I woke up on January 1st feeling like shit. I was bloated—well, stuffed, actually—from a heinous concoction of tequila, wine, vodka, sushi, vodka, pizza, beer, and pizza, in that order. Needless to say, my head was throbbing. All the more confirmation that I made the right decision a few days previously to start the year […]Read more "Starting The Year Off Sober: Lessons From Dry January"
Recently, I found myself in a Facebook debate for the first since the 2008 presidential election. It was on January 10th, the day David Bowie died. I was sad, along with most of the Western world, and was comforted by a Facebook newsfeed almost entirely composed of statuses from people sending heartfelt condolences. Of course, a few of […]Read more "The Troll, The Ego, And The Forgotten Virtue Of Compassion"
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Probably not the first time you’ve heard this one before. It was written almost two thousand years ago, in the Gospel of Matthew. Yet it still rings absolutely true today. This past week alone […]Read more "Ask And You Shall Receive"
“I am giving myself permission to not think for the next hour,” I scribbled in my notebook. The jerking of the train made it difficult to write. “Everything will be waiting for me when I return.” I proceeded to itemize all of the issues contributing to my overwrought state of mine. The list was long: money stuff, […]Read more "How Meditation Saved Me From Being An Anxious Cucumber"
Do you hear that sound? Listen carefully. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of you hitting your head against the wall. That’s called a BONK! It’s the sound you hear when you’re stuck or lost or when you’ve reached the threshold of your ability. (It’s also the sound you hear before you pick up the phone […]Read more "Breaking The Bonk And Bursting Into The New Year!"
I couldn’t take it anymore. I was fed up. Fed up with my sensitive blue eyes hurting from the glow of the iPhone 6 screen, fed up with my desire to share every highlight of my day, fed up with my need to see and read every single article, tweet, status, and photo on my […]Read more "10 Things I Learned From Quitting The Internet"
I just read a really upsetting article on the economics of online fame which mentioned how YouTube star Meghan Tonjes was headlining a concert “to screaming, crying fans” and the festival folks were making bank off her, but meanwhile she was broke as a joke and didn’t even know “whether she’d be able to afford […]Read more "I Am Addicted To The Internet"