Everything Is In Flux (or, On Adulting, Impermanence, & Accelerated Greying)

“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it.” ~Carl Sagan Yesterday, I woke up with three new moles on my abdomen and about eighteen new grey hairs. Ok, so I didn’t actually count the moles or …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 51: Why We Procrastinate & What To Do About It

Let’s face it. We all procrastinate. ALL of us. Which is why Tracey and I decided to tackle this topic on the podcast. Today’s question:  What is procrastinating really about? Because here’s the truth:  It’s usually not about being lazy. And in this conversation, Tracey and I discuss some of the underlying reasons why we procrastinate and put things off. …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 47: Trust, Nuance, & the Sex Industry

On this week’s episode, Tracey and I are welcoming back Stacey Hallal of Curious Comedy Theater to talk with us more about sex, relationships, and — more specifically — the sex industry. Today’s question:  Is the sex industry good or bad? Get ready. This conversation explores everything from strip clubs to pornography to sex shops and more. It’s another open, honest, …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 46: Flow, Play, & the Benefits of Creativity

On today’s episode, Tracey and I are keeping it relatively light, answering the following question:  Why is it important to have a creative outlet? In this conversation, Tracey and I both talk about our creative passions, explore the positive ripple effects we’ve seen in our lives as a result of these creative outlets, and discuss our experience of flow. We …

It’s Okay to Feel Terrible Sometimes

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” ~Chuck Palahniuk I recently watched Planet Earth II — the new-ish sequel to the original series from 2006 — and was reminded how beautiful and magical and harsh and violent and dynamic this …

Tell Yourself a Better Story

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ~Virginia Woolf Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about identity. About how we box ourselves into identities by repeatedly telling ourselves stories that are, perhaps, more than a little outdated at this point in our lives. I know I do this. Tell myself the …