What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 4

“Alison, can you explain what Internet is?” This donkey is reunited with the girl who raised it. Kristen Radtke Considers Another American Epidemic: Loneliness This Bodega Cat This Is Us in Chronological Order A tweet that made me laugh. Ariana Grande’s Beautiful Wedding Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say? Tidbits fromContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 4”

Self-Love

Noun. I’m no longer willing to sit in my past watching everything I did wrong pass by me. Instead of feeling shame, I’m choosing love. It’s a choice that has to be made often but it gets easier the more I’m aware of how I’m talking to myself. I’m choosing to give myself love byContinue reading “Self-Love”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3

Oliva Rodrigo’s Sour Oprah and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ show about mental health. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ Calm Series This incredible conversation with Brene Brown and Ashley C. Ford. This insightful conversation between Prince Harry on Armchair Expert. Demi Lovato coming out as non-binary This photo of Milo Ventimiglia directing an episode of ThisContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3”

Ten Years

I recently came across a photo I posted on Facebook ten years ago. I took the photo on Photo Booth ten days before getting jaw surgery. It’s clear in the photo how prominent my lower jaw was in front of my upper jaw. I had a mouth full of braces, that’s why I’m not smiling.Continue reading “Ten Years”

Cycles

Noun. This is how I experience a cycle of anxiety. It’s when my body senses danger, and my mind springs into action. It happens in a split second, even when there’s no danger to be found. I become distant from my thoughts. It’s like I’m watching a movie that plays the same scene on repeat.Continue reading “Cycles”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 2

Girls5Eva on Peacock is a must-watch comedy show (and this performance they did at The Hollywood Bowl was very good). A reminder from Elizabeth Bishop. audio instalment two by Yara Daley-Ward This beautiful photo by Katrien Vermeire of fireflies in the woods Taylor Swift’s speech at the Brit Awards Everyone should strive for this cozyContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 2”

Anxious

Adjective. It’s like spinning around the room, unsure of what led you here. You were fine and now you’re filled with overwhelming thoughts. Time and therapy has taught you to breathe, controlling the anxious feeling isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s doable, sometimes you just have to wait for it to get bored and move onto otherContinue reading “Anxious”

Spring is Right Around the Corner

Yesterday, I went for a walk. I wore shorts. There was a change in the air. Spring is right around the corner. Warm weather is here! I walked for almost an hour. I took my time appreciating nature and the air in my lungs. Last week, I had hurt the muscles in-between my ribs whileContinue reading “Spring is Right Around the Corner”

Deep Breathing

I have found that if I begin my day in a meditative state, I’m more likely to have a better day than if I just get up and go. I spend about ten minutes or so breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth with a panda eye pillow over my eyes. IContinue reading “Deep Breathing”

August in the City

I wrote this poem last year on a park bench in Washington Square Park. I carried an umbrella, walking down Fifth Avenue, waiting for the rain to fall. I held one of Patti Smith’s first books at the Strand. I admired Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs at the Guggenheim. I told a man from Africa about ToniContinue reading “August in the City”