A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Justice

Hello everyone! Lady Justice wants to say hello as well. This morning I read an article from opendemocracy.net : Six boys, one cop, and the road to restorative justice I’ve been meaning to explore a concept that caught my attention a few years ago. My former ethics professor once told us there was a Fulbright…

Lunar New Year

Radiant blossomsJoy overflowing withinLife begins anew Hello everyone! Just want to let you know that I’ll be gone for the first week of February celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) with my family. In the mean time, I would like to share a few fun facts about the celebration and a hope for a…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 30

Who am I right now? That’s a good question! So the finale of this challenge is a song that reminds me of myself! Of course, it just can’t be one! I’m a multi-faceted person! 😀 There are times when I wonder if that’s difficult to do since I sometimes find myself trying to be like…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 24

When we suffer a loss, a break up, a painful change in our lives, we need to remember to take all the time we need to heal emotionally. Moving forward and getting back on track with our lives doesn’t take a day. It takes a lot of small steps to allow us to break free from…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 22

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”  Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience At different points in my life, I’ve listened to a variety of music whenever I felt stuck:…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 13

So, when I thought about 70’s songs, I naturally took this short quiz to see what kind of hippie I would be. It said that I would be an earth child hippie probably due to my environmental views. Imagining myself as an earth child hippie is somewhat of a new experience for me. What would…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 4

Many people enjoy going to the opera during their leisure time. Though an acquired taste, costumes and overall story is enjoyable! I visited my first opera when the weather was balmy. I still remember my dress swaying in the breeze. Conflicted because it’s an incredibly beautiful opera, yet reminds me of an individual who always…