Through the Buddhist teachings, I have come to understand the phrase, “suffering” as the raw vulnerability that arises when we are awakened to the simple truth that everything changes, including ourselves. We will inevitably die and pass on from this physical world as we now know it. This vulnerability is paired with the feeling of being … More Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust
For several years, I lived in New York City, an island of cement scenery surrounded mostly by non-swimmable and unapproachable water. At some point, I came to realize that I flourished and functioned much better in an environment of moist, lush landscapes and especially, lively, inviting ocean water. Although I do love and miss … More Grounding in the Elements (Part Deux)
Disembarking from the airplane upon our arrival in Athens, we felt a deep craving to take off our shoes and let our puffy, swollen feet hit the earth. After flying for over 13 hours and running around several airports, our bodies felt as if they had been through a time warp… deeply dehydrated, exhausted … More Grounding in the Elements (Part One) Co-written with Sarah Reese
July Fourth weekend is always a trip, especially in a city, which I always forget, is such a tourist attraction. The start of summer accompanied by the long awaited warm weather enticed the masses out to Venice and Santa Monica Beach, urging everyone to play all day and dance all night. I was enticed … More Silence
My mom started a blog, Mnemonic Retrievals. It is a photo blog rehashing her funky and worldly childhood memories. In the process of sorting through photos, she has been sending me great pictures of my brothers and me growing up and playing outside in Las Vegas. Most people think of Vegas as bright lights, gaming, … More Go Outside and Play… Please!
Pain, no matter what type, roots deeply from somewhere. We can go on for days, weeks, months, years and lifetimes with deep physical or emotional pain and never really get to the root of it. I think this is because getting to the root of it is just as painful, if not more painful … More Time Heals All Wounds?