Choosing Happy.

Choosing Happy.

Happiness is a choice. One I have to choose almost daily. Here’s the thing, we get this one crazy beautiful life. I mean…what is this?!? And here I am, often following in the footsteps of so many in our culture. Reacting to change and adversity with anxiety and depression. 

My mind has a general reminder playing on loop of “hey, asshole, you won the karmic lottery and are living in California, in the age of iPhones, with more than enough food, money, friendship and spiritual connection. Just smile and be fucking happy already”. The thing is, there’s often such a difference between knowing something and taking that knowledge and doing something about it.

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Do It for the Love

Do It for the Love

What if doing something well weren't the point? 

What if doing it because it brought you joy, was, in fact, the point. 

Lately I've been thinking back to how many times I've tried, or not tried, something because I knew I would either be good at it, or I would be terrible at it. 

While lately I've had paralysis around writing and painting, two attempts from the past also come come to mind.  My attempt at snowboarding and my attempt at DJing. 

Here's the thing, I was so bad at snowboarding that first year, that when I went to my annual checkup, the doctor asked me if I wanted to talk about it.  "Sweetheart, do you want to talk about it?  Is....is he....beating you?"...

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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'

Why do I subject myself to all the decluttering, organizing and simplifying? 

Why, I'm glad you asked.  

To make room for what I LOVE.  💖  💛  💜

This was a hell of a summer, but amidst the tough times and hard things, there were moments of joy, love and even, dare I say, the divine. I am so grateful for all the simplifying because it means I was able to be present for some of the beauty in the midst of hard times, rather than wondering where the hell my passport was or what I was going to pack.  It even made the hard times themselves easier, because I just had to deal with those situations, rather than them PLUS an added layer of stress because my surroundings and life were in chaos. 

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