2020 has presented us with new ways of thinking (which are not so new, new challenges (which have been around for a long time), and a powerful awareness of the need for our participation in the world's improvement.
A poem of reflection: on changing, growing, letting go of pieces of ourselves, and looking towards the bright future. Celebrate every moment.
In this essay, I explore the meaning of right and wrong, why self-improvement made me so angry at the start of quarantine, and how the ocean operates as my center through it all.
How do we keep ourselves from dissolving into hopelessness, fear, depression, and loss in this unprecedentedly terrifying time?
Aggressive surfing can be empowering, and teach us how to improve. Like confrontation, we often believe it is only negative, but that isn't the case!
What do surfing, manual labor, mental health, and mindfulness all have to do with each other? Read more to find out.
A lovely quote from one of my favorites for Wellness Wednesday.
I introduce Tai of Tai Swim, who has started her own business doing what she loves-designing stunning, affordable, and functional bikinis for us Beach Bums.
In a bit of shameless self-promotion, I share with you my Next "Next": starting my own business as a web designer and content writer--Beach Bum Poet LLC!
I go over the 15 cognitive distortions you might not even realizing you're doing! Using examples from my surfing experiences, I explain how I challenge them.