Enemies of Rest (and saying no to them)

I’ve been realizing lately that I rarely feel rested. A million thoughts are usually running through my head, and even in my off hours, I’m occupied by problems that need solving and tasks that have yet to be completed. I’m constantly recovering from the last experience in order to charge into the next one. My conclusion: Modern society is […]

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Self-Care

I don’t know about you, but I feel in need of some detox from all the political crises and discouraging incidents going on in the world. I’ve been faced with way too much of the worst of humanity lately, and it wears on you. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Not only because of […]

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5 Tips for Beating the Heat in Korea

Heat wave getting to you? Click to learn ingenious tips you probably haven't thought of! ;)

I have been melting the past few weeks. It is SO HOT this summer! It’s like the world has turned into one giant sauna! Anyway, we all know that not only does heat make everyone grumpy and tired, but some of us are champion sweat producers. And that’s not a skill we really want to show off. So here are some tips for beating the heat in Korea. Feel free to adapt them to your locale…

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Angry

I started today angry. I’m usually a fairly mild-mannered person––I think I at least come off that way to most people––but I definitely have my angry moments. Today I was in the mood for angry rants, angry. Some things are just so messed up!

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Living Alone: Some Tips

My roommate has been gone for over a month now and isn’t coming back for a few more days. That is SOOO long! Despite being an introvert, and prizing my alone time, I can’t wait for her to come back! In the meantime, here are some things I’ve learned in the past month about solo living: 1. Have […]

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On the Contrary (when life doesn’t go your way)

Sometimes things just don’t go my way. The bus driver doesn’t stop for me. The local store runs out of my favorite cereal. My kids come to class acting like they just did shots of espresso. Sometimes even bigger things happen…

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The Need for Caution

As a piano major, I learned how to put everything on the line. It was an extremely valuable experience. Back then, my identity was wrapped up in performing, so going up on that stage felt like risking everything. It was terrifying. Which is why I can look back on those experiences with so much exhilaration. I learned […]

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Braving the Public Bathhouse: Some Tips 

Today is Day 4 living without running water. (Why? It froze. In some pipes under a bunch of cement.) Needless to say, it’s been interesting. I never appreciated water so much. While flushing the toilet manually has been fun and all, the most interesting experience by far has been going to the public bathhouse down the street to shower. Here […]

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