A Distant Mentality

A SoCal based psychologist whose work feeds an insatiable wanderlust.

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After quickly realizing that the exhibit wouldn't be in Los Angeles for much longer, I finally made my way to Tattoo at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The walkthrough exhibit highlights the 5,000-year history of the ritual and art of tattoo, showcasing tribal traditions, worldwide criminal linkage, and more contemporary art forms. I enjoyed that it touched on quite a bit of LA tattoo culture, including some of the first shops in Long Beach and East LA. The curators, who are out of Paris, also did an excellent job of including female artists and tattooed women. The exhibit included an actual tattoo parlor where patrons could get some work done as part of the exhibit. Although it left much to be desired, in my opinion, it gave me space and time to appreciate the art and reflect on my own pieces. 


There are too many wonderful things to list when it comes to Scandinavian countries. Everyone talks about "hygge" (a Danish te...
I've been working on some presentations for an international conference on debunking the " work-life balance" myth and imp...
I discovered walking tours in Portugal back in 2014 when I found it to be a convenient way to learn about the city, view some awesome ...
Wandering through gardens in winter is probably not the first thing you think of when considering your weekend options. Fortunately,...
Sacramento is one of those pseudo home-away-from-home places for me. My dad moved here around the time I graduated from high school ...
Those of us on the East side of L.A. County are so fortunate. If we feel like taking in a little art after breakfast, it's totally ...