Lion Mind

For the past four days I have been using the app “Headspace” in order to start being more active about my meditation and more mindful in my actions. I really like the app because it keeps track of your progress and gives you a counting feature for your meditations, so you can have “streaks” like…

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Brand vs. Person

As I am creating my brand I find myself more and more aware that there is a difference between the brand Micalilu and me, the girl, Lilu. I want to be able to put my art and thoughts out into the world, and in order to do this I have to create this brand, this persona, in order to distance myself from…

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My Promise to my Hair

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen that I recently chopped off my hair. I’ve wanted long hair, and have been growing it out for the past two years – so it wasn’t my favorite thing to let go of those 5 inches. But I had to. Those five inches were fried beyond…

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What a Difference Fresh Air Makes

It’s quite astounding to me the difference fresh air can make on your mental state, as well as your physical state. Standing in the fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and it’s concrete jungle, I can breathe. Being so out of touch with nature really leaves room to forget about…

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Best Fried Shrimp Tempura

This weekend Piata Opereii, in Timisoara, has been hosting a food truck festival with live bands on a small stage they had set up, and delicious food. From tex-mex (in Romania!) to traditional Romanian ice-cream, to the most amazing shrimp tempura I have put into my mouth. On the left is me with a HUGE apple flavored (that’s why…

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I am a Fraud.

For the past couple of days I’ve been having a pretty serious identity crisis. I honest to god don’t know who I am anymore. Which is ironic considering that just a couple of posts ago I was preaching about having to be more authentic (it’s a process I suppose). On this blog I’ve been pretty honest. Posting…

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Embroidered Dress

This week I am visiting my best friend in Timisoara, Romania which is my hometown. In these pictures is Piata Unirii (Union Plaza), which over the past five years has gone a serious renovation. Timisoara has won the cultural capital of Europe for the year of 2021. So the whole town is buzzing with activities…

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