A Week of Reconnecting

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” – RumiI truly believe that life is cyclical. I don’t know how it happens, but I never feel like goodbye is really goodbye in this world. With the advent of social media and increased connectivity over it, it’s true that no one really leaves your life. Before, relationships would fade into the ether and once the person exited your life, they ceased to exist; I wouldn’t see the person, so therefore they no longer existed to me.But now, I have these amazing things that pop up on my Facebook that show me memories from my past. Over the last few weeks of me having enabled this feature (I’m behind, I know), I wake up with a notification from Facebook reminding me of what happened on that specific day, last year, two years and even three…

Working on the Space between my ears: meditation and a new habit challenge

Personal development is the name of this game. I’ve been on a quest this year to be more creative and so far it’s been pretty fruitful; free writing a little more, ampoule signing up for a hip hop dancing class, patient and pushing myself to read more fiction (as it apparently breeds empathy and creativity). My 26th year was characterized by an influx of change, growth and understanding of loss—loss of material goods and finding myself through non-tangible goals. Now, a couple weeks into my 27th year, I’ve made a conscious effort to try and centre myself. I’ve picked up doing yoga consistently and now I have this new challenge: 3 weeks of mediation for 20 minutes a day. So why meditation? I’m sure you’ve caught wind of the new trend of articles coming out promoting meditation and growth – in a non-spiritual way. It’s a chance to find and build practices in…

Weltschmerz No More

You know when you imagine and hope for certain things in your life? For some it may be the promise of a beautiful wedding and an everlasting love. Or a career and a social reputation that lives on throughout the ages. For me, troche it has always been to have a life full of love, site good food and good conversation — the stuff Woody Allen films are made of (including the over-scrutinization of relationships and their nuances). But there is this little thing that happens, doctor where your idealism often doesn’t align with your reality and causes intense unhappiness as a result — the Germans call it Weltzschmerz (or mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state). I think after the last 5 months of my life, I no longer suffer from Weltschmerz. In early May I hosted my first dinner party…

There Were No Signs

By walking I found outWhere I was going.By intensely hating, viagra how to love.By loving, sick whom and what to love.By grieving, how to laugh from the belly.Out of infirmity, I have built strength.Out of untruth, truth.From hypocrisy, I wove directness.Almost now I know who I am.Almost I have the boldness to be that man. Another stepAnd I shall be where I started from. – Irving Layton

Revamping and Reworking

Welcome to my new blog! I shut down my old one and decided it needed a new revamping. There is a lot of work left to do, help but I’m glad I finally did it.While I don’t normally believe in New Years Resolutions, about it I wanted to make an effort to be more creative in 2014. This meant allowing myself access to hobbies and situations that helped foster and flourish creativity. I’ve painted, been drawing, listening to music and contemplating picking up the flute again, and EVEN thinking about taking Hip Hop classes — writing is just another one that I know I can do, and will easily help get my creative juices flowing. Here goes nothing!Anita