My father was an immigrant

January 29 2017

My father was an immigrant. He came to America to play soccer (that he did, and that he still does). My mother and he are from two completely different worlds, but they had me, an only child who landed somewhere in the middle. Pieces of them are tucked into the pockets of me: passion and […]


What do you stand for?

How do you define yourself? Who (and what) are you committed to? When do you say No? When (and how) have you failed? Which decision would you remake? Where do you spend most of your time? Who (and what) do you love? When was the last time you redefined yourself? Are you afraid of change?


Restoring health

January 21 2017

An ayurvedic center in Nepal offers one month programs for people who have fallen out of good health. The team of practitioners systematically target different elements in the body in the belief that once balance is restored, the person will return to a calmer, more peaceful state of wellbeing. Throughout the month, clients receive weekly […]


How do you start your day?

January 13 2017

The actions you take when you first get up in the morning set the tone for the rest of your day. Do you check Facebook or emails while you’re still in bed? Do you savor your first cup of coffee or drink it hurriedly over office briefs? Do you speak kindly to your family or […]


4 reassurances for the emerging entrepreneur

January 06 2017

1. Stop pretending. You don’t need to have everything figured out, you don’t need to be someone you’re not. Be authentically, completely, fully you. Direct your energy towards what you’re good at and what brings you joy. When you are able to step into your own and confidently accept your unique talents and quirks, you […]


Choose your new year

December 29 2016

Of course resolutions don’t need to happen only once a year, but the turn of a new year provides prime opportunity for reflection. Are you where you want to be? Are you who you want to be? Do you want to become more generous? Click here for a 52-week challenge. Do you want to become more thoughtful? Click here for […]


Feel lost? Do what excites you.

December 26 2016

“Find your bliss” has become the cliched guidance for those trying to find purpose in life. Bliss can be just as elusive as trying to identify your life mission. If you’re feeling lost or uncertain, try following your excitement. Watch movies that quicken your heartbeat. Read books you can’t put down. Immerse yourself in company […]


Do that thing you think you can’t

December 15 2016

A small voice whispered, “Don’t bother, it’s a waste of time, it will never happen.” I listened. But thankfully, just for a day. My mind kept swirling, dreaming, going back to the idea. After last summer at the Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program, I have been fantasizing for more uninterrupted time to devote to my […]


What if nobody knows?

December 10 2016

What if nobody knows you’re the one who dropped the ball? What if nobody learns about the mistake you made? What if nobody finds the great work that you’re doing? What if nobody compliments you? What if nobody knows you failed? What if nobody clicks “like” or responds to your email or answers your call? […]


What if dinner could change your life?

December 02 2016

The dinner table is one of the few places we have left to connect. To set down our phones and listen. To talk about topics that matter and work through problems that require attention, care, and focus to solve. To learn from another’s perspective and to consider a viewpoint that might be much different than […]