And Here I Thought I Knew What Heartbreak Felt Like… Opening to a Space of Love

For the past week I feel like I have been carrying a mini pool of tears under my eyes, just waiting to bubble out were it not for my focused attention to withhold. Fighting back the tears until a single one escapes and rolls down my face. Barely holding them off until I get back home to my camper and feel safe to let them out. One thing I have […]

Cultural Creatives and Creative Investment: A New Economic Model of Support

Why is creativity important in the face of today’s enormous social, ecological, and global crisis? What kind of opportunity is being born through such crises? Do solutions exist that have the potential to transform the planet and create the more beautiful world we dream of? We live in a world where the monetization of life has reached its extreme; a world where nearly all of the relationships that once existed […]

Lurking in the Shadows: An Exploration of Judgment

Do you ever notice yourself thinking thoughts or continuing behaviours that you, at other moments, wish you didn’t? Perhaps we aren’t even aware of these behavioural/thought patterns, save for the clarity of insight at other times. I¬†wonder. Why do I think those thoughts? Why do I keep¬†doing that? Once my awareness kicks in, perhaps through an other expressing their truth to me, or maybe an emotion I feel within, something […]

Trash Transformation Story #5 – A Mess Culture

Yesterday morning started with a crystal clear blue sky day. The sun had already begun warming the air and ground. I set out to collect the trash in the beautiful park nearby. Songbird choirs rejoiced as they found an abundant breakfast in the lagoon. After a while of collecting from the path and in some areas requiring a little bushwhacking, I switched gears into creating mode. Gathering the decaying plants […]

The Art of Feedback: Deconstructing Truth Through Humility

When I think back on my life I observe many moments in which I react to words spoken and written to me from others. Often, these reactionary instances arise when the other person is expressing a truth to me that I do not want to hear. I get defensive. I get angry. I take it personally. Sometimes these truths are simply fears that I myself am thinking, and yet do […]

Nature Art Trash Transformation Q&A

Since posting my next mission to travel into Baja, Mexico and collect garbage along the highway with the intention of transforming it into nature art, I have received a ton of wonderful feedback. I am excited to hear from all of the people who are in support of the clean-up. Part of my life journey is to find forms of service that balance my desire to do something that I […]

Nature Art Trash Transformation in Baja, Mexico

For quite some time now I have practiced living life one step at a time. In May of 2013 I left my homecity of 26 years in a camper I named Magic. I chose a direction and let the journey unfold, planning rarely more than a week in advance. The plans I did make always turned out different than I thought they would, so they were usually quite flexible. East […]

A Letter to No One

Straight from the heart. That’s where creativity flows from. It’s straight from where life emanates. When we pick up the pen and just start writing. When we let whatever is wanting to be expressed out into the world. It’s rude. It’s raw. It’s ugly. It’s hard to hear. It’s not fun to see. It’s necessary. It’s most challenging to feel. It’s right now. It’s presence. It’s truth. It loops and […]

Repurposing Creativity: Making the Transition to Adulthood

As I stood on the soft, damp ground in my bare feet, I found myself immersed in the reflective and present moment experience that only an act of creativity can birth. Making what I call “Nature Art” opens me up to a level of joy that few activities are able to match. I love the process and I am unattached to the outcome. I understand Now that we are creative […]

Money Is. A Dive Into the Magic of Symbol

Money is… How many different ways can you finish that statement? What is money to you? We all have a different way to answer such a question, and this is why I find money to be such a fascinating topic of discussion. Every individual has a unique relationship to the symbol of money – formed and transformed throughout our lives – and this is why a conversation about money becomes […]