Mindful Monday #21 – Fear

FEAR.  I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately.  One of my goals for the year is to “face (any and) all fear” big and small.  As a result of my goal I can now say that I know fear at a deeper level then the average person.  I feel fear is present in…

Metamorphosis

It’s almost been a week since I have been back in Los Angeles from my month (seven weeks) of writing (aka my month of meditation). My week back has been fairly low key. I am taking the time to get back into the flow or pace of LA. LA has a different flow. I always…

Mindful Monday #20 – Health

Health has been on my mind A LOT these past few weeks. In one of my recent post What is Success? I talked about three friends who are recovering from health issues as a result of pushing themselves too hard at work. It will take a year or more for my friends to get their…

How to Find Happiness

While organizing my digital files, I stumbled upon two journals that I forgot I even created.  One of those journals is my Gratitude Journal.  It was in 2008, before expressing gratitude became what it has become in recent years, that I created my journal.  My sister heard of a woman who mentally noted each day,…

Wisdom Wednesday #6 – The Science of Happiness

In the Spring of 2005 I was betrayed.  That moment in my life was one of the hardest moments of my life.  After the dust settled, I found myself forever changed – I would never be the person I was prior to everything that happened. I was in college at the time, and I was…

Mindful Monday #19 – Gratitude

Happy Monday!  There are five days left until I head back to Los Angeles.  As June rolled around, I felt that my time home was coming to an end based on my feelings, realizations and conversations that I had in the transitioning weekend and week.  My month of writing, which turned in to my month…

Say What You Need to Say

I am a writing advisor for a national writing program that is starting a new chapter in Arizona.  This program is one of the reasons why I choose to stay in AZ for a few more weeks (which extended my month of writing). I had no intention to be an advisor for this program.  I…

Mindful Monday #18 – Acceptance in Life

Good morning.  I have two weeks left before I head back to my life in LA.  As the weeks move forward during my month of meditation aka month of writing, I am pleased with all the realizations and life truths that have come up everywhere I turn.  I had another full circle moment (Coming Full…

Unplug

I was out having breakfast with my mother and as we talked about our day-to-day, I couldn’t help but notice two older women having breakfast too. T Good friends? Best friends? I would love to describe the level of their closeness but it was hard to tell. hey appeared to be in their seventies and appeared to be…

Wisdom Wednesday #5 – How to Achieve Your Childhood Dreams

I have always admired people who were dealt a hard hand in life, but manage to keep smiling and/or over come their struggle.  In the hero’s journey of storytelling the story of the underdog is a story the audience wants to see and never gets tired of seeing.  We want to see the underdog rise…

Mindful Monday #17 – Questions

Happy Monday!  My life is changing rapidly as a result of my decision to take a Leap of Faith.  My Month of Writing has become something else entirely.  I allowed the month to be whatever it needed to be for me by letting go of my expectations for the month.  I have used this month…