On Healing, Resonance, and Reflection

I try to keep a look out for patterns. They always reveal something to me: my mindset, what I’m expending my energy on, what’s at the forefront of my mind. There are times where themes seem almost too-conveniently expressed in my life; every conversation will bring it up somehow, I’ll come across quotes left and…

Sacred Space: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Create it.

A few weeks ago, I went to get fingerprinted for TSA pre-check (so excited to leave my shoes on), and they basically told me I don’t have any fingerprints. No, really, they couldn’t get anything useful out of me. And it’s not the first time this has happened: whenever I have to get background checked…

When the Creative Well Runs Dry.

I haven’t been writing much publically over the past few months. Every once and awhile I’d open up this blog, stare at a blank page for awhile, then close my computer and walk away. Or, alternatively, I’d open up the blog, feel guilty that nothing had been posted in so long, try to bang out…

Year in Review: 2017

As with all years, 2017 had its ups and downs. It was magical and it was painful. It was filled with fun and hard work. It was, above all else, a time of change: something that is as necessary and exciting as it is terrifying. The hardest part, as with most things, is in the…

Taken Care Of.

Sometimes I think people believe I have it all figured out. I’ve always been characterized as an “old soul.” I’ve been called wise-beyond-my-years, “the most self-aware teenager” someone’s ever met, and more than a few times been assured that I must be at least 500 years old if we’re counting past lives. When I was…

The 19th Year.

As I write this, September 12th, 2017, it is the day before my 19th year begins. It’s truly been a whirlwind of a year, though to be completely honest, it feels as though my life has been a whirlwind for the past three or four years. But in the last 12 months I’ve started and…

The Mantra That Let Me Travel the World

I traveled to Mexico this past week for the first time. In fact, this trip encompassed many “firsts:” my first time out of the country, my first time going on an extended vacation since my eating disorder treatment, my first time saving up my money for a trip that would be all my own and…

Grit & Tenacity

I’ve been thinking a lot about success lately. Namely- and without getting into the semantics of what “success” truly is- what causes a person to be successful? I’ve become fascinated with the work of Angela Duckworth, a researcher, author, and recipient of the “Genius” grant. Angela studies success, and what kinds of personality traits lead to…

Happiness Is Created By You, For You.

There are many times I’ve paused during a conversation with my boyfriend to write things down. He sprinkles truth bombs as liberally as he seasons meat- and he’s frequently reprimanded me for under seasoning. “You can’t go wrong with more flavor,” he’ll say as we stand in the kitchen, grabbing the pepper from hands and…

Living Life with an Audience

In the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to work with a really talented photographer a handful of times. All those fun pictures floating around of me doing yoga in pink yoga pants on the streets of San Francisco, or standing on top of  a mountain, or practicing in my beloved Just Be studio were…