Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust

  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

Grounding in the Elements (Part One) Co-written with Sarah Reese

  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

Silence

  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