Fear of Missing Out

Rachel Off Duty: Fear of Missing Out

We live in a social media-driven, impatient, insatiable age where the hunger to constantly be experiencing and sharing things is as much of a common denominator as it is a burden. Really though, I think that everyone in their 20s right now feels a similar insatiable hunger. A desire–a need–to go out and do everything, be everywhere, […]

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Self Love + Mental Health Month

Rachel off Duty: Self Love

No frills. No Photoshop. Just a little realness for you guys. I realize that there are probably a significant number of people who may read my blog, or see my Instagram, and not know anything about me and the things that make me who I am. This post is one small attempt at breaking the […]

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Off Duty in Oahu’s North Shore

Off Duty in Oahu's North Shore

As some of you know, I was born and raised on Oahu. I’m an island girl at heart, and I try to go at least once a year to visit my family and the beaches I grew up with. The last time I went home was last February, and I just saw my parents a […]

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A Final Thought on 2016

A Final Thought on 2016

2016 was rough, wasn’t it?   I didn’t really feel compelled to dwell on shortfalls and negatives from this past year. In fact, in my own personal bubble I call life, 2016 was a damn good year. But, everywhere on social media, there it was. People blaming 2016 for their problems. Posts exclaiming that 2016 […]

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Christmas in California

Christmas in California

This is the second holiday season in a row that I’ve not been able to go home (home, if you don’t know me, is across the pond in Hawaii). Now, I’m not complaining. I love California. But it’s always a little bit harder this time of year when I’m here and my family is thousands […]

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Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

I love this time of year. I love how lively everyone gets, and how everyone seems to move with more purpose, hurrying to get all of the last-minute errands done before the year is up. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos. In between shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties, working, […]

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