Transition.

I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition, or in a way, it’s a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life – I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don’t know what’s…

Sims 4: Vampires.

If you thought your escapades in The Sims 4 have been a little too mundane up until now, strap in. A new vampire-themed expansion pack released that looks delightfully weird. Here’s everything you need to know. If you decide to get the vampire-themed update pack, you’ll have a whole host of new abilities at your disposal, according to an official…

Powerful Force.

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble. -Yehuda Berg

Positivity Training.

I am constantly striving to see the positive in every aspect of my life. But it’s not always easy. My life—and all of our lives—is filled with challenges that make it very difficult to be positive sometimes. However, I know that choosing to be positive has helped me the most in terms of becoming the…

Dare To Be.

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When…

Be Humble.

I always feel that a humble person is easy to be around. They do not waste time on bragging about what they have, who they are or where they have been. They play down their achievements and are more attentive to other’s needs. Whereas, the opposite of this is someone who is proud and conceited….

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins.

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins are simple enough to put together and take 30 minutes or less to make. The sweet cream cheese on top adds a ton of flavor and I love how pretty they look. I enjoyed these muffins best served warm with butter (oh my word). This is a fantastic recipe with a lot of versatility…

Buster the Boxer.

For many people, myself included, this has been a particularly fearful and uncertain time. Thankfully, we have the fine people at John Lewis, a British retailer, to tickle our funny bones and brighten our spirits. The company recently debuted its annual holiday ad, “Buster the Boxer,” featuring an adorable dog, a new trampoline, and a host…

Wisdom.

Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong. -Albert Einstein

Color Changing Leaves.

Albert Camus once said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” It’s easy to agree with such a sentiment if you’ve ever taken a scenic autumn drive in New England or the Rockies, but what’s the science behind those breathtaking fall colors? There are several reasons why leaves change color in…

Being Strong.

Being strong doesn’t mean hiding your pain. It doesn’t mean forgoing help when you’re struggling. It doesn’t mean refusing to show sadness and vulnerability. And it doesn’t mean carrying the burdens of life all by yourself. Anything that prevents your healing and stifles your growth does not correspond with strength. Being strong means refusing to…

New Layout.

Hallo, Hallo. It was time for a … Fall (love this time of year!) cleaning? I have updated EarthenLove’s site design to include a more dynamic, user-friendly, and less cluttered user interface. I have been working towards an interface that would beautifully showcase the articles on all devices and also have the same regard to functionality and usability. Ta-da,…