Here in quarantine the months have flown by quickly while glimmers of hope have become fewer and farther in between. For many, January brings about more of the same: loneliness in the day to day, anxiety over what is to come, and worry for our loved ones who are facing their own hardships.
My journey of self discovery and healing has lead me down many an unexpected path. I’ve encountered traditional talk therapy, online wellness summits, Buddhist meditation practices, and the study of energy itself through both a holistic and a quantum physics lenses. Each teaching has contributed a piece to the cornerstones of my personal wellness practices.Continue reading “A Practical, Beginners Guide for Mindfulness in the New Year”
This Halloween I will be starting off my celebration bright and early by heading to the polls with my mom and sister. Many things have become uncertain this year but one undeniable result is clear– things are changing. No matter where you fall on the publicly partisan and personally political spectrum, this election falls atContinue reading “Time to Vote!”
My most reliable marker of time is consistently my own body. Each day approaching 4 PM I feel a repetitious collision in my brain: my encroaching exhaustion hitting a crossroads with my seemingly unaffected to do list. I gaze at my nearby bed longingly but I know better than to surrender to my assortment ofContinue reading “My 4 PM Obsession”
“In order to engage in meaningful dialogue we must come to the table respecting all participants equally and then we must do something that is quite difficult indeed: we must ourselves become as empty vessels, ready and available to receive. If we can’t do this, we might as well not enter into discussion at all.Continue reading “Best Thing I Read Last Week”
For my birthday this year my grandmother gifted me a subscription to The Sun magazine, along with a copy she had previously read. She had recommended the magazine to me a few weeks earlier and I had been intrigued by the website but hadn’t found any readings online. Eventually, that initial gifted copy was slatedContinue reading “The Sun Magazine : A Review”
“We are driven to do this. We are determined to go on with the agitation. We are in honor bound to do so until we win. Just as it was the duty of our forefathers to do it for you.” Emmeline Pankhurst
With all the disruptions of this year, it’s impossible to predict what Halloween in 2020 will look like; if it will look like much of anything at all. Since it’s my favorite holiday, I wanted to be sure to brainstorm some ways to celebrate that can be implemented around the social distance regulations.
“Our political and social evils are remediable, if only all of us who want a change for the better just get up and work for it, all the time, with as much knowledge and intelligence as we can muster for it. Half the wrongs of human life exist because of the inertia of people whoContinue reading “Best Thing I Read Last Week”
As the months of lockdown slowly pass, I find myself increasingly wondering about when the next travel opportunity will present itself. Although it’s been frustrating to have our visible perspective limited, it’s important to remember the necessity of the restrictions and new requirements. While I wait, I’ve found some ways to slowly satiate my travelContinue reading “Dreaming of Europe”