If growth is something you seek, you will perpetually be working towards and waiting for something. As humans, we are ill equipt to deal with the unknown. We prefer safety, comfort and the magic power to endlessly control our environments. If we don’t know what our future holds, and who of us really has a […]Read more "The pain and power in waiting"
When does it become less about nationalism and more about humanism?
“Refugees are our future spouses, best friends, our next soul mate, the drummer in our children’s band, our next colleague, Miss Iceland 2022, the carpenter who finally fixes our bathroom, the chef in the cafeteria, the fireman, the hacker and the television host.”
Look deeply into my eyes & let’s drink.
The very first word I learned in Swedish was smörgåsbord. I learned it from my dad as a kid. The second word, skål (pronounced skol), I wouldn’t learn for another decade or so. We said it often while drinking beer out of coffee mugs in Ecuador.Read more "Nature, Crayfish and Swedish Drinking Culture"
I tend to have an aha moment when I am fully immersed in ordinary things liking folding laundry or brushing my teeth. It happens during these moments of absolute presence when my mind is calm and quiet enough to let the insights and clarity come through. I had an aha moment the other day while riding my bike from the yoga […]Read more "My AHA (Love) Moment"
Join S.O.U.L. and Global Giving as we #GivetoBuild the Iganga Educational Center!!! As you may know, my time volunteering and then working with S.O.U.L. Uganda for over two years has had a very profound impact on my life. The faces and places of Uganda visit my mind daily and I am so often reminded of the […]Read more "Forgo the latte today and help S.O.U.L. #GivetoBuild"
Monday marked five weeks in Sweden. Unlike being in other countries where there is a significant cultural difference, acclimating to life in Sweden has been fairly easy. The biggest undertaking I can forsee, besides getting to stay for longer than 90 days, will be learning the language. It will require retraining my mouth to make new and […]Read more "Welcome to Sweden"
As I stepped off the plane the humidity enveloped me like a blanket. The scent of smoke filled my nostrils. Memories flashed through my mind. I took a deep breath and the edges of my mouth curled upwards. I went through Customs, a procedure I have done twice at this airport before. The only difference […]Read more "Isucayo – Welcome back – 6 weeks back in Uganda"
Never has a year passed so quickly and left me in a such a state of awe. My connection to the world has become less about the intellect and rather about the heart. I wonder if we are meant to explore and experience the world in a perpetual state of awe. Things seem less clearly […]Read more "Farewell for now, Uganda #flashbacktodecember"
At an ashram tucked away in Rishikesh, India, a Swami beckoned us over for a post dinner chat. My demeanor remained calm, as my heart sped up slightly. His peaceful yet powerful presence emanated from his long white beard and white robe. He handed us peanuts (as dessert), one at a time, and inquired about […]Read more "American Living & Ashram Reflections"
There are so many, limitless in fact, ways to see and experience the world. For a long time, I have (blissfully) been some what self-righteous about my open mind. Yes, I understood that there were many ways to interact with the material world but recently I have become acutely aware and open to experiencing another’s […]Read more "life after the village // back hOMe"