It hurts to hold on, it hurts to let go.

It’s too painful to watch you cry; I turn my head. The view of the disorganized living room fills my vision. The pieces of once a happy home are laying on the floor. How did we get here? I ask myself for the hundredth time. I help you wrap up…

Navigating adulthood and change

I believe that in every situation, an equilibrium state will eventually be reached. There will come a point where the efforts of the individual will meet the complexity of her circumstances. I also believe that once this equilibrium state has been reached, one must not stand still and must find…

We have all been Persianly misunderstood

I am not a betting woman, but if I was, I’d bet money that this whole chaotic mess of discrimination and systemic racism started with the Neanderthals.

Let’s transport back to 50,000 years ago when Neanderthals and Sapiens foraged the earth simultaneously. It’s a sunny summer afternoon and our friendly…

A fictional depiction of nourishing your worst personality traits

- Hey! Grandmaaa… you look so little! Sienna, take off your shoes… yeah, come on! It will look much better, trust me!

Poppy watched in horror as Jackson tried to take his new wife’s wedding shoes off from under her long dress.

- Listen! Grandma looks so short, but you…

Snowflakes rising up

Free workout for your rigid and long-neglected face muscles

In the pre-face mask era, you might have had the luxury to go to the gym, but let’s be honest, did you ever pay ANY attention to your face muscles?! In the face mask era, you conduct business, lead meetings, and converse with your colleagues and customers with a face…

Paria Karimi

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