How I Fell Back in Love with MYSELF After Getting Dumped

I’ve done a lot of very stupid things for the love of men. It was an attempt to employ the principle of every romantic movie: the heroine needs something special about her. Some unique trait makes her easy to love and hard to be with, which proves the hero all the more wonderful because he works so hard to be with her, despite her flaws … Continue reading How I Fell Back in Love with MYSELF After Getting Dumped

How to Live With A Creative Person

If you’ve been here before, you might have noticed him. Tall, dark and handsome; there’s a recurring character in many of our photos, a man also credited for much of the photography itself. He’s my partner, and he too is a writer. We’re two creative-minded individuals, fostering each other’s individual work as well as collaborating on new projects together. As eye-opening and incredible as our … Continue reading How to Live With A Creative Person

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Finding Your Courage for First Dates and Big Dreams

Over dumplings and noodles, I found myself deep in conversation with aerospace engineer-turned writer–turned startup founder, Jingjing Tian in Hell’s Kitchen. Jingjing is an endearing, incredibly warm woman, with a natural beauty and an enthusiasm to her movements. She is currently, individually taking on a major field of the entrepreneurial world: apps, most specifically the business of dating. Jingjing believes that we’ve lost the human … Continue reading Finding Your Courage for First Dates and Big Dreams

Find Your Courage for First Dates and Big Dreams

– Over dumplings and noodles, I found myself deep in conversation with aerospace engineer-turned writer–turned startup founder, Jingjing Tian in Hell’s Kitchen. Jingjing is an endearing, incredibly warm woman, with a natural beauty and an enthusiasm to her movements. She is currently, individually taking on a major field of the entrepreneurial world: apps, most specifically the business of dating. Jingjing believes that we’ve lost the … Continue reading Find Your Courage for First Dates and Big Dreams

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On Acceptance: Allowing Emotional Wounds to Heal

Life is a contact sport. Well, more like a contact sport played by first graders. It’s dirty, it’s messy, the rules are hard to remember and everyone has their own strategies. Everyone is only pretending to know what the hell they’re doing. Someone is in the outfield pretending they are on the moon. And it can get a bit gory…Scratched knees, broken hearts, grass stains … Continue reading On Acceptance: Allowing Emotional Wounds to Heal

Allowing Emotional Wounds to Heal

We’re all bound to get emotional wounds, because life is a contact sport. Well, more like a contact sport played by first graders. It’s dirty, it’s messy, the rules are hard to remember and everyone has their own strategies. Everyone is only pretending to know what the hell they’re doing. Someone is in the outfield pretending they are on the moon. And it can get … Continue reading Allowing Emotional Wounds to Heal

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11 Day Mantra Challenge: Mantras For Happiness Every Woman Should Practice

We talked recently about easy ways to learn to meditate, and a mantra can be a simple, profound (and totally free) way to change your meditation practice and your life. These mantras are designed to help you tap into the potential of your true spirit, to make your sense of self and happiness more abundant and easy to access. HOW IT WORKS: There are many … Continue reading 11 Day Mantra Challenge: Mantras For Happiness Every Woman Should Practice

On Love: Where To Find It

We’re a culture obsessed with love. And why wouldn’t we be? Love is a beautiful thing, a pure magic. It transforms the quiet of night into tender intimacy. It makes rain the soundtrack of homebound retreats. It turns glances into novels. Undeniably, what a magical thing this love stuff is! But is it love that does all this magic, or is it our newfound ability … Continue reading On Love: Where To Find It

How to Talk About Your Emotional Baggage in Relationships

EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE There will be, and maybe already have been, men you date that won’t love you enough to tolerate your emotional baggage in relationships. They won’t be patient enough to listen (actually listen) to the story of what happened to you: the way you feel about growing up without a dad, or the long road you walked to heal from domestic violence, or the … Continue reading How to Talk About Your Emotional Baggage in Relationships

On Love: Talking Baggage in Relationships

 BAGGAGE There will be, and maybe already have been, men you date that won’t love you enough to tolerate your baggage. They won’t be patient enough to listen (actually listen) to the story of what happened to you: the way you feel about growing up without a dad, or the long road you walked to heal from domestic violence, or the struggles you’ve endured for … Continue reading On Love: Talking Baggage in Relationships