Quiet: My 10-day journey to inner peace through Vipassana Meditation

Quiet: My 10-day journey to inner peace through Vipassana Meditation

It’s a warm, sunny day in May. I’m riding in the passenger seat, as I often am, talking my partner’s ear off as I often do. But this time, it’s different. The chatter is incessant, with a quality of urgency, as the last words leave my lips for the next ten days. I am off […]

A letter to my 20 year-old self…

A letter to my 20 year-old self…

Dear: Janice, You are a highly sensitive introvert. You are deeply impacted by the energy of others and you get your energy from nature and spending time within. That you would rather stay in and be cozy is more than okay and you are not “lame, a granny, a party-pooper or a wet blanket, and […]

On bed-making: Lessons from the Swiss

On bed-making: Lessons from the Swiss

For a few sweet summers in my early twenties, I worked as a swim and trampoline instructor at an amazing international summer camp in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Kids would come from all over the world and spend three weeks in the beautiful alps, to be entertained and cared for by an amazing group of kind, […]

On Feeling Your Feelings

On Feeling Your Feelings

“Feelings are the language of the soul.” Sadly, many of us have been conditioned to stifle the language of our soul. From the early days of upset over being left to be “It” in a game of tag, to navigating our first heartbreak, most of us, at one point or another, have received messages like […]

On making conscious choices: What do you mean you don’t eat avocados?

On making conscious choices: What do you mean you don’t eat avocados?

We should never need to explain or feel guilty about making conscious choices for our health and/or mental health. People who truly love and care about us will support us and our choices—not question, taunt, or try to sabotage those choices. Sometimes, it feels hard, when people know us in one way—they come to expect […]