Quarantine in a storm

I am so so grateful for shelter. Just 8 days into living in Cayman and I’ve endured my first storm, sitting by the sliding glass doors as I watch the trees take a battering. I’ve never watched a storm in this way before. In some ways I’m fascinated and in others I’m slightly horrified. I can’t imagine if this had […]

The journey of leaving

I have officially started the grieving process. To really lean into the depth of what it has meant for me to leave Asia after 4 yrs to come back and live in the west again. Leaving the children. Leaving my relationship. Leaving an epic community and life I had intentionally carved out for myself behind. Packing up all my belongings […]

Choose, for yourself

I just wanted to come on here to say to my peers in the US that you do not HAVE to stay there and suffer. You don’t have to fall into this belief system that incessant struggle is a necessary part of the journey. You don’t have to fall into the paradigm of the false hope of politricks time and […]

This is Water

I think we can all agree. It’s a tough world we live in. If you’re like me, and you avoid the news as much as possible, you’ll still —more often than not—come across some new pressing crisis that you either try not to absorb too much for your own sanity or you absorb it and feel dismal about the future. […]

We like to complain, don’t we?

I’ve been living in Thailand for 1.5 years already, quickly approaching 2. My dream destination for all my life, if ever there was one. No doubt, a dream destination for many people in the world. I moved here to work at a beautiful Montessori school that I found online when I was looking to escape the horrors of the international […]

A Year of Pain

2019 did not get off to that start that I was hoping for on January 1st, as I slept through midnight celebrations at my cousin’s house in Kingston, in preparation for a morning of music, dancing, endless coconut water, and spicy ackee tacos. Instead of continuing on that high note; my year very quickly took a crash, without my knowledge—spiralling […]

It Takes A Village

I never really understood the value of community until recently. As a loner, I’ve always felt the most comfortable in the presence of my own self. It’s always been safer, easier even, to stay away from spaces that call for socialisation and spend all my free time with myself. So of course exploring the world on my own has never […]

Be, and Then Share

The type of awareness I need to have to work with children in the Montessori environment and beyond has been by far the most intimate, ego-shattering, revolutionary thing I have experienced in this life. They do not miss a single opportunity to humble me, or call me out on my bs, with nothing more than a single glance, and out […]