Great Expectations

The title of this post is reminiscent of the Charles Dickens classic about how unfulfilling the expectations of wealth and status are, while loyalty and morality are the elements that guide us to true fulfillment. But this isn't a post about Charles Dickens, or the moral journey of his protagonist, Pip. Instead, it is about … Continue reading Great Expectations

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Beyond Awareness

I want to first set a disclaimer that I have no expertise in mental health. Rather, just my own personal experience with loss and grief, which has triggered my own bouts of depression and anxiety. Even those words "depression" and "anxiety" seem heavy for what I'm feeling. They could be unwarranted, and they may be … Continue reading Beyond Awareness

8 Reasons Why You Should Journal Right Now

If you know me well enough, you know I love to write and a huge part of my writing practice has been journaling.  It allows me to get my own thoughts out of my mind. Processing, venting, celebrating – whatever the action – journaling gives me the channel to literally record my own life's story. … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Journal Right Now

my Christmas miracle

This was the very first Christmas without my grandpa around.  I noticed it most when, at my grandma's this afternoon, he wasn't around to cut ham for sandwiches as we exchanged gifts. But another tradition I was unaware of was tree decorating.  Apparently, my grandpa would always decorate his family tree, but I never knew … Continue reading my Christmas miracle