Take a break on November 4th

I ran away to the Bay

How To Start a Revolution From The Inside Out

Begin. Begin with yourself. Begin an intention. With love. And kindness. Compassion focused inward. Take yourself off of the pedestal and out of the cupboard under the stairs. You are neither a saint or a sinner. You are you. Know that is a wonderful miracle.

How to Reform A Bad Day

I realize that we talk a lot about how to take care of ourselves on bad days– the times we least want to care about our own well-being– around here, but I’ve yet to offer an actual case study of “A Bad Day Gone Good.” That’s probably because I honestly haven’t always taken my own advice and taken the best care of myself in such moments. This case study, I hope, will remedy the lack thus far of a personal story of one such bad day, reformed.


Lessons come from everywhere. People will float in and out of your life. Sometimes the biggest lessons come from the biggest disruptions/disappointments. However, when the smoke clears and everything is right with the world again, if you are paying attention, you might just realize that the moment you found so difficult holds a huge life badge beyond anything Foursquare is going to give you. (According to Foursquare, I’m at bars way too much).

USAlien Privilege – Unpacking an Online Knapsack – no, really, there are other places besides the US.

happy viola

On Impact

All of it, every last thought and choice and movement, is getting woven into the fabric of our world. All of it is helping you and other people wake up. All of it matters, immensely.

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I write, as openly as possible, about my experiences with life, love, creativity, depression and not-depression. I share opinions. I promote compassion and change. I talk about music. I also write poetry and short stories. I like to share them here.

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