The Garden in Your Brain

Have you ever just sat in silence? The kind that sends a chill down your vertebrae, that washes over you with a familiar embrace. Of what it once was like, before the world got its hands on you. Before the weeds took root. It’s the kind of silence that makes the rhythm of your heartbeat … Read more

The Competitive Edge of Compassion

When walking down the street, seldom will you see a smile. More likely than not, it’s a sea rounded shoulders. You will notice heads hanging low, as they sift through notifications to and fro. A culture inundated with cognitively corrosive content, we can’t help but assume that our world is seemingly out to get us. … Read more

A Quick Lowdown on Leadership

The greatest leaders aren’t the ones who lead for the sake of leading. For a name plate, pension plan, or paycheck. Leaders, lead they feel an inarguable pull to nurture, guide, and mentor the evolutions of others, regardless of what they have to offer them.  Leaders don’t look down, on those who look up to … Read more

Life 101: Led by Mama B

Once upon a time, my mom was a sinfully gifted country-pop singer and songwriter. The pitter-patter of her perfectly manicured fingers dancing across the keys is the score to my youth. As they sent echoes of notes swirling down the hallway. I was about four years old, my parents had divorced and Mama took to … Read more

Stoner Stereotypes and Science

Cannabis, or Marijuana, has had a residencency at the round tables of philosophy, religion, and medicine since 2000 B.C.E.. Long before the socio political revolutions of the counter cultures of the 1960s and 70s, that served as a catalyst of exploration. When both cause, and consciousness, caused a generation to ask questions of a system … Read more

Sandow Caesar and Success

Success is an interesting metric. A bit like love, it is difficult to define as the meaning is subjectively derived. In a digital age, we are subjected to montages of monumental purchases, of disproportionate monetary value. Leaving humans — that are currently chasing down their demons and dreams — left to feel less than enough. … Read more

Life is Like a Tattoo

I have family members that loathe the looks of permanent ink — particularly on their first born. Assuming it tarnishes the purity of flesh they used to pinch, smooch, and squeeze. Tattoos illustrations on a canvas foreign to all of us. A meat suit we were placed in — and told to love. To treat … Read more

Thunder

It’s been almost a year since the rumble of Irma’s clouds chased us all the way back to West Coast — as it was the only flight left as the projected Cat. 5 barreled toward our Tampa Bay. Just days before she courted our waters, our ever-inprogress-home crumbled.  Our ceiling had fallen. Yes, the sky … Read more