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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
2019-01-04 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
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
2018-12-16 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
2018-12-12 Transform Yourself

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 amusing (and I’m starting to lose my patience when I hear it): “You know, it’s so hard.” And it’s spoken not about a specific situation, but about an attempt. An attempt
2018-12-06 Transform Yourself

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 noticed an old journal of mine that I completely forgot about. I leafed through my notes from two years ago and… I just got embarrassed. And it wasn’t that I was writing about guys &mdas
2018-12-04 Transform Yourself

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. (By the way, why do you even have clothes like that? Just throw them out!) They look like they hate their life and hate themselves. You don’t wash your hair, and sometimes you won’t even was

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