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Capitalizing on a Moment & the Creation/Destruction Dynamic

Capitalizing on a Moment & the Creation/Destruction Dynamic

The creation/destruction dynamic has existed as long as humankind. In my personal life I’ve experienced it as the desire to create art vs. the desire to withhold expression out of spite for creation. To not put in the effort to paint, to turn that emotion into a poem,...

Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Over the years, the extent to which I celebrated my birthdays reflected the extent to which I had discovered self-love. And when I say celebrate, I don’t necessarily mean having a huge birthday bash with giant mylar balloons shaped like the letters of my...

7 Reasons a Hula Hoop is the Best Travel Accessory

7 Reasons a Hula Hoop is the Best Travel Accessory

When I moved to Austin, TX in 2015, I was amazed at how many people were into a thing called hooping. Hooping is part of a larger category of the arts known as flow arts, or object manipulation. As a yoga practitioner and someone who loves to get down on...

A Transcendent Experience at Arches National Park

A Transcendent Experience at Arches National Park

July 3, 2016 Laughter in the Canyon The canyons and the mountains bend the rain. We scramble into a shallow cave, just enough to keep dry. Water travels through the washes, bringing the place to life. And just as quickly as it comes, it goes, some final...

A Spiritual Perspective on Receiving Credit as an Artist

A Spiritual Perspective on Receiving Credit as an Artist

At this stage of my experience as a creator, I can say with certainty that none of my creations come from me. An idea, a spark, that I pick up from the ether may move through me, find shape within the matrix of my personal constitution, as if my personality and...

How to Bungee Jump

How to Bungee Jump

The number one tip I can provide for a successful bungee jump is: JUMP! Provided you've chosen a reputable company to jump with, are of age, have paid or plan to pay (none of this jump-and-dash nonsense ... or, as it's called in the bungee jumping...

DON’T SPEND ANOTHER DOLLAR ON FOMO!

DON’T SPEND ANOTHER DOLLAR ON FOMO!

Do you believe you’re missing out? That everything good is happening somewhere else? -“Jesus Christ”, Brand New I don’t have to go into detail about how social media has affected general trends of mental health. If you’re reading this, there’s a good...