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Let yourself be seen, truly seen

“We dress rehearse tragedy to beat vulnerability to the punch” – Brené Brown I never thought it would happen that way. I imagined that when I finally said it, we’d smile and kiss and then fireworks would go off behind us, a 40-piece orchestra would be playing and doves would be released in the air–you […]

Stubborn Love

It’s the last day of 2012 and I’m really excited for what’s to come. I normally don’t “do” New Year’s Resolutions because I believe that you can set a goal and commit to resolving something at any point of the year, but 2012 was so full of lessons and beautiful moments I was inspired to […]


Uncertainty by Cristina B  I got my heart broken on Tuesday, so I figure the blog was due for an update. Uncertainty lead me here. But so did courage. After the year long emotional struggle with *Tyler  I thought it would be a long time before I would meet someone who excited me. I met […]


Type: Eurostile Song: 6 Underground, Sneaker Pimps About Eurostile: “Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese designed a typeface called Microgramma in 1952 for the Nebiolo foundry in Turin, Italy. A true titling face, Microgramma contained capitals only, its uppercase characters much larger than those of a typical text design. Although Microgramma was available in five styles, […]

Hate leaves ugly scars, but love leaves beautiful ones

Type: Baskerville Song: Turning Tables, Adele About Baskerville: “A legend of the printing and lettering arts, John Baskerville (1706–1775) was somewhat overshadowed during his lifetime by his more renowned contemporary William Caslon I. Baskerville is now considered one of the two transformative figures of British printing and typefounding history. After working as a headstone engraver […]

Don’t make it a big deal, don’t be so sensitive

Type: Myriad Pro Song: Sleep to Dream, Fiona Apple Myriad Pro via Typekit and Typedia. Myriad was first issued in 1992 as a multiple master Type 1 font family, which worked with a compliant font renderer to allow the user to generate variations in a wide range of widths and weights. Myriad MM was discontinued […]

Occupational Therapy

So, it’s been a little over three months since the job and I split. I know it’s the best for both parties, but I never anticipated it would be such a struggle to find another. Before the split I thought I had it figured out: I would put myself back on the market and sift […]

How the wholehearted live

“To practice gratitude and joy, in those moments of kind of terror, when we’re wondering, ‘Can I love you that much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?’ Just to be able to stop and instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, ‘I’m just so grateful. Because […]

Furtive Pop Music, Mostly about sex

Type: Gill Sans Song: Shelter, The XX About Gill Sans: “Beginning in 1902, British designer Eric Gill studied under Edward Johnston, the renowned calligrapher who, in 1916, designed the typeface used for the London Underground signage. Johnston’s work greatly influenced Gill, who went onto experiment with Sans types. Monotype’s Stanley Morison wanted to develop a […]

Sensual Beauty

Bec Winnel’s Sensual Beauties