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    Did You Notice the Collateral Beauty?

    In Japanese Studies, you may come across the term, wabi sabi, which roughly translates to “beauty in impermanence and imperfection.” A broken cup that is glued together with gold filling, showing its cracks and mishandling,…

    May 31, 2018
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    Mental Health & Mimosas: A Personal Story

    According to a quote I found (a.k.a. searched for) on Pinterest, You can’t pour from an empty glass. Take care of yourself first. What are pouring? Mimosas? Mental health is an umbrella term that covers…

    March 27, 2018
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    How Quit Your Job with Dignity

    Not to brag, but I’m a really good at quitting. There will come a time when you realize that what you are doing isn’t something the sparks passion or excitement, and it’s time to…

    March 12, 2018
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    If Your Going to Call Me Crazy

    …then it may as well be bat-shit crazy! A couple of years ago I wrote the blog post “How to Make a Long-Distance Relationship Work,” as my mature, P.C. way of telling everyone that…

    February 13, 2018
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    The Road to Accutane

    I first heard of Accutane on MTV’s True Life: I Have Acne with its association of curing severe cystic acne. Basically, it’s one hell of a drug that can allegedly cause psychological side effects and…

    February 5, 2018
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    2017 Revelations and 2018 Resolutions

    We are ten days deep into 2018, and I have yet to share my New Years Resolutions! Que desgracia! I’m a total goal digger, but I couldn’t post my resolutions without reflecting on the…

    January 9, 2018
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    Praying the Rosary for My Ovaries

    “And when are you having children?” inquired the nurse who was taking blood for my yearly exam. Not willing to risk upsetting someone who was poking a needle into my arm, I responded, with…

    December 21, 2017
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    When the Keyboard Warriors Attack!

    I received my first piece of hate mail when I was in seventh grade. A former best friend wrote an email that outlined (in👏explicit👏detail👏) as to why I was hated in school. She poked…

    September 19, 2017
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    You Do You, Boo!

    For a few months, I’ve stumbled over words in a conversation and then mentally kicked myself for sounding dumb. What the heck was going on? I told myself that it must have been my time…

    July 11, 2017
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    Mind Your Children

    I am seated cross-legged with my back towards the community pool. It has finally stopped raining in Miami, and I’m enjoying the sun with my boyfriend who is drinking ice-cold beer. I’m softly playing…

    June 26, 2017