the next chapter: my life with autism

I thought I had just started to figure out life. But sometimes the “figuring out” process goes a completely different direction. Which just so happens […] Read More

in a world of suffering, what matters most?

The Amazon is on fire. There are concentration camps along our southern border. People live on the streets, hungry and defeated. So many are dying […] Read More

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a message for ashamed South Dakotans

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m outspokenly one of many ashamed South Dakotans. Yes, my entire life thus far has been […] Read More

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teaching abroad in American Samoa: a year in review

After what felt like both a millisecond and a century, I have officially finished my year teaching abroad in American Samoa. I’m back in the […] Read More

rude awakening: my first time as a minority

My first time as a minority wasn’t until the ripe age of 22. Up until then, I’ve lived in the rural Midwest. People still think […] Read More

I’m no longer vegan.

Search “vegan” on Google, and you’re likely to stumble upon some helpful information…and a ton of controversy. What’s most shocking is that the controversy so […] Read More

GUEST POST: embarking toward veganism and spirituality

Veganism and spirituality might sound like a discombobulated association. One involves food, the other…not so much. However, I see the two having an interesting connection […] Read More

beyond veganuary: staying vegan for life

Starting off the new year, you’re on a high of fresh opportunities and motivation. This makes January the perfect time to start a new lifestyle […] Read More

a beginner’s take on buying fair trade

There are a plethora of words we tend to throw around when buying more consciously and making a positive impact, one of those being buying […] Read More

embodying Martin Luther King’s dream

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day many people have off from work and school, how great is it to sit back and relax into […] Read More