  take me back to A New York City sunset on a summer day, emitting stunning shades of orange, yellow, and gray. Often, our cityscape sunsets combine shades of red, pink, purple, and blue – a delightful saccharine swirl of colors similar to a cooling sherbet on a hot day. In…

Cemetery Serenity: Greenwood and Sleepy Hollow

(all photos taken by me) As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed an appreciation for cemeteries. Walking through a cemetery makes me feel calm and pensive, and somehow a bit safe. It’s a sacred space and almost surreal in the sense that you’re reminded of how fleeting life is. There’s something about being in a cemetery that…

Sunday Snapshot: Fresh Apples

September is apple picking season in New York! The image above shows apples for sale in crates at the Queens County Farm when I went pumpkin picking a while back. You can’t pick apples at the farm, but in October, they have plenty of fresh apples from the Hudson Valley for sale. Below, I’ve listed some places you…

Baltimore: Where to Eat, Stay, and Visit

Good Eats in Baltimore Miss Shirley’s Cafe and the Local Oyster: Miss Shirley’s Cafe – OK, so, I tried to get brunch here on a weekend morning and it didn’t happen. Miss Shirley’s is definitely the go-to brunch spot at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. After heading to the restaurant on a Sunday or Saturday morning,…

Enjoying Italy: Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast in Italy is absolutely amazing! I only had a day trip here, but I’d love to stay for a full week. It’s the home of tasty Limoncello and oversized lemons; this place really leaves a lasting impression. In addition to the beautiful views of the water and the homes built into the mountains,…

Spring, Summer, A Sunflower, and a Farm

(image shot by me at Queens County Farm in Queens, NYC) Spring was officially yesterday and it snowed in Brooklyn. I took this photo at the Queens County Farm this past October, but sunflowers are always so enjoyable. They remind me of spring, summer, and fall. I even managed to capture a bee pollinating. Plant more…

Spring Forward! A Sunday Snapshot

Views from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spring is almost here and it is getting quite enjoyable to be outside. As much as I love to get away from NYC, I absolutely love the sunsets here. There’s something about the sun shining off the buildings, the shadows that are cast, and the cascading of light down the avenues….

Saturday Snapshot

(view from room at The Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico) It’s March in New York and spring is soon approaching. I just want a vacation and a view of the ocean. I stayed at this location for my honeymoon and loved it. Here’s a list of fun and inexpensive things to do…