Why I Will Never Shop at the Buckle Again & Ten Considerations for Conscious Consumption

Following a mildly traumatic retail experience, I vowed to never shop at The Buckle again. After some deep and careful reflection, I decided to take my pledge a few steps further: to become a conscious consumer.… Read More Why I Will Never Shop at the Buckle Again & Ten Considerations for Conscious Consumption

When Culture Appropriation Isn’t Black and White

Culture appropriation is a common and ubiquitous phenomenon in our diverse and globally connected society, and it occurs on a spectrum like anything else. The best practice for consuming culture can be reduced to the same basic principle as many aspects of the human experience: be conscious and self-aware about it. … Read More When Culture Appropriation Isn’t Black and White

The Spiritual Leader Entrepreneurial Archetype and its Inherent Contradiction

As a follow up to my open letter to Layla Saad, the “Wild Mystic Woman,” I explore the inherent contradiction of offering spiritual guidance for profit, and I warn against inadequate teachers. “If you want to meet a genuine and fully knowledgeable teacher, you must first prepare yourself. Then you will be able to pass through the hedge.” … Read More The Spiritual Leader Entrepreneurial Archetype and its Inherent Contradiction