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unfettered joy //

Yesterday, Roman, Marina, and I were out walking one of our usual paths. It was a perfect spring day. The air was sweet with the smell of flowers and freshly cut grass. While we were walking Roman was asking me the sweetest, most thoughtful questions, one after another. Mama, why are some tulips red and…

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Road Trip // Wanderlust

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” —Anaïs Nin It’s safe to say that I’ve traveled a little bit in my lifetime. I’ve visited Kenya, Paris, London, and lots of islands in the Caribbean. And while I’ve traveled a bit in the U.S. — I’m sorry…

You Cannot Save People

“You cannot save people. You can only love them.” —Anaïs Nin Like all families, my family had its problems. For as long as I can remember, I believed that it was my responsibility to fix them. And so, at the ripe old age of ten, I started trying. I made lists, drew plans, and created…

Let Go of Your Ego

When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. Do you know the difference between your true self and your ego? Many people don’t. In fact, they don’t even realize that there is a difference between the two. Most people identify themselves as simply: me. But this is an enormous mistake—a mistake…