Non-city sunsets

This will be my thirteenth summer in New York. I kind of can’t believe so much time has passed since my first exposure to Manhattan’s thick heat and teeming streets, but here we are. And while there is plenty to appreciate about the city in the summer, over the last two weeks I’ve experienced the landscapes of […]

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Flirt cards

I am single again. This is not what I wanted. What I wanted was a strong, healthy, lasting relationship. Instead I am single. I love my now-ex-boyfriend, and I know that he loves me. That is both reassuring and irrelevant because I also know our relationship wasn’t working and we couldn’t make it work and now we have stopped […]

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Stonewall Inn vigil for Orlando shooting victims

Vigil at the Stonewall Inn

I went to the Stonewall vigil for the Orlando victims because my heart told me to. Also because the spin class I took after work was in Chelsea and I don’t know if Francisco (our instructor) did it on purpose but the warm-up was Latin music with party lights and I nearly panicked when I […]

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A piano is the best surprise

Pianos of hope

I believe I am always cared for. It helps when I get proof. My Monday morning started out rough. I felt really low on Sunday, hardly slept, woke up too early, and still was late to work. A transit delay extended my commute by more than an hour, plus I had to switch trains and […]

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Who says work pants can't be yoga pants?

Cotton stretch

This #thankyouthursday I’m giving a shout-out to stretch cotton. For starters. See, I was supposed to go to yoga on Tuesday. To be honest I wasn’t all that excited about it because I had a lot of work and was already planning to hit the gym later in the day. But because I’m lucky enough […]

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Joyful possibility is an ambitious bloom.

Joyful possibility

I’m really into self-improvement. Not because there’s anything wrong with me. (In fact, we are all okay, right now, already. How great is that?!) It’s just that more often than not, I can be better. And since nothing stays the same no matter what, I figure I might as well do what I can to […]

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The best part about running is resting.

Restful runs

If you had told me a year ago I’d be running a 5K tonight, I would have wrinkled my nose. A year ago, I was not someone who ran—I was someone who politely dismissed running as a pastime that, while beneficial for some, was not for me. Yoga, I’ve said for years, is all the […]

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inflatable birthday cake

Inflatable cake

Today is my birthday—perfect timing for #thankyouthursday, since acknowledging my continued existence inevitably makes me grateful. So grateful! I am grateful for the big things: I have a job, a home, a family, friends. I am grateful for the little things: a quality Thermos to keep my tea warm, ten-minute meditations, a nice haircut. I […]

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