Accountable Relationships

Roughly two years ago, after shoving down tacos and tequila, I got into a philosophical bout with a friend regarding obligations. Not entirely sure how the conversation started but at the time, we were both YES people. She questioned herself (note: I obvs don't remember word for word but here's the gist of the statement): … Continue reading Accountable Relationships


Compassion in Companions

The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is to seek happiness; meaning, the liberation from suffering. What's the polar opposite of suffering? Pleasure. However, people get confused between pleasure [external events creating gratification] and happiness [internal peace of mind creating contentment].  Some context: [1] was in Jacksonville/Savannah this past week. [2] was reading The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for … Continue reading Compassion in Companions

When Time Stays Still

This instance was especially notable to me because, with the idea that traveling can change a person's perspective, I didn’t have to actually travel anywhere – I didn’t have to leave in order to come back seeing things differently. I stayed here in Colorado and it was he who changed me with his traveling.