Beginning Again

Joseph Goldstein, the prolific icon of Mindfulness Meditation,  has a phrase often included as a kind of mantra in his meditations: "Simply Begin Again." The phrase is certainly powerful in the context of practicing Mindfulness. Too often, we may lose attention or focus and our tendency is to criticize ourselves or continue to focus on …

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Taking the Leap

I want to take this opportunity to talk about big decisions, life events that seem insurmountable, and unexpected challenges that may leave us feeling lost. The underlying current in my impetus to write on this topic would be recent crises and tragedies around the world that have left me, like others, feeling a bit shaken …

Becoming Aware in the Moment to Become the Best Version of Yourself

It's easy to love yourself when everything in your life is working out how you intended, you feel comfortable in your own skin, and you don't have reason to doubt yourself. I would suspect, without empirical evidence to defend this assertion, that most people would rarely be in the position where the stars and everything …

Wow.

I've tried many times to write over the past couple of months, but I often had so much to write about and I was actively making so much progress, I could not identify which specific parts to emphasize. It has, in fact, been a whirlwind of a couple of months with my transition being a …

Embarking on a Journey

It's been hard to write lately because I've hadn't much time to focus on myself while dealing with the "[a]ftermath" of the recent election that will likely result in some consequences affecting my intended journey previously outlined here. It took me some time to pick up the pieces and keep moving, but, with the help …

Fluidity

I want to clarify where I place my gender identity on the greatly diverse spectrum by which people experience and understand gender. It's been a long journey since I starting exploring my identity a couple of years ago and even since I've begun writing here: I've progressed from pretty non-binary to less so to much more binary. …