I’m Thankful for: Good Conversation

These past two weeks I have caught up with a few friends and mentors who I have not seen in months, years or almost a decade. Good friendships that picks up where they left off are the best. Yesterday, while having coffee with a friend, I realized I am thankful for good conversations. My friend…

Adventures in Facing Your Fears

I hit the ground running and I already faced a gigantic fear, since my birthday. It lead me to face two more fears, one per week, which are connected and build on each other. These fears stem from a larger fear that popped up this summer. This particular fear was delicate with me, it didn’t…

Breakeven pt. III

The first breakup that I wrote about in Breakeven pt II was very difficult for me. A sliver of it stayed with me up to My Month of Writing. I believed I experienced my one shot at love and I felt it was wasted on someone who didn’t appreciate me or know how to fully…

Tune Tuesday #11 – Haven’t Met You Yet

Happy Tuesday. I have been thinking long and hard about a song that wraps up this series on breakups. I thought of several songs, both breakup and love songs alike but nothing felt right. Then, I heard the perfect song this morning. It’s a song that is optimistic for those who are currently single and…

Breakeven pt. II

Two weeks ago I scratched the surface on break ups with Breakeven pt. I. Once a relationship ends it feels like there is a real or imagined imbalance between the parties involved e.g. one person grieves more or dates right away and sometime one person finds their future spouse. We all grieve in different ways, When…

The Side Effects of Breakeven pt. I

Breakeven pt. I had a surprisingly deep impact on me this week and led me on an unexpected journey. I am genuinely speechless. It was my intention from the start to take my writing down a different path than what I published, but I trusted where my writing naturally went and I followed it. I…

Tune Tuesday # 10 – Just to See You Smile

This series on break ups it taking me to interesting places. The songs I looked into last week, are far different then the songs that I looked into this week. I never really thought about it but, there are vast reasons why people break up. We tend to focus on all the good and over…

Breakeven pt. I

When I first heard Breakeven by the script, I thought it was brilliant. To my knowledge it was the first song that addressed the unbalance of a breakup. “I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing […]  [S]he’s moved on while I’m still grieving. [W]hen a heart breaks no it don’t break even.” -“Breakeven” by the…

Tune Tuesday #9 – The Power of Goodbye

Many of my friends are navigating the world of dating and romantic relationships. Within this past few weeks alone, I have heard stories around online dating, long distance relationships, heartbreak, new love, weird dates and break-ups and the long awaited apology. Earlier this year, I had an unexpected experience that I didn’t know I needed….

Mindful Monday #72 – Love from Within

Love is in the air. Everywhere I turn recently, the topic of love unfolds. A girlfriend and I talked about it over dinner, my best friend soul sister and I discussed it in depth over text and I walked into a group conversation about it. Even the book “The Power of Now” that I am reading…