What You Want Is What You Want. Until What You Want Is Something Else.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ E.E. Cummings Ten years ago, the things I thought I wanted were vastly different from the things I know today that I desire. In June 2004, I had just received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, with dreams of pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing, living …

How You Relate To Your Body Is How You Relate To The World. Because Writing About Dating Wasn’t Personal Enough So I Thought I’d Give Body Image A Try.

“The body is our general medium for having a world.” ~ Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception To say that my relationship with my body has been strained is to understate the reality of things quite a bit. In fact, this relationship has probably been the most challenging and heartbreaking and life-changing relationship of which I have ever been a part. …

On Heartbreak, Life Lessons, and Eating Ice Cream in the Bathtub

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Helen Keller Most of the best things that have ever happened to me have also seemed like the most devastating at the time of their occurrence. Take every break-up I’ve ever been through as an example. At the time, each one of them completely rocked my …

On Wholehearted Love and Why It Matters If You Like Yourself

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~E.E. Cummings I spent the majority of my 20s being not particularly fond of myself on a deep fundamental level. I was also entirely unaware of how worthwhile it would be to invest in learning how to like myself, believing …