Born and raised in suburban Utah. At age 23, I induced an existential crisis (well, one way or the other, it happened... Kind of a chicken/egg situation) and survived to tell the tale. The diary I kept was later published under the title To Ignite But Not Burn: A personal account of transcending chaos. This is my first contribution into transforming humanity for the better, but far from the last.
Areas of Expertise
Listening and speaking the core truth, noticing patterns, Problem Solving, Seeing beauty in everything, Namaste, Loving Kindness , Instigating self love and personal discovery, Switching self destruction into Self Creation
An idea worth spreading
Zero is the cup that holds infinity. A person's potential is infinite, and barring limits based in the laws of physics, limitations only exist in our minds. The amount of a person's potential that is allowed to be expressed is dependent on his/her ability and willingness to be nothing. This applies to the whole as well. If we can reprioritize to the point where life is number one, thereby eliminating each illusion of division between ourselves, our communities and our environment, we can accomplish anything. If nothing divides us, we are infinite.
I'm passionate about
Personal evolution, collective evolution, transcendence, wisdom, understanding, music, writing, listening, love, trust, humiilty and gratitude. True alchemy: self-destruction into self-creation.
Talk to me about
Literally anything. What's holding you back from expressing what Nature intended to express through you? How may I help instigate the brightest version of you?
People don't know I'm good at
Sensing my way around without the use of my eyes.
My TED story
In mid August 2011, I entered the most difficult awakening/recovery/rediscovery period of my young life. Desperate to find inspiration and reason to continue, I started watching TED talks religiously. I found immense comfort and impetus to keep going in life based on the notion that I may have a place in the world after all, that there are others out there who think like me, and others that would sincerely benefit from hearing what I had to say. Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability was possibly the single most transformative of them all, followed closely by Sarah Kay's. Ever since then, I've found my own footing and I'm ready, willing and able to share my own wisdom with the world, tossing a rope back to those who may be in a similar sittuation that I felt stuck in 2 years ago.