Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: A Greyscale Interpretation

  Something I’m realizing more and more is the power of mindset. As someone who’s struggled with specifically mental ailments, I’ve come to realize that changing the way our brain operates and performs is just as important- if not more important- than exercising and increasing our physical capabilities. I’ve come a long way physically from my weakest: through yoga…

Missteps in the Right Direction

I’ve finally made it to Santa Cruz. On Saturday, I drove down with my family bright and early, got all my things unloaded and unpacked, and started to settle into my new home. Everything was going far smoother than I expected: my room felt homey and personal already, filled with pictures and objects that are filled…

The Last Class

I taught my last class at Just Be on Sunday. It’s something that seemed really far off and distant right up until the morning it happened. Months and months ago, before I even graduated from high school, I sat down in a meeting where they asked me, “When will you be teaching your last class?”…

I Have a Mission

So here’s the thing: a documentary is being made about me. You know, the whole being-followed-around-by-cameras thing. A woman I really respect and admire approached me with the idea for the film about a year ago, and it just felt right to me. The emphasis wasn’t on illness, wasn’t on lingering in the pain of my disorder,…