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

a curious guide to trying new things

I remember back in high school when I had my core activities or interests, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and trying new things. […] Read More

stop living in the future. be present.

There’s plenty of talk about the importance of being present, living life as it is right now. Except that feels pretty difficult when you live […] Read More

unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

how to wisely volunteer abroad

A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […] Read More

REAL tips for a mentally ill teacher

Health education has greatly improved since my time in school. Rather than just focusing on the human anatomy and nutrition, we’re beginning to expose students […] Read More

a mid-service recap: WorldTeach American Samoa

While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.

I’m NOT an amazing teacher, and that’s okay: giving yourself credit

Even when you aren’t consciously thinking of that dreaded “comparison trap,” it still seems to creep up into any moment you should be giving yourself credit. I’ve […] Read More

more than diffusing: incorporating essential oils every day

The second my essential oil diffuser and oils come in from the States, you know I’ll have it up and running in no time. Incorporating […] Read More

GUEST POST: how to let go of expectations

The guest post you’re about to read comes from someone I hold near and dear: my brother. He’s actually been working behind-the-scenes for me the […] Read More