The clip above is an often referenced phrase that I picked up while attending business school during my undergrad. As a sales technique–and life technique–I’d say it is pretty solid. It’s short, it’s catchy, and surely you can’t forget your ABCs once you know it 😂 Alright, so back to this blog post. Living on the … More ABC: Always Be Celebrating
Well, hello! It’s May, which in the U.S. of A, means it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who is quite human, and thus, has and/or will struggle with depression at some point, I thought I’d share a nugget or two of my experiences. **Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My nuggets of advice … More Removing the Stigma
Hey y’all. I totally played ya- this is not a post about Avengers: Infinity War. At all. Even though I did go watch it and did get my emotions played with like everyone else. Wow, Marvel. Wow. Chris Hemsworth, my husband, still keepin it tight. 👌🏾 Anyway this is a post about defensiveness. Going further and … More S.H.I.E.L.D.s Up!
*Spoiler alert* I’m talking to you. About your attitude towards you. We all have our slower days, or slower weeks, where it seems we’re making little to no progress in the path towards our goals. I’ono about you, but my slow days happen to coincide with my period weeks. Gatdamn, that dreaded Day Two. This … More Why You Never Say ‘Congratulations’?
¡Hola, mi gente! I’ve been getting in these moods lately where I feel terrible about myself and where I am in life. I make a mistake and all of a sudden, I think I’m a terrible person/daughter/friend, my goals are shit, and I’m not as together as I think I am. To be fair, … More Lessons in Bad-Assery
In a previous post, I talked briefly about how Timor’s history of colonialism had drastically affected the meaning of beauty in this country. For about 500 years, Timor-Leste has been controlled by others, and this has influenced their language, customs, and perspectives of other peoples. Almost 20 years since independence, you could call the current … More Identity Crisis
Hi, I’m Céline. And I’m a recovering Approval Addict. My sisters will gladly tell you that I’m known to care too much about what people think. I’ve gotten muuuch better over the years. But recently I was faced with another case of the craving—well, with the fear of being without that sweet, sweet approval. … More Who Ain’t Fond of Me
Hey y’all. I recently had an experience that made me respect the f@*$ outta parents. My cousin, who I love to death, asked me to babysit her kids because she was going to a work party with her husband. Her kids are great and super adorable, so I said yes without hesitation. The … More Adventures in Babysitting
We have a saying here in Timor-Leste and it goes like this: “Feto forte, nasaun forte.” It translates to “Strong women, strong nation,” and is a popular phrase blurted out in meetings concerning women and the future of this young country. Many of my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers have heard me talk about my host-mom … More My Dear Host-Mother
I don’t know about you, but it hits me pretty hard when I struggle to do something I used to do so easily. It’s as if a part of my self-esteem has just been ruthlessly snatched from me. Since graduating from my Acting course, I’ve been getting back into my other hobbies and being confronted … More Chill, Bih! You Just Outta Practice