Tune Tuesday #15 – The Great Unknown

It’s Tuesday! For this new personal year, I decided to start a new tradition. I set two intentions, which I have never done. Today I will take another step toward those intentions and make a vision board for my personal year. Up to now, I have only made vision boards for my goals that I…

Mindful Monday #84 – The Real Voyage of Discovery

It’s my Birthday! I met up with my best friend brother Teddy last week and reviewed my personal year with him. I don’t know how I made it through this past year? I really don’t? As I recalled my year, I discovered aspects of the year that I completely forgot about. This is the first…

A Series of Leaps

“All roads lead to this…” I have told myself repeatedly these past few weeks. It all started with a harmless post on the gifts that come from breakups. What I initially wanted to say, evolved into something different and guided me to a deeper reflection. The day Breakeven pt I posted, all I could think…

Wisdom Wednesday #50 – We Can Retrain Our Brain

It’s Wednesday! Many people would call today hump day. Wednesdays can be hard for many especially if you are starting a new habit or new routine to better yourself or your life. If this is your first week reading this blog, it may be a bit of a challenge to think the impossible can be…

Tune Tuesday #14 – Stand In the Fire

I first read the poem An Invitation, by Oriah, in my voice class in 2013. The poem first spoke to me, because it describes the way I seek to know people. I don’t want to see the public self, I want to see a person fully exhaled, open and vulnerable in my presence. The poem…

Mindful Monday #83 – Do What Is Necessary

My work week shifts this week and shakes up my weekly rituals which includes my designated writing time. There are benefits to this shift since I will be able to attend yoga on Monday and a sound bath on Tuesday. And next Monday, I will be able to celebrate my Birthday on my actual birth…

Wisdom Wednesday #49 – What Really Matters at the End of Life

This weekend a bright yellowish-green butterfly calmly landed on my shoulder. It was a nice surprise that I wish I was able to capture in a picture. A butterfly is a commonly used symbol of transformation. We tend to think of the outcome of the butterfly and it’s beauty, but rarely do we think about…

Mindful Monday #82 – The Unexpected

Happy Monday! I watched two movies this weekend which were disappointing. At one point I thought, why am I watching this? I continued to watch because I wanted to know how the story ended. There is always an excitement when we watch a movie and are on the journey with the character. We hate it…

My Inciting Incident

This past Friday was my 5 year anniversary of moving to Los Angeles (LA). My move was prompted by my desire to further my career in the entertainment industry. In college, once I decided to actually pursue this career (versus dream about it), I knew LA would be in my future. The year before I…

Encounters with a Praying Mantis

I’m home sick and resting. 8 weeks of working 60 hours a week, on top of busy weekends to counteract work , has caught up to me. I’m really good at listening to my body and resting, but these past few weeks took a heavy toll on me. One of my spiritual mentors would always…

I’m Thankul for: Eyes to See

I’m writing this post at Starbucks. I worked till midnight last night and my call time for today is 10:30am. While I don’t care much for the 12 hour work day (even though I worked 14hrs yesterday) I want to take the time to express gratitude. There are so many gifts that surrounds us, and…

Mindful Monday #81 – Stuck in a Rut?

Happy Monday! Today marks exactly three weeks until my next birthday. It has been a long time since I have looked forward to a birthday in the way that I am looking forward to this specific one. As a result of writing my posts on breakups and reflecting on my personal year, I have gained…

Breakeven pt. III

The first breakup that I wrote about in Breakeven pt II was very difficult for me. A sliver of it stayed with me up to My Month of Writing. I believed I experienced my one shot at love and I felt it was wasted on someone who didn’t appreciate me or know how to fully…