downtown los angeles

LA Gets Me Every Time

Los Angeles means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But for me, it will always be home. And because it’s my home, it makes me sad when I hear so many misconceptions. Growing up, whenever I visited another state, others assumed I was an actress or a surfer. Those were my…

britt and hugh

10 Years of Marriage…We Never Saw it Coming

Mr. H and I swore we would never get married to anyone. We didn’t buy into everlasting love or soul mates or whatever you want to call it. We thought all of that was complete and total bullshit. At the time I had a ton of piercings, in every imaginable part of my ears. I remember enjoying…

breaking bad

The Life Enthusiast Chronicles with Mike

Last month Zen from Zen Scribbles reminded us never to lose sight of the child in ourselves, to enjoy things that makes us happy—no matter what they are, no matter hold old we are. In my monthly series, The Life Enthusiast Chronicles, magnificent human beings from all over talk about what makes them excited to be alive. Today I’m stoked to bring…

oregon waterfalls

The Non-Violent Practice of Productivity

There is a grand difference between being productive and being busy. Though most of us want to be productive, we get trapped in a cycle of busyness. I’m not sure when being busy became such a definitive part of our culture. Somehow it’s synonymous with working hard, when truthfully it’s so toxic that busyness does nothing except beat…