2019: Recovery

June Gunaratne recaps 2019 in this blog posts and reflects on what made it impactful. She celebrates the one-year anniversary of her moving to Austin and building a community of family and friends in her new home.

Testing the Waters – Journaling

To encourage journaling and talk about the therapeutic effects that journaling can have to working through trauma and processing emotions.

Rounding Third and Sliding into Home

We are in the home stretch towards 2020! Finishing up this blog post while watching Game 7 of the World Series where my Astros are grinding it to the death is surreal. 2 years ago I was taking care of my son, watching the World Series, as he was a newborn and we secured the… Continue reading Rounding Third and Sliding into Home

Patience in a Time of Transition

When I first wrote this blog draft it was my dear friend Reem's birthday. She was set to be induced early today for the birth of her 4th child, Sophia Grace. This is the first girl for her and her husband, Ruben. We met March of this year when I first started working in Austin… Continue reading Patience in a Time of Transition

Decluttering & Hoarding

Updates: I began working a month ago at an amazing nonprofit organization in Austin. Im moving into my own apartment on Sunday. I've found a new daycare in a span of a day, yikes. Life is looking up, the part that is of particular interest to me is the phase I'm going through in relation… Continue reading Decluttering & Hoarding

Comfort PT.1

Let's dissect what it means to be at ease. What is comfort? 1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint: room for four people to travel in comfort. • (comforts) things that contribute to physical ease and well-being: the low upholstered chair was one of the room's few comforts. • prosperity… Continue reading Comfort PT.1

Valentine’s Day

I am so fortunate to have the family and friends that I have, they're more than what I could have ever asked for. They know my needs more than me at times. SO many people have been here to help me up after I've fallen. Even to intervene before a fall has taken place, the… Continue reading Valentine’s Day