The Bath That Changed My Life

There haven’t been a lot of experiments on why we get random insights in the bathroom but psychology does have a theory that describes a mental state that seems to foment these kinds of thoughts. It’s called the default mode network.

“You become less aware of your environment and more aware of your internal thoughts,” said John Kounios

The Pain Of Forgiveness

It’s painful revisiting and processing what hurt you. Letting go isn’t any easier but if you don’t, they win. Again.

Breakfast Thoughts: Healing Or Coping?

Hanging out with smart women is one of the most enjoyable things for me, and as usual, I had one of the most insightful conversations on trauma when I had breakfast with one of my favorite women over the weekend. I learned pretty early to ‘suck it up and move on’ and so sometimes I…

A Little Love But Never Enough Love

“Next time he speaks to me like that I’ll leave” “Next time he stands me up I’ll leave” “Next time I ask what exactly we’re doing and he doesn’t give a good enough answer I’m leaving”

But you never do. Do you? Because there’s something poetic about that kind of love right? Because you just need to endure it a little longer it’ll all end well? No?


You may have seen pictures of Île de Gorée in the background of photos of the Obama family, Stevie Wonder, even Nelson Mandela.
Designated as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Gorée is an ironic cocktail of pain and beauty.

Connect With Yourself

For the longest time, I had the poorest relationship with myself. I sought external validation while my inner dialogue was critical, harsh and negative. I suffered very badly from the famous “imposter syndrome”. I didn’t even know who I was under all the layers of guilt, expectation, and anxiety I had built up around me. It…

How To Eat Street Food Anywhere In The World Without Getting Food Poisoning

The tips above are not 100 guaranteed and even the most resilient stomachs can be affected by a food misstep. It’s the risk you take while sampling strange foods.
If you get food poisoning or a stomach illness, then a visit to a local doctor might be in order. Many of them are familiar with traveler’s diarrhea but also with any lingering viruses circulating in the region.

The Road Trip Essentials Packing Checklist

If you’re you’re planning to hit the road and you need a list of all the tested and trusted essentials for a successful trip, you’re in the right place. It’s usually the small things that can’t be easily gotten that can stress you out the most; from an extra charger to an extra pair of…

Instagram For Small Businesses: Tips On Building A Community

Long gone are the days when Instagram was just an app for sharing fire photos with cool captions for our fans, family, and frenemies. The platform has since grown into a powerful tool for connection and engagement, especially for businesses and brands. Instagram now makes it possible to sell your products to tons of people…