addressing the system of mental un-health

In one of my previous jobs, I had frequented psychiatric wards, high-level group homes, and institutional settings that housed the people on the fringes of our society. Many of these souls had lost their voice to a system that saw them as nothing but numbers and diagnoses in a system largely devoid of grace. The … Continue Reading

reflections during a pandemic

LOVE IN PRACTICE Learning to love in a new authentic way, especially someone you’re already used to loving, can at first feel like war. This makes sense. The old cemented family patterns, generational wounds, and pre-programmed behaviors are dying, killed off by the light of new growth and healing. Hence freedom is built on the … Continue Reading

the value of difficult emotions (part 2)

The healing of our most painful experiences often needs to happen in small parts. Part 1 of this article talked about understanding, and potentially using, our difficult emotions. This discussion is about the consequences of unresolved emotions and the transformative process of inner alchemy that brings us closer to wholeness and health. We previously mentioned … Continue Reading

the Value of difficult emotions (part 1)

Ah, emotions. The thing that colors our thoughts and gives our life meaning. The fuel that drives our decisions, desires, and impulses. The primal precursor to those pesky feelings. Whether we judge them as “good” or “bad”, each emotion serves a purpose. Whether or not we believe in a greater purpose behind everyday occurrences, there … Continue Reading

B Corps: a way to keep companies honest or a clever marketing trick?

With the current waves of social upheaval, more companies are feeling the pressing call to include public transparency, moral fortitude, and environmental accountability into the fabric of their business practices. The hope is that enforcing better standards of ethical and effective leadership directly into the structure of the organization will help usher the next wave … Continue Reading

Better Living through Biomimicry: The Natural Design of the world

Are we to change the world? To begin answering this question, we must first understand what it is that we are changing. In the greater sense, there is no need to change the world. The world has and will continue to change, with or without our priggish impressions about what should be. If we truly … Continue Reading

greenwashing

greenwashing

More people today are adopting an environmentally-conscious mindset and seeking sustainable design, zero-waste living practices, and companies in line with this philosophy. Businesses are well-aware that younger generations are more willing to pay top-dollar for products and services that promise to endeavor towards a healthier planet. Due to this ethical and financial incentive, companies often … Continue Reading

COVID-19, and Everything Else

Hello everyone. Hope you’re all well in the midst of what’s going on. What a time to be alive. First off, sending protection, clarity, and peace to everyone. I pray we’re feeling more settled, and that we’ve gotten some rest and recuperation over the last couple weeks. Thank you to all the tirelessly laboring social … Continue Reading

Finding Home

Finding Home

The things that make me feel safe and sound are mostly immaterial. Genuine conversations; freedom; music; being deeply understood. Physical objects rarely bring me comfort, but I do find myself fiercely protecting a short list of a few tangible tokens. Tasty, nutritious food; a balanced home; a distraction-free workspace; plants; unique pieces of art. Take … Continue Reading

To be a Better Writer, I must understand my Needs

Being a writer is like breathing. It brings with it life, clarity, and fuel for the vessel carrying the soul through The Journey. Learning to write, on the other hand, is like learning to ride a bike. Except that this particular bike is extra jerky, producing constantly-shifting aerodynamics making the rider’s body contort in ways … Continue Reading

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