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stillness

this week has been quite the whirlwind.

12 hours days of mornings piling into crowded train carts, chilly afternoons meandering through crowds in a cloud covered central park, crazy work days running around the school, long tutoring sessions, and trying to squeeze in a workout here and meeting a friend there. i have been stretched to the brink.

i even realized today that my dry shampoo had been holding me over from a long and overdue shower.

i am feel sick, tired, worn out, and sad.

these weeks are too much, and i have felt a complete lack in any stability or balance. thank god for coffee breaks though…

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a mere half hour to sip on warm espresso and steamed milk alone with my thoughts or mulling over life with a friend have been my sanest moments this week.

tonight i had plans to meet up with 3 different people, and i cancelled on all of them. i cancelled for me. for my stillness. my balance. my peace. i said no, and it’s okay.

i went to the gym and watched bravo while jogging on the treadmill. i just showered (thank god) and ordered in delivery. i am putting my feet up on the coffee table, sitting back, watching some reality tv, and calling it a night. this is my stillness. counteracting the messy, grind-through of a week. finding my balance.

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my stillness. namaste.

xo,

juls

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neighborhood roaming and relaxation

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i basked¬† my face in the sun and played with light taking pictures throughout williamsburg, bk…a neighborhood near my own. i have recently fallen in love with taking pictures and it’s a hobby i have been working on. i only have a smart phone, but you gotta start somewhere. soon one day i dream of having my own special camera to take around with me.

after meandering through the sludgy streets of williamsburg, i wound up in a coffee shop with my latest book endeavor A Return to Love along side a creamy, rich cup of drip coffee. the first ten pages have already resonated.

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the evening was spent cooking and drinking wine with someone special. after our bellies were bursting at the seems we walked to brooklyn’s transmitter park. it’s a hidden gem and the most breathtaking view of manhattan. the river was still and the skyline rested peacefully between the watercolored river and the stream-clouded sky. never have i felt such stillness looking at a bstling city skyline.

i carried that stillness back home with me and curled up in bed to dream.

today i open my heart to peace, stillness, and bliss. off to power vinyasa….

xo jkooi

” Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” ~ Marianne Williamson

” Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts. It’s a ‘world beyond’ that we all secretly long for. An ancient memory of this love haunts all of us all the time, and beckons us to return. ” ~ Marianne Williamson