This song and video have been in my heart today. As someone who works in the film and beauty industry, I have to fight to remind myself that the standards of beauty in the media do not define me. It is so easy to fall into the rabbit hole of self doubt, self sabotage and […]
For the past few months I have transformed. Shedding my skin in tiny, cleansing ways. At first, it was about losing weight, and fitting into a pair of jeans that didn’t have elastic on the waist (yes, I owned those. Don’t judge!). But, for the past month my transformation has become more than just my […]
“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us-that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect”.
Here is the rub…no matter how much you love someone, you can not force them to try. You can not force them to move forward toward healing or helping themselves. It the most blindingly frustrating thing. So frustrating that it hurts. Standing by the sidelines and watching someone continue to hurt themselves emotionally, spiritually, […]
For the past two weeks I have helped take care of my father as he recovers from knee replacement surgery (yes, the Farrell clan has had a crazy, surgery filled year!). During the time, life and business was put on the back burner, and my usual frantic “check off the to-do list” self was forced to take a […]
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angelou
When I woke up this morning and heard the news of Maya Angelou’s passing, my heart dropped. My mother has been reading her poetry to me since I was a young girl, and like so many others, her words had a tremendous influence on my life. I still recite her wisdom in my subconscious on […]
It has been almost a month. It has seemed like a decade. I wish I could gush about how easy the recovery has been, and how I have bounced back with ease. But, that would be a ridiculous exaggeration. In truth, it has been a very slow climb back to feeling healthy, or even somewhat […]