Whether you just like to cozy up with a book this time of year, explore nature in all its glory, or get your spook on at one of the local haunts, there's something for everyone this time of year in Kansas City!
Moderate climate, salty sea air, and charming beach towns all provide a convincing argument for vacationers to flock to the beaches of sunny Southern California. Although I have fallen in love with Kansas City, I still feel a tug at my heartstrings for California sunshine. You can take a girl out of California, but you just can’t take California out of the girl! Because of this, it's always an exhilarating treat for me to go back to visit my family and the place that I called home for so many years.
It can be overwhelming sometimes. We turn on the news and, within minutes, become saturated with stories that make our hearts heavy and faith in humanity weaken. We see images of those in need and struggle to believe that any effort we make can really ever truly make a difference. We appreciate our lives, yet feel guilty that we have so much. We just wish that we could give the world a hug sometimes.
Do you feel like you have to go to a thousand stores to find the perfect “jeans” without taking into consideration whether they actually fit your “genes”? What we generally fail to recognize is that thousands of years of genetic makeup cannot be altered by “perfect” eating, supplement-taking or hours spent exercising so you can fit into your ideal “jean.”
The amount of money spent on beauty products continues to rise. Many women feel that beauty products are a need rather than a want. And, for whatever reason, we often believe that expensive means better. That is false. There are products that I get at my local Walmart or Target that are just as effective as those that I purchase from Dillard’s or Nordstrom.
At this point of the year, it’s a great time to check in with yourself and look forward to where you’re going; most of us can think of a couple of things we’d like to improve upon, whether it’s our family relationships, our health, our careers, or our contributions to our communities. While you are taking time for some self-reflection, you may be interested in these titles.
If your walls could talk, what would they ask you? Would they beg you to finally commit to one of the seven grey paint swatches you have applied and stewed over for months (pssst. . . just go ahead and pick one! Any of them will be great!) Would they tell you to remove that 1980's wallpaper? Would they tell you that your walls shouldn’t resemble your Instagram feed? Would they tell you that there is more to walls than just, paint, wallpaper, photos and art? Walls can certainly be so much more.