Love: Us Vs.Us

I feel absolutely pitiful for penning these dreaded words, but Justin Bieber nailed it when he said, “you should go and love yourself”. Simple, profound and entirely true- we must  love ourselves from within before we can expect others to love us from without. The first step on the road to finding a new friend or…

Creating Concoctions Part 1

I remember it vividly: it was winter, the sun set early. 5:30 pm and staunchly dark outside- I bravely took that evenings still frozen, whole chicken, and chucked into a soup pot with dried oregano and whole, uncut lemons, generously squeezing an entire bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing all over the contents. I belted out, “dinner…

Being Resourceful

When I was young, my mother always said the quality she most revered in me was my resilience. The quality I admire the most in others is resourcefulness. Being able to garner information and make informed decisions after patiently spending hours researching the pros and cons of any situation was something I could never really grasp; it’s…