where were you born?

"where are you visiting us from?" the man asked as i walked into the studio."here," i said. "i live here in guadalajara.""yes, ok, but where were you born?"this is a very important question in mexican culture.i'm not totally sure why (and believe me, i've asked), but where you're born is a pretty critical piece of information here in a way it[...]
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what the fuck i actually eat, and how this came to be.

content warning: disordered eating, relapse, and depression. let me begin by saying this is a delicate subject, inflammatory for many. and ultimately, my mantra with food (and life) is death to absolutism.adaptability is the height of evolution. although i do adhere to a functional medicine-based approach to eating, i do not believe there[...]
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homecoming.

the thing about home.there is an assumption that it is a synonym for "where you come from." and for me, that's just never been the case. i left saigon almost exactly a year ago. most days, i'm still not sure how i feel about it. still not sure i've ever really "processed" it. and i am completely sure that i don't know[...]
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new moons, destruction, and the power of intention.

some things just feel like ceremony to me. they drop me into a space of ritual, a space of deep listening, a space of allowing. coffee, for instance. igniting the kettle to boil the water (and usually light my palo santo). opening the bag of ground beans and sticking my nose inside. taking my first cup black, always. letting the french pre[...]
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