Chocolate for Breakfast, Chocolate for Dinner

Okay okay. I know this week’s title does not really fit with last week’s resolutions. Occasionally, in the wonderful world of “I just got dumped by someone I love,” you will find your mind flitting from idea to idea, not always in total agreement with what you may have been sure about say, yesterday. Last week,Continue reading “Chocolate for Breakfast, Chocolate for Dinner”

Goodbye Booze, Hello Kale

This week’s theme is all about physical health. I’ve had a couple of instances over the past week that have really shaped my thinking about my physical health, and though I have dedicated a good part of my adult life to trying to keep up my health, I believe I have been coasting and canContinue reading “Goodbye Booze, Hello Kale”

A Dinosaur in Sneakers: Halloween in Salem, MA

I know I have been neglecting you, my dear readers. Believe me, it was not a conscious choice. I will get into why in just a second, but first, I wanted to say a big thank you for sticking with me over the past month and a half. I had over 200 unique visitors in theContinue reading “A Dinosaur in Sneakers: Halloween in Salem, MA”

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

I am one of those people, like my mother, who always dreams. I’m not talking about being a person with big dreams and many of them, though I am that too, but I am a person who remembers her dreams every single night. Granted, I don’t remember them for long. As soon as the dayContinue reading “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

Be Kind to You.

Weekends are wonderful and terrible for the newly single. They’re wonderful because, of course, you’re free free free and can do whatever you want! They’re terrible because what you want to be doing is spending the weekend with your ex, which is no longer an option. I was feeling especially vulnerable this weekend, and missingContinue reading “Be Kind to You.”

Sitting Serenely in Silence: Learning About Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The first day of my sustainable urban agriculture class at the University of the District of Columbia, I climbed the stairs from the metro, disoriented and feeling nervous about finding the correct building and the correct classroom and being on time to class. As I reached ground level and walked nervously to the corner towardContinue reading “Sitting Serenely in Silence: Learning About Sustainable Urban Agriculture”

Yogi (For a Month)

I know that yoga is one of those super trendy workouts that you sort of don’t want to try, simply because you are sick all your friends posting their braggy yoga-on-top-of-a-mountain photos on social media. Not that I don’t ever post any braggy photos, I assure you that I do, but my photos of course don’tContinue reading “Yogi (For a Month)”

Being Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Being Lonely

I think this is the toughest part about the end of a relationship. Regardless of how many friends you have, or how close you are with your family or if you live in a big, vibrant city full of potential acquaintances, mentors, loves, colleagues, enemies and best friends, you are so used to leaning onContinue reading “Being Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Being Lonely”

Vicious Goats and World Famous Coffee: A Weekend in Seattle

Sometimes the best way to get out of your own head is to get out of town. To get out of my own cluttered head, I took a bit of a hiatus from normal life and spent last weekend on the West Coast, sometimes known as the best coast. My friend Andrew, who I met whileContinue reading “Vicious Goats and World Famous Coffee: A Weekend in Seattle”

Hello, new and old friends! The beginnings of a blog.

It’s a funny thing about breakups. Somehow, once you start to get over the intense sadness and desperation and intense loneliness that breakups initially gift you with, you somehow become like the energizer bunny – suddenly free to accomplish anything you could possibly dream of in the world. And man, do you start to dream.Continue reading “Hello, new and old friends! The beginnings of a blog.”