8 Lessons from 8 Weeks of No Carbs, Sugar and Alcohol

One sleepless night in February, I decided to change my life. I committed to a challenge. But not just any challenge. A rigid, intense, 8-week-long diet and fitness challenge called 8 Weeks To Wow. For 2 months, I would consume no carbohydrates, no sugar, no alcohol,...

On Friendship and Community: A Pre-Birthday Soliloquy

My birthday is this Saturday. It’s always an awkward time of the year; one that dredges up old friendships, flames and family and places them front-and-center with counterfeit smiles and requisite wishes. It gets weirder if you’re thinking about...

How to Build Community in 1 Night: Tribeless Dinners

I’ve been organizing Tribeless dinners for half a year now. (Yay, milestone!) Since we started last September, Tribeless has brought together more than 30 folks from all walks of life to listen, connect, and share a meal on the last Thursday of every month. Potential...

Behind The Scenes of My 2016

2016 has been the most physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally challenging year of my life. As such, I thought it fitting to show, rather than tell, you my year. We were in the car on the way to the annual Winter Solstice dinner. My sister and I got into one...

The Foolproof Guide to Figuring Out Your Life

I couldn’t remember how long I’d been in this position. I stretched out on the couch, rolling my head back. My neck responded with a satisfying POP. On my screen, fiery orange words stood frozen in time, flanked by a dragon, a wolf, a lion and a stag....