show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

'Let yourself believe' was the phrase that found a way into my wine-induced mind last night.  As I walked home from Jenny's condo after a few hours of friend time and guilty pleasure reality TV, I hung out tightly to these three words hopeful that I'd remember in the morning.  As expected, I forgot them.  However, … Continue reading show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

silence of the heart.

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the … Continue reading silence of the heart.

you can sense that she is guarded…that’s alright.

I'm sorry.  There I was, a few days ago, saying that I use this blog as an open & honest format to help others in similar circumstances realize that they aren't the only one... but I haven't been being honest about what I've been going through lately.  Mostly it's because I haven't had too much time on my hands, … Continue reading you can sense that she is guarded…that’s alright.

well this city’s growing cold, from the needle it heats. there’s howling wind rushing through these chicago streets.

As much as I love people-watching, especially in this crazy city, one of my favorite things is walking the streets of Chicago when they're empty.  Just me and the open road...Chicago-style, since I don't have the luxury of driving anymore. After a much-needed spinning class last night, I found myself nearly alone walking through my neighborhood in the chilly … Continue reading well this city’s growing cold, from the needle it heats. there’s howling wind rushing through these chicago streets.

morning walk through lincoln park

For those of you who haven't had a chance to visit (me) in Chicago, here's a quick look at my neighborhood.  Technically I live in Lincoln Park; however I find myself venturing through the streets of East Lakeview more often- which is the bordering neighborhood north of mine.  Just to give you a point of reference, if … Continue reading morning walk through lincoln park

before my morning coffee

Good morning.  It's Monday....wish it was Sunday.  Yes, I just paraphrased Manic Monday here.  I wouldn't call today 'manic', but I'll say that my anxiety expectantly visited this morning.  These past few weeks have been the worst (anxiety-wise) for me since starting on Lexapro last summer, but I'm learning how to deal with it better.  I have … Continue reading before my morning coffee