A Devastating Fire Took My Childhood Overnight

A Devastating Fire Took My Childhood Overnight

The fire that eradicated most of what I owned when I was 15 years old was emancipation from things. I became a Minimalist with one spark of a flame. But that October day still smells burnt in my memories. It was the day my childhood ended. Walking through the...
Seven Breaths — A Simple Way to Begin Meditating

Seven Breaths — A Simple Way to Begin Meditating

When you think of meditation what do you think of? * Is it someone sitting alone on a mountaintop with their eyes closed? * Is it a group of people sitting in a room on pillows saying, “Oooommm”? * Do the people meditating have robes on? * Are they bald or do they...
Growing Up with Grizzly Adams and Jack from The Shining

Growing Up with Grizzly Adams and Jack from The Shining

I have a complicated relationship with my father like many sons and daughters. Mine is filled with a whole gaggle of drugs, lies, and hypocrisies, but also love, loss, and looking for collective happiness. To attempt to better understand my bowl cut, hippie childhood,...