The Importance of Being Real

There's a way by which we get sucked into performance. We put on acts to show the world everything is perfect, and this has become even more widespread (or maybe just visible) with social media as a never-ending documentation of our waking moments. Last night, I met a woman who told me about what it …

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5 AM: Time Tells Tales of Parallel Universes

The sounds of birds chirping make their way through my ajar window. An orange glow creeps along the wall, bringing the lights from the streets into my four corners. Garbage trucks trickle along the edge of the asphalt, cleaning up what was left behind. It's 5 o'clock in the morning, but my mind isn't running …

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Fall Forward

It's the first day of fall. It's my favorite season, and I'm back in Los Angeles. From the months abroad, if I had to pick one word to define how I've returned, I'd choose "liberated." Liberated from material things, liberated from the desire to have anything new, liberated from the suffocation of self-inflicting anxiety, liberated …

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7 Days Later on an Island in Croatia – Lessons Learned

    And, when you're in the midst of it all, it's hard to fully collect your thoughts, feelings, and desires. You're moving at a fast pace, with roughly 40 pounds of baggage strapped to your back, arms, and innately, your insides. You're meeting people from all over the world, with hundreds of life stories …

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