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The most unforgettable birthday gift you can give

The most unforgettable birthday gift you can give
Instead of just the typical “happy birthday” message in a card or text message, I asked everyone I know to write me a handwritten letter for my birthday last year. Read how a letter is a truly unforgettable gift, and some suggestions on what to write to make your family and friends feel incredibly adored and appreciated. Continue reading

Authentically asexual & trans: Winter’s LGBTQIA journey

Authentically asexual & trans: Winter’s LGBTQIA journey
In this interview, I had the privilege of chatting with Winter Cayman, an extraordinary individual who identifies as asexual, transgender, and non-binary. Winter’s enlightening narrative really captures the essence of pride and reminds us of the magic that unfolds when we open ourselves up to self-discovery and living authentically. Continue reading

Authentically gay: an interview with black activist Jamal Taylor

Authentically gay: an interview with black activist Jamal Taylor

I’m honored to share my conversation with black activist and educator, Jamal Taylor. In this interview, Jamal opens up about his gay identity. Although it might be hard not to let others steal our joy, Jamal reminds us of the power of living authentically and extending grace and love whenever possible. As with all of the stories in this blog series, I hope you or someone you know in the LGBTQIA+ community finds them to be enlightening and empowering.

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Authentically queer: exploring my sexuality in my 30s

Authentically queer: exploring my sexuality in my 30s
In my last blog post, I interviewed my nephew Jalen who fearlessly embraces his gay identity. He shared that he first realized he was gay at just five years old. Unlike him, it took me 36 years to question my sexuality. As a business and a person, I care deeply about sharing all the things that make us human. By courageously sharing our stories, we strengthen connection and acceptance. Join me in this blog post as I share my own LGBTQIA+ journey. Continue reading

Authentically gay: an interview with my Gen-Z nephew

Authentically gay: an interview with my Gen-Z nephew

This pride month, I interviewed my 22-year-old nephew, Jalen. His journey of embracing his gay identity has captured the essence of a generation that’s breaking barriers. Studies are showing that one in five Gen-Z adults identify as LGBTQIA+. This is exciting news as we dream of a future where bigotry is dismantled and equality prevails.

Sexuality by definition is simply who you find physically, sexually, or emotionally attractive. Let’s hear from Jalen how he navigated his own sexuality.

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5 thoughtful graduation gifts for new grads

5 thoughtful graduation gifts for new grads

Beyond money and gift cards, there are a handful of thoughtful gift ideas to make a new graduate feel extra special. From handwritten notes filled with love to custom artwork capturing their journey, to personalized word art, inspiring books, and song lyrics adorned with wisdom, each of these gifts tells a story.

Read this blog post to find the perfect gift to honor their achievements and wish them luck on the next chapter.

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Celebrate Mom with two of the most meaningful gifts (for $0.00)

Celebrate Mom with two of the most meaningful gifts (for $0.00)
What makes your mom special? Is it her infectious laughter or her unwavering support? Perhaps it’s the way she always knows just what to say to make you feel better. Whatever it is, your mom deserves to be celebrated and appreciated for all that she is, right? Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or just because, there are two gifts that stand out as the most meaningful and personal (and they don't have to cost anything!). Read about these gift ideas in this blog post... Continue reading

6 peaceful visualizations to calm your mind

6 peaceful visualizations to calm your mind

Life can be quite overwhelming at times, and our minds become cluttered with anxiety and stress. When this happens, it’s important to find ways to calm our nervous system and recenter. One powerful way to do this is through a meditation or visualization practice. By imagining ourselves in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, we can create a sense of peace within us. Here are six serene visualizations that can help you calm your mind and ease into a new season.

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My 20-year battle with chronic migraines

My 20-year battle with chronic migraines
Living with a chronic condition can be really painful and lonely. For 20 years, I have been a chronic migraine sufferer. In an effort to help others with similar experiences feel validated and supported, I decided to start sharing more of my story on social media and here on my blog. I hope after reading about my experience that you’ll share your own experience with chronic illness in the comments so others might find some comfort in knowing they’re not alone. Continue reading

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

Do you need a way to beat the winter blues like I do? Join me in my 28 Days of Love Challenge in February! The challenge is simple, yet powerful: in February, write a love note to someone different every day. The act of expressing love and gratitude will uplift our spirits and bring joy to those around us. I've created a calendar in this blog post with a different person to write to each day, and I'll be posting reminders on social media to keep you on track. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @alisonrosevintage.

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