When less is more.

This will most likely be a short post, but I really just needed to clear my head after a recent major decision, major to me at least.   I had planned on going to Germany to study this semester, but the last few weeks I came to the conclusion that I wanted/needed to stay in…

Where is home?

“The sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere.” –   Albanian proverb   As I sit in my bed at almost midnight, my throat stings, my eyes swollen from tears, and my mind a sea of chaos, my only sense of clarity must be put into words. It’s strange how for some, putting pain into…

The Nakedness of Self-Acceptance

Today, was a revelation.   Did you know that about 91% of women are depressed about their bodies? Men are also affected, but it isn’t talked about as much so, there aren’t many statistics, which is a WHOLE other issue. However, what is taken from this is that there is a MASSIVE hatred for ourselves….

More than straight lines.

  Yesterday, when we were driving home from my brother’s swim meet, we dropped by this little restaurant that looked like nothing more than a deli. We walked in to find out that they specialized in mediterranean food. If you have read my post on my hummus recipe, you’ll understand my love for that particular…

Words.

“Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Bullshit. Sticks and stones break skin, but Words can break the heart and soul. It’s as easy as a wrong step on the sidewalk with a slight pain that vanishes, but Words can linger. A forgotten wrong step versus an everlasting phrase….

Being a Woman.

You look at yourself in the mirror and it begins. You pick at your face and poke your tummy. You suck air into your lungs hoping your ribs will show. You turn at different angles and think maybe you look decent from at least one, but you don’t. There’s pain in your eyes, but it’s…

The Countryside.

  I was studying outside on Sunday and couldn’t help but pause to write this. If you’re wondering what the Estonian countryside feels like, this is it.   The sun creates a blanket on me as I sit on the bench. The breeze brings the sweet, sweet smell of cake from inside the house. Sounds…

Flowers&Weeds

The sun kisses your cheeks leaving them tinted like a cherry blossom. Your lungs fill with the sweet..sweet tender air. You can hear Spring giggling in the breeze, waiting to show herself. Brother Winter, a time for taking stock, closing doors, and hibernating thoughts. You realize so much within you that has grown like flowers…

There is so much more…

I promise I haven’t neglected my blog on purpose; let’s just say life gets in the way and I’ve been at a loss for words lately. Not in the sense that emotions have ceased to come through me, but that attempting to compose them into a writing has seemed impossible. After what seems like a…

Memories.

What are the purpose of memories? What are they supposed to make us feel?   A memory can tickle your heart as a familiar song plays. Just the tune of the song can send your mind into the depths of another time. A memory can pour water into the crescents of your eyes as you…

This is me.

The grey mist falls from the sky like a heavy blanket of emotion. The sun is not gone only lingering behind not far. Creating a scene of stillness. An inspiration of mindfulness breathes into you. Not of sadness or pain, but of mindful thoughts. Days like this are reminders to turn inwards. To ourselves. “Be…

The forest of power.

There’s many things I forget and one of those things is that nobody, but yourself, can make your life for you. This sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Well, I think it’s the simplest of things that we lose sight of. The past few days, I have felt completely unmotivated and stuck. It wasn’t just the…