A Month In and I am Leaning…

I am surrounded with inspiring and complex new people, delicious food, and rich history. I will have been to 6 countries (Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Czech Republic, and Amsterdam) in a span of 6 weeks. I have laughed myself to tears, discovered new aspects of myself that I didn’t know existed, shared vegan food with…

A Little Lighter Today

I don’t want my Friends List to be a homogenized place where only people who agree with me are welcome.  I’ve purposefully stayed friends and engaged with friends whose opinions swing to the Far Right and everything in between.  Why? Because it’s important that we don’t seal ourselves into a bubble.  It’s important that we…

That Song

Just imagine that song.  You know…THAT song that makes you remember… yeah.  That song where all of those memories come back so strong that you can almost feel the brush against your cheek, your temples, the scent of the cold space made warmer, as he puts the headphones over your ears, looking into your eyes…

Numb

Without getting into too much detail, I’ve recently went through a big life change. I made a decision that has made me numb.  Or is it the Year of the Most Stressful Life Events that has made me numb? Changing careers. ✅ Prolonged illness followed by the death of my dog. ✅ Adopting a foreign…

True Connections

With everything going on in my life this year, I’ve had some terrible breakdowns. Emotional breakdowns and breakdowns in communication. I own that.  The people who love me have shown this year that they love me at my lowest, at my most raw and vulnerable. That is what communication and connection is all about. The…

The Transitional Nature of Love

On last Sunday’s episode of Girls, Hannah comes to the startling realization that her ex-boyfriend is now dating one of her recently-estranged friends. She, in true Hannah form, does not process this information well…and behaves badly. Must we be upset or feel betrayed when an ex moves on? And today, Facebook reminded me of a post…