Strength in Solidarity

 

In light of the recent tragedy that has struck our community, I know we’ve all been thinking and feeling a lot. I have seen many beautiful acts of solidarity to honor and remember the lives we lost, but I have also observed that everyone grieves differently. We all must find a way to cope with what has happened, and rebuild ourselves from it. This might be done through thinking deeply, spending time with close friends and family, rallying together for a cause, or even going on a nice long run to settle the mind. For me, the best way to work through all of these emotions is to write. I thought I’d share these thoughts in the hopes that someone out there could benefit from reading them, if only just by knowing that although we’re all vulnerable and emotional, we’re all together.

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MVP

This Tuesday, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder gave a tear-jerking MVP acceptance speech. Speaking for over twenty minutes, Durant revealed the personal struggle he overcame on the road to success. With humble graciousness, the athlete shared his truest strength on and off the court–those who support him and inspire him everyday. From his veteran teammates like Derek Fisher, who encourage him to continuously pursue improvement, to the younger players who motivate him to set a good example, each player received a personalized thank you from the team’s leader.

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The Power of the Coconut

When you envision a coconut, what do you see? Let me guess: golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and palm fronds swaying in the wind with only a few robust brown coconuts holding them down. As lovely of a setting as that is, this exotic fruit has more recently made its way out of the tropics and into the home as a household staple. From nutrition to beauty to cleaning, coconut products have recently become a popular choice because of their countless natural benefits.

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Happy May!

April showers bring May flowers–even in always-sunny Santa Barbara. The new month has brought us BEAUTIFUL weather, and I just don’t know if anything I could possibly say would be more inspirational than being outside on a day like today.

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