Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

I spent the past week on Long Island visiting my boyfriend. I was able to meet up with some of my friends(Natasha, Danielle, LeeLee and Holly) but like usual I tend to plan too many things and end up having to reschedule with someone because either everyone can only hangout on the same day or I just am too overtired to hangout at the end of the week. I am terrible at listening to my body sometimes. Whenever I make plans I fully intend on keeping them and I want to keep them but then my health issues sometimes come up and I feel bad about having to cancel plans or reschedule. I have to start to plan better and to accept the fact that although I would love to do everything, that I unfortunately do not have the physical stamina that I would like to have. This doesn’t mean I can’t achieve everything I want to, it just means I have to go at a different pace. I’m getting there. Slowly but surely!

Thankfully I have the most amazingly supportive and compassionate friends who have been there for me throughout the years with my struggles with my health issues and have never made me feel bad for having to cancel or reschedule and are always so incredibly supportive. I made a promise to myself a few years back to only surround myself with genuinely kind and compassionate people. It just isn’t worth it to me otherwise. I am also blessed to have the sweetest and most caring boyfriend in the world. I honestly sometimes wonder how I would manage with my health issues if I didn’t have the family, friends and love that I do in my life. I am incredibly thankful every day for it. No matter how bad things get they could always be worse and I pride myself on trying to always focus on the positives in life.


We have the cutest dog in the world.



Currently reading this and am already completely entranced.
Rooibos and Lavender Tea
Natasha, Me, Danielle.

I met up with Natasha and Danielle and we went to Witches Brew. We had a great time hanging out and indulging in yummy tea and desserts. Later Natasha’s good friend Chris came by and hung out with us. He was hilarious and we all had such a good time. I love those moments when you can truly be yourself around your friends and laugh and have so much fun just sitting around talking, making jokes and sipping on tea. It was really a great night.


Me and Danielle

Me and Natasha went over to Danielle’s house one night and Danielle made us the yummiest Crust-less Quiche and made mine without cheese (I don’t do Gluten or Dairy). It was -so- good. She topped it with cut Avocado and sprinkled some hot sauce and pesto on the side. For dessert she came out with the prettiest fruit platter. We also had two pots of tea. Almond and Maple and then a Fruity tea with Mango. I felt like we were eating at a five star restaurant! It was lovely.





I met up with LeeLee and Holly and went to Kitchen Kabarat and then to Starbucks to chat and take photos. It was so great seeing them again since the last time I saw them was almost two years ago! LeeLee and I have been friends since 2009 and in that time had falling outs but yet somehow always manage to come back into each others lives again. I truly care about her very much and we have an incredible soul connection that is rare to find with many people. I am happy to have her back in my life again and it’s always so wonderful to see her beautiful girlfriend Holly who is truly one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. When you are around good people it’s easy to have fun even just sitting at Starbucks!


I am back in Massachusetts now and missing everyone already. We are in the process of seriously looking at apartments on Long Island now that Matthew has such a good job. I think I will be moving within the next few months. It was be amazing to be with my love and my dog every day and to be so much closer to all of my girlfriends. I’m really excited for the change!

I hope you all had an amazing week. I received an “Editor’s Pick” Award for my blog from Be Beautiful which I posted in my Press page and was so happy and humbled to receive! I have many more reviews, makeup looks and some videos coming up within the next week. I also have another giveaway so keep an eye out for that!



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17 thoughts on “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

  1. Congratulations on your award for your blog! I’ve actually been following your blog for a few months and I love everything that you post. It’s nice to see someone with such a passion for natural beauty!

  2. Your posts are always a breath of fresh air! Thank you! Please continue to be such a ray of light that the world so needs!

  3. Lovely pictures! I’d love if you could share some recipes of these delicious foods you eat…Also: what are you filling your brows with? They look good! xx

    1. You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that anything I post can make someone else happy! I try to be as positive as I can regardless of setbacks! Thank you so much ❤

  4. Smiles. I can really identify with making plans and not being able to keep them. It’s a really terrible feeling to disappoint someone, I tend to just make plans last minute now bc of Fibro. I’m sorry you struggle with so many obstacles. Your lucky to have so many wonderful friends and might I say you are a really ridiculously good looking Bunch! I’m crazy for the photo of you and your bf smooching your dog! So cute! Btw, I feel like I saw your boyfriend at whole foods this w/e, any chance? Sending love

    1. Hey love! It is really difficult dealing with chronic health issues. I always forget that you have Fibro too. We really do need to meet up sometime while I am on LI or when I move there. That’s funny because me and my boyfriend went to Whole Foods on Saturday but I ran in and got groceries while he stayed in the car. Did you see him in his car or inside? If it was inside then it couldn’t have been him! Which Whole Foods do you go to? Thanks for your comment love and I appreciate your support and love so much. We must get tea soon ❤

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