Challenges

On Dealing with Real Life

The universe ceases to amaze me with how complicated life can get in an instant! The French have a saying, “jamais deux sans trois” which means never two without three. You could say that significant (or at least significantly emotional, if also significantly expensive) events piled up, never two without three! Just under two weeks… Continue reading On Dealing with Real Life

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Challenges

Just 10%

It's one of those days. We had an amazing night with E's cousins, but I definitely didn't plan very well for it. I was exhausted when I woke up this morning, and I was up earlier than normal because I had to wash my hair. Cut to dashing out of the house barely on time,… Continue reading Just 10%

Relationships

Processing Power

A short list of post-friendship exercises. I wrote about the abrupt end of two very important friendships earlier this month. I've been gentling myself through processing how I've been feeling. I've had to accept that I'm grieving. One of the things holding me back from accepting that I would have to grieve these friendships was… Continue reading Processing Power

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

Challenges, Health, Life in Paris, Reflection

March Madness!

I have a very particular response to stress and anxiety that I’m unpacking these days. Anxiety and high-functioning tendencies go hand in hand for me, but when things get really tough I can find it hard to redirect myself back toward the initially stress-inducing problem at hand. Take my current pre-occupation for ethical, organically produced… Continue reading March Madness!