4. learning when to listen

There is a space in which we create for ourselves an emotionless void, where nothing feels Simple OR Good. You’ll know it when you find yourself paralyzed at the keyboard with nothing to say, when all you’ve wanted to do all day is sit down and have this moment to speak. Pretty soon, the phone…

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just be : why i’m taking a social media break

….Does anyone else feel like there’s just too much damn stuff to do? Like, it’s not enough anymore to have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You need to do live videos and stories and screenshot and direct message. You need to be alert to every incoming text, email, update, and trend. Use hashtags – but not…

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walking alone

Today, I went on a hike by myself. And I realized something: that typically, whenever I do this, I’m depending on someone else to help me find the way. Whether I’m walking with a group, or following a dependable paved trail, someone is aiding me. Someone is making me feel safe so I don’t have…

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wild weeds, wild women

Weeds are a mystical sort of thing. Most people want to pull them up out of their gardens immediately, piece by piece. They’re a nuisance. A distraction. Uninvited, untamed, and ultimately unwanted. But what most people don’t see is that if you let them go, if you let them flourish as they are, they become…

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