Tune Tuesday #4 – Love Again

I have a friend that I’ve known for about 6 years, but we have only become real friends within the past two years. This friend always says that I am their only friend and each time I hear this it startles me. I’m concerned because I only see this friend on occasion, when I visit…

Love Wins

“When we lead with pure love everyone wins and when equality wins we all win too.”

Wisdom Wednesday #42 – Shrinking Women

I’m still in my dialogue with accommodation and silence. Last week one of my girlfriends told me about how all the women in her family have accommodated the men within their lives to maintain the status quo. This insight into her life is not unique to her, but it is the story of several generations…

Tune Tueday #3 – Peace at a Distance

From a distance everything looks at peace within society, our communities and within ourselves. When we dig deeper or when acts of violence occur, we are reminded that their is more going on underneath the surface. We should know our loved ones well, but many times we don’t. If we stop to think about the…

Mindful Monday #70 – Honesty

Happy Monday! My Accommodation post on Saturday, prompted me to dive into a dialogue with silence and accommodation to see what I can learn about how these two practices play out within our lives. As I started my dialogue I saw how both have helped, hurt and hindered us as individuals and as a society…

Accommodation

I flew home last weekend to throw a baby shower for my sister the doc student. I have two older sisters, my sister, the doc student, is the middle sister. (I am the youngest.) She is the first in my family to have a baby and we are excited that she will be having a…

Tune Tuesday #2 – Higher Love

My vulnerability meter is on the rise with each word I type. My heart is pounding. I am pushing through toward a subject I don’t talk about. A very select amount of friends have a small insight on the topic of me and dating/ romantic relationships. My sisters and I were raised in contrast to…

Mindful Monday #69 – Surrender the Day

Hello, today is a great day! The struggle has passed or at least I’ve broken through it. I had a feeling I would be here, when I came to understand my struggle last week. On Friday I wrote about how I realized that surrendering once isn’t enough, instead you have to surrender each day. I…

Beauty within the Struggle

I am smiling the largest smile as I write this post. Even though my struggle saga continues and life isn’t letting up, I still have so much to be thankful for and so much to smile about. Why am I smiling? I’m smiling because I am growing and my perspective is changing. I’m smiling because…

Thankful Thursday – The Meaning within the Moments

It’s Thursday! I have so much to be thankful for which I haven’t been expressing lately. What is all this struggle for? I have asked that question a lot more then what is normal for me. When I felt down or sad these past few weeks, I expressed gratitude for the little things that came…

Wisdom Wednesday #40 – There are NO Mistakes

Happy Wednesday. My intentions to be mindful and present are working. It’s hard to measure my growth in this area because I am not doing the same thing consistently. The combination of intuition, breath work, yoga, meditation and my spiritual beliefs have brought me to be more present and aware of life’s nuances. A lot…

Tune Tuesday #1 – Learning to Fly

I’ve been wanting to add a new section to my blog for Tuesday, but I couldn’t think of anything that felt right. The idea hit me last night. Tune Tuesday. I love music. Music has been there for me to offer words of support, encouragement, motivation, understanding and helped speak to the truths that I…

Mindful Monday #68 – Valuable Friends

It’s Monday! I am so thankful for this day because I am one step closer to being removed from my current situation. I know I made the right choice to move on because I felt relieved after I made my choice. My friends and family can see the difference in how I speak and carry…