Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Oh, Snap!] Eagle Rockin’ and Eagle Walkin’ v3

[Oh, Snap!] Eagle Rockin’ v3


All sorts of reasons to love my neighborhood =)






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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[Write On] The Community Service Challenge

[Write On] The Community Service Challenge

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock that’s under a rock, your social media – and news – feeds have been bombarded and taken over by the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge‘.  The basic premise of the challenge goes like this: once dared, you have 24 hours (some give you 48) to either donate money to the cause, or create a video where by some means or another a bucket of ‘ice water’ gets dumped on your…

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

[Weekly Dose of Wisdom]

Life’s been so hectic lately that fortunately, or unfortunately – depending on your frame of reference, I’ve had way too many other preoccupations or priorities that I’ve placed before this. Between my “real” job at Walt Disney Studios that allows me to pursue my passion for music at The DJ List, my cats and now my fiancé – I’ve barely had time for any of my hobbies lately, from reading to…

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

[Happy Caturday]

















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Monday, August 18, 2014

[The Audiofiles] Shambhala ‘14: Welcome to the FARM-ily


My story of Shambhala is two-fold, so bear with me; I get all romantic for a beautiful story and I’d love to unravel this one for you.

My bags were filled to the brim with neon, sparkles and what some of my friends would simply deem “hippie-shit“, our car was overflowing with camping gear ranging from coolers to tents down to folding chairs and for the second time in three weeks, I was standing…

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Friday, August 15, 2014

[Write On] Writing Is My Therapy, What’s Yours?

Coming off of a whirlwind weekend through the Pacific North West – the last thing that I wanted to do was come home and get all ‘serious’, because I’m in a whimsical mood where I want to flirt with the world and uncover it’s beauty; there’s so much wonder in the world that I’ve uncovered through wanderlust – but I can’t quite into that yet, because there are much more pressing issues at hand.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

[Oh, Snap!] The Journey to Shambhala

Not even a few weeks after we arrived back in Los Angeles from our epic journeys to Red Rocks and Zion, Danny and I were feverishly packing our car and getting ready for what turned out to be the best weekend of our young lives so far. Blessed with amazing connections and peers within the dance music scene, Danny and I were both asked by The Confluence to cruise up to Canada for their famed Sh…

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Being happy and finding life meaningful overlap, but there are important differences. A large survey revealed multiple differing predictors of happiness (controlling for meaning) and meaningfulness (controlling for happiness). Satisfying one’s needs and wants increased happiness but was largely irrelevant to meaningfulness. Happiness was largely present-oriented, whereas meaningfulness involves integrating past, present, and future. For example, thinking about future and past was associated with high meaningfulness but low happiness. Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker. Higher levels of worry, stress, and anxiety were linked to higher meaningfulness but lower happiness. Concerns with personal identity and expressing the self contributed to meaning but not happiness.

Stanford researchers studying Positive Psychology examine the key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life (PDF) and offer some “brief composite sketches of the unhappy but meaningful life and of the happy but meaningless life.”

Complement with a simple practice to increase meaningfulness from Positive Psychology founding father Martin Seligman, then revisit Viktor Frankl’s timeless treatise on the human search for meaning.

(via reddit / DecidingToBeBetter)

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This is cat country

This is cat country

Monday, August 4, 2014

[The Audiofiles] The Comprehensive Guide to Shambhala’s Stages and Side Parties

The Pagoda Stage

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Depending on who you ask, there are a host of variable definitions for Summer – dogs sticking their tongues out while riding shotgun in cars,…

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This is cat country

This is cat country

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Gazing into infinity at Zion…

Gazing into infinity at Zion…

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Spiral quartz ❤️😻💚 Loving all the little rainbows! I could stare into this for hours….time to build a little collection of gems 💕 

#quartz #spiralquartz #crystal #zion #sparkle #shinebright #zen #namaste

Spiral quartz ❤️😻💚 Loving all the little rainbows! I could stare into this for hours….time to build a little collection of gems 💕

#quartz #spiralquartz #crystal #zion #sparkle #shinebright #zen #namaste

Valid question

Valid question

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

[The Audiofiles] The Lucent Dossier Experience ‘Lights the World’

Last weekend, I was both thrilled and honored to cover the Los Angeles based avant-garde performance troupe, and all around fun-makers the Lucent Dossier Experiencence. The brain child of Dream Rockwell, the effervescent and enigmatic leader and co founder of The Do Lab, Lucent Dossier has found it’s way into the hearts and homes of underground music lovers nationwide.

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Known for their fusion of…

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