Hide & Seek

The Full Moon wanted my attention at 3:34 this morning. So, I obeyed and dragged my bleary-eyed self out of bed to the balcony and gave the moon the audience it craved. I watched as the Moon hid behind the clouds for moments and then would shine brightly as if to say thank you forContinue reading “Hide & Seek”

My So-Called Life

There are exactly 39 stairs to my apartment. I take them every day, up and down. Up and down. And what awaits me beyond those 39 steps? A home that some days feels like a sanctuary and others like a prison. A cat will always greet me hello and will demand to be fed –Continue reading “My So-Called Life”

Grocery Store Chronicles

I have a firm belief that Hell exists. And Hell is a grocery store parking lot. Hell is also the checkout line. When you enter the grocery store during peak hours, even though you know better and promise yourself you only need bananas and will be there for 5 minutes. You’re fooling yourself. You willContinue reading “Grocery Store Chronicles”

Consumerism, Baby!

There is nothing quite like the rush of clicking “place order” or swiping your credit card in a store for things we don’t need. We want them. So we buy them. The dopamine hit is short-lived, but glorious. We patiently wait for our goods to arrive or take them home with us, bask over ourContinue reading “Consumerism, Baby!”

Good 4 U

My therapist is my favorite person right now. But today I left my therapy session relatively angry. Old wounds have come back to the surface and I’m forced to confront them and not waste my energy staying angry. So, I went for a long drive, windows down and blasting Nirvana – which is my goContinue reading “Good 4 U”

A Fountain of Inconvenient Feelings

How do we truly connect in a world full of short-term moments? Where do we begin to truly recognize who people are and stop making judgments based on physiognomy? I don’t have the answers to either this week. The weekend felt heavy and I find myself going deeper down the introspection rabbit hole than IContinue reading “A Fountain of Inconvenient Feelings”

Dancing In The Dark

Most nights you can catch me staring up at the night sky. I can see the mountains in the distance and the stars peeking through the clouds. These nights bring me a sense of calm and wonder. It reminds me of how vast our Universe is and that there are things greater than myself thatContinue reading “Dancing In The Dark”

You Wished For This

Where are you right now? I believe the person you were 5 years ago would tell you that where you are right now is exactly what you wished for. Or maybe it isn’t. But in most cases, the home, job, the relationships we have are the cause of looking at a bigger picture and cultivatingContinue reading “You Wished For This”

We’re All Mad Here

And down the rabbit hole we go… I spent this long weekend mostly disconnected from all my devices and unpacked some of my old books. The book I decided to crack open and reread? Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. When I first read this book in my early 20s. No other book I had readContinue reading “We’re All Mad Here”

Turn on, Tune In, Burn Out

“I’m good. Just been busy.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that phrase or said it myself I’d be retired and sipping a cocktail in the Maldives already. Alas, I am not retired. Just tired. Mentally and emotionally. Which has translated into some very fun physical manifestations. The past couple ofContinue reading “Turn on, Tune In, Burn Out”