Why You Should Love Yourself Less

First off, one thing you may not know about me is I have an abnormal obsession with creating captivating titles… The aside, I mean it. You may have heard the term ‘self-love’ being thrown around as if it’s the secret recipe for an epic life. Well, that and broccoli. I’m not necessarily referring to narcissistic…

Read More

The Downside of Living as if it Were Your Last Day

You may have heard it exclaimed before, ‘Living as if it were your last day…’ or ‘Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.’ At first, the phrase may seem inspiring. Imagine having one more day to make every moment count, to be completely present and celebrate being alive? Sounds good, and also sounds…

Read More

Home is Where the Moment is…

I’ve been in Bali for 4 days, though it feels like much longer. I’ve gained such a strong sense of belonging here. Since I’ve been here, several people have asked me if I live here. It seems to be standard protocol for any new interaction with a fellow foreigner. As I observed myself responding to…

Read More

The Reason You Don’t Need A Reason

I am sitting on an airplane on my way to Bali, Indonesia for the first time (in this lifetime at least). Altogether, I’ll be traveling for approximately 24 hours. I am traveling alone. The seat next to me is empty, which makes me unreasonably gleeful. I have some friends in Bali, but all in all,…

Read More

{RECIPE} ‘UN-Chicken’ Vegetable Curry

I have been dying to learn how to make a good curry dish, but I stayed away because I thought it would be super challenging and time consuming. Plus, despite my knack for nutrition, I do not consider myself ‘chef quality’ by any means. And I’m okay with that. Give me some quinoa and an…

Read More

Food & Sex

With a title like that, why write anything more? I don’t know, but I’m going to. People are either obsessed with food or with sex. Or with both. Or with neither. And the people who are obsessed with neither are technically obsessed with both because aversion is still directed energy. Obsession can be positive or…

Read More

The Hidden Danger of Meditation

Did I catch your attention? Ok, good. You may have heard somewhere that meditation is good for you. In fact, more and more research is suggesting that meditation can reduce stress, improve cognition, and even combat physical illness. While these studies are all valid, I am here to play the devil’s advocate. Please note, if…

Read More

The Reason I Could Never Be A Gold-Digger

I could never be a gold-digger. And I’m talking about the Kanye West type of gold-digger, by the way… not the type that actually go into mines and dig for gold. Though, I could never be that either. I started working when I was twelve years old. I worked for $5 per hour at a…

Read More

The Real Reason Your Health Coach Can’t Do Anything For You

Sadly, I’ve never played a sport (does yoga count?). Regardless, I have observed many games and can confidently say I understand the general dynamic in the world of an athlete… There is a coach and there are players. The role of the coach is to guide the players on effective techniques so they have a…

Read More