Words Beyond Translation: Waldeinsamkeit

Words Beyond Translation: Waldeinsamkeit

Colorado, United States I recently came to learn of a German word that perfectly captures one’s deep and intimate connection with nature. Waldeinsamkeit roughly translates to “the feeling of being alone in the woods.” The structure of the word says it all: “wald”...
How Minimalism Can Make You Wealthier

How Minimalism Can Make You Wealthier

After living out of a carry-on for over a year, it’s hard to fathom that once upon a time, a simple weekend trip could warrant a large suitcase with more outfits and shoes than there were days. I’ve come a long way since then: leaving behind my corporate life in New...

A Short Flight: Searching For Freedom

It’s 8:30 pm. The soft tapping of my bare feet and the dragging of my mandatory white robe against the sticky wooden floor are the only sounds in the meditation hall. Moments after I lower myself onto my mat, the room goes dark. A white-robed Nepali devotee, wearing...