wake up happy, change the world

Welcome! I'm Emma. I live in Portland, OR and I’m a web developer, writer, spiritual warrior, and self-help geek.

How do we heal the world?

We cannot be whole as a species and a planet until we can own the disowned parts of ourselves and our society. We are all part of the human family—including people who are seen as deviant, "weird", or bad. I believe the light shines for us all, and it is our duty to work toward a world where everyone is loved, accepted, and supported to be happy and free, no matter what.

Steps on this path include pursuing individual healing, practicing non-violence and empathy, owning privilege, learning from differences, and re-imagining the Divine.


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Facing Unavoidable Pain

This is the second post related to my friend Larisa’s 10-day Free Self-Care Expedition, and examining my relationship with sugar. In...


Let’s talk about privilege

I haven’t written in a few months because all of these ideas were sifting through my brain and reconfiguring it. I’ve...