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Accepting Duality

“I’ve learned a lot from watching moths. You know how they always fly towards the light? They don’t even think that it can damage them. They’ll try so hard to escape the darkness that they’ll fly straight into the flames, burning their wings and destroying themselves in the process. A lot of people do that,…

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Sian Ka’an: Our Tropical Paradise

We dreamed of a perfect beach. It wasn’t a dream we vocalized. When you’re running through the airport doors to get away from the sharpness of the icy air with a bag full of skimpy clothes meant for basking in the sun on the Caribbean coast, there’s always a beach in mind. We wanted a…

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On Disconnection and New Directions

Last summer, I started taking this blog seriously (sort of). I actively tried to get followers, attempted to understand the confusing and often frustrating world of social media, and researched all sorts of internet-related things to build my brand. I never thought I’d make any money off of it, but recognition is one hell of a drug,…

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Why I’ll be Disappearing for a While

I have a dream. A dream of a community that operates on kindness instead of money, where laws are replaced by common sense. A community that tries to do as little damage to the planet is possible. I know these places exist, and now I’ve found one in the hills of Guatemala where I’ll be…

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Why Mexico Was the Right Decision

About a month ago, I got this nagging feeling that maybe I shouldn’t go to Mexico. I’d made plans and promises, so thankfully there was no turning back. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was shooting myself in the foot spending money I barely had on a trip I technically didn’t “need” to…