Money: Who Needs It?

Money: Who Needs It?

I don’t care about making money.  When I was in high school, I said that by the age of 25, I would be making $250k.  A little over half a year into my 30s, and that amount looks a lot closer to my law school debt than my income.  But, you know what?  I’m okay with that.  The more days that we spend on this earth, the less possessions we keep,

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Silencing the Ego, Part 2

Silencing the Ego, Part 2

Check out Part 1: Silencing the Ego   Think of the ego as a ventriloquist dummy.  Stuff it into a suitcase. Every time it speaks, just picture it getting muffled by the folding and closing of the suitcase. Eventually, it gets so quiet, you’re left with nothing but stillness. Your higher self is ruling both of them, itself and the ego.   But your ego is like the dummy, always having

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Silencing the Ego

Silencing the Ego

Trying to silence your ego is like running into the middle of the street and standing in oncoming traffic. The outer world is the moving traffic.  It’s constantly changing and there’s always some movement going on, even if it’s unnoticeable. Sometimes traffic seems like it’s not going anywhere at all and things aren’t changing, and then BAM!, a second later and you’re moving full speed again. The outer world is

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Short Poem: I Am

Short Poem: I Am

I paint, but I am not a painter I dance, but I am not a dancer  I write, but I am not a writer I clean, but I am not a maid I have parents, but I am not a child I have a husband, but I am not a wife I say stupid things, but I am not dumb I say smart things, but I am not intelligent  I

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Car Camping: Day 1

Car Camping: Day 1

As we shut our trunk, jumped in the car, and drove away, I remember feeling lighter with every turn of the wheel.  “Can you see alright?” I asked Boris, as I once again looked back at our car load of crap and started thinking about what I could’ve left behind.  “Yeah, it’s good babe.” Ahh.  Just the confirmation I needed to relax, turn back around and enjoy the ride. Leaving

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Changes

Changes

I want to be lighter. I don’t want to let fear take over my life any longer. In fact, starting now, I will use more powerful statements.  No more “I want to” or “I wish”.  Instead there will be more of “I will” and “I can’t wait to”. For my entire life, I’ve lived under an umbrella of fear. I’m not exactly sure of why that is.  Or maybe I

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Packing: The Struggle

Packing: The Struggle

It was a little after 5:00pm when we drove off into the sunset.  It was the start of our car camping journey and we had zero ideas of what to expect.  Would we love it?  Would we hate it?  Would we come back traumatized after only a day or would we fall head over heels and be on the road for years?  Everything was open-ended and unplanned.  We had no idea

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Life Saving Questions

Life Saving Questions

Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic… but hear me out.   We all know that there is nothing more dangerous to our bodies than anger.  A body filled with anger will self-destruct, and the process is not fun! Anger is normally not even directly related to the event, person, or phrase that brings it on.  Anger is ultimately an issue within ourselves.  Anger is something that we need to understand,

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If the World Were Blind…

If the World Were Blind…

And, if the whole world were blind, would we hate each other by the sounds of our voices?  “Wow, look at that girl, she’s so dark.” “Did you see that thing on his head, what is that a towel?” “I can’t believe she was wearing that dress, I could see all her rolls hanging out.” “Why is that dude wearing a wig? What type of shit is that?  When Did

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The Craziest Thing

The Craziest Thing

Recently, I had a friend from my past contact me and it brought on a lot of emotions.  They weren’t even negative ones, but it made me deal with something that I have truthfully been dreading for over a year.  More than a year ago, I did something crazy.  Well, I’ve done a lot of crazy things, but most of them have been with Boris as a team.  However, I did one

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