Happy: A Documentary

I just watched a documentary on Netflix called, "Happy" and it is, without a doubt, a definite new favorite of mine. The film goes all around the world discussing research as well as specific cases on what makes people happy- and what does not. Although most people believe that having certain things will lead to … Continue reading Happy: A Documentary


Cabin By The Oak

You are the observer inside of a cabin in the woods that has always been and will always remain your home. Smells of your favorite foods bring back sweet memories you can almost taste, and sounds of you favorite music provide hope that everything will be okay. The sensation of comfort brought on by a … Continue reading Cabin By The Oak

The Power of Now

I just finished reading my new favorite book, The Power of Now, written by Eckhart Tolle. This is not a review, but merely my reflection; however, f you are a human being, and you will read any one book in your lifetime, I highly recommend this book because for the first time, I have not … Continue reading The Power of Now

Wedding Update

I haven't mentioned much on here about my upcoming wedding, but I just wanted to take a few moments to share some updates. At first, I was very resistant to the whole process of putting in so much time, money, and effort into an event that I really did not even initially want; yes, I … Continue reading Wedding Update

Transition Into Now

Growing up, I thought I had the picture-perfect childhood, but I always had an inkling in the back of my mind that something was missing, something more than what I knew. I was going through all the right motions, but it's all more or less a blur to me now. When I had my awakening … Continue reading Transition Into Now

Farewell to Obama

I finally mustered up the courage to listen to President Barack Obama's Farewell Address, and I am left with an array of emotions ranging from pride and joy to heartache and worry. Obama has led the United States of America for the past eight years with grace, determination, hard work, an open-mind, and genuine love … Continue reading Farewell to Obama

Ten-Day Transformation: Update

I DID IT! It is Day 10 of my ten-day transformation and words cannot even begin to describe this life-altering experience. This was probably one of the most difficult challenges I have ever set for myself, and required immense determination, dedication, strength and faith. That being said, it has also been one of the most … Continue reading Ten-Day Transformation: Update

Ten Day Transformation

I wish the emotions in my heart would flow as simply and easily as the words on this screen, but unfortunately, life is more complicated than that so all I can do is try my best. I have always limited the public expression of my feelings in regards to the relationships in my life, so … Continue reading Ten Day Transformation

Becoming Mrs.Maknojia!

I am so excited to announce that this is my first blog as a legally married woman! Traditionally in our culture, we are not considered married until we have a religious ceremony at our place of prayer, which is also when we have a huge reception and celebration with all of our family and friends. … Continue reading Becoming Mrs.Maknojia!