Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Cook

There is a strong scent in the garden. Air freshener. No, less…chemical. Sometimes roses, but not from a rose. Sometimes vanilla, but not like ice cream. Jasmine. Sometimes like a cinnamon bun. Elaichi. Food. Cooking. Someone is cooking in my … Continue reading

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Choosing Myself

I belong to myself. I belong to me. I choose me. I choose myself. I will build a life I am proud of and happy with. I will consistently make choices that choose this proud and happy life. I will … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Manifesto

I choose to define myself by what I do, not how I feel. I will observe each emotion with critical distance, detachment, and understanding of their ephemeral and impermanent nature. I will do this for all emotions regardless of intensity, and regardless … Continue reading

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20 Reasons to Not Date Until 30

I turn 27 this year. I have been dating on and off for about 5 years. These led me to many many pointless encounters, as well as three 1-2 month long “interactions” that abruptly ended with me being dumped. Yes, … Continue reading

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Defiance

I will not be defined by those who do not want me.

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Longing

I belong to myself.

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Reflections on Rejection

One of the strangest life lessons I’ve learned about romance and dating is that while connection is always personal, and about both people involved, rejection is often not personal, and has very little to do with the person being rejected. … Continue reading

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8 Reasons To Not Be Friends With An Ex

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table/When love’s no longer being served” – Nina Simone “Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved … Continue reading

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The Bird and the Tree

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”- Rumi Once upon a time there was a sturdy tree with sturdy branches. Birds … Continue reading

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The only

Leaving with kindness. Leaving with grace. Leaving with love. Leaving like autumn leaves. Leaving without being missed. Leaving like a ghost. Leaving like a whisper. Leaving like a bird fluttering away when a branch breaks. Leaving like a thought you … Continue reading

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