Amo la comida Mexicana!

I have a thing for eating out AND honestly who doesn’t? However, with ensuring we choose healthy food options (most of the time) and save money towards more important things like traveling the world, my partner and I opt to eat in most of the time. BUT…there’s always date nights and these tend to get…

introspection

And it stares me down, piercing my soul like fire from the breath of a dragon. Intimidated by the look of deceit that is standing upon me. All this time it had appeared otherworldly. Yet, present in the current realm I exist in. I thought it was uplifting me to a higher existence to a…

Check, Check

When it strikes you like lightning, Reality, check, check. No, that’s not a typo. The first check doesn’t quite strike you hard enough until it strikes you once more. Do you see the light? The little bright beam that illuminates when you drift off into a daydream? Do you hear it? The crackling off the…

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“…If only I could un-feel the uneasiness, the tension or strain would dissipate” What are moments of self-discovery? When you realize the true essence of day-by-day intricacies spun like webs? When the ego is challenged, which in turn leads to a blurred reflection of your right now? Your heartbeat becomes more rhythmic but it still…

Surrounding(s)

There are times I’m not sure who the hell I am. Yet, as I sit here sipping on a Colombian roast, listening to Soulful Hip-Hop, there is no need to search. There is no confirmation needed. Nag Champa burns slowly and I inhale its essence connecting to my crown chakra. In a state of no…

Right Now

I can feel the oneness with myself. I can hear the whistling of the wind. I can hear the birds sing hello. I can hear the stillness in the silence. For it is now, even if for a moment, I am present.  

Fear

Heart rate elevates… Palms begin to sweat… Hands shake… Mind races with hopes of making it to the finish… Vision becomes blurry… It all sinks in. The question is why? What am I afraid of? How do I get over the feeling? When do I feel the stillness? Who am I in this moment? I…

Call Me…

Call me Triumphant…For I’ll win self-control. Call me Magnificent…For the internal beauty I possess. Call me Brave…For I’ll tackle self-doubt. Call me Confident…For I can do anything. Call me Lauren…For I am imperfectly me.

Under Construction

You saw a sign that said “Home for Sale.” You parked your car and decided to give it a look. There is a lawn with little grass and a few weeds but one lone flower emerges from the soil. Entry-way highlighted by 100 watt bulbs that give light to dark rooms. Smells like fresh paint on…