Reflection, Relationships

Questions and Criticisms

Am I being too hard on myself? I think it's largely a rhetorical question but one with merit nonetheless. I'm thinking a lot on the idea of wellness, and all of the tricks/tips/best practices that are swirling around on the Internet these days. One of the tips that I found interesting came via Garance Doré's… Continue reading Questions and Criticisms


Pink Mooning

I hit the re-set button on Tuesday and spent some time appreciating my loved ones. I really like the feeling of having a "New Years Eve" feeling in the middle of the month, although it does feel like things are moving a lot more quickly. The sense of urgency and momentum is nice, but I… Continue reading Pink Mooning

Habits, Reflection

Pink Moon Planning

I plan to mark the Pink Moon on April 11th by doing something extra loving for E. As part of my Time Perspectives project, I'm planning out how to celebrate the full moons this year. When I originally wrote the post, I said that I wanted to do something extra intentional or loving for my… Continue reading Pink Moon Planning

Habits, Life in Paris, Reflection

Worm Moon/Storm Moon

I'm building in mini-NEW YEAR NEW ME moments into the year. In the interest of full disclosure: I'm going full wee-woo on this post. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm doing this by observing the full moons at least up through August. I want to see how preparing for a transitional moment and living in… Continue reading Worm Moon/Storm Moon

Habits, Life in Paris, Reflection

Time Perspectives : Moon Cycles

I'm trying a new thing and feeling a little wee-woo about it, but here we go!  One of the things we talk about in psychology, and by we I mean Philip Zimbardo, is time, and the way that we perceive time. There are 6 main ways of thinking about time: Past-focused, positive (you remember the… Continue reading Time Perspectives : Moon Cycles

Immigration, Life in Paris

Meeting of the Minds!

I adore my lawyer and I'm recommending her to everyone. As you may have guessed, I met with my lawyer and had an amazing experience. She works entirely in French, in a small office near one of the train stations. Totally unassuming, with old wood floors and cloth covered couches. E and I went together,… Continue reading Meeting of the Minds!

Challenges, Goals, Immigration, Life in Paris, Reflection, Relationships

Bienvenue à Better Beans

This year, I'm growing some better beans. This little alliterative metaphor represents a writing project that will allow me to take stock of my life as I leave graduate school, enter the French job market, and navigate my third (and final?) round of the immigration process in France. Here, you'll find some of the peculiarities of my… Continue reading Bienvenue à Better Beans