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Personal Development2019-02-04T07:44:54-08:00

Personal Development

I belong to a fortunate group of humans whose basic physiological needs are consistently met.

Because of this, I’ve had the time and ability to experience bouts of existential and identity crisis.

Because of this, I have developed a passion for Personal Development, Philosophy, and Psychology.

…But who cares about that, let’s get straight to the point.

 I am weird. You are weird. We need each other to survive. So we might as well not be terrible.

Oh, and our minds are omnipotent…. So let’s treat them as such.

Here’s a collection of articles on how to channel our weirdness in a way that improves our quality of life. 

Why You Should Boycott the Super Bowl and NFL

Don’t feel like reading?   Check out this article in Podcast form HERE    (Available on all podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple. Just search “Conversations with Chesa”) The Super Bowl is coming up and… you know this. And the only way you might not know it is if you have been walking around with cotton balls in

By |February 1st, 2019|Best, Blog, Psychology|

7 Steps To Help You Through Your Existential Crisis

What am I doing with my life?! A s a deep thinker and someone who has been on a quest since a very young age to understand the meaning of existence and nihility, I have always struggled with intermittent phases of existential, and as a subset, identity, crisis. An existential crisis is basically when someone questions, to varying degrees,

By |December 14th, 2018|Best, Existential, Psychology|

The Caterpillar Chronicles | New Year’s Resolutions: The Tale of the 80%

T owards the end of every year, after spending bundles of money we don’t have on bundles of things we don’t need, while cramming various types of glazed, pumpkin-spice whatevers into our mouths for holidays that are based on questionable historical events, we recollect ourselves and refocus our energies. We all collectively search for something to make us feel

By |December 11th, 2018|Goals, Psychology|

2019 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: To Actually Do The Thing

S o the New Year is coming up and this is everyone’s favorite time to get hyphy about setting their big special goals and like, actually follow through with them this time. Despite being apart of the NYE non-achiever class (the 80%) for the past 3 years, you’ve decided that this year is really going to be different… you’re

By |December 9th, 2018|Best, Goals, Psychology|

Self Trust: The Importance Of Keeping Your Promise To Yourself

T he alarm goes off, it’s 4am, you told yourself you would get up and start your new meditation routine this morning, but you’re tired, so you hit the snooze button. You’ll just start up tomorrow. You head to the kitchen and mechanically pick up the bagels but then you remember you told yourself you were going to eat

By |December 8th, 2018|Goals, Psychology|

Happy Genocidal Land Theft Day: The Origins of Thanksgiving

H ere’s the deal: I generally don’t like to subscribe to holidays. Aside from my lack of association with deity and religion, I don’t usually appreciate the corporate-driven materialism that is reflective of the holiday season. It goes something like this: If you really love that person, you will buy them this thing. And if you really really love

By |November 22nd, 2018|Blog, Psychology|

Who Are You Really?

Who are you really? Recently, I wrote an article on self identity that focused on the concept of labels. The point of the article being: The labels we use to describe ourselves have a huge impact on our lives and very fragile psyches and, as such, we have to be very careful of our respective association to these labels.

By |September 10th, 2018|Best, Blog, Psychology|

You Are NOT Your Label

A few months ago I attended a dance showcase titled “Not a Label” put on and choreographed by my sister Marlaina via her dance company, Mirror Image. The powerhouse intro exemplified the message expressed in the title - That we are not our labels. Each dancer approached the front of the stage with a sheet of paper clipped

By |September 6th, 2018|Best, Psychology|