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Using Stoicism to Make the Most of Life

Memento Mori, or "Remember you will die," is written on a sticky note and placed on a dry-erase board on the wall behind my desk. The stoics would reflect on their mortality so that they could remember that each day was not given and that they needed to make the most of their days while … Continue reading Using Stoicism to Make the Most of Life

Changes for S.O.Y.H.

{I would have had a new blog post last week but I had a fever and a horrible headache and so I rested. As I have gotten older, I have realized that rest is a good thing. We don't have to be "on" all the time.}A pause. A breath. A moment to gather thoughts. Call … Continue reading Changes for S.O.Y.H.

This Holiday Season it’s Okay to Not be Okay

We are in the midst of the holiday season. Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are upon us and you may be feeling stressed or sad or annoyed by all the holiday decor. Maybe you're tired of the messaging and articles that say, "Don't gain that holiday weight!," which you know will soon be followed by, "Get … Continue reading This Holiday Season it’s Okay to Not be Okay

stand out in the crowd

i don't know what it's like to not be different. i do know what it's like to try to conform and comply. as children we learn that to be different is synonymous with inferior. the lucky ones among us are raised to see that our differences empower us. the unlucky ones try to conform but … Continue reading stand out in the crowd

Embracing Change as I Grow

Tomorrow is my birthday. I turn 34. I must say, I don't feel like an adult. Or, rather, I don't feel like I thought an adult would feel. I still have insecurities. I still have doubts. I still have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I count myself lucky because I know I'm … Continue reading Embracing Change as I Grow

Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose

Can you feel it in the air? It's palpable. We are not only approaching the end of another year but the end of another decade. I've seen it on Facebook and Instagram, friends and those I follow posting images of themselves in 2009 and 2019—letting us all know how much they've changed (or stayed the … Continue reading Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose