A Sunday at Makapu’u Lighthouse

I have never been an outdoor person, but I LOVE hiking on this island. Maybe it is the gorgeous views on practically every ridge or peak. It could be all the plant life and greenery that still seems foreign to this Midwest girl. I know that it is the combination of exploration and physical activity;…

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Inception in real life: vivid and lucid dreaming

I had a rough night of sleep. My dreams were plagued with visions of death and pain. I woke up several times in a panic, only to fall back into sleep and these terrible dreams. I finally arose for the day before my alarm, exhausted, and in genuine fear. The last and worst dream shook…

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Barnes & Noble 2018 Discover Awards

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What have you been reading? January Edition

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Reading? Like it’s a challenge…my 2019 Reading Women challenge

Rachel truth: I hate being told what to read. Maybe it is because I spent a LONG time in college and was made to read many things I was not interested in (to be fair, it's also how I discovered some new favorite authors like Chinua Achebe and Emily Brönte). It could be because I…