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July 2, 2020

The date is June 22, 2017. I'm in Himachal Pradesh, the northern tip of India, near Pakistan's border. It's about 6 a.m., and I'm getting into a local taxi, heading to a small town called Saloh, which I recently found out was where my dad was born. 

I just finished spen...

June 26, 2020

The easiest way for me to tell stories is by using phases of my life and sharing some context so you can put yourself in my shoes. This particular story takes place at an incredibly transitory point in my life. I was in my late 20’s, running two businesses, burning mys...

March 23, 2020

Last week I posted a piece about how I'm spending my time during this unique point in human history. Because of that post, I had a few people reach out to me, saying they were inspired to try new and different things with their extra time. I asked if they wanted me to...

March 16, 2020

It's a unique time in history; it calls for changed behavior. If someone told us that we'd get a 2-3 week "break" from work or social interactions/obligations, then we'd probably think there'd be a lot of downtime to do a countless number of things. Also, if we knew al...

November 19, 2019

Do you ever catch yourself drifting into a completely random train of thoughts and wonder why you just thought those things? Our inner voices are super powerful and can take over if we don’t consciously take control.

Zoning out, or daydreaming, is so...

October 21, 2019

"How do you get an empathetic child? You get an empathetic child not by trying to teach the child and admonish the child to be empathetic; you get an empathetic child by being empathetic with the child. The child's understanding of relationships can only be from the re...

October 16, 2017

With everything that's going on in the world right now, it's understandable for people to question the signs of the universe. Are we being punished by Mother Nature or God (or whomever) for something we've done? Are these recent hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and fir...

August 10, 2017

"The obstacles in our way are only two, though caused in various ways, namely, dullness and distraction (avarana and vikshepa)....The first step is to be intensely active, so that idleness and laziness are entirely banished from life."

-J.C. Chatterji (Indologist)

Have y...

July 4, 2017

This is a follow-up to my last post, in case you haven’t read it.

Friday, May 19 at approximately 7:00 in the morning, I published the original article about the school where I was teaching. Within six hours of publishing, we had raised half of what was needed to put a...

May 18, 2017

Five weeks of teaching at a school in Nepal and the most popular questions (rightfully so) from my friends and family back home have been:

“How’s it going so far?”

“Is it everything you expected?”

“Do you feel fulfilled or enlightened yet?”

Okay, maybe the third one is a b...

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