Awakening The Dragon + Taking a 1 Year Social Media Break

Edit: Immediately after publishing this, I received a notification that this was my 500th post. A fitting milestone to take a break at after ten years. Sapphic vibes. Listening to Joni Mitchell’s A Case of You (thx Clairo), in a warm bath. Tall, cold ūüćč Perrier (I’m a 95% Pellegrino girl but I’ll suffer thisContinue reading “Awakening The Dragon + Taking a 1 Year Social Media Break”

Voice Memos: Your New Best Friend

The word ‘habit’ typically isn’t something I go gaga for, but when you integrate the right habits – from Latin habere, to have – into your life, you get the benefits of them. And sometimes in life we discover habits whose rewards are so enriching that it changes the game, leveling us up. Just asContinue reading “Voice Memos: Your New Best Friend”

The Resources to Handle Any Given Situation

I’ve something major to tell you: There is no such thing as stress, only the belief that we don’t possess the resources to handle a given situation. This isn’t new-age optimism or clever logic; it’s the truth. The idea comes straight from the Wikipedia page for psychological stress: “Humans experience stress, or perceive things asContinue reading “The Resources to Handle Any Given Situation”

The Keys to The Kingdom: My Two Most Valuable Pieces of Life Advice

The older you get, the more you find yourself doubling down on what works. And hopefully, if you’ve taken the difficult paths in life, you’ve discovered some truths of great value. There’s a parable in the Thomas Gospel that I read this morning – Sidenote: Before I continue, allow me to say that I loveContinue reading “The Keys to The Kingdom: My Two Most Valuable Pieces of Life Advice”

Some Reddit Gold (Motivational, Life Advice)

What follows is something I came across on Reddit. Per one of the comments, I am taking the liberty to republish it here. It will only take you a few minutes to read and I’m positive everyone can glean something of value from it. Of particular interest to me are the ideas about Dopamine andContinue reading “Some Reddit Gold (Motivational, Life Advice)”

Thirty-One and Change: Reflections on Experience 

This is my third and final attempt to write this entry. The previous two night’s efforts yielded a dozen or so paragraphs but nothing palpable, from the heart. Unfortunately, I am tired and slightly stoned atm; however, this might actually work in my favor, given that it ensures I will be (Relatively) brief. And IContinue reading “Thirty-One and Change: Reflections on Experience¬†“

The Suck: Choice is Yours

Melancholy days. I still have them; usually they happen when life doesn’t live up to my expectations.  There is, of course, the adage that, happiness is reality minus expectations. It follows then, that we are, for the most part, responsible for our own happiness or sadness; however, I find value in all emotional states: theContinue reading “The Suck: Choice is Yours”

Journal: Life is Sweet

I’m writing tonight because it’s what I do. Also,¬†I have a duty to myself, I have a duty to write – even when I am happy – in fact, I wouldn’t even mind making a habit of it. And frankly: I am happy. And sure, life goes on: that Thai place wasn’t that great tonight,Continue reading “Journal: Life is Sweet”

Care of The Soul: A Recipe

I’ve been blessed, but this is gifted: I gave it to myself. It’s a simple recipe, centuries old – timeless really: I am on a blanket, under the stars, with a candlelit lantern, and a cup of homemade chai tea. Mexican Blanket: $20.00 Chai Tea: $0.35 Stanley insulated thermos: $30.00 Lantern & candle: $4.50 (fleaContinue reading “Care of The Soul: A Recipe”

Bubba Grew Up, Amen.

I’ve been working on another entry lately, spending the past few nights near the water, before bed, turning over big deep metaphors, trying to communicate the wisdom of hindsight, having made it out of the deep Dark Night of The Soul. But really, I’ve just gotta say: Amen. I breathe now to center myself. Big,Continue reading “Bubba Grew Up, Amen.”

Journal: Routine, Civic Duty, and Nights on The Shore

17 June, 2015 Writing on my phone, on the shore, under the stars; routine. From the 17th century French word route, meaning¬†‘road’, and from the Latin ruptus, meaning ‘broken’. It’s the broken road I take. Broken because it’s not the journey, that is whole, but taking the journey that makes us whole. It was tryingContinue reading “Journal: Routine, Civic Duty, and Nights on The Shore”