I am surrounded with inspiring and complex new people, delicious food, and rich history. I will have been to 6 countries (Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Czech Republic, and Amsterdam) in … Continue reading A Month In and I am Leaning…
Born in Ohio but after moving to the SF Bay Area in 2007, consider this my hometown. Loyal Friend. Avid-Traveller. Passionate Conversationalist. Enthusiastic Life Liver. Believer of the Healing Power of Puppies. Looking to make sense of things without going crazier in the process.
Know what I love most about California? The diversity here has made me more compassionate. I knew racism existed as a child growing up in the predominately white Midwest. I … Continue reading On Race, Compassion, and True Unity
58 days from now, my life is changing once again. And this time, in an EVEN BIGGER way! But let me back up a little. Last year, as most of … Continue reading My Next Adventure!
I used to believe that my genes were bad. I came from a family of fat people. My knees were bad and my back and no matter how I worked … Continue reading Never Give Up
Today was a powerful day. Our morning yoga session left me in tears and amazement. Tarina, our Aussie yoga instructor, was an intuitive, bright light and guided us through a … Continue reading Yoga: Connectedness and Compassion
It’s been an emotional morning. It’s the 1-year anniversary of my fathers death. There have been several visits home and a great deal of processing, some of which hasn’t ended … Continue reading One Year Later: Reflections on A Life
I grew up in an overweight family. My father, when he passed away last year at the age of 69, weighed over 400 lbs. With his back injuries and the … Continue reading In Front Of Me All Along
Sometimes it’s hard to keep ones attitude positive, especially on grey days like today when incompetence and a huge bank account are rewarded. But I can’t let it discourage me … Continue reading Be the Change
I don’t want my Friends List to be a homogenized place where only people who agree with me are welcome. I’ve purposefully stayed friends and engaged with friends whose opinions … Continue reading A Little Lighter Today
Inhale. Step, step. Exhale. Those two moments between the inhale and the exhale are like magic. I am breathing deeply the winter air but I am also inhaling the moment. … Continue reading Love of the Journey
When I returned from walking the dogs at the end of last week, I found a $20 bill, crisp and folded, in the hallway between my apartment and my neighbor. … Continue reading An Unexpected Goodness
“That’s why this is all the more shocking. You’re too informed, too aware to just have blindly followed Trump. And my only conclusion is that the dark, ugly bigotry of … Continue reading It’s Unacceptable