Note from the author: I almost didn't share this, out of concern for those who would feel triggered, and also because I was protecting myself. Sharing my own suicidal thoughts, worries and emotions comes with the burden of worrying everyone around me, but a very wise friend reminded me that way of thinking is exactly … Continue reading The Human Experience
Moving to a new city, there are a lot of unknowns. When I graduated from college in 2014, I followed my then boyfriend (now husband) to Atlanta. I had a good job there, and we were happy, but I didn't find the friendships or community connections I needed. After just shy of two years there, … Continue reading Feminine Feature: Alyssa Kuzins
To say I feel loved today, it just doesn't cut it. Do you ever wake up and just feel so sure, so reassured, and steady that you just breathe and enjoy it? At this time in my life when things are ever-changing and busy, these moments of clarity are so few and far between that … Continue reading Thanks, Giving, Love
To whom it may concern, Your life may feel strange today, perhaps it has for the last several days...or for as many days as you can recount. And yet, you only know it's strange because you have seen days, felt days that were better. You've spent a day laying in the sun, watching the waves … Continue reading Ever Awakening
I took an accidental hiatus from my blog, in case you didn't notice. At the end of last year, I was actively writing more than any other time in my life and it felt amazing. My last big project was "mindfully ending 2016," remember? I feel like I did exactly that, I wrapped 2016 up … Continue reading They Say Rain Brings Flowers
Two weeks ago, I walked into Target early on a Sunday morning. Ok it was like 11AM, not actually early except on a Sunday in the suburbs. It was just me and my coffee and a few quiet peers. There were no loud couples shouting to one another between aisles (note: I have both encountered … Continue reading Fat or Body Shamed?
It’s Wednesday, hump day, just another day of the week. As we say goodbye to November, let’s take a look at our average day. Perspective is everything, and if we can just shift that view, re-frame our reality, perhaps there's a better way we could be seeing today. One of my favorite bloggers, writers and … Continue reading Day #6, Re-Frame Your Day
Today, on a tumultuous day for all Americans, we need to remember what matters most. We can't control everything, we can hardly control anything, but we can control ourselves and our own actions. We can control how much love we give, and how much we keep for ourselves. Today, instead of casting hate and worry … Continue reading MIND, BODY & SPIRIT: A JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE, Part II
I've been thinking about and practicing stillness this month, attempting to manifest the physical sensations of the emotional state I currently find myself in. For the last two and a half years since I graduated college, our world has been in constant flux. We moved to Atlanta, we traveled to New England and North Carolina … Continue reading Stillness & Gratitude.
Last night, while I meditated, I imagined myself sitting in the center of a large, open, wooden room. It was white, but sort of white-washed and worn. There were windows in front of me, behind me, and to either of my sides. Four pillars supported the ceiling in a square around me. The only door … Continue reading Spiritual Travel