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Welcome to my Medium profile! I’m a graduate student, writer & foodie. Eggs make me happy.

Publication: The Brain is a Noodle 🧠🍜
Can’t wait to see your poetry & shortform submissions!
I post daily poetry prompts and weekly shortform theme ideas to help you out of that writer’s block! Practice…

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Almost a year ago, I received $500, thanks to your amazing support. What did I spend it on? I mostly saved it, but did splurge on a few items I’d been eyeing for a long time.

For one, I got “real” bookshelves to house my books and textbooks, which had…

Today, I embrace body neutrality. No more body negativity. But also no more pressure to be body positive all the goddamn time. Instead, just being, and appreciating all that it does, without labelling it to soothe another’s comfort.

I do not need to be beautiful to enjoy my life. I…

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Small droplets
rolling down the car window
the last of the present moment mindfulness
of my childhood
upon the throne of my car seat;
washed away by novelty, information and more,
so much more,
so much more,
too much more.

#WritingPrompts: Did anyone else do this? Sit in the backseat of the car as the vehicle is moving and watch the droplets of rain fall down with accumulating gravity, racing to the end of the window? If I think about early childhood mindfulness, I think that was one. The longest boring car rides could be made more fun and mindful with a little bit of rain.

Inviting Vivian | Nada Chehade | Cara J. Jaye |…

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without fuel,
stuck in the well
with narrow vision
that the only solution
is to accept all the
things I could not change.

after resting, boiling and
perhaps bubbling, I’m realizing
that once recharged, I too
can change the things
I cannot accept.

#WritingPrompt: I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Inviting Katrina Bos | Carlos Garbiras |…

#WritingPrompt: What is a sign that you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed?

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I may have
tips and tricks
up my sleeve
to get myself started
on chores I hate,

from the 5-minute rule
(a foot-in-the-door tactic)
to get started on an overwhelming mountain
of unwashed dishes,
to using these moments
as mindfulness
to simply focus on:
the warmth of the water
the clang of the dishes
the cuteness of my…

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Filling in the cracks on conflicting self improvement advice and translating how these can work for a more diverse audience ✨ Icon by: @jkbarts #WEOC writer.

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