Everyone knows vampires, those scary creatures who have sharp teeth, love blood and hate garlic. They tend to hang out in Transylvania/storybooks, and in general aren’t a real big threat to your average, everyday person. Or are they? Blood-sucking vampires aren’t the only vampires out there. Vampires also come in the form of “energy vampires,”…… Continue reading How To Spot (& Slay) An Energy Vampire
10 Things To Be Grateful For Every Day
This is a list of 10 things you (yes, you!) can be grateful for every day. The ability to make someone else smile. You have the ability to make someone else smile, which is among one of the most precious (yet underappreciated) gifts you can give someone. It doesn’t take much; a simple compliment, an “I…… Continue reading 10 Things To Be Grateful For Every Day
Hello, world wide web! Namastephanie.com is going to be taking a mini-hiatus this week to catch up on my holiday Etsy orders as well as to fully imerse myself in mashed potatoes Thanksgiving. 😉 I will be back with a Meatless Monday post a week from today- until then, to my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving! And to…… Continue reading Mini Hiatus!
Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective
This post is written by request- and I hope it inspires the requester (and others!) to seriously consider donating their time to Big Brothers Big Sisters. 🙂 First of all, for those of you who don’t know, I have been a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for almost 2.5 years now. I have been…… Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective
Notes from The Universe
I’m going through a lot in my life right now and it’s soooooo easy to fall into a depressive trap over it. I could very, very easily sit on my ass and watch Netflix all day and rot away on the couch without much of a second thought, BUT I want better than that for…… Continue reading Notes from The Universe
Hello, Costa Rica!
Pura vida! I arrived in Costa Rica Saturday evening after a long journey- I woke up from a couple hours sleep at my father’s house on my hard old mattress (seriously, the thing belonged to my great aunt when she was a girl living in the house). My loving fiancé drove us to the Boston…… Continue reading Hello, Costa Rica!
My Own 2015 Best Nine
If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed a new trend- people are entering their usernames into a website, where it analyzes your profile and comes back with your nine of your top liked photos of the past year. Here are my results: This was a big year for me- engaged (well, technically engaged in 2014)…… Continue reading My Own 2015 Best Nine
Our Holiday Traditions
Christmas is only three days away… can you believe it?! I certainly can’t. This season has flown by. To me, Christmas is all about family. This year my fiancé and I are celebrating our first Christmas as our own family. This means we get to incorporate some of our families’ traditions into our own. We…… Continue reading Our Holiday Traditions
Our First Christmas Tree!
This is the first Christmas E and I have together where we’re actually living together! It’s our fourth Christmas together, but we’ve always spend it celebrating with each others’ families- never as our own family, and both of us are beside ourselves with happiness and excitement about getting to start this part of our life!…… Continue reading Our First Christmas Tree!