Catch Feelings… in a Roach Trap

Each year, I support wildlife conservation and self love through a little ritual thanks to The Bronx Zoo. I name a cockroach after an ex for Valentine’s day. It’s cathartic, tax-deductible, and includes a little gift for yourself!

Meet my roaches from 2018 and 2017.

In the realm of love, I’m focusing on myself this year and letting go of a BIG relationship. So my ritual will help me let go of the years of pain and sadness. I chose the bundle with a candle I can burn – it’s like the Bronx Zoo knows about this annual ritual by now 🤣

I wrote this cheesy little poem on my certificate this year. When it arrives, I’ll be in my new apartment. I’ll meditate over the certificate, visualizing Raid spray dousing the negative memories and pain, creating a bug-proof barrier around my heart to protect from further infestation of abuse and darkness. Then, I’ll burn the certificate to make sure there’s no lingering energy. Each time I light the candle, I’ll think about the ways insects nurture our bodies and environment, how they transform and adapt through the stages of their lives, and how resilient they are in the face of a world that is largely out to destroy them.

Name your own roach here before Feb 4th to get your items before Valentine’s Day! Who’s on your hex list?