spiraling upward

I’m writing about presence… again! Things have (relatively) slowed down (for now) for me.  Camping is on pause for a while.  I’m going home for the holidays 3 times in a 2 month period.  I’ve had a bit of time to slow down and take stock of how this year has been for me.  I’ve … More spiraling upward

beach body

If you have a body, and if you can go to the beach, then you already have a “beach body.” I think there is a critical difference between complacency and fully accepting yourself. The former is resting on your laurels and is a passive attitude towards life. The former is actively choosing to feel the … More beach body

keep showing up

I started this blog 1 year ago today! Time is so crazy to me. It can simultaneously fly by and drag on forever. So much can change, stay the same, deepen, strengthen, develop, evolve, and unleash within a year, or even within a 6 month period. You can read my first post here. I’ve always … More keep showing up

phone use

Fell behind on blogging again last week while in Yosemite. It’s my favorite national park and I haven’t been since I moved to San Diego. I was so happy to be back in my “home” park of shady trees, alpine air, and gorgeous bodies of running water. A handful of the national parks I’ve been … More phone use


Another season is here again. 2018 has been so big and so fast and so beautiful that it shouldn’t surprise me, but it does: can’t believe another season is here and September is almost over. I’ve dabbled in quite a bit this year. Drawing daily, blogging weekly, camping every two weeks. Felt like my streaks … More waves


Earlier this week, my vision suddenly went blurry. It didn’t go away after 30 minutes so I decided to go to the ER. I fortunately have no medical problems, so when something goes “wrong,” it’s easy for me to think “welp, this is it… I’m getting old. The deterioration starts now.” In the waiting room, … More vision


Consider your audience… When writing, speaking, acting, doing anything, really. What message are you trying to convey? What is the most inspiring, authentic, and effective way to convey it to your particular audience? I’ve realized that I have multiple audiences in many areas of my life, depending on the time and season, and depending on … More audience

nourish > numb

Anything in life can be a double-edged sword. What matters is how I choose to wield my tools/weapons. I find it easy to argue or portray something in multiple ways to help me understand different perspectives. This summer has been all about nourishing my own soul. Been camping a lot and having fun meeting new … More nourish > numb

on being wrong

We didn’t have any pets while growing up. Well, we had two goldfish, Pebbles and Bam Bam. My brother came home one day from school and asked my dad why one of them was swimming upside down. They were fun, but I never got to have a dog like I always dreamed of. Someday I … More on being wrong