Today I reconnected with the truth that the race itself doesn’t have to be the focal point of my climbing experience. It can be the genuine people I get to share it with, it can be the way the city makes me feel when I see it from this particular vantage point, it can be knowing that I let myself remain present…… View Post

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Getting Laid Off From My Job Led To …

Getting Laid Off From My Job Led To My Biggest Transformation Yet

I just spent the better half of a decade building a career I no longer want. I also just got laid off from the job that robbed me of my remaining passion and creativity. In some ways, this is the most liberating period of my life. But it’s also downright terrifying.… View Post

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Mixtape: The Melody Of The One Who Left

Mixtape: The Melody Of The One Who Left

Walking down my New York City neighborhood street, I inhale the crisp fall air as deeply as I can and slowly let it go. Every touch of anxiety leaves my body as confidence and intention fill the void. God, it feels good to be home again.… View Post

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Remembering Dr. Carmela Foderaro de Rivas

Remembering Dr. Carmela Foderaro de Rivas

While her obituary can be found in Philadelphia newspapers, I want to take a moment to share the more personal words my mother, my brother and I shared about her during her memorial service on Friday, Oct. 14. It took three of us to do her story justice, and once you read about the amazing life she lived, you’ll understand why.… View Post

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