I left my previous life as a designer to figure out who I really want to be and how I truly want to live. I struggle with chronic ill health and my existence. The journey to understand and reconcile all of this is expressed in the form of a regularly published public journal.
I experience sporadic periods of good health, during then I think about problems that used to plague me as a designer: how we can enable better learning, how form impacts the way we perceive content, how things exist in silos when they should be connected as a system. The resulting ideas are being expressed into experiments, and this site will serve as a playground and an online learning library. Once in a while I publish essays and write poetry, especially haikus.
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This site is going through an evolution as I work on integrating all my disparate selves who exist on various external platforms back into this personal site.
- sometimes the best one can do is to step away
- when small is beautiful
- on coping with emotional dysregulation
- a contemplation of the effects of stillness while in Slovenia
on systems and society
- on metaphysical beliefs and the determination of worthiness
- Is life worth living?
- What does it mean to be alive?
- One must imagine Sisyphus as unhappy too
- Life is absurd
- How to leave a safe existence
- dynamic living
- Designing a space for self-directed learners
- Can we prevent history from repeating by reimagining how we tell it?
- Learning to embrace the ambiguity and chaos of experiments
- The connections between health, conflict avoidance and trauma
- Running as an experiment to reduce anxiety and facilitate healing
- Self-quantifying to better health
- Yayoi Kusama, mental illness and embracing weirdness
- Understanding mental health with systems thinking
- When kids end their own lives
- On being chronically depressed and suicidal