Dealing with Depression

Depression is something that I’ve dealt with on and off for a long time– it’s like a dark friend that I’ve tried to ignore and defeat with prescription drugs, illegal drugs, anything to deny its existence; but in the back of my mind I always know he’s there. I’ve come to a point in life where I’ve gone through these highs and lows, and then … Continue reading Dealing with Depression

Taking the Blue Star Ferry from Athens to Koufonisia

I got on the Blue Star Ferry (Naxos) to Koufonisia at 6 a.m. at Athens’ Piraeus Port, found my seat in Lounge 5 and passed out. I realize now that I didn’t even need to pay the extra 5 euros for an actual seat, nobody was sitting in the seats, the general economy option would have worked just fine, but you live, you learn and … Continue reading Taking the Blue Star Ferry from Athens to Koufonisia

Ancient Monuments in Athens

If you like history or philosophy, or better yet, both, then Athens is a city that will make your little intellectual mind sing out in observance of and reverence for humanity’s magnificent past. The home to what arguably were the greatest philosophers who ever lived, or at the very least, the place where philosophy really began taking off more than 2500 years ago, Athens is … Continue reading Ancient Monuments in Athens

Journey Onward: Searching For the Old Yogi Down by the River

As the Houdetsi music festival came to a close we spent a magical day relaxing by the pool at Petronikoli Traditional House, a hotel in Houdetsi, which is run by the some of the warmest people I’ve met, and while we could have stayed there for days, as the afternoon waned it became time for us to make our next move. We heard tales of … Continue reading Journey Onward: Searching For the Old Yogi Down by the River

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Staring the Fear of the Unplanned Adventure in the Face and Welcoming What Comes

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”                                                                                                   -Lao Tzu   … Continue reading Staring the Fear of the Unplanned Adventure in the Face and Welcoming What Comes