In the Olympic National Forest, I awoke at dawn before my campmates to sneak in a run along the Hoh River. Cool air lay heavy and damp and thick upon the forest. The light was dim, but growing with every passing minute. I was minding my own breath with each stride on the soft trail […]Read More A Brief Encounter
A Personal Essay on Hawaii In the winter of 2010, I traveled to Hawai’i with a school program, having never been before. During the time, I had no idea how this experience would impact my life. I now live here and consider it home. This place has shaped me profoundly, and I have discovered much […]Read More Breath of the Hill
View this post on Instagram Ecopsychology asks us to inquire into the realm of the unknown; as the Hero steps through into a world of uncertainty, danger, and risk. It asks of us to become whole by recognizing what we've lost, finding it, and returning. The Hero awaits. #radicalecopsychology #mythology #psyche #nature #jameshillman #carljung #freud […]Read More The Hero Awaits
There are many attitudes on life we can adapt that will ultimately dictate how we go about living our individual lives. These attitudes are essentially what we choose to focus on in the perception of our experiences. This is where philosophy plays a critical role in the task of bringing peace and balance into a […]Read More Life is a Game: The Practice of Non-attachment.
We went to church a handful of times. I recall the the usual holiday traditions involving scattered visits to that indoor space where organs blare holy tunes and voices echo in chambered ceilings. I remember talks of Jesus, palms and candles, crackers and grape juice, a book of hymns, and always that man standing in […]Read More Tuesday: I Was Raised an Atheist (but grew up Christian).