I write to encourage perspective. I write to challenge readers to really peel back the layers of their mind and get their hands dirty. Our brains are fascinating and even moreso when we dive deep into their depths.
4 Reasons to Build with Pallet Wood
Welcome to 2020, the year of wake-up calls and healthy reminders. One of those reminders is to stay on top of your finances and save money where you can. Arguably one of the best ways to save is by building instead of buying, and using recycled materials to build is icing on the cake. Not only will it save you money, but it’s a step in the right direction in creating a more self-sustainable lifestyle.
It's Time to Update Your Mental Maps
"The first rule of life: Be here now." - Laurence Gonzales What do you do when Instagram isn’t loading properly, or your Amazon app won’t open? ‘My internet is on and Safari is just fine. Maybe it needs to be updated.’ Your thumbs mosey on over to the app store and low-and-behold, it needs to be updated. We fixed some pesky bugs and made some improvements so the app works more smoothly. *UPDATE*.
Life Isn't Lived on a Screen
I sat in our new rocking chair we bought in preparation for our baby, angled so my view was directly outside. I was hit with flashbacks to my grandpa's ranch in rural Missouri. The patio faced endless rolling hills as you’d see in a Bob Ross painting; dotted with bison, patches of forest, and ponds splotched in the valleys. Chunks of my childhood summers were spent here, but in my memory I feel as though it was my true home.
Why We Need Halloween This Year
Honestly, how did we make it this far? This year has been nothing short of a tumultuous roller coaster made of rotting wood with no seatbelt. We approached 2020 with such high aspirations: Valentines: Friday, Cinco de Mayo was on Taco Tuesday, 4th of July: Saturday, Halloween: Saturday, Christmas: Friday.
4 Must-Haves for Sustainable Coffee Brewing
It’s become increasingly important to be intentional regarding our footprint on the planet. Living a sustainable lifestyle requires an assessment of our daily habits, our areas of waste, and where positive changes can be made. Following these four steps will set you up for a wonderfully sustainable coffee brewing process.
Self-Sustainable Mind, Self-Sustainable Life
Don’t ever forget these things: The nature of the world. My nature. How I relate to the world. What proportion of it I make up. That you are part of nature, and no one can prevent you from speaking and acting in harmony with it, always. -Marcus Aurelius
The 5 Days of Kilimanjaro
I reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 6:48 AM on July 7, 2016. The sun emerged over the convexed horizon as my labored breaths and pounding heart powered my body to the peak. In one moment, five days’ efforts came to an apex of adrenaline and pure exhilaration. There I was, about 11,000 feet closer to the sun than I had ever been before (the summit is 19,341 feet in elevation). I swear I could hear the Earth creak like a medieval drawbridge, rotating under its own weight.
The Best Non-Toxic Morning Routine
“When you first rise in the morning tell yourself: I will encounter busybodies, ingrates, egomaniacs, liars, the jealous, and cranks.” -Marcus Aurelius.