Building the Case for Marriage

Last year was filled with many surprises. The themes that came up in my life were even more surprising, because some of them defined my year. Marriage. One of the most charged words in the English language. Everyone has an opinion and view on the topic. There are several images and ideas that are freely associated when…

Cast Out The Darkness

I feel on edge on a daily basis and that is not my norm.  Someone tried to pick a fight with me online yesterday via Twitter. People like to hide behind handles. I felt this individual wanted to be right and wouldn’t really hear me. I could verbally bitch slap and immobilize someone if I…

Tune Tuesday #41 -Love Fearlessly

These days it feels like the world is little darker, colder and on edge. It feels as though we have forgotten that our neighbors are not strangers, but our brothers and sisters. It feels like we have forgotten that we are a web of stories, histories and experiences that at first glance appear to divide us. When…

Wisdom #75 – An Honest Thank You Letter

It’s…not Wednesday, but this wisdom is too good to wait until Wednesday to be shared. The deeper I get into my mindfulness practice the harder it is for me to be around inauthenticity. The further I go with speaking my truth, the hard it is for me to be quiet and untruthful. I never lied,…

Wisdom #73 – Honor Your Ancestors

Remember you are an expression of your mothers love. I helped my friend write a condolence note this week. We finished the message with the quote above. I felt those words in my heart as I spoke them and I feel them now as I rewrite them. Did you feel that in your heart too? Today is the…

Mindful Monday #137 – The Source of Our Greatest Strength

  This past Friday I wrote a post titled “She told me to stay single.” The post is a real life account of a woman I met this year that kindly told me to stay single. She wanted me to counter the narrative of how she was raised as a Latin woman (and how all women…

She Told Me to Stay Single

In a room filled with the chatter of over 200 people, I only heard her words. The crowd was muted by a truth, her truth, that she spoke to me. This year has been filled with the most vivid memories. It’s almost like my brain took panoramic snap shots of important moments of the year. Are…

Mindful Monday #124 – I Love Unconditionally

I’m still reading Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith. It’s starting to give me gray hairs because of it’s depth and honesty. The chapter I recently read is on the fourth chakra aka Heart Chakra which is in the center of the chest. When the heart chakra is deficient someone may be antisocial, critical, judgmental, intolerant, fear intimacy…

Wisdom Wednesday # 67 – A Father’s Wish

Father’s Day was this weekend. When mothers day or fathers day or holidays in relation to family come up, I feel the need to tread lightly. Not everyone has grown up in a loving home or to loving parents or guardians.  I do not want to exclude anyone and I sometimes do not write during these events. Visions of absent…

I’m Thankful For: Freedom

This year, I had a few realizations that I have not written about yet. I have only verbally shared some of those realizations with a handful of friends. Some realizations require backstory in order to grasp the depth of the realization, others I am in the midst of understanding deeper and some I am not…

Step Into Faith

My current improv class is an awareness class. In each class, we are asked to observe our habits and be aware of how our body feels and moves. Various exercises help us discover and unlock our natural triggers from our emotions, space, movement and sound to be a foundation to create a character. Creating characters…

It Takes a Village to Raise a Milagros (Miracle)

My first and only niece was baptized this past weekend. She was born Labor Day 2015. I was in town the weekend she was born. The morning I was scheduled to fly back to LA my sister went into labor. My boss allowed me to miss a day of work and stay an extra day to be present for this…