Meditations in nature

“Everyone of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it” -Thich Nhat Hanh To some, meditation may feel unaccessible. It’s a practice that often seems too time consuming, too difficult or unfamiliar, or maybe it just seems impossible simply because a quiet mind is a foreign concept. But truthfully, meditation […]

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5 benefits of spending time in nature

I think everyone can benefit from getting outdoors a little more, so this week I’m doing exactly that. I’m hiding away on Hog Island in Maine for a nature writing retreat. As I go into this week with a blank notebook, a pen, and an open-mind, I’m already beginning to think of all the benefits […]

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Summer 2019 reading list

Summer Reading List Something about summer time always brings out the book worm in me. Maybe it’s my more leisurely schedule or the prolonged daylight hours. Either way, nothing beats cracking open a good book on the beach or outside sipping coffee at your favorite spot. I sifted through piles of books, checked their ratings […]

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Providence Summer Bucket List

Things to-do in Providence, RI this summer! Festivals & Activities PVDfest: June 6th- 9th This event seems to be THE kick off to summer in Providence. PVDfest is a weekend long event that combines art, music, food, vendors, and the general spirit of celebration. Since I have yet to attend, I don’t know much about […]

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My girl gang

Having strong female figures around me as I continually grow into the woman I’m becoming has been the corner stone of my understanding of life, self-growth, relationships, and femininity. Even Michelle Obama recognized the importance of keeping a close knit group of girls, saying that maintaining a safe harbor of female wisdom was something that […]

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To the women who raised me on Mother’s Day

  The women who raised me shaped me. I think most men and women can agree with that to some extent. While today the strong female is a rising figure, for me a strong female role model has been a thread throughout my whole life. I think of how I move about my life day to […]

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Through the eyes of an avid bird watcher

April 5th, 2019   I picked up Jess Drolet, a hobbyist bird watcher and biology major with an intended focus in ornithology at the Community College of Rhode Island, at her apartment in Providence. She greeted me with her usual friendly smile, climbing into my passenger seat wearing all black aside from neon yellow shoes, […]

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