I’m l.Alexandrea, the writer, photographer, chef, and recipe creator behind Verbena’s Kitchen, Verbena’s Garden, and Verbena’s Balanced Life. I am currently working on my book Verbena’s Stress-Free Balanced Life, where I dig deep into overcoming overwhelm and creating a life that is balanced. It took me three years to create a new life for myself after going through complete burnout. I was such a workaholic and loved to work, but my body decided it was time for more. On this site, you will also find videos that explore locations around the island of Hawaii, videos that explore beautiful gardens, and interviews with fellow bloggers creating a stress-free life. Go ahead; enjoy my site and indulge!