This is an actual thing a priest said to me once and it was so funny it almost made me rejoin the Church: “Don’t sweat the petty things…and don’t pet the sweaty things.” Later I would come to find out this priest jacked the joke from George Carlin, but still: hilarious and accurate, nonetheless. It’s […]Read more "We Can Be So Much Freer Than We Allow Ourselves To Be"
I was having dinner with a friend the other night when he pulled out his phone to show me a New York-based life coach on Instagram. He’s 27, gay, has 125K followers, and is also a fashion model, personal trainer, writer, and self-described “influencer.” I scrolled through his feed of gorgeous photos, which led to binge-reading all […]Read more "You Weren’t Born To Be Basic, You Were Born To Be Bold"
“I’m feeling…” She closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. “Centered and resilient.” Everyone smiles and nods approvingly. The man next to her, with his hair in a bun and an om sign tattooed on his wrist, takes a moment before speaking, choosing his words carefully. “I’m feeling grateful that I could share this […]Read more "Real Spirituality: Why You Won’t Get To Heaven Shopping At Lululemon"
The sun’s hitting my face as it shines through the window of his bedroom, the morning after our first night together. I pay attention to the details, hoping to capture and remember every moment. I’m looking at the tops of buildings outside, and feeling the warmth of the sun’s rays on my skin, and the weight […]Read more "Don’t Play Hard To Get, BE Hard To Get"