Mindful Monday #93 – Be a Critical Thinker

It’s the final Monday in November. Ever since I was kid, I always questioned my elders. I would always do as I was told, but I’d question in my mind the words and actions of adults. As a teen, when I was in a group of my peers, I never followed the crowd. In college,…

I am Thankful for: Family

This is my fourth week home with my family. I came home to spend time with my new niece for her first Halloween and I stayed longer because I was very ill. Now that I am better, I am still here because the holidays are here and my family needs me at this time. I…

It’s Thanksgiving!

It’s Thankful Thursday and it’s Thanksgiving! Today is one of my favorite holidays. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day filled with joy and love. I hope the joy and love you feel today is felt everyday of your life. Take a moment today to think of the blessings or positive…

Wisdom Wednesday #55 – Alone Together

It’s Wednesday and the eve of Thanksgiving. Yesterday’s post talked about inclusion, today’s post talks about isolation and loneliness. When I was in college I remember a professor saying: Babies get the most amount of touch, while the elderly get the least amount of touch. What does that mean? Babies receive the most amount of…

Tune Tuesday #21 – Give a Little Bit

This week is Thanksgiving! In my early adulthood my focus shifted from counting my blessings during this season, to thanking the people who are blessings. Almost 10 years ago, I started the tradition of sending personal, hand written, thank you notes to people that have the biggest impact on my year. These notes outline specific actions, words…

Mindful Monday #92 – Do Not Lose Your Inner Peace

It’s Monday and I am back for real. This month has been a challenge from the start and it resembles my entire year. No part of this year was easy. Before I restored my energy from pushing through one challenge, I found myself faced with a new challenge. There were several times this year when I felt…

I am Thankful for: Breath

These past four weeks when I was sick, it was very challenging to take a comfortable deep breath and I could not practice meditation / meditative breathing or practice my voice exercises. Either my sinuses were heavily congested or my lungs were tight which caused me to cough.   I have asthma. When my lungs get tight, they get really tight. Having…

Mindful Monday #91 – Respect Everyone

“What is wrong with people?” “What is going on?” These are a few common questions that I have heard a lot these past few years. I’m still shocked by the turn of events in our world. News keeps getting more grim. There is a real battle between light and darkness, love and hate, good and evil,…

#PrayforParis

I’m really upset with the events in Paris yesterday. I have no words for the state of the world at this time. Whatever you are feeling, let it not harden your heart towards negativity. Love and light is all we need at this time and more then ever. Above all else, please hold on to…

Share Kindness

We are an interconnected community and we all have the capacity to shape our communities both large and small.

I am Thankful for: Healthcare

Happy Thursday! For the month of November I am focusing on my health. The universe has turned my perspective on it’s side and allowed me to look at my health and concept of health with new eyes. I have been sick for three weeks. Getting sick started gradually with pure exhaustion, then became what felt like a…

Mindful Monday #90 – Rest

It’s week three of being sick. I am slowly getting better, I no longer have a fever but I am not completely well. I miss my energy. I don’t know how long this process is going to take. I fought many challenging battles this year and I feel it has taken a toll on my…

Waking Up from the Dream

I cried last night. I am feeling better, but I can’t seem to get enough rest. I’m still really physically tired AND also mentally exhausted. I have never been sick like this in my life and it’s unnerving. As I laid in bed, I reviewed the past four years to see if there were signs…