Wisdom Wednesday #9 – Grow Through Relationships

I studied human communication in school, which is the study of how people communicate beyond words.  In my relational communication course I have learned a lot about the escalation and de-escalation of relationships, how they thrive, how they work and how they end.  Ever since I gained this knowledge I constantly read articles that I…

Mindful Monday #25 – Patience

Enter sigh of relief here…ahhhh. The weeks preceding my month of writing were the most challenging and emotional weeks I experienced this year. In February and March, I was in a similar emotional place as I witnessed in the moment many full circle moments and had realizations that made me feel humbled and grateful. My…

Live Like an Improviser

Improv changed my life.  It was the precursor that lead me to my voice classes.  I have studied improv for a year and a half and I didn’t know I’d learn so much about myself and I didn’t anticipate that I’d love it like I do.  There are many principles to improv that parallel principles…

Mindful Monday #24 – Balance

This weekend I saw a show titled “A Sense of Balance,” by Stoney Lamar.  The show had various sculptures made entirely of wood.  The wood curved in ways that felt natural as though it was taken directly from nature.  At the same time the wood work of the artist was also evident and subtle.  The…

A Life All It’s Own – Month of Writing – Reflection

“I feel old.” I told my friend as we caught up at his restaurant.  “Not old, but mature. And I feel worn down too.  ” I went back to my hometown in May with the hope that I would write the rest of my solo show (The Unimaginable).  The writing I planned did not happen,…

Wisdom Wednesday #8 – Finding Meaning

“Forge meaning.  Build identity.” That is Andrew Solomon’s mantra and one of the many points he made in his recent TEDTalk “How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are.”  I saw this video this spring when it hit the inter-webs and I was drawn to it at the time because I…

Mindful Monday #23 – Tests

“I feel like I am being tested.”  I told my friend this weekend.  “And I am not sure if I am passing the test?  I just want to get through it.”   I have thought a lot about how life tests our strengths, perspectives, desires and our maturity.  This time last year I felt that I…

Lessons from a Soulmate – My Month of Writing — Reflection

I am not a hopeless romantic. I was never in a relationship for the sake of being in one. I have never stayed in a relationship because I was afraid of being alone, and I never jumped from relationship to relationship with no down time in between. I have been single more that I have…

How to Feel Your Emotions

A still lake, a stream, a raging rapid river, a vast ocean then back to a stream and a still lake. The imagery of water in it’s stillness to gaging has been the range of emotions that have painted my week.  As the week progressed I kept thinking how fitting that I am experiencing and expressing…

Mindful Monday #22 – Emotion

Happy Monday!!!  It feels like it’s been awhile since my last post, (but it hasn’t been).  My extended weekend was very nice and I hope everyone’s weekend was as nice.  I am currently reading a book called “Calling in ‘the One‘” by Katherine Woodward Thomas.  I first heard of this book about five or six…

Enlightenment

It’s been almost two weeks since I have been back in Los Angeles from my month of meditation.  While I gained knowledge each day on various aspects of my life and the human condition, I find it very hard to explain the sum of that experience.  When I start to explain what I have learned…

Wisdom Wednesday # 7 – How to Overcome Fear

After watching a few videos on fear this video is really great because the speaker had to over come various obstacles to make her childhood dreams a reality.  Each step of the way she choose to Face Everything And Rise and offers advice on how to “Reprogram Your Brain to Overcome Fear.”  The steps she…