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Don’t judge by the chapter you walked into.
It’s a new year, so I want you to change one thing. I would say “we,” but I’ve already been working on it the last two years (not that I’ve mastered it yet). Don’...

Why Some Women Don’t Want to Have Kids (And Why the Reason Is Not What You Think It Is)
Yes, I want to write about it (again), because it bothers me. I recently realized I don’t want to have kids (now and maybe ever). And I realized how difficult it is for a woman not only to adm...

You’re Fine
2018 has been a very successful year for me, because I finally understand that I’m completely fine. I just look at myself and I finally see myself. It took me half my life to understand it, bu...

It’s Profound to Be Understood
As Whoopi Goldberg said in her book „If He Says: ‚You complete me’ — Run!”, which I’ve already written about on JLNY some time ago, people tend to mistake love fo...

You’re Always Becoming
Michelle Obama released her book memoir, „Becoming”, and I keep seeing it everywhere in NYC. I haven’t read it yet and now I really want to. Not because I consider Barack Obam...

Drop This Attitude
I just had my best friend Gosia visited me from Chicago a few weeks ago. We spent the whole weekend together excited about each other. We did a few activities, but what was the most important was th...

Is Your Partner’s Skin Color or Country of Origin Relevant At All?
I will answer the titular question right away: „I don’t think so”. And I’m pretty sure I am right. I honestly don’t understand this whole theory about having a partner ...

How To Get the Body You Want
Have you ever said to yourself: “I’m so fat”…? Or “I can’t even look at myself”…?. Or “I will never lose all this weight”…? Or &l...

Accept the challenge
Until now, my favorite sentence was always: “Hope he’ll change after we get married.” (Yeah,  sure, into a pumpkin…) But there is a new contender that I find equally ...

NY Love Story A.D. 2019
I don’t like romantic comedies. And I can tell you why. Once, it used to be my favorite genre, but I grew up since then (a bit). Also — I moved to NY. Romantic comedies just don’t ...

When Was the Last Time Your Journal Embarrassed You?
When was the last time you said to yourself: “This is embarrassing”, and you actually meant yourself…? Well, it just happened to me. I sat down to write about something else and I...

Why It’s Important To Not Look Like Shit
Here is my question: Why do you think it’s a good idea to look like shit at home? Some people put on their worst clothes at home - clothes with holes, stretched out, worn out, old and ugly. (B...
2019-01-15 Transform Yourself

Don’t judge by the chapter you walked into.


It’s a new year, so I want you to change one thing. I would say “we,” but I’ve already been working on it the last two years (not that I’ve mastered it yet). Don’t judge someone by the chapter in which you walked into their life.  Don’t believe everything you see. Don’t believe every post you see on social media. I recently realized that
2019-01-11 It's all about sex

Why Some Women Don’t Want to Have Kids (And Why the Reason Is Not What You Think It Is)


Yes, I want to write about it (again), because it bothers me. I recently realized I don’t want to have kids (now and maybe ever). And I realized how difficult it is for a woman not only to admit it, but to say it out loud. It’s difficult, and not because you have any doubts. It’s because you get all these reactions. I’ll give you the first, the most common — and the
2019-01-04 Transform Yourself

You’re Fine


2018 has been a very successful year for me, because I finally understand that I’m completely fine. I just look at myself and I finally see myself. It took me half my life to understand it, but at least I have many more years to live differently.   No, I didn’t go crazy. Let me explain. Since I was 18 years old, I've judged myself. I gained some weight, went three sizes u
2019-01-02 It's all about sex

It’s Profound to Be Understood


As Whoopi Goldberg said in her book „If He Says: ‚You complete me’ — Run!”, which I’ve already written about on JLNY some time ago, people tend to mistake love for many things. For „I will take care of you”, „I will have sex with you”, “I like you” (and a few other things). Needless to say, if any of these happens to be your
2018-12-28 Transform Yourself

You’re Always Becoming


Michelle Obama released her book memoir, „Becoming”, and I keep seeing it everywhere in NYC. I haven’t read it yet and now I really want to. Not because I consider Barack Obama’s presidency as magnificent (I still don’t get American politics, but – as a typical Eastern European – I am skeptical about all the „Obama’s excitement”).T
2018-12-26 Transform Yourself

Drop This Attitude


I just had my best friend Gosia visited me from Chicago a few weeks ago. We spent the whole weekend together excited about each other. We did a few activities, but what was the most important was that we’re talking all the time. We got to the point in our friendship where we’re brutally honest with each other and it’s comforting to talk to someone and to be fully yourself - wit
2018-12-18 It's all about sex

Is Your Partner’s Skin Color or Country of Origin Relevant At All?


I will answer the titular question right away: „I don’t think so”. And I’m pretty sure I am right. I honestly don’t understand this whole theory about having a partner from the same country (with a shared skin color) being a guarantee of your relationship being successful. Were this twisted theory true, how come we’ve got so many divorces between compatri
2018-12-16 Transform Yourself

How To Get the Body You Want


Have you ever said to yourself: “I’m so fat”…? Or “I can’t even look at myself”…?. Or “I will never lose all this weight”…? Or “My body is ugly”…? If you did, or — what’s even worse — you keep saying it, it will be very difficult for you to lose your extra weight. You think I’m kidding

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