Happy Birthday, Alexigraph!

Photo of flowers in Santorini with the text “We’re 1!”

Photo of flowers in Santorini with the text “We’re 1!”

After just a few days of planning, I started Alexigraph on January 8, 2017.  It took me nearly a full day to set up the site, but then I made my first post and I was off and running.  It’s hard to believe I’ve been at this for a full year!  I love sharing my thoughts and experiences with you, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to read them, respond, and share.

In celebration of one year of blogging, I’m rounding up some of my personal favorite posts from the past year (in no particular order).  I know, it’s a long list — I had trouble narrowing it down!

  1. Reflections on Time and Impermanence (April 30, 2017)
  2. A Curiosity Manifesto (April 22, 2017)
  3. Looking Back and Looking Forward (December 29, 2017)
  4. Resisting Polarization and Encouraging Compassion (May 31, 2017)
  5. End-of-Life Lessons From My Dad (July 23, 2017)
  6. Writing a Personal Mission Statement (January 15, 2017)
  7. What I’ve Learned from Being Neutral (January 22, 2017)
  8. A Letter to My Teenage Self on High School Graduation (May 7, 2017)
  9. The Pleasure of Wandering (October 28, 2017)
  10. Becoming More Mindful: Alternatives to Meditation (January 10, 2017)
  11. Infusing Our Environments with Reminders of Our Values (February 28, 2017)
  12. On Books, and My Attempt to Read More of Them (February 26, 2017)
  13. Don’t Let Your Personal Brand Hold You Back (May 3, 2017)
  14. Stuck, Tired, and In Need of Ideas? Lace Up Your Sneakers and Get Moving (February 23, 2017)
  15. Our Love Story (February 14, 2017)
  16. The Power of “Can I Just…?”: Building New Habits, Motivating Ourselves, and Progressing Toward Our Goals (May 10, 2017)
  17. Consume Less, Produce More: On Priorities, Focus, and Using My Brain Intentionally (February 2, 2017)
  18. The Unexpected Benefits of International Travel (June 24, 2017)
  19. Summer Slow-Down: Learning to Relax (June 15, 2017)
  20. Why Do We Create? (July 1, 2017)
  21. 8 Good Reasons to Take a Hike (March 23, 2017)
  22. How to Lift Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Down (March 7, 2017)
  23. People Really Can Change (Including You) (March 16, 2017)
  24. Life Lessons from an Easter Egg Hunt (April 15, 2017)
  25. Balance for the Busy Millennial (April 17, 2017)
  26. What I’m Doing to Increase My Focus and Decrease Distractions (May 13, 2017)
  27. Ask Alexis: How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? (June 21, 2017)
  28. Why I Write Pieces I’ll Never Publish (June 11, 2017)

I look forward to writing many more pieces in the year to come!  I welcome your feedback — if you have suggestions for future posts or ways to make the site better, please let me know.  And please comment below with your own favorite posts if I’ve missed them!

With gratitude,


Photo of the author by the sea in Athens

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