Personal Growth

No Justin, it’s not too Late to Say Sorry, Now.

Can I just start off by complaining about the emotional roller coaster that the last season of Orange is the New Black put us on!?! Now you might be thinking, where is that intro leading us Lindsey? Well, inspired by the episode(s) that include the Restorative Justice program, accountability is on the forefront of my… Continue reading No Justin, it’s not too Late to Say Sorry, Now.

Accountability, Equality, Personal Growth

Becoming an Ally: My Journey from Ignorance to Understanding

This week’s article starts with the painfully true story of my childhood ignorance and goes on to talk about how I became an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community. The first moment I discuss demonstrates the lack of understanding and knowledge of me and, probably, society as a whole at the time, as well as a… Continue reading Becoming an Ally: My Journey from Ignorance to Understanding

Healing, Personal Growth

Love Is a Terrible Thing to Hate

After watching, “My Next Guest…” with David Letterman and Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video about a dozen times, I think I worked up just enough courage to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard, who am I kidding) and write about my “coming out” journey. I don’t have any solid memories… Continue reading Love Is a Terrible Thing to Hate

Coffee Tours, Mental health, Personal Growth

Self Love Coffee Tours Iowa City

Yesterday the team at Self Love Coffee headed west to Iowa City, Iowa. The second stop on the Iowa set list left an impression that will last a lifetime. Coffee, conversations, and cats, yes cats, made the day memorable in a city that was full of life and sunshine. We could not have asked for… Continue reading Self Love Coffee Tours Iowa City