being human


On Canned Chicken and Expectations 2

This week I bought canned chicken. That’s kind of a big deal for me. I’m not a health nut, but I like to think myself on the healthier end. And definitely not one who buys something like canned chicken when I could easily buy fresh chicken breasts and cook them up. (Come on, that’s what crockpots are for.) But I came to a point where the thought of actually trimming the chicken breasts, plopping them into the crockpot with some […]


Empty of Words

I’m empty today. I wanted to write something brilliant, inspiring, even profound. Instead I found emptiness. That should be okay, I think. It is okay. Because (wait for it) I’m a human. And sometimes, we don’t have anything to give. We just need to be filled up. So today, I thank all of the blogger s out there who have found something to share and to give. Thank you, because today I need to soak in all of it. I’ll […]


Why “Ariel the Human?”

While it’s true that “Ariel the Human” is a play on words, its real meaning is a whole lot deeper. And I actually stumbled upon it quite by accident. A few years ago when I set up my email account, I decided on using “arielthehuman” as part of it, because every time I meet someone they say “Oh! Like Ariel the Mermaid!” when they hear my name. When I was trying to think of a name for my vlog, I initally considered […]