The B-Word

I don’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t feel a great sense of intensity. Maybe some people are just born with it or maybe it’s just a matter of perception where every decision is weighed with the gravity of the universe in its balance. I have been careless, yes, but even then …

Omega

Nearly three years ago I had a powerful experience that completely altered the direction of my life. In the practice of astral travel (something I had learned to do as a disassociation from my own troubling reality), I experienced something foreign to me and learned that it was the Holy Spirit of the Bible. I …

Fountains

I started 2018 with just three words - faith, communication and service. I had come to a tough realization that my performance-based goals were not serving my highest purpose and committed my year to a quest for balance and grace. My theory was this: that loving others first and foremost is really the essence and …

The TKN Rule

Oceanside, Ca. // ‘I GO BY E.T.’ He yells over the music. ‘Extra terrestrial!” His ocean blue eyes twinkle. ‘But just tell them it means Extra Tender.” He does another burpee. This weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to lead a “fitness experience” on behalf of Reebok at the Supergirl Surf Pro in Oceanside, California …

57 Gravel

Redding, Ca. // "I'm an aspiring geologist," Douggy pulled out another box from the back seat of his dingy old sedan and set it on the trunk deck. A tackle box and some larger Tupperware containers already sat open, overflowing onto the mobile workbench of well-worn gold paint. A few unique shapes caught my eye, …

What If

Medford, Oregon // “What if we all broke open?” This is the question that Lu Crenshaw woke up with one morning last year and the question I found myself asking last week in a short visit to check out Camp 17. With a vision that is quickly outgrowing their community of Medford, Oregon, Lu and …

Puzzle Queen

San Diego, Ca // Evelyn is my roommate. She's 91 years old but she still wants to ride a hot air balloon someday. When I moved in a few weeks ago, her 500-piece Christmas puzzle was still mostly disassembled and she told me it would probably take a couple of months for her to complete …

Naked 

We all hide. We clothe ourselves daily in the curtains of our family, culture, and personality. We adorn ourselves in the robes we’ve been given or the ones we’ve gathered along the way. We’ve all seen that we’re naked. But beaneath that fabric, you’re still bare. Behind a veil, you will be blind. Unbutton your …