This is the last picture I ever took with my grandmother, or Mummu (pronunciation) as I called her. It was taken in 2007 at her apartment in Lohja, Finland. I was 24 and had recently graduated on from puka shell necklaces and popped collars and was trying my best to navigate early adulthood. It was a time in my life where my 'priorities' had shifted and I all but severed my ties to my childhood; Read More
It was two weeks ago. I was on a trip to Winter Park, Colorado with a few other journalists and fitness bloggers in the run-up to Outdoor Retailer. We were there testing out some new gear over the span of a few days, and the agency in charge of it all had set up some fun events. Think downhill mountain biking, a trail run and, much to what I thought would be my chagrin, some early morning yoga. Read More
Feeling like a balloon about to pop, I blink into the florescent, ticking light of a doctor’s office: a standard, high-rise business building, reeking of sterile soap… I’m twenty years old, a college sophomore, and for the last six months I’ve suffered from indigestion so severe Read More
In 2015, I boarded a flight from Helsinki to Kathmandu kicking off what turned out to be nearly two years of solo travel. Unbeknownst to me, I was in the midst of detaching myself completely from the life that had consumed me for over ten years. My greater friend network learned about my travels as I started posting daily photos on my Instagram feed, drawing comments such as “living the dream” and “crushing life.” Read More
Despite what you may think, it’s not always easy being in a prevalent rock band.
Constant touring can create a disconnect with the rest of the so-called “normal” world. The pressure of performing at your best, show after show, in front of thousands of demanding fans who spent their hard-earned money to see you compounds stress levels. Read More
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the coast of California, you know the wonders of its jagged cliffs, hazy sunshine, and beautiful blue waves
The rolling grass hills and scattered cattle that come with driving up the winding Route 1 is a cure and spiritual mend for the exhaustion of everyday life. Read More
We live in a time of intense – and intensifying – political divisiveness.
It’s an issue that has ground our government to a halt and left elected officials running in circles screaming epithets and rhetoric. Yet through the constant chaos, there’s one surprising thing both sides can agree on.
No, not weed. While marijuana legalization is gathering enough momentum to eventually topple even the old ‘war on drugs’ crowd – Read More
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Luckily it was caught before it spread and this is not a sob story. Instead it’s the story of how I was introduced to CBD and why our CBD products perform the way they do. When it all went down with my mom - Win is her name - I knew she had excellent doctors and all the latest advancements in western medicine behind her. Read More
My foray into using CBD didn't come naturally. Call me a cynic, but I’m immediately suspect of anything heralded as a “miracle cure” or “the next big thing in wellness.” I’ve had too many acai berry smoothies or Bulletproof coffee regimens leave me feeling no better and sometimes worse, plus spent no small part of a journalism career watching one wellness pyramid scheme after another be debunked or otherwise fall in on itself. Read More