Anger: A Blessing in Disguise

I never thought I’d be developing relationships with people whose opinions I didn’t agree with, who didn’t necessarily like me very much, and whose very presence dialed up my internal anger settings to full blast. I also never thought there would come a day where I would be thankful for having these people in my life…. [Read More]

Cold Showers: A Necessary Evil

If you can’t handle a few minutes of being cold, what can you really handle in life? There’s a fine line between sadomasochism and personal growth. My morning cold showers are certainly a little bit of both. Standing underneath my shower moments before I turn it to full blast, I question whether or not I truly am sadomasochistic. As… [Read More]

What’s in My Backpack? How to Pack for Backpack Filmmaking…

The hardest part of backpacking around the world might be figuring out what to pack. I mean, how often do you think about how many pairs of underwear you’ll need for an entire year?!?! To make my situation slightly (read: a shit ton) more complicated was that my global adventure wasn’t just a leisurely getaway, even… [Read More]

10 Things I Learned in Africa

I boarded my flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Johannesburg, South Africa with both anxiety and excitement flowing intensely through my body. Africa had always been an enigma to me, so knowing that I had six countries on my African itinerary made me feel that I’d at least have some opportunity to uncover some of… [Read More]

Ayahuasca: Everyone Should Take the Medicine (part 3)

Amazing things happen when you set aside preconceived notions about life and what’s suppose to happen and surrender to the constant flow of life. Trying to control every aspect of your life is like paddling upstream in a little row boat against the thundering currents of a river. It’s hard, taxing, and unnecessary. It may be scary, but… [Read More]

Ayahuasca: Everyone Should Take the Medicine (part 2)

Plenty of people consider Ayahuasca to be just another drug, but others consider it a potent and powerful medicine. As always, it always has to do with context, intention, and setting. If you use any substance to escape reality or avoid uncomfortable emotions, then I’d classify that substance as a drug (of course I’m referring here to recreational… [Read More]

Ayahuasca: Everyone Should Take the Medicine (part 1)

Writing about my Ayahuasca experience was much more difficult than I originally thought it would be. Many times I deleted a draft and thought it best not to write anything at all. Part of me was scared for revealing to the world that I experimented with what some consider ‘just another hallucinogenic drug’. Having built my personal and… [Read More]

5 Reasons to Meditate while you Travel

What’s the right way to travel? Is there a specific formula to follow? A certain length of time to spend in a certain location? Or a specific amount of activities? These questions have popped into my head on more than one occasion during our trip around the world. We’re visiting over 30 countries in just… [Read More]

Healthy Pancake Recipe

The breakfast favorite has returned – with a healthy pancake recipe! Actually, to be honest, the breakfast favorite has finally arrived. At least for me. Growing up I didn’t eat pancakes. Not because I was a healthy kid, which I certainly was not. I ate so much candy as a child, my baby teeth ended… [Read More]

3 Reasons Why Traveling is the Epitome of Mindful Living

If you have a bucket list, chances are that traveling is a central theme of your list. Scratch that. It’s an absolute certainty that traveling defines your list. Outside of a few skills, hobbies, and odd languages-to-learn thrown into the mix, visiting, and experiencing far-off lands provides the muse for all of the hard work… [Read More]