Do you Dare?

Dare to admit the truth to yourself first, then whisper it to others before proclaiming it loudly. Dare to believe in yourself and your soul’s calling, even if no one else does. Dare to love and be loved. Dare to be YOU!

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Personal stories and tips on how to be more self accepting and self reliant in love, adventure and career (laced with pop culture references).

An Ode to Lena Dunham and Girls

I have a confession to make. I’ve been obsessively googling “Lena Dunham interview” videos on YouTube for the past few days – sneaking them in the background at work, while I cook, while I tooth brush. Not to mention the frantic episode review searches every Monday,...

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The Village in Greece

I was dreading going to Dorio, a tiny village in Messinia Greece where my grandparents live and my mom was born. I’ve been roughly 10 times in 30 years and every single time I swear it’s haunted and I become an anxiety-driven monster. Dorio sits in a valley (of the...

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Hi my name is Vanessa.

I’m 31 and after years of drama, tears and spinning my wheels (quarter life crisis on steroids), I’ve started a more spiritual, self help approach to life. I think I even see some light at the end of the tunnel.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers but I do try and offer honest, thought provoking perspectives sparked by my personal life journey. Topics covered include:


  • Spiritual growth
  • Living boldly and deliberately
  • Other adulting concerns we can all sing kumbaya about

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