SELF-COMPASSION POETRY: WILD GEESE ~ BY MARY OLIVER

Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world … Continue Reading

USC GAME DAY EXPERIENCE

USC and UCLA will meet for the 91st time this Saturday at the Coliseum. The rivalry between the schools began in 1929. My sister currently attends USC and I got to see the game with her yesterday. It was so much fun and of course, I had to root for USC! I don’t know much … Continue Reading

10 LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM THE PANDEMIC

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has taken much from us, many lives, many liberties and many experiences. But I believe we have gained valuable life lessons as well. When things get hard I try my best to be grateful and positive. I remind myself that better times are ahead and just to be patient. … Continue Reading

NAVIGATING LIFE AFTER COLLEGE: TIPS FROM A 26 YEAR OLD

I’m writing this on a Saturday night in bed. I miss my family it hurts. I haven’t seen them for 2 years. It almost feels like 5 years. I wish I had more guidance about navigating post-graduation life under a pandemic. I feel lost and so alone in America. I miss the connection. I miss … Continue Reading

WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOU AND THE FALL OF ICARUS

I remember learning about this painting when I was in High School. I was in literature class when I came across this artwork. The painting is about human indifference. If you look closely at the painting at the bottom right you’ll notice a drowning man. But our eyes don’t notice that at first. We’re more … Continue Reading

THE POETRY OF SELF COMPASSION

If you’re having a bad day listen to this. I’ve been so hard on myself the past three weeks. But I have to remind myself that I am doing the best I can with what I have. I’m still learning to live on my own in a new country, make friends and build my business.ย  … Continue Reading