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…

Breakeven pt. II

Two weeks ago I scratched the surface on break ups with Breakeven pt. I. Once a relationship ends it feels like there is a real or imagined imbalance between the parties involved e.g. one person grieves more or dates right away and sometime one person finds their future spouse. We all grieve in different ways, When…

Tune Tuesday #9 – The Power of Goodbye

Many of my friends are navigating the world of dating and romantic relationships. Within this past few weeks alone, I have heard stories around online dating, long distance relationships, heartbreak, new love, weird dates and break-ups and the long awaited apology. Earlier this year, I had an unexpected experience that I didn’t know I needed….

The Happy Ending or Happy Beginning?

Have you ever had a moment where something you said sticks with you? It’s not a statement you regret, but something deeper. Something simple that you said in the moment with little to no thought that lingers on in your mind long after the conversation ended. It’s almost like the thought begs you to explore…

Dam to Life

Have you ever had a moment in your life where everything felt right? Slowly your hard work started to come together and pay off in ways you couldn’t imagine. That’s how the beginning of the year was for me, but life quickly changed as soon as February came around. Since then, my life has had…

Breaking Through

It’s been a week since I decided that I needed to move on from a difficult situation. I really, really, really wanted that situation to work and I needed it to work, for many reasons. But the situation was not working. I am having growing pains with my leap of faith and I feel like…

In Good Company

A few weeks ago I attended a business woman’s mentoring event. As I drove to the location and approached the doors of the event there was no sense of nervousness that came over me. It wasn’t until I entered the room that I felt a bit nervous. Sticking to my old habits, I quickly found…

Double Down

It is hard to live in the unknown, but everything in life is unknown. Life is created moment by moment and some moments we can and cannot predict. I’m currently living in a moment that I predicted a few weeks ago, but never imagined a few months ago. My current situation in life will work…

White Blank Page

I’ve been feeling antsy lately like there is something more I could be doing, but I don’t know what that is? I haven’t figured out what prompted this feeling and where it is guiding me. January was All Things New: new job, new apartment, new friends, new community involvement and a new leadership role. February…

Mindful Monday #59 – Turn the Page

Do you ever have a moment in your life where you wish you had a camera to capture the moment?  Last week, I really wish I had a video camera or a documentary team to capture the main events and realizations that I had.  What. A. Week.  Something has epically shifted in my life and…

Heartbroken

Last Valentines day I wrote “How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Single Edition.”  It was my intention to follow up that post, with a “couples edition” post this year.  However, I am not dating anyone and I am nowhere near a romantic relationship, so that idea is tabled.  Like last weeks post, this weeks post…