10 Things that Changed after I became Vegan

10 Things that Changed after I became Vegan

Adopting a vegan lifestyle changed more than just the food I eat. It changed the way I view the world, other beings, my health, well-being, shopping habits, and, most of all, it changed the way I interact with myself and my environment. I could write an entire book detailing all the ways adopting this lifestyle [...]

Happy World Mental Health Day: 5 Lessons I Learned from Going to Therapy

Happy World Mental Health Day: 5 Lessons I Learned from Going to Therapy

Today is World Mental Health day - a day that is dear to my heart for raising awareness about mental health and the struggles millions of us face around the world each day. Ever since middle school, I struggled on and off with depression and anxiety. The weird thing is, I never felt comfortable talking [...]

Ever Want to go Back in Time & Slap your Former Self? It’s okay – Regret is a sign of Growth

Ever Want to go Back in Time & Slap your Former Self? It’s okay – Regret is a sign of Growth

Sometimes, during sleepless nights, I'll lie awake cringing at something I said or did 1, 2, 10 years ago. It doesn't matter when it happened, really; all that matters is that whatever I'm cringing over seems so unlike my present self, that anxiety takes over and I'm left tossing and turning in shame, fear, confusion... [...]

When the World Hurts You, Don’t Let it Harden You – What happened in Charlottesville should motivate us to be and do better

When the World Hurts You, Don’t Let it Harden You – What happened in Charlottesville should motivate us to be and do better

Featured Image: Flower Power, taken by Bernie Boston on October 21, 1967. Like most of America, I felt sick to my stomach reading about the violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-protesters. It appears that the United States has lost its damn mind, but when I really reflect, it also appears that our current way [...]

I Floated in a Sensory Deprivation Tank for an Hour – here’s why you should, too

I Floated in a Sensory Deprivation Tank for an Hour – here’s why you should, too

Can you be alone with your thoughts for one hour? What if there's no sound to tune into, no floor supporting you, and no light to see the world through? There is nothing except you, floating in highly concentrated salt water, in blackness so dark you can't see a difference if your eyes are opened [...]