How to be okay with losing yourself during transition periods and evolving from ideas about a static self. Touching on the Teachings of Don Juan on the four natural enemies on the path to becoming a person of knowledge.
The magic of storytelling and its elements, through an original spoken word poem, "Sleeping in Kyiv." And a visualization that asks you how you storytell, within.
After re-locating to Kyiv, Ukraine for 6 months, I'm sharing what I've packed in my travellin' briefcase. What does responsible international development work look like? How do you avoid losing yourself?
What is the Generational Gap and why does it hurt? How does it affect our decision-making? What does it mean to balance survival and self-actualization?
How do viral videos objectify the people in the video and you as the watcher? What aren't we asking when we form a conclusion from a sensationalized video? What does a 900-year old quote have to do with any of this?
Remembering the value of our thoughts, and what we choose to think about. What or who controls your mindshare? How can we reclaim our thoughts using the principle of unlearning?
How often do you think about your own death? Does our intellectual (mis)understanding of death push us further from a direct 'knowing' of it? How can we create differently by factoring the possibility of sudden death into the calculation of daily deci...
“One of the last things man will surrender is his suffering” Ivanovich Gurdjieff How do we identify with our suffering, how do we let it go? Is our social justice rooted in our anger, shame, and fear? By letting go of suffering,
I’ll be exploring personality, what drives us, how our basic fears play into the patterns of our minds, the realm of the unconscious. I’ve come across the Enneagram, an ancient symbol that’s been applied to systematically help people like you and me di...
Nicholas Taleb's book on antifragility. (2) Reframe your identity, lessons I drew from exposure to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan