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One nation: We Stand Divided.

By Jessi Risley | August 10, 2020 |

In a waking moment, your eyes see a world different than your last blink. In a waking moment, your worst nightmares have come to life. A country build on resilience, patriotism and brilliance has plunged itself into the deepest depths of despair. A country deemed a nation of promise, hope and undying freedom has fallen…

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Do you believe in fairytales?

By Jessi Risley | July 27, 2020 |

She dreamt of him each night. She smelled the scent of his cologne. She knew every golden fleck in his eyes. She felt his hand on her arm. She could feel his passionate intensity as he walked toward her. His glance was pure and sweet. She remembered his touch. She didn’t know his name. They…

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Do you go within?

By Jessi Risley | July 14, 2020 |

Its said that when you go within, you begin to create the change you seek.  Do you believe that to be true?  Do you believe that you have the power to change your reality? I do because I’ve seen it!  I’ve felt a change within so intensely that it changed my world. In the not…

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A girl. A city. In love.

By Jessi Risley | July 7, 2020 |

She wrote stories of a time she hadn’t lived. She longed for sunshine days filled with the sweet smell of floral markets and pleasant smiles. She remembered the amber pendants hanging from iron columns. She felt her soul being called backwards; to a time and place that no longer existed. Some called her an old…

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My biggest growing experience.

By Jessi Risley | July 6, 2020 |

You’re not growing if you refuse to let go. You’re not growing if you choose to stay safe. You’re not growing if you don’t accept change. As I was meditating today, I felt an urge to write. I wrote without thinking, without hesitation. “I have seen amazing detail in your dreams – so much so…

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When among the stars..

By Jessi Risley | June 18, 2020 |

When you look at the night sky, what do you feel? Do you see an essence of yourself floating off in wanderlust? You feel your soul set free as you glide, at peace and remarkably graceful. A tattered ribbon of who you once were gently rests upon the ground where you sat. You have been…

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Generation: Heal

By Jessi Risley | June 9, 2020 |

As I sit at my desk, staring out into the blue sky, I attempt to recall the exact moment when I realized that hurt had become my shield.  I wore it like a crest; majestic and proud.  I claimed that all circumstances were what they were due to the pain I felt in my soul.…

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Repurpose in Unexpected Places

By Jessi Risley | May 31, 2020 |

As a bit of a hobby, I enjoy giving new life to old furnishings. Scaling off the old, drenching them in beautiful glory. I began to wonder why we don’t appreciate the repurposed phases of our lives as we do objects. For every closed door brings new opportunity. For every sad ending brings about realigned…

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When you smile..

By Jessi Risley | May 27, 2020 |

Did you know that when you smile the entire world leaps to catch a glimpse? To capture the sight of such inexpiable beauty – unable to be justified to the human eyes. Such grace, such magnificence, such transparency of earthly elegance. Do you see it?  Do you feel it? Feel it to the depths of…

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4 Ways to Rid Yourself of Overwhelm as a Creative:

By Jessi Risley | May 20, 2020 |

Get outside! As a creative, we tend to fixate on our creations and forget the little details that naturally inspire us. Smell the roses, literally! Get your feet on the grass! Take deep breaths of fresh air! 🌹 Smile! Oh gosh, do we have to?! YES! Your art shouldn’t be the only beauty that’s seen…

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