Top writer in This Happened to Me on Medium and avid follower of Thich Nhat Hanh. Yana loves to write about life, relationships, mental health and all things she has a passion for.
I Am Part of the $100 Club on Medium Thanks to Small Pubs
“Success as a writer is all about the number of lives you have touched. It’s not about money, though that would be a nice measure. It’s not about fame, though that too has its place” — Maria Ra ttray
3 Reasons Why Empaths Think They Are Destined To Be Lonely
“Everything I experience hits me deep, raw and intense. As an empath I feel the energy of myself and others” — Sylvester McNutt III
Where Do Your Gently Used Clothing Donations Go?
“We ourselves feel like what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” — Mother Teresa
Why Does She Want to Get Back With Her Narcissistic Ex?
“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it is better to leave them broken than trying to hurt yourself by putting it back together.”
A Beautiful Soul Named Mary
“The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible” — Henry Rollins I grew up in South Africa during apartheid. The house I lived in was situated on the outskirts of a small town with the beautiful Maluti Mountains as a backdrop. It had a nice backyard with lemon and peach trees, a serene space where our six dogs could roam freely. My backyard was a good vantage point for the unpaved, dirt road that snaked up to Location, the walled town atop a barren hill a few miles out.
5 Reasons Why my Friend's Family is Opposed to Her Remarrying
My friend Gigi is this gorgeous — vibrant personality — great job, always stylishly outfitted and intimidating on occasion.
"The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane” — Mahatma Gandhi I volunteer at an assisted living facility that costs around $10,000 a month to live in. While the interior of the building is a statement in elegance with the ambience of a 5 star hotel, the exterior is reminiscent of a medieval fortress complete with stone walls and a turret. I often wonder what thoughts cross the minds of residents when they see this huge, intimidating structure for the first time.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Everyone may be familiar with the riddle joke “Why did the chicken cross the road? Joke aside, the answer “To get to the other side!” is exactly what the chicken, squirrel, dog, cat or any number of animals are compelled to do everyday but suffer the misfortune of ending up as roadkill.