This year has certainly been one to remember.

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There have been some of the highest highs and lowest lows, but so much has been learned along the way.

I am very aware that this year has been a challenge for everybody and I am very grateful for the way it has been for me, personally. The point of this blog post is to simply document some insight on my experiences and hopefully share some inspiration along the way.

Just the other day, the handle broke off of my favorite mug that I have used almost every day for the past…


Observations from a twenty-something-year-old experiencing a spiritual awakening.

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If you’re into the magic of life and a bit of woo-woo, then this may be the article for you. If not, keep scrolling, swiping… whatever you do.

The year 2020 was a beautiful transformational year. It was far from easy, through a rollercoaster of turmoil (and my sign is cancer, so that certainly didn’t help much!). On my journey of self-discovery after feeling like reality completely crumbled (yes, I may be an actress, but I can safely assure you that this dramatic statement is undermining how it truly felt), I awakened…


Self-improvement and motivation to live your best life

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Lately, I have been focusing a lot on what it means to be me. Being physically far away from my parents and the hometown/world in which I grew up has brought me to grow so much. Yes, living in L.A. has found ways to change me and so did attending college. That being said, these changes are for the better. Through this journey of self-awareness and growth, I have found new focuses that shape how I go about living life.

Here are some things I recognized along the way…

  1. Healthy IS Happy


How to turn novels into scripts and vice versa.

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If you are reading this, you probably have a book, comic, short story, or even, a poem that you would like to adapt for a screenplay. Whether the script is for the screen or stage, adapting stories for multiple platforms is an incredible way to broaden your reach as a storyteller. Writing a story is a creative feat worth pursuing. Once you have an idea for a story, the next step is figuring out how to tell your story in the best way possible.

I started writing with a passion for telling imaginative stories while being enthusiastic about photography from…


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Life is a series of surprises and one of the grandest adventures I have embarked on has been the creation of my newest web series, LA Mermaids!

I was always known as the “mermaid girl” and I have always recognized the lack of mermaid content. Movies like Aquamarine and The Little Mermaid with television shows like H2O: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids, and Siren are the few that come to mind, but also, the few that actually exist.

So, I decided to create a mermaid web series of my own.

How did this happen though?

In May of 2018…


Tips and tricks to wake up easier and kickstart your day!

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Morning is a touchy thing…simply waking up and going about your morning routine can set what kind of day you will have and how you will feel about it. Luckily enough, if you want to become more of a morning person, there are definitely some great habits to help your mornings be more peaceful, enjoyable, and even productive! Kick start your days right!

Wake Up Earlier

Whether you have to get up for an early hour and can just barely get by running late or you usually sleep in too much, make…


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As a filmmaker, storyteller, and avid movie-watcher, I love movies and have been spending a lot of quarantine enjoying films. After graduating from film school, I have truly learned the fine art of appreciating all of the details. Here are a few (of the many) films in which I greatly recommend.

La La Land

Iconic. Classic. Musical. It has truly become my favorite movie. I love the story, verisimilitude, coloring, costumes, music, and literally every little detail to this beautifully crafted film. Especially if you live in LA, this is a perfect movie for you! …


Easy, minimal ingredients, delicious, healthy vegan recipe.

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Cooking and fending for myself within a LA lifestyle, long story short, has led me to find multiple creative ways to use the same relatively cheap and healthy items to create fantastic food that leaves me healthy, happy, energetic, and alive.

I have some staple ingredients on hand in the apartment kitchen, but today, I believe that I made a dinner that everyone should try. It’s healthy, flavorful, and yes…it is vegan, so it’s doing extra greatness for your health, the world, and your wallet. (you’re welcome!) …


Something simple for your sweet tooth.

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Craving something sweet?

Me too.

Lately, I have been on a pretty big health kick where I am just eating healthier and trying to make better decisions. Since coming to college, one of my major challenges of “adulthood” has been figuring out who I am as a foodie, and it is especially hard being in LA, where culture is literally half EAT ALL OF THESE AMAZING THINGS AND DONUTS and HIT THE GYM, KALE FOR LIFE, AND GREEN SMOOTHIES ALL THE WAY. …


Beautiful chaos and some ways to help yourself.

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Ah, yes. Hello, stress. You have returned yet again.

It is no surprise that life gets crazy… like, really crazy, every now and then. However, this week has really been a test for my natural well being. Between prepping to shoot a web series pilot this weekend to classes, tests, quizzes, homework, rehearsals, book stuff, camera searching, and memorizing two scenes to perform on my Thursday night acting class, plus, planning YouTube videos to film next week, life is hectic and chaotic. Tea and coffee have been my saving grace this week…

Sarah Hamilton

author • actress • filmmaker • dreamer

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