I’ve always been fascinated by how, as human beings, we function and show up in the world. What makes us click and feel alive and fulfilled? What gets in our way? Why does it sometimes feel like we’re sabotaging ourselves? Why do we end up in situations and patterns that we know, deep down, are not healthy or serving us? What is our place, and what does it mean to have a good life or a life well spent?

Finding the answer to these burning questions is at the center of what I do and who I am. And when I need direction, my personal compass guides me to the following wisdom:

  • Life is finite and requires choices to be made about what is important to us and who we want to be. It is a truth in front of us all, but we tend to forget it.

  • We are what we pay attention to. Discovering what deserves our attention requires reflection and practice. Both are essential qualities to cultivate.

  • Those seeking a path have work to do. While we do it alone, we don’t have to be lonely.

  • We are and will always be a work in progress. At the same time, it is our right to honor and appreciate what we see in the mirror every day.

Walking through the labyrinth of life, there are a handful of things I always bring with me: a seeker spirit, an ungovernable curiosity, an untarnished sense of wonder, a ton of books, and whatever tickles my imagination and speaks of beauty.