On Heartbreak, Life Lessons, and Eating Ice Cream in the Bathtub

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Helen Keller Most of the best things that have ever happened to me have also seemed like the most devastating at the time of their occurrence. Take every break-up I’ve ever been through as an example. At the time, each one of them completely rocked my …

On Wholehearted Love and Why It Matters If You Like Yourself

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~E.E. Cummings I spent the majority of my 20s being not particularly fond of myself on a deep fundamental level. I was also entirely unaware of how worthwhile it would be to invest in learning how to like myself, believing …

Happy New Year! What the Year of the Horse Has In Store For Us and How To Harness Its Power For Good

Well, friends, the Year of the Horse is officially upon us.* I, for one, am immensely excited about this shift in cosmic energy, eager to move out of the deeply introspective, sometimes chaotically emotional, paradigm-altering state of being that has dominated over the past couple of years. While absolutely essential to forward movement, these more internal, introverted, degenerative phases of …

Unicorns, Synchronicity, and Embracing the Absurd

The National Animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. Seriously. THE UNICORN. This is one of my favorite random facts because it conveys to me a certain playfulness and prioritization of fun that I feel is often lacking in our modern society. And a belief in magic and myth and mystery. Because we spend too much time being serious, I think, …