Enlightenment

It’s been almost two weeks since I have been back in Los Angeles from my month of meditation.  While I gained knowledge each day on various aspects of my life and the human condition, I find it very hard to explain the sum of that experience.  When I start to explain what I have learned…

Metamorphosis

It’s almost been a week since I have been back in Los Angeles from my month (seven weeks) of writing (aka my month of meditation). My week back has been fairly low key. I am taking the time to get back into the flow or pace of LA. LA has a different flow. I always…

Mindful Monday #19 – Gratitude

Happy Monday!  There are five days left until I head back to Los Angeles.  As June rolled around, I felt that my time home was coming to an end based on my feelings, realizations and conversations that I had in the transitioning weekend and week.  My month of writing, which turned in to my month…

Say What You Need to Say

I am a writing advisor for a national writing program that is starting a new chapter in Arizona.  This program is one of the reasons why I choose to stay in AZ for a few more weeks (which extended my month of writing). I had no intention to be an advisor for this program.  I…

Mindful Monday #18 – Acceptance in Life

Good morning.  I have two weeks left before I head back to my life in LA.  As the weeks move forward during my month of meditation aka month of writing, I am pleased with all the realizations and life truths that have come up everywhere I turn.  I had another full circle moment (Coming Full…

Mindful Monday #17 – Questions

Happy Monday!  My life is changing rapidly as a result of my decision to take a Leap of Faith.  My Month of Writing has become something else entirely.  I allowed the month to be whatever it needed to be for me by letting go of my expectations for the month.  I have used this month…

Great Expectations – Revisited

“I thought I’d be married by now.”  “I thought I’d have children at this age.”  “I thought I’d be in a different place in life.”  We have all heard these lines before or lines similar to these from our friends, family and loved ones.  As we get older, the frequency of which we hear these…

Mindful Monday #16 – Great Expectations

I am headed back to my home town after my weekend in Chicago.  My month of writing (Shake it Out – My Month of Writing) has me thinking a lot about where I place my focus and what I expect as a result of that focus.  As a natural goal setter, I am really good…

Life in Seven Breaths

I went to Yin yoga for first time this week. Yin yoga is a low-key form of yoga that goes at a slower pace.  It encompasses holding poses for five minutes or more.  I absolutely loved it.  During one of my recent restorative classes, I realized that I reached a milestone; I could relax fully…

Grounded – My Month of Writing

This month of writing is taking on a life of it’s own.  I found myself in conversations with authors, a mentor from college, my friend the fiction writer, my friend the spiritual intuitive, my friend the psychologist and my friend the yogi.  If last week was about healing (Heal First, Write Second – My Month…

Mindful Monday #14 – Friendship

My first full week home was beyond my expectations.  After having trouble writing (Heal First, Write Second – My Month of Writing), the week focused on rest and friends.  As someone who was betrayed (Out with the Mold) in early adulthood, I have since paid close attention to the people I let into my life…

Heal First, Write Second – My Month of Writing

“I think you need to let God heal you, before you write,” my college mentor told me. My first week home has revolved more around re-connection then writing. Each time I sat to write, I couldn’t write. I tried different ways to start writing and still a blank page. I grew frustrated that I focused…

Wisdom Wednesday #3 – The Journey

Happy Wednesday!   It’s only been two days of My Month of Writing. I am writing, but not what I came home to write.  I think I put too much pressure on myself. I am resisting. I know I am resisting, even though I mentally prepared myself to write this specific story this month. I…

Mindful Monday #13 – Writing

Happy Monday.  Today I start my first day of writing the third part of my solo show.  I am tempted to start with a fresh new draft, but I fear that it maybe fear that came up with that idea.  In preparing for my day and month of writing, I wanted to start this week…

Shake It Out – My Month of Writing

I am embarking on a personal writing journey (Mindful Monday #10: Letting Go) for the Month of May.  I will write the third part of my solo piece (The Unimaginable), which is the hardest story to write to date.  I’ve avoided writing this story, I’ve avoided this storyline for almost a decade.  In all fairness,…