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10 things Native Americans have taught me

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Today is Columbus Day in the United States. It’s the day that has been traditionally celebrated as the day that “Christopher Columbus, an explorer from Europe, discovered America”. As kids growing up in American schools, we are taught that this is a significant day. In fact, Columbus Day is a national holiday… even now. For US Americans, it has been a day that has stirs national pride because, for white Americans, Columbus DayRead More

an idyllic swedish summer weekend

12 Jul 2016 culture + art, sweden

Hello, friends! Happy new week to you all. I’m back from my lovely little weekend off the grid and ready to push through my not-so-tough last week of work. Lucky for me, I am working from home and have been given orders from my boss to take it easy. So, I’ll finish planning things for the upcoming school year from the comfy-ness of my home… with tons of coffee, music, and sunny breaks outside whenever I want. Whoop whoop. I’m alsoRead More

the loss of innocence in sweden

23 Oct 2015 culture + art

my heart is heavy today. the country that i call home now, the country that is my second home, has lost  its innocence. if you are american, or if you even aren’t american, do you remember how it felt that day 14 years ago when those two planes flew into the world trade center in new york city? do you remember that overwhelming feeling that everything had changed? that, somewhere, deep inside, even though you didn’t know how, life wouldRead More

trying to balance it all out.

11 Mar 2013 spirit + soul

i’m a libra. not that i’m into astrology. but, i know what sign i am, and i’ve read a few times in life the “characteristics” of a libra. and it sounds exactly like me. mellow. lovers of beauty and harmony. diplomatic. optimistic. emotional. empathetic. idealistic. desire unity. artistic. fair. impatience of criticism. frivolous. escapist. impatient with routine. can be seen as lazy by others. are sometimes elitist in their thoughts (though they may not show it). inconsistent.  one thing iRead More

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