An easy switch to a more eco-friendly life.

Welcome to the new Earth-centered community on Vocal! I’m so excited to read your stories and beef up my sustainability game, but to get you started, If I must, I’ll relinquish my secret hack for living more eco-friendly.

I am a creature…


My experience in Rose City and a few reasons why it's not for me.

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I fell in love with Oregon when I was 14, from the backseat of my aunt’s tiny car, which was stuffed to the brim with other family members. The mist hanging on the tall pines seemed magical. My shoulders relaxed, and the air soothed my lungs.

I decided I was…


You are appreciated.

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

― Abraham Lincoln

Dear Mom,

They say it takes a village to raise a baby; in some ways, I agree. I do remember spending time with family and friends. But my most vivid memories from…


The strain that has become my go-to for productivity.

Ursa Major is a beautiful cross between the strains Cereal Killer (I love that name) and Jet Fuel Gelatto. This strain has quickly become one of my favorites, and true to its origins, it’s an indica leaning strain.

Ursa Major is rare to find, and little information is out there…


A side of the legend you’ve never seen before.

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I played basketball for 8 years. During that time Kobe was my least favorite player. Because he was so good, and only ever played for the Lakers, my least favorite team. …


The realities of womanhood, and my journey with feminity.

I saw a fallen tree in the park today. Its trunk was large and sturdy, moss covering the cracked bark. The old oak’s roots shot out in all directions. Thousands of spiraled coils had previously anchored the tree to the earth. Like that tree once did, I’m still creating my…


Organizing my mind, and exploring myself to become a better person and writer.

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Some are born with a purpose, others have to wait until a crisis for clarity, and for some, it never comes. For myself, it’s always been writing. That doesn’t mean I didn’t deny myself my occupation. I convinced myself it was too competitive or that I lacked the talent. …


Holotropic Breathing and Transformative Experiences

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In the past, psychedelics have been seen as mere drugs with no purpose beyond recreation. But in recent years, we’ve begun to see the benefit of some psychedelic compounds on mental health disorders like depression or PTSD. But even on a smaller scale, for well-being and problem-solving.

They can even…


My Experience After Six Months of Walking Everywhere

I used to hop in the car to drive half a mile down the street. Simply because it was convenient and I had the option. I also lived in one of the nation’s largest geographical cities, with little access to public transportation…


Looking In-Depth at the Black Women Whose Music Shaped Me.

Music has always been a vessel for the African American experience. In the beginning, it was traditional biblical gospel to cope and communicate within the Antebellum South. Since, it has transformed into multiple genres, from the blues during the Great…

RJ Wade

Aspiring storyteller, I write about habit change, meditation, life style design, and sometimes there’s a fiction story here and there.

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