#howimend: Nitsa Citrine On Finding Balance Post-Breakup


By Kate Paguinto

Nitsa Citrine is an artist, lover of tea, tonic herbs, alchemy and photography based in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Women with Superpowers, a community organization and photo series which celebrates the feminine in all her forms. She also serves as the Creative Director of Sun Potion | Transformational Foods. Nitsa is inspired to use these platforms to empower those working in the arts, wellness, sustainability, philanthropy, and beyond!


If you think back to the first time you were heartbroken, what advice would you give to that younger version of yourself?

"Stay Open. Trust Yourself. Breathe into the sensation -don’t attempt to numb or run away from the pain of it when it breaks…let it transform into something beautiful, growth."

What has heartbreak taught you about yourself?

"That I am an amazing Lover? Ha! Seriously though…."

What are your rituals during a breakup? What things/practices/people helped you mend?

"Tea. Green Juice. Raw Chocolate. Wine. Lots of Water."


Thinking back to breakups you’ve had, did you have any breakup vices (checking your ex’s Insta, etc) and how do you conquer them?

"Placing balance and well-being as the priority and then letting the rest fall into place…and with this - not feeling like one has to explain or justify aspects of their personal life to anyone."

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about love so far in your life?

"Love is the beginning and the end."


Do you think exes can be friends? Do you stay friends with your exes on social media?

"Under the right circumstances - absolutely! I remain close with my ex Scott Linde - we were engaged for years, built a life and business together - the experiences we shared are rare and unique - I am so grateful for all of it and I continue to cherish him, even though our relationship has shifted... our way of being together has evolved into something new."

What keeps your heart open, despite the heartbreaks you’ve had in your life?


What is your favorite song about heartbreak?

"It really depends on the heartbreak…Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” and “I’m Your Man” always get me…. straight to the heart!"

What projects are you currently working on, and looking forward to most?

"Currently very excited about Women With Superpowers - a photographic love note to all the inspiring women in my life and the world! @womenwithsuperpowers!"

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Kate Paguinto

Kate is a Content Strategist at Mend and co-owner of a small business called Dizzy Cactus. She likes puns, Wes Anderson, and the Oxford comma.

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