I have, for the longest time, thought that I knew exactly what kind of relationship I wanted. I wanted what everybody else was having/wanting. The movie-like fairytale. I wanted all those romantic dates back to back every single day, shower the guy I dated with gifts...

About a year ago, in search for the quietest and most removed places, I discovered old ranger cabins and fire towers scattered all throughout our national parks. I got so excited when I realized you can stay at them, that I got sucked into spending hours...

Someone close to me recently lost a very dear family member. They asked me to handle the task of dissolving this person's assets and addressing those tricky unanticipated end-of-life protocols.  And so couple days later I got the keys and found myself standing in their home. Alone....

The reason why I love solitude so much is because when I am alone in silence I get to actually hear what's going on with me. Living in a city like Los Angeles, it’s almost impossible to find true silence. Even when I try to go on a...

Finding solitude doesn't always mean I am roughing it in the mountains, probably getting dirty etc. Sometimes I like a little luxury and pampering myself a bit while enjoying the silence. Really allowing my body to unwind in a comfortable environment and let go...

I have, and sometimes still struggle with being stuck in one place. Especially as a gay man living in a big city, I got used to a certain uncomfortable comfort. I think it was the familiarity and the false sense of belonging I felt once I  figured out the mechanics of certain social situations/settings...

“I believe that connection is why we’re here. Connection is what gives meaning and purpose to our lives.” (Brene Brown) Yet it’s something we all have a hard time with, especially in this day in time where inauthenticity is celebrated, encouraged and “liked”…Because in order to truly...

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