Thank you for visiting my Blog(ish)! This is meant to read without having to click into any posts; just scroll through to watch videos, read short commentary, and access links to other articles. I hope what you read makes you smile and/or adds something new and interesting to your day. Love, Melissa

Carry Me Away

Listen to this song and let John carry you away. And yes, we are on a first name basis. πŸ˜‰

Embracing My Monthly Cycle

Does anyone get annoyed when they get their period like I do? (sorry dudes)

Like really annoyed! I always turn to my husband and proclaim, “This is bad UX!” when that time of the month rolls around. πŸ™‚

Well, it occurred to me that I have an opportunity right now. I have a daughter that is 4 years old. I can complain about this very natural (and in many cultures very sacred) event each month, or I can embrace it and empower myself and my daughter. It was a profound awakening. I have decided to go with the latter.

Here is a great article that explains the shift in hormones we experience each month and how to ride the wave instead of trying to swim against it.

Article link (same as above): https://www.bloodandmilk.com/harnessing-the-power-of-the-feminine-cycle/

Look For the Good

Look for the good in everything
Look for the people who will set your soul free
It always seems impossible until it’s done
Look for the good in everyone

-Jason Mraz, Look for the Good

Check out this great song.

Just Do You

Another from India Arie. I can’t help it; I just love her. And I love this message. Just do you!

Having an Off Day?

This movie has been playing on a loop in our house…and the songs are in our car. It’s a Plosker Jr. favorite at the moment. To be honest, I kinda love it too. When the day is challenging, I think of this little troll who takles everything including what looks like a severe anaphylactic reaction to a berry, to help her peeps. If she can do it, so can we. Just make sure your epi-pen is handy if you’re going to be eating random things off trees.

Natural is Beautiful Too

This song overwhelms me with emotion every time I hear it and the video bumps it up a notch. When I started with natural products over 7 years ago, I listened to this to give me confidence since I wasn’t looking as glamorous with my homemade charcoal eyeliner and lipstick as I did with the store-bought stuff. Today I play this song for my young daughter and to be honest, I still need it too.

The World Needs You

You have a light to share with the world. It can be hard to summon up the courage to put ourselves out there, but the world needs you. Listen to this song by India Arie and be inspired.

We Are Not What We Look Like

I listen to this song at least once a day (usually when I’m getting ready in the morning and/or at night getting ready for bed, detangling my hair). There is so much more…that is so much more important…than the way we look.