“Present is gone. Fantasy is a part of reality and we take the brakes off. We are thinking clearly and not thinking at all. And this feels right. We stop trying to control things. Warm rush of chemicals through us. We are fluctuating. Is this brain damage? We forget...

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World Elephant Day

As humans, we have so much to learn from elephants. Scientists are constantly in awe of the mindful altruism the world’s largest land mammal extends not only to fellow elephants, but also to many other species in distress, including people, proving that animals are...

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The Earth is the Ocean

The ocean’s surface is a facade. The Pacific’s peaceful ripples seem to flow off the end of the Earth like an infinity pool, changing colors with the horizon or glistening like the Koh-i-Noor diamond under the summer sun. In a way, beaches are a borderland between...

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Every Summer Has a Story

If we allow these moments to stick to us like sand… our lives can become *castles*. Shout out to my good friend Blayne for editing this picture I took. Check out his Instagram for more amazing photos.  

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Perennial Delicacy

“Her beauty, like all other beauty in the world, lies at the mercy of those who do not know how to value it. It is a fragile thing that can only live where fragile things are loved. Take it away from this valley and you will see it fade like an echo.” - James...

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Happy World Oceans Day

Growing up in Colorado, beaches were always synonymous with vacation, and therefore something I always adored and appreciated. Now that I live on the coast, I have experienced how easy it is to take the beach for granted, but still find myself marveling at the...

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Jai Yen

Jai yen is a well-known expression in Thailand which literally translates to “cool heart” (jai meaning heart or feelings, and yen meaning peaceful). The term means to approach any situation pleasantly and in a non-confrontational manner, keeping moderate emotions as...

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“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to...

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