When we realize we're our mother

The Apple Doesn’t Fall…

Maybe it’s because I was old enough to remember my mother turning 30, but 30 is when I began to notice how much like my mother I am. Mostly it’s mannerisms. We sound alike, act alike, and exclaim in the exact same way.  This completely freaked me out of course. It made me feel so…

The Void: A place between adventures, hope, and new ideas

The Void

I hate “THE VOID”. You know, that place in-between goals, adventures, and dreams. The place where all one can do is exist and wait for their brain to decipher the puzzle and find a new direction. What do I hate most about The Void? Well there is a certain chance that while I am in this dark…

5 Steps to Fighting Fair

5 Steps To Fighting Fair

Hitting below the belt, back stabbing, belittlement, the stink eye, throat punching, character assassination, and the good old fashioned slap in the face. I think we can all agree that none of these go-to standards are what we would call, “fighting fair”.   There is nothing more damaging to a relationship than hurtful words said during…

When the Sand Runs Out

When the Sand Runs Out

I don’t live a conventional life. I never have.  Maybe it’s not in the cards for me, or maybe it’s my personality, but nevertheless I am not what you would call “normal”. Not that I haven’t tried to fit myself into the normal box. I have. But I am wholly convinced that it was an…

What is your laugh like?

Some People Laugh Through Their Noses

If you aren’t singing the Mary Poppins song “I Love to Laugh” in your head right now, you are severely uncultured and I am sad for you. But if you are, you’ll be thinking of all the ways Burt describes the different laughing habits of the wide population, much to Mary Poppins’ dismay. Lately I’ve become…

My New Favorite Meditation Technique

Lately, I’ve been using a new meditation technique that’s been really effective for me. I’ve found that if I can relax each and every one of my face and head muscles, I can suddenly feel my heart in an amplified way. Taste it even. This is an incredible feeling.  I usually do this right when…

Heart + Brain web comic, Episode 4: The Box

EPISODE 4: The Box

  Isn’t this how it is? Our brain is always trying to define us and fit us into an image that that it’s seen out in the world somewhere. The problem is, we are so multidimensional that there’s always at least one thing lost in us when we accept a definition. And we try to ignore…

Poem: What Is In You, Is Also In Me

Also In Me

The pain that’s in you, is also in me. The anger that’s in you, is also in me. The hurt that’s in you, is also in me. The insecurity that’s in you, is also in me. The shame that’s in you, is also in me. The

Episode 3: What Happened to You?!

Episode 3: What Happened to You?!

Living an Alive Life (the book) is now available on Amazon!  Living an Alive Life is about discovering who you are deep down inside, and then using that discovery to make changes designed with your heart in mind. This book covers: Learning to value connection over acceptance Meditation techniques to help you discover your true heart An evaluation covering 7…