How Fear Helped Me Leave Behind a Life of Self-Sabotage

How Fear Helped Me Leave Behind a Life of Self-Sabotage

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." - Steve Jobs A few years ago, my life was an endless cycle of procrastination, addiction, and self-sabotage. Each morning, I’d wake up with little...

How Cycling Saved my Life

How Cycling Saved my Life

Do you have a dirty secret life as well? Do you do things alone that fill you with shame and self-loathing? Do you have activities and addictions that you want to keep from your loved ones and that if your best friend admitted to them, you would advise that they...

Awakening My Creative Soul

Awakening My Creative Soul

The waiter caught me at a bad time. “Quires más guapa?” (Want anything more, beautiful?) I looked up at him, like a deer caught in the headlights, hunched over my plate and stuffing the last bit of bread into my mouth, after it had been soaked in the mystery sauce on...

4 Practices to Create Lasting Change in Your Life

4 Practices to Create Lasting Change in Your Life

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates Until a few years ago, I had what most people would call a good life. I had a steady and stable job that paid the bills even if it wasn’t that...

Gratitude AGAIN???

Gratitude AGAIN???

When I began the process of examining my life, I didn’t have the intention to achieve life-mastery – I just wanted to be happy. I wanted to make the necessary changes in my life so I could live more simply, have less responsibility and stress, and ultimately have more...

Why I Changed My Name

Why I Changed My Name

Before I got sober, I was a pretty negative person. In my world, the glass wasn’t half-empty, it was all the way empty. My favorite mantra was, “Life’s a bitch and then you die.” Finally, a series of events happened that led me to my drinking bottom, and I got sober...

How I Stopped Binge Eating Using These 3 Things

How I Stopped Binge Eating Using These 3 Things

“Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.”― Bob Marley I can't remember the first time I asked my parents why they named me Adam.  It's been so long I can't remember if their response ("Because we wanted you to have a biblical name") is a direct quote...