New Music: March 2016 Playlist

New Music: March 2016 Playlist

The unique batch of artists in this playlist along with the remixes and collaborations got me thinking about music in the digital age. I am often remorseful over the shortened lifespan of a new album as our physical link has been lost. Some of my most memorable life experiences play out to the soundtrack of an album- The Killer’s Hot Fuss and Coldplay’s Parachutes to name a few. Yet it is when I compile a playlist of tracks like these that I am reminded of just how accessible, diverse, and genre-melding music has become in this age of all-access. The vast majority of these music discoveries were via Shazaam and Spotify’s incredible Discover Weekly playlist. If you haven’t used Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature yet, it’s time to jump aboard. Their complex algorithms curate a playlist to your personal preferences and only continue to get better each week. Get listening!     1) California Girls- NoMBe 2) Ghost- A.D.K.O.B 3) Giving Up On You- Wild Belle 4) Wood- Rostam 5) Tearing Me Up- RAC Mix- Bob Moses 6) All My Friends- PREP Remix- Snakehips, Tinashe, Chance the Rapper 7) Capsized- Andrew Bird 8) Love Is Blind- Låpsley 9) YOUTH- Troye Silvan 10) Surprise Yourself- Jack Garratt 11) Dapper- Domo Genesis, Anderson Paak 12) Lime Habit- POLICA   Follow me on...
Learning to Fall: A Coming of Age Documentary

Learning to Fall: A Coming of Age Documentary

A friend and former co-worker, Claire, recently shared with me a project of hers. A passionate storyteller, she is making a documentary chronicling stories of loss, vulnerability, and growth during young adulthood. The film intends to explore how we can overcome quarter-life hardships by using mindfulness as a tool. To do this, Claire will be traveling to a mindful recovery center in Northern Thailand to interview residents that want to share their story. I was immediately drawn to the project. Having traveled solo through Thailand and Cambodia a few years ago, I have a deep affinity for these beautiful lands. With a culture steeped in the teachings of mindfulness, meditation, and Theravāda Buddhism, a great sense of calm and peace radiates throughout Thailand. Also, having too experienced tremendous loss in my early twenties with the inexplicable loss of my best friend, I deeply value the power of these stories to transcend. Using yoga and meditation to access my own mindfulness, I am constantly grateful for these tools which grant me the ability to stay connected and treat each day as a true blessing. Learn more about this incredible project from the team: Learning to Fall is a short documentary chronicling stories of loss, vulnerability, and growth during young adulthood. This film explores how we can use mindfulness as a tool to overcome quarter-life hardships. Please help us share the stories of many who have experienced tough transitions during their young-adult lives. From the loss of a loved one, to the separation of a marriage, and more. By doing this, we can take a leap out of our comfort zones, embrace our vulnerabilities, and “Learn to Fall.” Learning to Fall is actively campaigning until April 1st, 2016....