• scents

    The Power of Scents

    I just got my second COVID vaccine and after a good 48 hours of chills and body aches followed by extreme fatigue, I’m grateful to science that I am 2 weeks away from being fully protected. Everything we’ve been through this past year with the pandemic, the one resounding thing that is needed is calm. A pause in the day to make space to breathe, connect and let all the stresses melt away.  That may seem far-fetched given our daily responsibilities, but one simple thing we can do in starting on that path is to take in the power of scents. Of all five senses, the smell is the one…

  • Family & Motherhood


    This past Sunday morning was like any other Sunday. I got up late, sat up on my bed and checked my email on my phone. It’s a ritual I do on the weekends. Usually it’s the same emails I get on the weekends: Spafinder specials, Pillsbury recipes, LivingSocial/Groupon deals, etc. This Sunday was different… I have been a fan of Oprah for a very long time, probably 10 years. I remember one Christmas my mom gave me Oprah’s 20th Anniversary DVD Collection and my sister Vanessa and I would watch one or two shows every night. It was a great bonding experience for us. I remember checking online everyday and…