Self-Reflection

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About Burning Out And Rising Up

2017-10-11T15:24:03+00:00

I’ve been terribly lost these past months. Heaps of energy loss, mixed with a pinch of existential depression, and a whole lot of questions on what the hell is going on in the world. And, what my role in all this is. After all, I’m just a tiny nobody behind a laptop (I’m not, I [...]

About Burning Out And Rising Up 2017-10-11T15:24:03+00:00

Who Am I? Who Should I Be? About The F*cked-Uppedness Of Identity

2017-10-11T15:24:31+00:00

I have this new obsession. It is one that made my friends look at me with utter amazement and wonder if they’d ever really known me at all. It is one that is making me stare in the mirror and ask myself: "Who am I?" Because my obsession is….[insert drumroll here]…watching makeup and beauty vloggers [...]

Who Am I? Who Should I Be? About The F*cked-Uppedness Of Identity 2017-10-11T15:24:31+00:00

Being Happy Is Highly Overrated. Or Is It?

2017-10-11T15:24:46+00:00

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” - the Dalai Lama I’m personally not a big follower of guru’s and (often times only so-called) spiritual leaders but when the personification of Yoda tells me that the key to life is being happy, then I’m first in line to give that hypothesis a go. And so [...]

Being Happy Is Highly Overrated. Or Is It? 2017-10-11T15:24:46+00:00

Are You Ready To Go Rogue And Choose Yourself?

2017-10-11T15:25:02+00:00

Are you ready to choose yourself? You’ve heard of the very demagogue-y decision to remove all climate change information of the White House website haven’t you? And how several U.S. government agencies were asked to limit communicating certain information to the world? And how employees of these and other agencies decided to set up private ‘rogue’ Twitter accounts? [...]

Are You Ready To Go Rogue And Choose Yourself? 2017-10-11T15:25:02+00:00

Stop Normalization And Start Living Your Own Life And Truth

2017-10-11T15:25:17+00:00

“But…it’s probably just me being difficult…as usual.” She casually said after an hour-long tearful rant about all the horrors she was enduring with her more than narcissistic and egotistical boss. “But you know…it’s okay; I’m used to it now. It is what it is.” he said after the umptieth gut-wrenching description of the latest developments [...]

Stop Normalization And Start Living Your Own Life And Truth 2017-10-11T15:25:17+00:00

About Christmas, War, And Choosing Your Own Inner Peace

2017-10-11T15:23:15+00:00

“Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Now, don’t get me wrong; Christmas is great! The little sparkling lights, the nostalgy-inducing songs, the markets with all the cinnamon-y smells and hand-knitted [...]

About Christmas, War, And Choosing Your Own Inner Peace 2017-10-11T15:23:15+00:00

How To Peace Out, Deal With Stress, And Stop Scaring Little Children

2017-10-11T15:26:34+00:00

“Excuuuse me, but this is definitely MY side of the street.” I bitchily scowled at the girl who had cut her corner so sharp that I had to drastically hit the brakes on my bike and come to a full standstill. All this went down right at the bottom of a bridge over one of the Amsterdam canals. [...]

How To Peace Out, Deal With Stress, And Stop Scaring Little Children 2017-10-11T15:26:34+00:00

Don’t you think that maybe…you want too much?

2017-10-11T15:29:05+00:00

“Don’t you think that maybe...you want too much?” he asked, completely and utterly unaware of the violent rage he would only barely escape from in the next minute. Because with all my peace-loving intentions, it took just about everything I had to NOT beat him to death with my flip-flop right then and there. You [...]

Don’t you think that maybe…you want too much? 2017-10-11T15:29:05+00:00

The Awesome Lessons I Learned From Being Stood Up, Ghosted And Downright Rejected…

2017-10-11T15:26:36+00:00

I've been ghosted the other day. Stood up, ignored, pariah’d, the thing Amish folk do to people who break their church vows. And I've had a hard time dealing with it... Let's start by saying this is not the first time I've been a ghostee. It's happened before, and I'm sure it will happen again. [...]

The Awesome Lessons I Learned From Being Stood Up, Ghosted And Downright Rejected… 2017-10-11T15:26:36+00:00

How To Take A Compliment With Grace. And Really Truly Mean It!

2017-10-11T15:26:36+00:00

Ah yes, the compliment... A human paradox if there ever was one: we spend our entire lives chasing personal recognition and acknowledgement but are seemingly unable to actually receive it...such a tragedy. I mean honestly, how many times has a scenario that looked a little like the following happened in your life? Friend: "Wow, you look [...]

How To Take A Compliment With Grace. And Really Truly Mean It! 2017-10-11T15:26:36+00:00