Liar, Liar.

To lie, or not to lie? The choice to lie can be a deliberate decision, the product of an addictive habit, or an innocent slip of the tongue. There are grave lies – when a murderer foils the incriminating evidence, when a rapist denies the horrific charges, when an authoritative figure willingly supports a false... Continue Reading →

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Help Me.

When was the last time you asked for a shoulder to lean on? Growing up, I was extremely self-reliant. The first person I turned to for help was, well, myself. It felt natural to me that I must be the one to fix my own problems. If I was fretting over a bad grade on... Continue Reading →

Reserve Your Judgment.

We constantly evaluate the world around us. Whether we want to admit it or not, the lens through which we view our world is tinted with many layers of assumptions, preconceived notions, and finally, judgment. We judge on a personal level, a societal level, and on a global level. We judge on varying degrees of... Continue Reading →

Shades Of A Woman.

A young woman lazily lounging on the couch brings up her hands and arches them upwards, glancing at her naked nails.  She had given herself a manicure yesterday, but it looks incomplete.  Lost in thought, she wanders into her bedroom and opens the dresser drawer.  Her eyes travel over the gleaming pots of nail-polish stacked inside.... Continue Reading →

Own Your Reality.

Own Your Reality - my post @ Project Happiness How many times have you caught yourself saying: "It happened because of the situation...", "I did it because he told me to...", "I feel this way because of what she did..."? Something happened because of something else. You did something because you were told to. Something changed... Continue Reading →

Operating in the Gray.

Things seem so much easier when slotted into neat boxes. Simple labels, hierarchies, categories. Minimized until they can't be dissected any further. Yes or no. This or that. Here or there. We are so besotted with figuring out whether to go left or right, that we don't always remember that there might be other options.... Continue Reading →

One Foot In Front of the Other.

Everybody tells me: "take it one day at a time", "look ahead and keep going", "keep moving forward". They are all different versions of the same advice - keep putting one foot in front of the other. It's not only them who tell me this. I tell it to myself. Every single day. Sometimes when... Continue Reading →

Memories in Color-Coded Chunks.

Sometimes when life experiences seem overwhelmingly contradictory, I struggle to place them on the same continuum. It doesn't seem possible to link each subsequent event from the previous when they do not always follow the same straightforward lines. Sometimes experiences jump forward, fall backward, trip and skip a few steps, or stop altogether. Some of... Continue Reading →

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