“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” — Tom Robbins.

I was in the pool swimming laps, my favorite way to distress and exercise. While I was underwater, it ocurred to me that perhaps the secret to obtain internal peace is to rediscover the simple pleasure of a favored activity solely for the satisfaction of executing the act. Just do the thing, delight in it, and savor the results without the demand of competition or professional pursuit. A practice of the literal art of living, similar to what play means for children.

See, I always loved swimming. When I was little one of my happiest memories was going to swimming…


A number of friends have been recently reaching out to me for advice more often than usual. My phone is going off constantly and I find myself nodding and asking questions in calls that go on for at least a couple of hours. I know to be prepared now — sometimes a glass of wine, some others tea, and when it get’s intense I’ll make sure to have a snack ready. I pace around the living room, sit on my porch, walk to my bedroom, back to pacing outside. I truly don’t mind because they all return the favor when…


It’s fairly normal hearing people say to anyone who’s undergoing pain to just move on. “Don’t torture yourself”, “smile”, “stop being sad”. And there we go, on a voyage to pretend everything is fine and okay. Numbing becomes our coping mechanism. Smiling over our frowns and faking our power on our feelings. We might be shattering inside but the world has no idea, because the etiquette is to appear happy. Not doing so might be too unpleasant to others and come on, it’s rude. So please compose yourself. We do a fine job about it really, to the extend of…


If you are a human just like I, chances are that you have experienced moments of awkwardness and self-doubt. Days in which you simply don’t feel like “yourself”, although such is precisely the only entity you have the ability to be. But what does “being yourself” actually mean? and how do you know when that is the role you are successfully portraying?

I admit that I’m still in the midst of finding out, the journey of self-discovery is lifelong after all. But I have learned valuable lessons in the process. What I’ve come to find out, is that painful experiences…

Nadia Lozano

Discovering myself and writing about it in the process.

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