Tapping into the Steady Rhythm of Life

Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.  That seems to be the theme these days. Life feels like a giant race most of the time as we all gallop around at full speed on our horses, often seemingly out of control and overwhelmed, about to crash at any moment, but somehow – somehow we manage to stay on.  We manage to keep … Continue Reading

Imposter Syndrome and why it’s OK to feel it ALL

I want to talk about something that has been on my mind lately, and as usual, it’s been on my mind because it’s happening to me.  *Disclaimer – this post is NOT for attention, but rather to highlight that it’s OK to feel a full range of emotions and energy and it’s all OK. And that thing is feeling like … Continue Reading

You Can Do Hard Things

I’m sitting on my little green couch, as I do every morning, having my coffee, and feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that I have, for every breath that I take, and for being able to have this experience of growth. This post is part reflection, part practical update on Japan. It’s … Continue Reading

What I learned from taking off my headphones

Life can be hard. It can be confusing and distracting and it’s easy to only see the negative. It’s easy to try to drown out everything around us in order to ease the pain, to make the things we don’t like seem a little easier. The other day when I was running I was hit smack in the head with … Continue Reading

My Biggest Secret – The Real Truth About My Life

The absolute, 100% raw, real and sobering truth is that I ache for my home. I ache for my hometown and my family and even (I may kick myself for saying this) the snow. The real truth is that I’ve been running my whole life. I have been running away from myself and to myself simultaneously. I have lost myself … Continue Reading

A little pep talk for you…

If no one has told you before, or hasn’t told you recently, YOU ARE CAPABLE. I think most of us have wasted many a day walking around our houses or our jobs wondering what to do next. Usually, it isn’t that we don’t know what to do next. Actually, we usually know exactly what we need to do next. The … Continue Reading

How to find your home and place in this world

With the holidays around, I have to be honest and say that I’ve been a little homesick. But, what does that mean? What does home mean, and why is it that we get “homesick”? Home. What is home, and why do our hearts yearn for it? What makes a home a home, and why is it that you can never … Continue Reading

If you feel like you don’t know how to trust yourself, read this.

It’s not always easy to trust ourselves. It’s easy to second-guess our decisions, wonder why we’re not happy, wonder if we’ll know the right decisions to make for our lives and know what’s best for us. For my whole life, I have always been inclined to ask for the answer. I just wanted to KNOW. I wanted to know what … Continue Reading

Man search for meaning part 2: Making Space

Prefer to listen? Watch here! This week I want to tell you a story. I’m going to start with a personal story of when my healing REALLY started to happen. It’s a little long but stick with it – because in the end you will know exactly what the first step is to discovering meaning and purpose in your life. … Continue Reading

STOP caring about what others think and JUST DO YOU!

What is your biggest sticking point in life? What is the one thing that keeps pushing you down, making you feel handcuffed to the bottom of the sea, slowly losing life, drowning in fear, regrets, and “could haves?” I know that this sounds a little intense; it’s because it is. We all have that one thing that constantly surfaces in … Continue Reading

The ultimate trick to gratitude. EVEN for you self proclaimed pessimists

I was joking with my dad the other night about the weather here and how we really only have three seasons in Thailand: Hot, hotter, and rainy season. It is just hot. ALL. THE. TIME. I often find myself having thoughts such as “Oh man this is the perfect day, it’s cloudy!” or “Wow, I would give anything to be … Continue Reading