Mindful Monday #149 – People Crave Comfort

This past weekend I assisted my sister with a community workshop that she taught. My little niece of 18 months was present too. She was content with her books and little cat stuffed animal that she loves. Overtime she became fussy, which was the combination of being tired and teething. I took my niece outside to play, she…

Mindful Monday #143 – When Dreams Fall Short

I start a new feature in a week. I got back in town a week ago, and I have been focused on building a new foundation. I‘m developing and re-visioning a morning and night routine as well as daily mindfulness rituals that will work with my work schedule. I have also kick started my yoga practice for the…

Mindful Monday #142 – Trust Yourself

I’m back in Los Angeles! I kicked off my new year this past weekend with one of my intentions for the year: Honor Your Body. I took a four hour yoga class, which was everything I needed to start off the year and my intention. We did yoga, meditation, an out door walking meditation, journaled and did…

When Did Consistency Become Novelty?

“Stephanie…” my friend, the novelist, got my attention as we sat at a large group dinner. He paused and searched for what he wanted to say. “You’re …” I waited for him to speak. “Consistent,” he said, though he was not sure that it was the right word he wanted to say. Consistent? I thought. “Yeah,…

The Beauty of Timing

I wrapped a movie last week, I started a new movie this week, I’ve been working with a non-profit for the past few Saturdays and I am taking classes in my limited down time. Tonight, with tired eyes and a hungry stomach, I decided to grab a bite before I headed off to bed. I…

Mindful Monday #136 – … And So It Is.

“And so it is!” A phrase so simple but carries so much power. It is a definite yes and serves as a gentle reminder to anyone who speaks it. As I get older, I have discovered how much I love community. I have been practicing yoga for four years! I still feel like a beginner, but I…

Wisdom #71 – Life’s Natural Rhythm

My birthday was this past Wednesday. I had no expectations for the day. I made no special birthday plans this year and my day was filled with many surprises and reconnections from friends I have not seen in 10 years. My heart was warmed and filled with love as I felt everyone’s love pour into my day to…

Wisdom Wednesday #68 – The Right to Disconnect

I have worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years this August. Yes, 10 YEARS. 10 years ago, I interned on my first full feature. I remember how excited I was to get my foot in the door in an industry that in a lot of ways felt like an underground closed private club. I didn’t…

My Sacred Space

I’m currently in the “middle of nowhere” and I have been here for almost two weeks. I choose not to identify my location for a good reason. I took a mini vacation to Santa Barbara at the end of May. In the two days I was gone, several phone calls and text messages interrupted the peace. Each call…