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self-knowledge

  • The perfect ponytail
    Life

    The perfect ponytail

    Not a single bump. I’d scream and cry if it was any other way. Every morning, the same fight. Facing the window in our small upstairs bathroom, my mom had to comply and follow…

    February 10, 2019
  • The day I started lying
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    The day I started lying

    I can’t put a date on it. Can’t remember exactly when. Maybe it was at dinner one night, when my parents were talking again about the factory where my dad was working closing.  The…

    February 3, 2019
  • Breakfast buffet
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    Breakfast buffet

    Business trips. Big industry conferences. Lots of public transportation, people gathering from all around the place to meet and greet, travel expenses. Your day scheduled from morning to evening with presentations, workshops and other…

    January 27, 2019
  • Saturday night fever
    Life

    Saturday night fever

    I’ve got chills.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m high on Kundalini or because I’ve been sick for the last three days. Nevertheless, I’m definitely not my normal self.  In this ecstatic state,…

    December 15, 2018
  • On becoming
    Life

    On becoming

    Kraft peanut butter and Chapman’s vanilla with chocolate chunks and caramel frozen yogurt. Perfect combo for a Friday night dinner. After a week of eating clean, my suburb’s origins fire back and I need…

    December 9, 2018
  • Eyes on the prize
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    Eyes on the prize

    I was hiding in a cave. Literally. Trying to figure out the mystery of physics equations. It was 6pm, and I had been up and running for 12 hours at this point. The walk…

    December 2, 2018
  • The quiet observer
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    The quiet observer

    6am. I’m barely awake as I slowly unfold my yoga mat, take a sip of my orange flavored glass of water and put on my lululemon bra, getting ready for my morning practice. Looking…

    November 25, 2018
  • Don't poop on my couch
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    Don’t poop on my couch

    When I was a kid, I wrote a song. Let’s say it was a one-hit wonder. Never made it to the album, nor lead to a second one. With all my 7 year-old seriousness,…

    November 17, 2018
  • Grit and gratitude
    Life Yoga

    Grit and gratitude

    Grit is the number one factor for success. Not IQ, not emotional intelligence, neither good looks nor physical health. Grit. “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking…

    November 10, 2018
  • Writer's block
    Life

    Writer’s block

    Was making eye contact in yoga class. Me, in down dog, butt right up in the air. Geez, can’t you find another time?   Or worst, at the grocery store, while I was trying…

    November 3, 2018