October 3, 2020

After reading a beautiful book entitled The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martin Prechtel, I wrote this piece for Thrive Global. 

The central notion of this work is that we have lost the capacity to authentically grieve, and it is only by finding it again that we can fully celebrate beauty and all that we love.

April 1, 2020

I am inspired by Peter Wohlleben's lovely book, "The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate". In these unprecedented times we would be well served to learn from the wisdom of forests. Here is a piece I wrote for Thrive Global about it.

March 9, 2020

I wrote this piece for Thrive Global after reflecting on how to sit with the uncertainty that is all around us. Being proactive, not reactive, is one way to take charge of what you have control over. 

January 6, 2020

Want to create a sense of well-being in yourself and others? Try this easy practice.

October 10, 2019

Here is a piece I wrote for Thrive Global on how eco-unfriendly eco-friendly disposable items can be.

August 21, 2019

Now that hemp can be grown and sold across state lines, its wide-ranging benefits are being rediscovered. While legalization of marijuana may still be a divisive topic, legalization and promotion of hemp agriculture should not be.

Hemp, like marijuana, is a species of cannabis. Unlike marijuana, it has only trace amounts of the psychoactive substance THC. Hemp will not get y...

July 31, 2019

Here is a piece I wrote for Thrive Global about my own efforts to travel with greater intention. 

June 12, 2019

Here is a piece I wrote for Thrive Global that explores how New York City needs to think about development in terms of what the land can withstand, rather than what developers find most profitable. In the past year I became involved in advocating for a toxic but beloved neighborhood, Gowanus, Brooklyn. Creative communities had worked for years to make it a vibrant community...

April 10, 2019

It seems like I've seen news about suicide several times a

week over the past month. I wrote this piece for Thrive Global to contribute to an important discussion of what to do if we are concerned about someone. There is a myth that bringing up the topic of suicide can somehow make things worse. This is not true. In fact, many times people feel relief. Hope you find this he...

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