5 easy ways to travel like a pro*

From 2012-2014, I worked and lived abroad as a community health volunteer with the  U.S. Peace Corps in Mozambique  (coastal country in South East Africa). During my service, I took advantage of my location and set out to travel as much as I could. Unfortunately, I went abroad with minimal savings and was only receiving…

fears

My four year old nephew, Isaiah, is in pre-k and working on his numbers. He’s also been asking a lot of questions about death lately. He asks, “how old is grandma? how old are people when they die? It’s interesting to see that he’s nervous and trying to figure out this concept of death. I remember…

  Balam. the fiercest predator in the Americas and major emblem of Mesoamerican culture. representative of strength, foresight and the ability to move between different worlds. *Adaptation of Dr.Lakra’s ‘Balam’ by L.A. based artist and fellow Bruin, Rafa Esparza. Tattooist- Riptide Tattoos by Kevin Hinton  

cynicism

  “It’s easier to be cynical…”  It’s easy to shut yourself off and pretend that you are “dead on the inside.” It’s easier to shut off the anxiety and discomfort that comes with dealing with emotions. Easier than dealing with hurt, anger, betrayal. It’s easier to close yourself off… to give up on a happier…