One of the questions I get most frequently about the van life is “what do your parents think?” Especially because I come from an Asian background, people often assume that I have strict/ traditional thinking parents, which is not the case at all. Any of my friends who have met my family can attest to how chill they are. I am very fortunate to be raised by two amazing human beings who have always valued and nurtured my love for creating and exploring. As a child and teenager
Travelling in a backpack and then downsizing to living in a vehicle has made me realized how little I really need in my life. Earlier last year after reading the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up went through a process of giving away, selling, or throwing out a large majority of my material possessions, keeping only what I need or what sparks joy. The book goes into more detail of the concept of what "sparks joy", so if you're interested I highly recommend the read.
The idea of psychedelic psychotherapy has been on my mind since my own first experience with psilocybin. After years of struggling with aspects of my own mental health, it was the first time that I really felt a shift within myself. The experience allowed me to witness my own consciousness from a completely different perspective, and it felt as if my own brain or psyche got deconstructed and then put back together again in a new arrangement. It wasn't just a substance induced