Looking at Yourself in the Best Light

Light changes the atmosphere. It can create a feeling of warmth and just as easily, when adjusted a mere increment in either direction, change that warmth to intensity or a cool remove of passion on the landscape of a face. Light isn’t a mask but a conveyor of possibilities and perspectives–all of which are true….

Introversion or Inauthenticity?

Introversion or Inauthenticity? Either way, I hate(d) myself in groups. The conflation of shyness and/or social awkwardness with introversion irks me. Introverts are people who are depleted by prolonged interactions with others. They typically eschew small talk and superficial interaction, favoring having a repartee with a small group of people or one-on-one. You can practically…

Chopping as a Form of Meditation

Many espouse the belief that meditation, when done consistently, boasts tremendous benefits to overall health and well-being. But what is meditation, exactly? The ultimate goal of the practice is mindfulness, undoubtedly a term with which many are familiar. Mindfulness, simply put, is presence. It’s occupying the very moment you are in while you are in…