Jupiter in Libra and Astrology Shenanigans​

I have a big confession to make: I’m an astrology nerd. No I’m not one of those who plan out the day around the planets. But I am a man of knowledge and discovery. It all started some years ago: I forgot what exactly happened but it all started with me learning about my Sun… Continue reading Jupiter in Libra and Astrology Shenanigans​

If My Life (up till now) was a College Party

One of the great things of meditation is that you can do it anywhere, even if it’s only for a few seconds in the most randomness places. Such as 2 nights ago during a speech contest hosted by my club (that’s a different story). The epiphany was if my life was to be metaphorically represented… Continue reading If My Life (up till now) was a College Party

Average of 5 people

Thanks to Rick for shooting me this article as a response to my previous post. Blaming one’s parents; I’ve done it for the vast majority of my life. For all of my teens and 20s, that’s what I did whenever something bad happened to me. This is important because of a few things. But I’ll… Continue reading Average of 5 people

My name is Avatar Andrew

…and I am the fastest man alive.  When I was a child I was forced to let go of my dreams, given my family’s dysfunctional ways. Scared for my safety and repeatedly reminded that I was impossible, I was forced to forfeit my journey to greatness. As a result, I went into a depression that… Continue reading My name is Avatar Andrew

What Not to do – by my Father

So I’m not visiting my father today Now before any of you criticize me for not being a good son, let me explain. The relationship between my father and I is distant at best – even though he’s always been physically there in my life. There was a lot of bitterness and coldness – something… Continue reading What Not to do – by my Father

The Grey Area of Dating

Never have I been so stumped – yet so deep (pun intended) – in this dating situation. Dated a girl exclusively for about 8 months, and out of the blue decided that ” having a future with her wasn’t what I had imagined” one night after drinking. Talk about me being smooth. Long story short;… Continue reading The Grey Area of Dating

My Family’s Legacy of Misogyny

In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, I’m coming out with a bit of a confession of my own. I grew up in a world filled misogyny – on both sides of the family. My uncles on my father’s side in particular were the ones that I heard from the most. Not all of them… Continue reading My Family’s Legacy of Misogyny

A Serious Case of Entitlement

With the trappings of living with your parents, comes the cage and enticement of entitlement. Last year, I quit my 2 month job at Whole Foods and left for what I had thought to be a lucrative job being a merchandizer for Levi’s Jeans. It turns out that position only lasted 2 months. Basically I… Continue reading A Serious Case of Entitlement

Banishment with Multiple Silver Linings

So it’s a wonderful twist of fate that I made my greatest Aikido discovery… after I was kicked out. You heard that right, I got kicked out – in August of last year. Long story short:  I had hit a plateau in my training in August. At the time I had grown tired of hearing my two… Continue reading Banishment with Multiple Silver Linings