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Valentine’s Day Boxers

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We met at the worst possible time. I noticed him in a beer soaked dorm room where he talked about wearing Valentine’s Day boxers for his girlfriend. I was sitting on the couch in my current lover’s room. We didn’t speak again for 6 months. But I never forgot that moment. Our first night together wasn’t awkard. It wasn’t strange. We didn’t miss each other. It was like coming home, a feeling that would happily haunt me for the rest…

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Kaleidoscope J O Y

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I remember the first time I met Joy. I was six and had just lost my first tooth. Writing was my dearest friend. Peas were my enemy. I could feel the air push back my dark brown curls as I stared at a familiar face across from me on the see-saw. Up. Down. Up. The high-pitched squeals reverberated off the worn brick walls of our school like the small white ball in a pinball machine. And that’s when I saw…

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The Lineage of D I S C O M F O R T

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Last night I sat with discomfort. I poured him a glass of scotch, sat Indian style at his feet and listened to him tell tales of his Great Grandfather and how he ruled with a heavy hand. “Never budge,” he’d say. “Always stay firm and wound up. Resting is for the lazy.” I slowly shook my head as to say that I felt for Discomfort. He saw me out of the corner of his eye and cleared his throat. “So,”…

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G I L D E D

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Bri and I wandered off the wet cobblestone streets of Burlington, VT into a tiny shop that felt like home. Oversized chunky sweaters greeted us, floppy brimmed hats lined the wall, dresses I could move and dance in beckoned me, not to mention 1/4 of the store was assigned to some of the most beautiful boots made for meandering feet that I’d ever laid my dark cocoa eyes on. Shops like this remind me what lights that lava in my…

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A Mindful Living Roadmap for the Holidays

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December 1st. Quiet streets start to buzz. Whispers of holiday desires hang in the air like static electricity. The ripping and taping of wrapping paper can be heard from all corners of the house. This really is one of the best times of the year. The best time to launch a passion project. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that the holidays can be exactly what we want them and need them to be and having a roadmap…

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