In Loving Memory of Athanasia Torvas (1922 – 2019) Yia Yia made it to her 97th birthday in February and while things have been on a slow and steady decline since then, I truly wasn’t expecting to receive the news I did on Friday afternoon. It felt like becoming...read more
Confessions of a Commitment Phobe Nerd Who Got Engaged Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? In elementary school, I only had a couple friends, no inclination for sports, a penchant for Cher Horowtiz skirt suits and straight A’s. But I still thought I was...read more
I used to be in a hurry to grow up. I thought I would be happier “over there”. PG-13 movies and playing in the “big kid” schoolyard were important milestones. I beamed during our ceremonial grad “walk out” of elementary school, with...read more
Every winter I celebrate Collision’s Day by getting into a new one. It’s a dance I can’t quite escape, leaving me f*cked (over) in all the wrong ways. The manifestation of this perpetual pattern is not unlike my penchant for attracting 30-year-old...read more
I spent Christmas Eve through December 29th more or less glued to one of three toilets in my parent’s home, with my first ever bout of the stomach flu. Thankfully, it wasn’t the vomiting kind – allowing me to avoid my life’s greatest fear. Oh but how I worried it...read more
In 2014 I discovered this thing called “Desire Mapping” by Danielle La Porte, which is all about identifying how you want to feel and then taking action in alignment with those feelings. In retrospect, 2014 was all about making peace with the past. If I had to sum up...read more
Before the New Year dawned, I vowed I would move out by my 28th birthday. On April 27th with three days to spare, I got the keys. How’s that for manifestation? I thought I would start looking in April but the universe intervened when I got into a car accident early...read more
2013 will be remembered as the year when everything I believed to be true turned out not to be. Only life can throw curve balls that teach control freaks like me to let go of the reins a bit, since it laughs in the face of plans. When you feel the tide turning, no...read more
Back in the day, life felt like one dramatic never ending soap opera. If I could Pee Wee Herman myself back to the days of pogs, Spice Girl trading cards, JTT and Topanga, this is the wisdom I would impart, after 27 years of learning lessons the hard way. Don’t fret!...read more
Dare to admit the truth to yourself first, then whisper it to others before proclaiming it loudly. Dare to believe in yourself and your soul’s calling, even if no one else does. Dare to love and be loved. Dare to be YOU!
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