Want to know something crazy? I rarely go out to eat Italian even though I live in Rome, Italy. …Hmmm, maybe I’ll regret this fact once I’m back in America, haha :] Luca and I usually prefer to “travel” with our meals, and go for sushi, fusion, or Indian when we go out. When friends… Read More Top Five Italian Restaurants in Rome
“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one [we] are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. Insisting on this story was a form of mind control, but… Read More QOTD: Power Over Fear
I’ve been pretty much speechless over the past week after what happened in Paris. I haven’t felt like writing because I am so confused and sad and scared with everything that’s happening in the world that my mind has been consumed with these worries. The feeling that we aren’t safe anywhere – cafes, movie theaters,… Read More Reflections After the Paris Attacks…
I recently posted about my history of fear in my relationships. I would make my boyfriends my idol and let my perceptions completely take over and sabotage my relationships. After my college boyfriend and I broke up largely due to my own issues, I was devastated and sought help with a therapist, named Roger,… Read More Tools for Dealing With Fear in Relationships
*Lightbuuuulb!* WE ARE HUMAN. Our friends and lovers and family members are human. We make mistakes, and that’s okay! FORGIVE YOURSELF. Forgive your friends and lovers and family members. Let go of the past, learn from it, and try your best to do better next time. …And if you don’t, try again the next time. “Everything you… Read More QOTD: How many times do we pay for the same mistake?
I recently had a lunch date with a friend, during which she told me about her great new relationship that’s totally fulfilling and inspiring and loving and comfortable. I could see in the way she spoke about him how good she feels. But as we spoke more, she confessed that despite her joy in the… Read More Getting Over Fear in Relationships
Reading while travelling is one of my favorite ways to relax and take a break from sightseeing. Here is a visual diary of my quieter moments in Rome – usually with an espresso and/or pastry to go with it! Here are some of my thoughts about the books pictured here: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins… Read More Bites with Books: Rome Edition