A journey to connect more deeply with yourself, others and the world around you

Tag: mindfulness

The Day I Met Fate

The Day I Met Fate

This is a story about a conversation I had six years ago with a stranger I met in passing. It was a day I will never forget.

Fuck Goals, Focus on Feelings

Fuck Goals, Focus on Feelings

Sometimes when we don’t end up where we thought we would, we think we have failed. We have regret and feel bad about ourselves for not accomplishing exactly what we said we would. I strongly believe there is a balance between knowing what you want, working hard to get there, and being okay with ending up somewhere else.

It is the Feelings You Are Attached To, Not the Things

It is the Feelings You Are Attached To, Not the Things

After traveling for seven months, I finally stopped back home for a few weeks in Los Angeles. While I was there, I went to visit my old office to see some of my coworkers. Immediately, when walking into the building, I felt butterflies and sort […]

Let Go of Your Ego and Get in the Water

Let Go of Your Ego and Get in the Water

I seem like a surfer girl. I really do. A California girl with long, blonde hair. Very chill. Extremely cool. Great style. 😉 You know all of the things. But up until recently, I had never actually tried to surf. Not even once. I have […]

Why Obstacles Are a Blessing

Why Obstacles Are a Blessing

The DREAM Last June, in Paje, Zanzibar, I am sitting at a hostel bar on the beach. Toes in the sand, drink in my hand. Talking to a girl from the States that I met earlier that day. After a few drinks she is telling […]

Using Your Own Breath to Reach an Altered State

Using Your Own Breath to Reach an Altered State

TRIPPING ON MY LUNCH BREAK I had recently started going to group meditation classes on my lunch break to get away from my computer for a minute in order to avoid getting burned out. I was sitting at my desk on a particularly stressful day […]

A Trip in Tulum

A Trip in Tulum

Trippin’ in Tulum A guy from Berlin. A girl from Singapore. Me from the States. We met in our hostel in Tulum. They ask if I want to go and have some dinner and drinks tonight. Yes. He also has some acid we can take. […]

10 Days Inside My Head

10 Days Inside My Head

WHY VIPASSANA? Prior to my trip to India, I was searching online for breathwork sessions there and somehow ended up on the Vipassana website. 10 days of silence? Sounds interesting. I then read a few blogs from others who had done it and it sounded […]

Scared of Ants.

Scared of Ants.

IN THE UNITED STATES, WE ARE SO SHELTERED. For those of you living in the United States, who are scared of ants, you don’t know how good you have it. I say scared of ants, but don’t mean myrmecophobia (a specific fear of ants in […]

We Don’t Know How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

We Don’t Know How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

I was at a happy hour talking to a girl I work with and she mentioned that her uncle had recently passed away. I offered my condolences and she said thank you, she appreciates it but it is okay. The doctors had told him they […]