Experience · India · Lifestyle · Spirituality · Travel · Wellness · Yoga

Kerala Rising, CGH Earth Thriving: Sustainable, Responsible and Eco-Friendly Tourism in India

Things are never what we expect. I had not imagined the experience I would have, arriving without prior research or a plan, as I agreed to an opportunity to visit the state of Kerala in India. It is usually my modus operandi to go on a whim, but this time it was to another level.… Continue reading Kerala Rising, CGH Earth Thriving: Sustainable, Responsible and Eco-Friendly Tourism in India

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The Art of Loneliness: How To Cope With Being “Alone” This Valentine’s Day

When my mind is restless and uneasy it tends to dwell on that which is negative and only causes more negativity to brew. I bring it to a point, perhaps of self-destruction and depression. But, luckily, this time, I realize that I’ve done this before and I do not wish to dig deeper into that hole.

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Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

A month ago I had to make decisions on what to bring to Yerevan for our 2-month long pilot project, Stega. I thought very profoundly when I was packing whether or not I wanted to risk breaking my chemex coffee maker.  I was definitely willing to risk my Bodum french press to break, so I brought that… Continue reading Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

gay · Gun Violence · human condition · Los Angeles

Pray for Orlando. Pray for All Suffering. 

Your lack of self-love, compassion and kindness truly reflect today the hate you were capable of bringing into this world. Your suffering, deeply rooted within the same heart we all possess, “dear” shooter, is leaving huge repercussions to a nation who is already so confused about their state of being. Our notion of violence, to… Continue reading Pray for Orlando. Pray for All Suffering. 

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Why I’m Still Single Two Years Since My Gay Divorce?

My mother has been asking me lately, “Armen, why aren’t you dating or in a relationship?” I answer her, quite confidently in fact, every time that “I don’t really know, mom”. In fact, I do. I really do. Today I have gotten that clarity. I was in a relationship and marriage with my former and most… Continue reading Why I’m Still Single Two Years Since My Gay Divorce?

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How To Practice Self-Love Without Being Selfish?

This weekend is a time for most singles around the world, including myself, to question the following: Why don’t I have a valentine? Having been single for almost three consecutive years now, after a 7 year relationship, 5 spent married, the reality shift and adjustment to “single ready to mingle” life was difficult. Throughout the past few years… Continue reading How To Practice Self-Love Without Being Selfish?

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The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media 

I love having conversations with my friend and Ashtanga teacher about social media and yoga. Her recent response to the Huffington Post article titled “The Instagram Star Got Real About How Social Media Can Be” was great and motivated me to continue the conversation. The article is about Essena O’Neill, Instagram celebrity, who deletes account,… Continue reading The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media