Learning to love poetry only a few years ago, I really resonate with contemporary poets who discuss all the complexities and complications of a heavily intersected world. These collections are intentionally arranged, creating a cascade of revelations and reflections, connecting with readers beyond the inaccessible bounds of traditional, restrained poetic verse.
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”
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”
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.
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”
After the six month mark of quarantine, I found myself in a show hole, believing I had finally seen everything worth watching on Netflix. This month I revisited the site, with a new sense of exploration in mind. Here’s some of gems that I’ve uncovered; conveniently sorted into categories to best direct you towards yourContinue reading “Netflix Finds”
For the past three years I have kept a journal. It has ranged from daily gratitude lists, to half-completed poetry and everything in between. I now have a daily journaling practice that incorporates various mediums that I find evocative and appealing. Journaling is a meditative practice, a mechanical motion of repeatedly pressing pen to paper.Continue reading “Journaling”
Whether it be the dead of winter, the middle of a ravenous workday or when presented with an unexpected dinner guest; it is important to have a reliable comfort food recipe on hand. Something requiring minimal preparation, ingredients, and dirty dishes but still produces spectacular results. A trick up your sleeve, a plan B inContinue reading “Quick + easy comfort food”
Reading. That one shameful hobby that most of us wish we did more of but can never seem to find the time. If we finally do steal a moment away to read, we doze off before we can make it through the second page. We know it has potential to enrich and expand our knowledgeContinue reading “How to finally get through that pile of books”