The Secret

Lately, I have been quite fascinated with “The Secret“. Yes, the movie from a decade ago which promoted unceasing positive thinking and quickly became an LA cliché . Ten years ago I probably watched The Secret in lotus pose in my West Hollywood bungalow while drinking Kombucha, but it was […]

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The Common Denominator . . .

2017, I love you (so far)! Regardless of one’s political affiliations, the marches this past weekend importantly screamed EVERYONE MATTERS! Utterly inspired and with epic rain in southern California keeping me inside, curled up on my couch writing with a warm cup of tea is a great place to be. […]

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New year.

This January 1st, I started the year by tuning into some gospel music on Spotify. I am not particularly religious, but found myself drawn into a choir singing “It Will Get Better.” Dancing around in my pajamas and sipping coffee, I was feeling the good New Year vibe; there is […]

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Ye Olde London City Guide

This is a guest post by Summer Hickam, my sister, friend and editor of the blog since day one. Her recent week in London makes me want to book a ticket ASAP! Enjoy: I was walking through Heathrow airport and saw a billboard that said, “We don’t travel to escape […]

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Time Out

I believe happiness is about keeping priorities in check. It is the result of purposefully spending energy in a way that balances relationships, family, work and simple pleasures. It is about savoring the good times and riding through challenging moments; staying positive and having a vision. All of this is […]

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International Dating 101

I returned home from my travels over a month ago and have been settling into life. There has been lots of change. I am thrilled that my boutique (www.rissajarratt.com) is online and appreciate all your support and positive feedback! I have a new apartment in a new neighborhood and a new […]

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Why Rihanna is my Spirit Animal

After six weeks on the road, I am home. Traveling through New Zealand, Bali and Portugal was like cleaning out a closet filled with clutter: rewarding and through the process, I’ve made space. In a word, I feel alive and this joy has started to bring wonderful things into my […]

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One day in Lisbon

Why is breakfast in Europe just…better? This thought crossed my mind at the Valverde Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. After a 36-hour flight and a late night arrival, I found myself in a salmon printed, high back chair taking breakfast. One sip of espresso was the best reminder; I had changed […]

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