SHAKE IT OFF - “a positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”


1. Shake it Off - Taylor Swift // 2. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees // 3. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) - Janelle Monae // 4. Roar - Katy Perry // 5. Raise Your Glass - P!nk // 6. Don’t Stop - 5 Seconds of Summer // 7. We’ll Be Alright - Travie McCoy // 8. On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons // 9. We Got the World - ICONA POP // 10. Dance Apocalyptic - Janelle Monae // 11. This is How We Do - Katy Perry // 12. Try Me On - Karmin // 13. Luck - American Authors // 14. This Head I Hold - Electric Guest // 15. Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine



I asked my ex, now good friend, if she would ever have an open relationship and she said, “No, I don’t think I could do that” then after a pause and a smile, “but what about love affair friendships?” She went on to describe an impenetrable fortress of female friendship, her own group of best mates who’d known each other since school and had supported and loved each other through almost all of their lifetimes. They sounded far more bonded to, and in love with one another, than their respective husbands. It struck me that we don’t have the language to reflect the diversity and breadth of connections we experience. Why is sex the thing we tend to define a relationship by, when in fact it can be simple casual fun without a deep emotional transaction? Why do we say “just friends” when, for some of us, a friendship goes deeper? Can we define a new currency of commitment that celebrates and values this? Instead of having multiple confusing interpretations of the same word, could we have different words? What if we viewed our relationships as a pyramid structure with our primary partner at the top and a host of lovers, friends, spiritual soul mates, colleagues, and acquaintances beneath that?



Sterling Silver Galaxy Ring

Fully adjustable in size, this sterling silver ring holds a graphic made of enamel and resin. Dark blue with light blue specks, the enamel and resin form together to resemble a galaxy. Sold on Etsy.


Under a quarter moon, Mt. Hood and the Hood River (by GeorgeOfTheGorge)


I may not be a perfect person but at least I have never yelled at an employee in a store