Burning Man: 10 Ways It’s Not Just a Giant Desert Party with Faux Fur & Drugs

I have to admit, before I went to Burning Man I was like many of you out there — certain that it wasn’t for me.

Friend: You still haven’t been to Burning Man yet?

Me: Um, you mean pay money to fry in the desert for a week with no showers? Who would voluntarily subject themselves to that kind of “vacation” *cough* torture*cough*? Especially while I could spend the week on a beach in Spain drinking wine instead?

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100 Days of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary has changed my life.

I have always tried to appreciate the little things in my seemingly ordinary life. However, I had no idea that a daily practice for 100 days would help me get through the most difficult loss of my life. What began as an art project became a cathartic journey and my saving grace.

When the 100 days began, my mom was relatively healthy.

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33 Lessons I’ve Learned in 33 Years of Living

Tomorrow is my birthday.

It’s my first birthday without my mom, the person who gave me life. We lost her last June after a seven-year journey with blood cancer. I miss my mom so much. We used to spend every birthday together and ever since her passing, I haven’t been able to write publicly. However, I believe that she would want me to so here I begin again.

Where to begin again?

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