Traits Your Sign Keeps Hidden From Others

There is more than one side to everyone. There are more than two sides. In fact, there are more sides than we’ll ever really know about. We live our lives outwardly, not always revealing our inner sides. Sometimes, in fact, we don’t even know our true nature because it’s so hidden beneath the layers of […]

How To Stop Dreading Everything

I went out with my brother a few weeks ago. Our parents were visiting us both in New York, (kill two birds kind of thing) and we had to get lunch with one of our dad’s clients (kill three birds). Getting lunch with your parent’s clients or friends, on a rainy Sunday in Red Hook, […]

A Psychological Trick That Keeps You From Worrying

Worrying is an active pastime of mine. One of my favorite hobbies is to go through all the possibilities of things that could go wrong, things that have gone wrong, and embarrassing things I’ve done. I know it’s creating stress – I can actually see new lines forming on my forehead. But I just can’t […]

What House Your Moon Is In & How It Translates To Your Daily Stress

I’ve always been a proponent of astrology. Everyone needs something to believe in, right? Why is adhering to the moon and the stars anymore absurd than living by the codes of Gods and prophets? We know our personalities, quirks and traits are formed by numerous things- from genetics to experiences – so why can’t the […]

10 Reflection Questions

Write these questions down on a piece of paper then answer them honestly. 1. Where do you see yourself one year from now? 2. If you could be anywhere right now, where would that be and why? 3. If you could do anything right now, what would that be? 4. What is your mental state […]

The True Mirror: Can You Handle It?

The True Mirror is the world’s first seamless, non-reversing mirror. Invented by John and Catherine Walters, they discovered that if you take two mirrors and you put them together at right angles and take away the seam, the images bounce off each other and for the first time you see your true reflection; you see […]

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Places I Stopped On The Way Home

In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City- from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village.

4000 Miles

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

The Goldfinch

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes.

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Mirrors

What if there were no mirrors? What if you couldn’t exhaustively study your own reflection before you left the house? What if you couldn’t catch a glimpse of yourself in a parked car’s window as you rushed past? Where would we seek out our own reflections? We’d have to search for them in other people. […]

The Girl

In the darkness of a bedroom that is not ours, tangled in a stranger’s sheets, the moon intrudes. The novelty of our evening soon wears off, as do your sidelong glances, and the two of us are no longer lonely. How easily the dead of night is gentled by half-truths and candlelight. I show you […]

Come Clean

If I could sit here all day just to think these things through you know I would if I could but there’s just too much to do this life, it’s measured by the minutes & the hours of the days that make up our years here in a world at craze I hope for the […]

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