You will never
change yourself
by trying to change
everybody else.
You will never
truly find happy
by trying to keep
others happy.
You will never live
for your fabulous self
by trying to live
for everyone else.
And you will
never set your
caged heart free
if you don’t first learn
that it is you who is
the keeper of
your keys.


there are a lot
of directions
you can go
in this life

but I think
the most
important direction
is to just
keep moving
in the direction
of yourself

that way there are
no timelines
or deadlines
or faultlines
that keep you
limited and small

instead you
just keep
flinging yourself
off the cliff
of self discovery
you feel called

trusting you
will be there
to catch you,
no matter
which direction
your heart
so falls


the other side

You cannot protect
yourself with ignorance
or avoidance
or addictive distractions

for just as you numb
the part of yourself
who would
shake you awake,
call you to change,
demand you walk through
your shadows
so you can find light
on the other side

so do you numb
the part of yourself
who would
shake you awake,
call you to truth,
demand you walk through
your heart
so you can find love
on the other side

this is why
we do the work,
not because we
love the shadows
but because we can’t
help but be drawn
to the promise
of what waits on
the other side



I would like to
bathe in a waterfall
for breakfast
and lounge under
the shade of a
coconut tree for lunch

bask in the light
of the sanguine sun
and every time life
begins to feel dark,
wade in the sea
and let the ancient salt
cleanse my broken pieces
as the ocean sings
it’s song of let it go

and I have decided
that when I grow up
I should very much
like to live in
Hawaii someday