Style + Design

The Trip That Led Me To Finding My Way Back To Myself

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It's 75 degrees outside as I say goodbye to an old friend. We’ve spent the summer morning strolling the hills of her hometown. My skin is flushed from all the sun, but I brush away the burn, turning my attention instead to the adventures planned ahead. I roll over the top of another sunny hill heading west in my beat up old VW. I am kept warm by the sun a[...]

Beyond Nowhere: Headed West

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I headed west with a different understanding of myself, even if the answers weren’t as clear as I thought they would be; but no matter what answers I had thought I would find but still had not, I learned things that would impact my next steps. On a fundamental level I Iearned the essence of who I am doesn't just disappear because something I had chosen to de[...]

Beyond Nowhere: Middle America

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Somewhere between east and west, between coastal technology epicenters and my music city hometown there exists this strange, foreign world. It’s farmland, straight roads, square plots and cities with only a handful of last names. It’s land held over thousands of generations, where homemade cornbread is still served readily on the supper table, and where virt[...]

Beyond Nowhere: Heading East

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Beyond nowhere is a place my heart. Beyond nowhere is a place of lost and found. Beyond nowhere is a here now, a place of no particularity but a place where fires spark, where freedom soars and where I fall into my own —my space in this time, my backyard as far as my mind can see. Facing a major career defeat, one that had me questioning my life path and th[...]

Letter from the Editor: Rogue Habits Relaunch

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I have been guilty of going against everything that Rogue Habits is and all the reasons I created it. It is my passion project, my creative outlet, and my dream of a career, but I'd let everything else take over. I got caught up in the things that are easy to get sucked into--work, friends, relationship, and there seems to be less and less time for anything [...]

Life with a purpose improves health

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“You can do anything you want.” A push towards happiness; a struggle for passion; an all or nothing endeavor; a disconnect from reality? This mentality—living in the moment and doing what one feels is right for them as opposed to socially accepted norms—seems to have spurred a collective distrust—or disgust rather—in the individuals that have embraced it; in[...]

DIY Rope Bowls for Your Odds and Ends!

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How many times have you reached for your keys, only to find you had misplaced them elsewhere? How about when you find a button, but are not sure what exactly it goes to? You don't want to toss it, because you know the second you do, the shirt it belongs with with show up. Sound familiar? Of course it does! For all those lost and found knick-knacks, here is a[...]

Spirituality through creativity: trusting in the flow of life

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From a small child, Cristina Kalyani Paes has sustained an immense curiosity regarding the mysteries of the world, dreaming of being a hermit and a pilgrim. With a particularly strong interest in life on other planets, she believed that she must have been from another world, or even galaxy due to the destruction she saw on Earth. However, coming from a tradi[...]

Feng Shui for Creative Workspaces

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Sitting at my desk, I feel completely uninspired with an inability to truly focus and complete projects. Writing has been much more difficult since I moved from the other side of the room, which lead me to consider what has created the immense difference—the divide in my concentration. In my search, I recognized that my previous desk position was better for [...]