“So yoga’s not your thing. Cool. What DO you love?” . . He’s gruff. Prickly. His demeanor as lackluster and muted as his fading blue-collar uniform. Our normal interaction consists of mere grunts – each more inconvenient than the last. … Continued
“I’ve come here every weekend for the past 15 years.” . . We’re soaking in hot springs. Tucked away in a micro-pocket of paradise, basking in the bliss of our desert oasis. My new friend is a Latino man in … Continued
“I wanted my poem to be, like, inspiring, ya know? For other girls. Cuz they gotta learn, but also it’s not always gonna be easy. So I changed my poem a little bit from my own story. Like, with … Continued
“WOOF. Smells like teen spirit!” are my first thoughts entering the room. Which couldn’t be more accurate. It’s midday in a cramped middle school classroom. On a San Diego September afternoon. During the Santa Ana heatwave. Inhale too … Continued
So when things start to feel a little rough-and-tumble, go street on your doubts. Thug Romance-style. Get a little gangster on your hesitations. Take your fears into a headlock and hug them so hard, love them so bravely that every roadblock, restriction, and hold-up you’ve placed around your heart is emancipated into the light.