Humbling Ourselves and Readying for Reconciliation: My Opinion on the Current State of Our Hearts

Humbling Ourselves and Readying for Reconciliation: My Opinion on the Current State of Our Hearts

The warm sun shine brilliantly in the cloudless blue sky above. The lake glistens as the breeze swirls across the surface creating gentle waves. The air is filled with the sound of rustling leaves and the laughter of families enjoying one of the rare warm days of the summer. Today as I sit here on [...]

How Having a Chronic Illness can Make it Hard to See Your Worth

How Having a Chronic Illness can Make it Hard to See Your Worth

Can I have a moment of honesty with you?  I hate talking about my chronic illness. It frustrates me to openly talk about how hard having a chronic illness is (for many different reasons). However, I am continually learning how important it is to talk about our struggles. When we don’t, we not only isolate [...]

“Smiles” in Budapest: What to See When in Budapest

“Smiles” in Budapest: What to See When in Budapest

George Ezra is not lying in his song, Budapest, when he sings, “Miles in Budapest, oh my hidden treasure chest…”; this city truly is a treasure chest that is filled to the brim with treasures to be discovered. It was closed off after WWII, by Soviet communism, until just 1989. So really, foreign explorations of [...]

The Fairy-tale of Neuschwanstein Castle: how to get there, what to do, and what to know before you go

The Fairy-tale of Neuschwanstein Castle: how to get there, what to do, and what to know before you go

Nestled within the rolling hillside of the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein and the somewhat lesser-known Hohenschwangau, sits above a pristine lake. As you drive up into the hills, you are quickly embraced by an other-worldly-dream-like feeling. This castle is one of the most known and recognizable buildings around the world, and it's easy to see why. [...]