“Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” -Brene Brown This rings so true for me. I have always been uncomfortable with conflict and confrontation, so I grew up learning to avoid conflict at all costs, which meant placating, making excuses, avoiding, or sometimes flat out lying in...

The holidays can be a challenging time for so many people. They are for me. We held my mom’s funeral three days after Christmas, so this time of year personally brings up a lot of grief and loss. It's been six years since she died...

Soothe your mind and body with this delicious lavender tea latte recipe created by my dear friend Elise Museles, chef, author, certified eating psychology coach, and founder of Kale & Chocolate. The combination of steeping the culinary lavender in coconut milk creates a subtle tea that will...

Ditch dairy and sugary store-bought yogurts for this homemade vegan coconut yogurt recipe shared with me by my dear friend Victoria Dodge, vegan chef, author, and founder of the popular blog Nourishment Now. Dairy is a common food sensitivity and can produce an inflammatory response in...

I don't often show my face in photos because I bought into a bullshit story a long time ago that my face wasn't worthy of being seen. As a kid, I was awkward-looking and often mistaken for a boy. As an adult, a man I...

I speak to my pain.  I’ve been whispering to it gently and asking it to name itself.  I pulled a muscle between my shoulder blades the other day during jiu-jitsu and my back has been tender ever since.  I could easily blame it on a...

I have slept with a hammer under my bed every night since I was a little girl. When I moved from Hawaii to LA, I brought my hammer with me. It moved with me from apartment to apartment.  Even in intimate relationships with my partner...

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My family owned a funeral home growing up and I remember understanding at a very young age that this body is temporary.  While my...