Tyler’s Journal: Reflections and Intentions

This last year has been a blur, filled with color, shape, emotion, success and struggle. My anxiety has been at times overwhelming. I’ve struggled with self-esteem and optimism. I’ve struggled to love and to feel loved. I’ve struggled with change, with letting go. My mind jumps between how I feel and how I “should feel.”

Tyler’s Journal: Escaping to Ten Thousand Waves

While working in New Mexico, I kept hearing rumblings of an oasis in the Santa Fe mountains. A spa-restaurant-hotel combination that transports you to a version of the Japanese countryside. The name of the property alone sounded like a different world–Ten Thousand Waves. Some people referenced the life-changing massages, some the delicious Japanese fusion cuisine,

Tyler’s Journal: Roaming Italy

Italy. There is so much to say about it. I had fantasized about going to this colorful country for most of my life. Initially, it was based on the fact that it’s home to some of my favorite foods in the world–who doesn’t love pizza? But as I grew older, and the internet was born,

Wearing Paradise on Your Back

Yes, we live in a hyper-digital age, but I can’t help feeling nostalgic. One of my favorite characters in film is a young Leo DiCaprio as “Romeo” in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet (if you haven’t seen in, run to iTunes – don’t walk). It’s a technicolor dream shot with a modern day Romeo speaking