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My dad came visited me in Austin all the way from Taiwan. I tried to go back every year, but since I didn’t go back last year, my family decided to come instead. One day I was chatting with my dad on our way to a local outlet, he started saying, “You should’ve majored in […]
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Untitled Transformative   Delirium, mid-afternoon: laughing vase, dead flowers, empty chairs, blank walls.   Photographs on the floor, open books on my lap.   Chopsticks again, tonight…   Blanket over the table. Washing paper containers. Recycle another day…   Ideas on the take-out napkin.   Unpaid bills; rotting hope. Carried in, carried out.   Crates […]
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Elephant Journal | Elephant Yoga by Info@izabellasiodmak.com - 3M ago

I AM NOT AFRAID I am not afraid to clearly let you know when your actions are devoid of courage and fuelled by fear. I am not afraid to ask that there be more love, more truth, more realness in the space between us and the world around us. I am not afraid to douse […]
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I have reigned in the wild woman, because the world said, “No one will ever be able to handle her.” But f*ck that, because my love is real, ferocious, and forever. I will sit with the greatest suffering—yours and
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Growing up we were always close, my twin sister and I. Not particularly competitive, our personalities quite compatible or at least cohesive.  We had a lot of fun together, shared friends, clothes and held hands even as adults. Our parents were loving and fun. There was always something going on. They had dinner parties, spent […]
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Elephant Journal | Elephant Yoga by Sarahbullock71@hotmail.co.uk - 3M ago

Loneliness Loneliness can creep up on you and take you by surprise. One day dining alone becomes a chore, the constant seeking for connection when others are busy with work, family, friends, Beloved’s, life. Loneliness is like a cancer that seeps into your bones taking the joy out of life and ache seeps into the […]
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  Decades ago, I received a Dolly Parton doll on Christmas morning. There she was in my stocking, paper- white skin, long blonde hair, wearing a red and silver jumpsuit, holding a guitar. I played with her, never focusing on her most famous physical attribute, her ample bustline; I just thought she was “pretty.” Around […]
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Round and around The Ferris Wheel goes. Carrying in each individual pod the collective Dreams of many. Gyrating to the programmed speed, in a predictable clockwise momentum. Revolving on its axis, like the Earth around the Sun, like the Bees performing their Waggle Dance. Moving, because that’s what Life does. It moves. But unlike the […]
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“You are so strong.” “I don’t know how you do it.” “You’re amazing.” “You are my superhero.” “Oh my god you have so much patience I could never do that.” “How do you stay so happy and kind?” “Oh my god you’ve been through so much I can’t believe how positive you are.” “You are […]
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What is Burnout? What does burnout feel like? Have you ever experienced burnout? Or, are you scared of them? No, I am not here to tell the signs of Burnout… nor am I here to tell you how to find out if you have the symptoms… Rather, I am here to share with you, how […]

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