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Battling Unkindness with Kindness in NYC

To the woman who was so angry she chose to drop trash on my friend’s shoulder, thank you. Thank you for reminding me that my mission is to spread kindness in this world. Thank you for reminding

Finding My Rock To Steady Me

We’ve all had our share of every type of breakup and none of them is ever easy. Even those where you part ways with nothing but love can easily become sticky entanglements of emotions. I found myself

Do You Have It All Figured Out?

What is happiness? Our assembly line education system tells us that happiness comes in the form of the “American Dream.” We go through all of the stages, hit all the mandatory points: school, college, grad school, internships, ladder,

Dating Spanish Men

Before I jump right into things, I’d just like to pre-emptively avoid any possible confusion and stress that when it comes to dating or any type of relationship, it is best not to generalize. Yes, I dated

Biking to La Pura Vida

Squeezed between two strangers I had just met a couple of days beforehand in a packed van in Costa Rica, I suddenly realized that I had absolutely no idea where I was going or who I was

Growing Up in Brooklyn

Brooklyn. Just saying the name of this unique place brings a smile to my face. Maybe it’s simply because I grew up here, or maybe it’s because it really is just that special. While most people think of

Double Kisses Anyone?: How To Become A Spaniard

Double kisses, crazy loud conversations and zero personal space…it can all seem a bit overwhelming at first, especially to a native New Yorker who is used to very little social interaction with strangers, but I’ve come to find

Dating A Spanish Man

Before I jump right into things, I’d just like to pre-emptively avoid any possible confusion and stress that when it comes to dating or any type of relationship, it is best not to generalize. Yes, I dated

Battling Unkindness with Kindness in NYC

To the woman who was so angry she chose to drop trash on my friend’s shoulder, thank you. Thank you for reminding me that my mission is to spread kindness in this world. Thank you for reminding