permaneō // art i am

I [actively] endure. The latin verb of permanence. The root of devotion and survival. It’s a commitment, an honor to oneself, a statement of certainty. Not just an I Will, but a whole spirited, I Am. Permaneō resonates with an anima, any one thing can identify with a self, if it is so given. And…

morning, joe

What the world would be like without COFFEE… Who’s to say really? Legends say coffee has been magically energizing the human experience for centuries. If you look around in today’s global social media culture, the exposure coffee has found is only exceeding, maybe due to dipping in its own enchanting potion? Regardless of its means,…

why you should work in guest service at least once

Each of us has to work with people at some point in our lives. We have to interact with them in school, in groups such as sports teams or projects; we have to say hi to the cashier at Starbucks so that maybe she’ll get our order right. Out of the gate, our first jobs…

golden handcuffs

We’ve all been there, functioning day to day in a mundane job that gives you simply a really decent paycheck. For so many that’s enough; money is the ultimate goal, it makes our world go round and the rip tide of bills less traumatizing. Yet, what about for those of us who find overwhelming joy…

the things that carry us

It’s truly difficult to put into words the profound sentimental value that a pair of roller-skates has held in my life. I was gifted these roller-skates almost two decades ago, as a young teenager they were my ticket to freedom. My vehicle to independence, my expression of the free spirit I believed I was, the…

march for meaning

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. Political activist has never been an identity that has resonated with me. Political activists are super charged, fiery personalities that believe fiercely in the rights of their own and the unwavering dedication to change how they are perceived in government. There is true honor…

i am apotropaic

There are countless dictations of the golden rule; the most practiced religions in our world each have had at least one prophet that proclaimed this manifesto of compassion. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. The erudite scholar, Karen Armstrong, who has studied multiple religions and their pedagogy for decades, has…