You may have just submitted your application to a 10-day silent meditation retreat and are wondering what the heck you just got yourself into. Or perhaps a friend just completed a vipassana and his/her experience…Read More
I stumbled upon Elephant Nature Park several years ago while researching things to do during my first trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. My only criteria then was to have an encounter with Asian elephants…Read More
Upon returning to San Francisco after nine months on the road, Jeff and I settled back into normative life in a big city with all its routines and familiarity, and decided this was as good (or bad) of a time as any to…Read More
On the day after my 32nd birthday, which happened to be a Saturday, I placed a tiny little square piece of paper, called a blotter, under the area beneath my tongue, where it sat for ten, fifteen minutes before it was swallowed whole. For the next hour or so, I waited…Read More
An attempt to capture with words the most beautiful voyage I’ve ever taken:
Is this a celestial dream?
Or is this reality?
I shut my eyes…
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine shared that he usually spent his birthdays in isolation, going somewhere alone to get away from all the noise so he can reflect quietly on the previous year and what he wants to get out of the year going forward.Read More
Dearest of all beings in the world - Renee,
You are amazing. I love you. I love you so much sometimes I feel like I need to beat you up with words so you don’t get too full of yourself. Humbleness is a great quality to possess…Read More
No reason to feel uncertain,
except the devil inside my head.
She whispers buts and what ifs,
a future of doom eminent.
The Remote Year group that I’m traveling with goes by the name of Ikigai, a Japanese word that means “reason for being”. I spent all of about two seconds thinking about what my ikigai was on orientation day, but then quickly…Read More
You asked me what it was about being alone that I liked... I like the silence, the sound of nothing filling the air, save my breath. Sometimes I like the sound of music - that of my favorite artist, filling the room…Read More
there are times when it feels good to be naked BARE with another her body next to mine warm and trembling her imperfections dissolve into perfections as we melt into one.Read More