December 6, 2013

decking the halls.

first things first, i love christmas with all of my heart.
it is without a doubt the most wonderful time of year for me.
nothing makes be happier than the smell of pine, bing crosby, christmas trees, hot cocoa, fireplace snuggles and millions of family get-together. 

this week, to ring in christmas time in the city, mewy and i went and picked out our very first tree at our neighborhood tree lot. city christmas is way too perfect.she's the cutest little tree ever and our festive apartment makes the anticipation of christmas day even more real. we are giddy with holiday cheer here at 104 filbert. 
happy first week of december loves.
i hope all is merry and bright in your sweet homes.
have a great weekend!

December 5, 2013


disability(n): a concept that i am fascinated with;
a driving force instilling passion in my nursing work;
the reason for individualism. 

aren't we all disabled in someway or another?
too good not to share.

be thankful for yourself and your body my friends.
in all forms and in all ways, we are pretty darn incredible.

December 4, 2013


there is something incredibly humanizing about my past year.
i think that i have come a lot closer to understanding humanity and life and meaning.
my time in nursing clinical at a particularly incredible hospital and unit, has brought a whole new meaning to the word 'purpose.'
opportunity, is an understatement.
i think it is particularly pertinent during this time.
thanksgiving and the festive holiday season.
do you have a home?
someone to put as your emergency contact?
a mailing address?
family and friends?
belongings to call your own?

my sweet, sweet patients may not have any of the above but they have an incredible amount of humanity.
poor in possession, rich in life.
a true lesson on daily gratitude. i am so very thankful for the life lessons that my patients have taught me in the most subtle of ways. never take a day for granted.  

December 2, 2013

giving thanks.

your cup of jo monday moment.

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
Maya Angelou