I want you to feel



So, I created this site:

a STAND out

It started with the hope of cultivating the brightest life for myself, and sharing that light with others.  My background in architecture and design told me that I needed a framework, so I selected five areas of human experience as pillars of inspiration:


Our core consciousness.  It is far more powerful than our tangible self (us from the skin in).  Our soul is the intangible part of our being realizing its boundless strength.  And its power, its strength, its radical energy lives in synchronicity with the birds, bees, flowers, trees, and the whole damn universe.


The curated community of human and non-human animals we choose to surround us, support us, challenge us, and ultimately amplify our own life's meaning.


The gifts we give to the world for its betterment.  Art is all that is conjured by our mind, motivated by our heart, manufactured by our body, and contributed with honesty.


The gifts we take from the world for our betterment.  Nourishment is all of the "good things" -to borrow Martha Stewart's barometer- created by man, the soil, and the sea.


The exchange of words between people, so that we may entertain stories, hold beliefs, challenge differences, learn lessons, and glean wisdom.

Check out READS for lifestyle recommendations, cool finds that I think are worth shouting out, and stories...from my life...that I share in hopes that you can relate and feel connected in similar experience.  I pair the writing with visual collages of my creation & edit, which a friend equated to "magical wonderlands."   That's probably the best compliment I've ever received, so I'm sharing it on the internet.

And I'll end this with a reminder & call to action:  I think that in our increasingly tech-y age, the art of Dialogue (the last but not least pillar) is particularly important.  We simply must ask questions and listen to others' answers, opinions, and narratives.  Every single one of us has lead weird, cool, humiliating, heartbreaking, and victorious lives, and I'm here to remind you that your perspective stands out, and is needed.  

Peace & Hugs, Babes.

Let's be friends & forces of fierce goodness.