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Amor Fati is a Latin phrase meaning "love of fate". We live in a time when a pandemic is killing an inconceivable number of people, an economic collapse is imminent, and our political leaders have failed us. Our way of life is now uncertain. You might ask: Who could lo...

Hey there. How are you? 

No. I mean really...how are you?

I have been home almost exclusively going on 4 weeks now. It’s been so long that at some points it almost feels like this is how it's always been, but more often I have this sense that I'm living in some parallel...

Depression is really a lot of things: biological and chemical, cultural and sociological, genetic, and a way of thinking and feeling about the world. Did you know that depression was first recognized by the ancient Mesopotamians in the second millennium BC?  The ancien...

January 16, 2018

Don't believe everything you think. In some ways, your mind has turned against you. It has a condition where it will focus on what is not okay in the world and in yourself and it will do mental gymnastics to keep you feeling blamed, ashamed, guilty and hopeless.

October 19, 2017

I was recently camping in the Jemez Mountains outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico with my partner, Lindsey, and my foster dog, Micah. We had settled into our campsite, sitting by the fire as the flames danced hypnotically before us, hissing and crackling, launching spar...

September 22, 2017

No One Wants to be in Pain

I think the question that many who have been hooked on opiates would ask in response is, "why wouldn't you?". There are so many different kinds of pain: physical pain like aches and burns; emotional pain like heartache, painful memories, guilt...

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