Solo Travel: The Antidote for Codependence

Solo travel is, at it’s core, selfish. Not in a negative way, just in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. If that’s too hard a semantics pill for you to swallow then feel free to use the term self-oriented–it’s all the same to me. I’m living in a sustainable community on the Coromandel peninsula at the moment–my second

Un-becoming a human-doing.

I’ve just arrived to Mana Yoga Retreat Center where I’ll be spending the next month working & playing & resting & learning & connecting & practicing, but mostly resting. I settled into my first of many New Zealand homes here in the Manaia hills and I felt this unshakable sense of restlessness. I wracked my

This is the year.

Today I’m entering into 2017 so deeply connected to my truth, that nothing needs orchestrating. This is the year I become a physician, the year that I officially join the field of Emergency Medicine. This is the year I move to a place I’ve never lived without anyone I’ve ever known beside me. This is

Set-Backs & Steps-Forward.

“Have you ever experienced burnout?” the program director asks me. “Of course,” I answer. “Tell me about it,” he says. I’m interviewing for a residency position in Emergency Medicine and I could just cry I’m so happy this question is being asked–and by a program director, no less. The notes section of my phone and

A Meditation for Remembering

Find a comfortable supported place to sit where the light falls softly (if it doesn’t, light a candle). Let the spine grow long, reaching the crown of the head towards the sky. Pick your shoulders up to your ears and then relax them down and away. Blink the eyes closed gently and settle in. Now, start to

Saucha: Cleanliness is next to godliness…or is it?

Sutra 2.40 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tells us that through cleanliness and purity of the body and mind we naturally move toward the divine and away from the external physical world. Essentially, it’s the “cleanliness is next to godliness” yoga sutra. This is the first niyama (framework for how we relate to ourselves)–Saucha–and

Waking Up Through Heart Break.

I’ve never seen any transformation in my life that didn’t begin with someone getting tired of their own bullshit.” – Liz Gilbert Once upon a time I gave my heart to a man. And I gave it to a woman, my best friend. And actually I gave my heart to just about anyone who needed

Things Currently Feeding My Soul (That might fill yours too) – Media version

This video: A really, really powerful article on the disheartening disparities of global health (also that the author is a medical student & that these are the kinds of people shaping our healthcare future) Photography that so perfectly captures what it is to be human, what it is to love and what it is to