A walk through grief

After her worst nightmare had come true, Danielle had to learn how to get through this grief that plagued her. Read her story.

How to overcome anything with the help of philosophy

Plato, Not Prozac! is all about utilizing the wisdom of ancient and modern philosophical traditions in order to put your life into perspective and come to peace with some of your most pressing problems. Why philosophy over Prozac? While prescription drugs often help to lessen the side effects of your depression, they do nothing to…

Getting High on Life Again

Last night I went to a poetry reading in Linz, the first of its kind for me. Since I arrived here last July, I spent most of the summer in a love daze with David, being newly together; I spent the end of the year traveling throughout the Salzkammergut for my internship; and finally, spent…

Empowerment through Athleisure

Athleisure: “a style of clothing worn as athletic apparel but also suitable for casual, everyday wear”. So I’m having a great week, just started a new job in a cool young startup and things are going well. I promised away this holiday weekend, as my sister needed a babysitter for my two adorable, sweet nieces…

A Nighttime Contemplation

I love to sit in bed with the window open. This evening as I do so I breathe in the fresh, warm, late spring air, listening to the life around me. The sound of the city’s bustling finally coming to an end; the wind and echo of places far away. Distant ‘hills’ dwarfed by even…

Coping with burnout

You have too much on your plate; you’ve bitten off more than you can chew; you’re up to your ears in demands, stressors, pressure, and an overwhelming workload. The word ‘burnout’ is not a pleasant word. The image of a flame burning out, when applied metaphorically to the individual, reflects a kind of exhaustion and…

Waiting at the Bus Stop (Poem)

Standing at a bus stop I notice the intertwining vehicles and pedestrians in a crowded city center Their elegant twist is a dance of patience, of courtesy each waiting, inviting the other to move silently in my head, the noise stops and the music begins each step in rhythm each partner taking turns of graciously…

Our Life is Like a Play (Poem)

If you have any experience with meditation,  you might be familiar with the sensation that is about to be described below. I wrote this poem in the rush of an emotional high – one of the many life offers us in the midst of its unpredictable twists and turns. We never know what is coming…