Therapy

7:30am. I’ve been laying in bed for 20 mins, though not actually awake enough to get out of bed. I rarely wake up before my alarm, so I try to pinpoint where this restlessness is coming from – its not Christmas morning, nor do I have a big interview or a flight to catch – […]

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Hurdles

7:45am. I try not to look at my phone right when I wake up, but I am feigning optimism that today won’t be another bleak, overcast shithole of a day. We haven’t seen the sun since Saturday, and it has directly impacted my mood. Yoga always helps, so off I go. I started practicing yoga […]

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The Real World

Its 7:15am. Somehow I’ve managed to wake up before my alarm, which pretty much never happens. I am shockingly awake, perky even. Its gross, but I’m actually sort of into it. Given that I don’t need to be at work for 3 hours, I make myself my daily cup of hot lemon water, meditate, and […]

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Welcome Back

Shit, I’m going to be late. I always react with such shock, as if I’ve ever been on time to anything in 26 years. Though my gym is only 15 minutes away, I never manage to leave when I should. There are people out there who regularly show up early to things, whom I look at […]

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The Best Years

As a young woman in my twenties, I am constantly told to cherish this particular decade of my life. From the moment we leave our teens, we twenty-somethings are bombarded with the notion that these are the best years of our lives – a belief heralded by parents, families, older siblings, and colleagues alike. Recently […]

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To 25

Isn’t it nice to know everything and yet somehow nothing at all? Youth affords a sense of entitlement, an ability to be both wildly confident and equally terrified of fate: to fail miserably, weathering catastrophic storms and seemingly irreversible damage, and then (quite brilliantly) to recover stronger than before. Resilience is a superpower, one that […]

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On Words

Those that know me well that I take words very seriously. This is particularly true as a quieter soul, as I fully recognize that words are weapons – ones that can be wielded to praise and persuade, to deceive or destroy, to heal and to harm. Too often we underestimate their value, forgetting that choosing […]

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