A Self-Seeking Journey Gone Rouge

I left on a journey. A self-seeking journey to a mountaintop far above. On the journey, I put my blind trust on something other than intuition, and I became lost. So lost. Instead of climbing higher and higher, I sank down into the ravines of fog and chill. “This can’t be right.” I nervously exclaimed.Continue reading “A Self-Seeking Journey Gone Rouge”

Today I Thought of You: Savoring past relationships

Today I was sitting in the ocean. Back against a boulder, booty in the water, toes sticking out. I noticed how nice my pedicure looked, and I thought of you.  Today I was sitting at an airport bar. Tv on, eyes getting tired, wishing for excitement, and I thought of you.  Today I was hikingContinue reading “Today I Thought of You: Savoring past relationships”

An Open Letter to the People in my Life

I am currently working towards a Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. My classmates and I were given the assignment of creating a positivity portfolio in which we were to choose a positive emotion to focus on and collect pictures, poems, songs, letters, tokens, etc that are meaning for us withinContinue reading “An Open Letter to the People in my Life”

Canyon of Compromise: A Parable

Two backpackers met for coffee to discuss their next backcountry excursion. One backpacker was a father. A blue backpack rested by his dusty hiking boots. The other backpacker was a daughter. Her red backpack was bulging with gear. Father laid his map on the table between their mugs and directed their route to the topContinue reading “Canyon of Compromise: A Parable”

Life: Who’s Got the Map?

We had been paddling all day. I sat in the front of the canoe, slick with sweat from exerting myself beneath the Florida sun. I was hot and tired, and where is a lady to use the bathroom while paddling in a canoe for hours around the thousand island region of Everglades National Park? I couldContinue reading “Life: Who’s Got the Map?”

Searching for Meaning this New Year

Each year, as the clock approaches midnight on December 31st, I delve through a quick mental scan of the past year. It’s what we all do, right? Even those of us who don’t make resolutions. Even those of us who do, but drop them a week or a month later. We still reflect. New YearsContinue reading “Searching for Meaning this New Year”