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The Queen of Break-Up Travel

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The November rain fell in succulent drops on the ancient, cobblestone streets. I stuck my tongue out to capture a raindrop. But then I remembered I was in Paris. [...]

Bits of Gratitude | Weird is Wonderful

September 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Why do I celebrate and encourage people to be weird? Because most of the time, when people feel like they’re being weird, it means they’re acting or thinking in a way [...]

The Comfort of Making Things

September 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

A few weeks before 9/11, a movie producer taught me to knit at a press junket. I was a marketing executive at Sony and spent my days with people who made things—movies, [...]

I Have a Secret

August 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

I met her at a party and the connection was instant. I’m an introvert so parties usually stress me out and I don’t go. But this one was a 15-minute walk from my house at [...]

Notes from Nanea | The Parts of You

August 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, To say that I am a different person now than I was just a few years ago is technically true but a gross understatement. It’s like [...]

Personal Essays | Finding Grace

August 21, 2018 // 2 Comments

Previously published on www.saturdaymorningcoffee.blog It was a typical Thursday morning, but the gloomy clouds and drizzling rain poetically accompanied a nagging sadness [...]

Bits of Gratitude | Taking Up Space

August 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

One of the things I learned during the years I lived in Japan was how to survive the crushing press of humans while riding the subway. In a city as densely populated as [...]
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