Why Self-Esteem is Bullshit

Self-esteem: an individual’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth; encompasses beliefs about oneself, as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame; the positive or negative evaluations of the self, as in how...

Travel Guilt + Connection

Wow has this been a heavy month. After coming off of arguably my favorite city and one of my favorite months, I’ve been feeling, well, all the feels. And so many of the feels have been weighing me down. Why? Because I feel disconnected from the people back home....

Concentrated Human Experience

You know what’s been one of my favorite parts of Remote Year? I feel like this experience is helping me to figure out what I want in my life. Not necessarily because of some cliche notion of finding myself. I don’t believe that that’s what something like...

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU: WORTH THE DISASTROUS TOUR?

“This was the worst trek ever.” “I wish I hadn’t even gone.” “It wasn’t worth it.”  Those were just some of the sentiments shared by our 10-ish person group following our day at Rainbow mountain. We’d tacked it...

The Biggest Adventure of my Life: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

WHEN DID WE GO: March 23-26, 2018 WHY DID WE GO: Side Trip from Lima, Peru, while on Remote Year HOW LONG WERE WE THERE: 4 days and 3 nights, the final day being at Machu Picchu TOUR COMPANY INFORMATION. We toured with Loki Travel. Though there were definitely aspects...

BODY GOALS: FITNESS GOALS FOR YOU & NOT SOMEONE ELSE

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve always struggled with body image. Literally, it started when I was in elementary school, when playground bullies would call me fat or four-eyes or some other physically-directed comment. But, earlier this week I had a...