Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Why? Because I'm finally in a summer state of mind! I may not be taking any tropical vacations this year but that doesn't mean I can't channel the island life energy. If you're sailing in the same boat as I am this summer and not taking a real vacation, I highly recommend spending as much time filling your day's with fun outdoor activities. Even if it's buying a kiddie pool, filling it with water and pretending your at a day spa lounging in the sun (drink in hand, of course), it's at least something for you to beat those summertime woes. Life is too short to not make the most out of a crappy situation, especially for all my Ohio peeps who have been experiencing nothing but rain all summer long....Stop complaining and go play in it already! Oh, and while your out, make sure to rock your tropical gear. It's an instant mood enhancer....You'll thank me later. You're welcome! 

"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet." 

Photography by Brilliantly Broken

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nature's Cure

The best part about summer? Being surrounded by nature, of course! I spent most of my childhood being outdoors; camping, hiking, and swimming at my dad's old lake house. It's only natural that I find these to be some of my favorite childhood memories.  

Life gets hectic at times...well, scratch that, most of the time life is hectic. We are so caught up in technology 24/7 that people are slowly loosing the ability to think for themselves and live in the moment. You need to keep the peace within you. My solution? Pull yourself away from it all and submerge yourself in mother nature. There is nothing more refreshing than the stillness and simplicity you will find outside, without work, without phones, without any technology whatsoever. Life is beautiful and you are the creator of your own happiness, why not spend it your most natural state? 

"Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. Every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes."

Photography by Behind The KAMera