When You Befriend Death, You Befriend Life

When You Befriend Death, You Befriend Life

I want you to think of the most amazing song you’ve ever heard. Think of the most beautiful song that hurts your heart and brings tears to your eyes when you hear it.  Think of the most incredible view you’ve ever seen. The most breathtaking sunrise or...
A Room With No Windows

A Room With No Windows

CW:  I’m about to go into detail about a friend of mine who died in a car accident at 19 years old. Click away now if this is triggering for you. I wrote this play-by-play of the events of March 18 and 19, 2013, not to make you pity me or to get sympathy. As...
Find Freedom by Meeting Pain

Find Freedom by Meeting Pain

Imagine you’ve been running all your life.  Imagine not allowing yourself to sit down for one second.  Imagine your exhaustion. Imagine that the only choice you think you have is to pretend to fall in love with running. This is how most of us spend our lives.  We’ve...
The Walking Cage

The Walking Cage

Suppression.  Feels like you’re living in a box that’s smaller than your body. The inability to make eye contact The hunched shoulders The voice, almost too small to hear, You’d think, the beginning of stepping into authenticity Feels like a wave of relief, and often...
Manifesto for the Sensitive Soul

Manifesto for the Sensitive Soul

Sensitive people, I’m looking at you. I’m tired of us calling ourselves “too emotional”, “irrational”, and “weak”. I’m tired of phrases like “toughen up”, “man up”, and “don’t be so sensitive”. With all of the violence, cruelty, oppression, and harm that occurs every...

How to Set an Intention During Times of Change

Times of change are times of rebirth and recalibration. A time to plant a seed. A time when our old ways of living, our dead and dried out beliefs, are uprooted, leaving fertile soil bare for replanting.  At the time this blog post goes live, we’re in the middle...