Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Social Media and Sacrificing the Moment

Riding uptown in a yellow cab, windows down, smelling the September air (surprisingly fresh despite this concrete jungle,) I pulled out my phone to snap a video for Instagram. I wished to share the moment with my followers, my friends, the world. But I quickly put my phone back in my purse, aware that if…… Continue reading Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Social Media and Sacrificing the Moment

Why Perfectionism Kills Fun

It’s been a while since my last post. Like, almost a month? I can make excuses: I’ve been putting down roots in New York City; I’ve been adopting a cat; I’ve been working on my meditation and exercise routines. All of these are true, but the real reason I’ve been procrastinating is that I struggle…… Continue reading Why Perfectionism Kills Fun

What Did You Come to Earth to Do?

I am a sci-fi nerd (self-declared) and it helps me live my best life to imagine that life is just a big video game. You know, the kind where you select your Avatar, your strengths and handicaps, and yes, your mission. I feel like at the end, all our missions are similar: share love, help…… Continue reading What Did You Come to Earth to Do?

Do the Work, and the Work Will Do the Rest

The title of this blog post is from the depths of Twitter, or a screenshot of Twitter, posted somewhere in the depths of Instagram. If you learn who originally said it, let me know so I can credit them. This phrase really says it all, and it’s no coincidence that the phrase has been running…… Continue reading Do the Work, and the Work Will Do the Rest

Focusing On Joy Doesn’t Mean You Haven’t Suffered

Greetings from my actual mattress in my Manhattan flat! Yes, that’s right, the days of sleeping on floor like a squatter are over. My bed frame arrives next week, so I’m still living like a meth addict with my mattress on the floor, but this too shall pass. With the busyness of moving from Texas…… Continue reading Focusing On Joy Doesn’t Mean You Haven’t Suffered

What Godzilla: King of Monsters Taught Me About Shadow Work

The 2019 monster film Godzilla: King of Monsters is the perfect metaphor to discuss the demons that lurk beneath our sunny demeanor, and how making peace with our demons can lead to a brand new existence, free from the chains of fear.I’ll start with a plot re-cap for those who haven’t seen the movie. It…… Continue reading What Godzilla: King of Monsters Taught Me About Shadow Work

The Hardest Part of Change

My blog focuses on personal growth, positive expansion, and ending bad habits. I talk about the pathways to change, and how good change comes from within. If change can be good, then why does it hurt so badly? The answer is, change doesn’t have to hurt. In this piece, I’ll explain how compassion can transform…… Continue reading The Hardest Part of Change