Seriously Good News: Week of 9/25

Community steps up to help Good Samaritan gruesomely beaten in Gravois Park Rob Ludwig and his girlfriend intervened when they saw a teenager being harassed in the park, and the instigators turned their aggression on the couple. The community set up a GoFundMe for them which has surpassed its goal of $10,000. How an airline…… Continue reading Seriously Good News: Week of 9/25

Autumn Goals

Back in the early days of namastephanie.com, I made monthly goals. I really liked doing them, but now I think that I’d like to start again with seasonal goals. I get more excited about changing seasons than I do about changing months, so it just makes sense! 🙂 To me, autumn is all about comfort food,…… Continue reading Autumn Goals

I have a plan. (And here are the resources I used to get to this point)

I have a plan. It makes me excited and nervous and thrilled all at once. It may not look like I want it to yet but I’m realizing this is all a process. Everything I don’t like about my life is a lesson. It’s setting me up for something greater than I can even imagine. The…… Continue reading I have a plan. (And here are the resources I used to get to this point)

An Open Letter to The One Who Tried to Change Me

Dear you, Remember me? Surely you do. Once upon a time, we were close friends, conditionally. I say conditionally because you were like a cat- only into me when you wanted to be, or in other words, only into me when I fit your mold. The moment I started stepping out of that mold, you’d…… Continue reading An Open Letter to The One Who Tried to Change Me

“Who Are You?” and Why That Answer Matters

“Who are you?” It’s a question I’m sure all of us have been asked in some form or another. It’s the most basic getting-to-know-you question there is. Who. Are. You. A lot of us don’t really know the answer to this. Before I started actively thinking about it, like many other people I would have answered…… Continue reading “Who Are You?” and Why That Answer Matters