Musings on life, travel, love, and spirituality.

  • The Eating Disorder That Woke Me Up.

    November 26, 2019 by

    There are many posts I would have loved to write before this one. I’d rather throw this one into a gaping cavern, never to be seen again. I’d let it erode into gravel until there were only scattered sediments left that dissolve into the earth. I’d rather forget. But, then I ask myself, who does… Read more

  • Taking Things Personally.

    November 7, 2019 by

    Where to begin. I’d love to be zen, chill, and centered 24/7. That’s the goal, right? It’s not my reality. I take things personally. In this stage of life, I often describe myself as breezy. A phrase taught to me by my brother. You have to imagine it in a high-pitched voice replete with sarcasm:… Read more

  • A Culture of Comparison.

    October 27, 2019 by

    I don’t remember the moment. The moment I learned that external validation defines my worth; when I began to believe society’s lie. I do remember the onset of comparison, though. It was the first day of seventh grade. Samantha, my childhood best friend, and I had purchased what we believed to be the cutest outfits.… Read more

  • Therapy and Imperfection.

    October 17, 2019 by

    The social stigma around therapy is alive and well. I’m continuously surprised by the discomfort around this topic. Through silence I’ve contributed to the stigmatization, but I refuse to any longer. The mental health movement has done wonders. To the friends I’ve seen share their truth and struggles around mental health publicly: I see you.… Read more

  • WTH is a Spiritual Awakening?

    October 14, 2019 by

    Well, what does it mean to you? My definition: When you hear, see, or feel something that resonates as truth. You can’t ignore its potency. It’s an unexpected ice bath for the soul. At your core, you know it is true. In that moment, you recognize the limitations of sight. You expand. Your field of… Read more

  • On Fear.

    October 7, 2019 by

    As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson Fear. You’ve felt it. We all have. That out of body, gut-wrenching, tension that overpowers your being. It can feel like you’ve… Read more

  • About Me

    October 7, 2019 by

    My name is Sonalie. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and currently live in Fort Worth. I have a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas. I decided to start this public journal as a means of communication and connection. Mostly, though, it’s to be pushed outside of the box I’ve… Read more

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