Mind. Body. Spirit., Minimalism, Reviews

Inspiration from The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements was written to serve as a practical guide for personal freedom. Author Don Miguel Ruiz shares the reasons why we are deprived of joy and unnecessary struggles and offers solutions to live by. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements is a transformative code of conduct that can bring us freedom,… Continue reading Inspiration from The Four Agreements


The Art of Esteem

I have been privileged to work alongside my infectious friend, Ankhet Amber Williams, Founder of The Art of Esteem. Her non-profit organization was created to bridge a gap between the standardized western school curriculum and essential life skill development. The Art of Esteem educates students on building their self-esteem, self-worth, and overall emotional IQ through… Continue reading The Art of Esteem


The Making of a Canon

A canon represents works of fiction among a franchise's fictional world which are categorized as things that "actually occurred" within the fictional world they are a part of. Kate Chopin’s,  "The Story of an Hour" explains how a work of literature becomes part of the canon by its fit in the Realism literary period. “The Story… Continue reading The Making of a Canon


Historical Criticism on “Through the Dark Sod” by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a prolific and reserved writer. Her style of writing left the reader responsible to dissect the underlying meanings within her writing as her word choices included ambiguity, symbolism, and art. In "Through the Dark Sod" the reader learns of the historical background hidden in the work as the title alone leaves the… Continue reading Historical Criticism on “Through the Dark Sod” by Emily Dickinson


Movie Critique: The Notebook

Here, I critique one of my favorite movies, The Notebook. The film The Notebook was directed by Nick Cassavetes in 2004. It is based on a novel with the same title by Nicholas Sparks. The Notebook is a romantic drama film. It is about the love story of a couple who come from polarized backgrounds. Movies… Continue reading Movie Critique: The Notebook