The Resistance Monster

Life as a writer is tough. There are numerous books that shine a light on the writing process and I have read them all. This was a beloved method of procrastination that I subscribed to for many years. These books have a way of making you feel like the second you finish them you are going to run to the page and write with the fury of a reporter on deadline. … More The Resistance Monster

Adventures in Vipassana Meditation (aka that time I wore sweatpants for 10 consecutive days)

I had heard about Vipassana from my boss. The first four times he brought it up I nodded silently while thinking you’ve got to be fucking crazy. For some reason, the fifth time he brought it up, I noticed a shift and was suddenly open to the idea. Within an hour I had found the website and located a time and place that was far enough in the future that it would still feel far away for some time. Those six months dissolved at rapid speed and before I knew it I was schlepping my way to San Francisco. … More Adventures in Vipassana Meditation (aka that time I wore sweatpants for 10 consecutive days)

Bali is Trying to Kill Me: Food

‘Bali is trying to kill you.’ My co-workers joke. I am in Bali for five weeks with my work team which consists of myself and two very experienced travelers. My co-workers have lived in various foreign, sometimes extremely dangerous countries and find my chronic Bali-induced disorientation amusing. It’s not that I haven’t experienced travel in my life, … More Bali is Trying to Kill Me: Food

How to Live in San Francisco (you don’t even have to go to Burning Man!)

Hello friends!  I would like to dedicate this post to all of the wonderful and interesting people I have met during my years of living in the beautiful Bay Area ❤ My husband and I are coming up on the second anniversary of piling the poor Subaru up with our belongings and setting out to … More How to Live in San Francisco (you don’t even have to go to Burning Man!)