January may soon be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make goals and intentions for 2019! My latest article offers tips for making 2019 a successful, adventurous and energizing year. Continue reading “Make 2019 Your Year”
Took a nap today (which is significant because I can never take naps), and that made me wide awake and got me thinking, so I wrote a quick post about minimalism…
I watched yet another TED talk (I really like these talks because they are short, cover a wide range of topics, and can be pretty informative. I even watch some that I think I may disagree with – just to hear different perspectives on issues/ideas etc.). Continue reading “Living a Minimalist Life”
“What’s your favorite time of day?”
“Sunrise…and sunset…and all the hours in between!”
~Michaela Continue reading “Winter Sunrises”
The process of interviewing is not only fascinating to me, but fun. I used to be quite nervous of interviewing others- the typical fears of asking the wrong question, or forgetting what questions you were supposed to ask or just saying something stupid would always create a barrier between myself and the person I was trying to interview. But as the tried and true saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” I began to bury that fear. I still get anxious before interviewing people. However, the more I’ve interviewed people, the more I see just how fascinating every individual is. We all have a story. That boy that sits across from you on the bus and doesn’t seem to talk to anyone? He’s started an organization to help endangered animals, or he’s won the spelling bee, or he’s built his own computer. Often we become so engrossed in ourselves that we don’t see past people’s appearances. But in looking further and asking questions, we can learn so much about others, and ultimately about ourselves. Continue reading “Interviews: Why so scared?”
I recently read an article in the summer issue of Disfunkshion Magazine that talked about gratitude- why we need it along with some tips for living with gratitude. This article really resonated me and immediately I began writing in my journal – which was one of the tips –” keep a gratitude journal and end each day by taking note of three to five encounters you were appreciative for, that way you are able to go back and reconnect with those thankful feelings later on in life.” Continue reading “Living With Gratitude- Day after Day”
So it’s been awhile. And when I say awhile, I mean it’s been over two months that I haven’t posted anything on The Bohemian Mermaid. Why this long break? Continue reading “Girl, where have you been??”
How many social media sites/apps are you on? Do you specifically make space on your phone just so that you can add the latest social app? After spending time on your social media account, such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Snapchat, do you find yourself feeling angry and jealous rather than happy and positive? Does your follower count stress you out? Do you ration who you follow just so that you don’t have an uneven or “socially unacceptable” ratio of followers-to-following? How much time do you spend per day/week/month on your social media? Have you ever gone out with friends/family and been more involved with checking how many people have liked your latest picture or with making sure your Snapchat is updated so that your friends know you “have a life” rather than paying attention to the people right in front of you? When was the last time you visited your local nature center, or took a walk at the beach or park, or struck up a conversation with the person next to you at the grocery store? When was the last time you took a run without listening to music? Continue reading “The “Follow-Me-I-Don’t-Follow-Back” Social Media Age: Why A Media Disconnection is Necessary”
At last! I have finally made my official blog Instagram. Yay! You can now follow me @thebohemianmermaidblog
I’ll be posting numerous pictures on there, so make sure to follow to get instant updates. I’m excited to show some more of my photos that I don’t always get to post on my blog.
Continue reading “Follow Me on Instagram!”
As the hours pass by and the clock keeps ticking towards midnight and towards the new year, one may feel a sense of nervousness, excitement, sadness and fear all bottled up together. And yet these emotions are far from uncommon. An entire year has gone by. Think of all the laughs, tears, smiles, adventures, embraces, hellos, goodbyes, and times that you had. Sometimes it’s hard to let that go, especially if this was one of the best years of your life (as for me, I’m almost 19 so even though I haven’t celebrated too many New Year’s days, each year feels like the best one yet). However, as we prepare for the impending start of 2015, we should remember to reflect on the good and the bad of 2014.