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How moving into my own space helped me find my own joy as a first generation immigrant woman of color

A bookcase dedicated to my love for healing, travel, and community. In my apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, 2020. All photos courtesy of the author.

When there’s a full or new moon, I have this ritual. I like to write my intentions in this journal with a silk sari print blue cover. I have entries filled with things I wished to release, like deeply held insecurities. Things I wanted to call into my life, like healing my inner child who was bullied in school. A conscious and healthy romantic partnership. Job opportunities from companies with leadership that cared about anti-racist business practices and centered community care and healing. And a home. I described the space with vivid images: an open, airy room or apartment filled…

How inviting growth into my life meant being open to cycles of life, death and rebirth

Photo by Shravya Kag | Brooklyn Botanic Garden (2021)

In order to become butterflies, caterpillars shrink, shed their skin and dissolve their organs, turning into mush. They have to fall apart completely and literally die as part of their transformation process.

What does metamorphosis look like for us? When we invite transformation into our lives, we open ourselves to cycles of life, death and rebirth. …

A journey into Vipassana meditation

When loved ones and strangers ask me, with curiosity, what it is like to complete a 10-day silent meditation retreat, I smile and respond with an answer that hasn’t changed in the months since I returned.

It is as if I’ve been sleeping for the past 32 years, and I’ve finally awakened.

By no means is the journey of learning Vipassana, one of the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices, an easy one. Nor am I suggesting that I experienced a life-altering, spiritual awakening. But the teachings of the late Mr. S.N. Goenka (Goenkaji) — the foremost lay teacher of Vipassana…

Thank you for your email! I appreciate your attempt to connect with me today, but I am no longer with (company). I’ve moved on to a new stage in life, which involves exploring/traveling/being curious/storytelling.

Warmly, Jenn

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” — Jack Kerouac

I left a stable job at a nonprofit startup towards the end of 2016 with no concrete plans about my future. I had my newfound freedom, my health, my family and friends, my romantic relationship, my dogs, my physical…

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