Mindful Monday #140 – Define Happiness

As kids we dream big. What adults see as abstract and impossible, is possible to to a child. As kids, we want to be mothers, teachers, hair dressers, doctors, lawyer, waiters, dancers and zoologist. We never once doubt our dreams or think of the steps it will take to get us there. We simply dream. As…

Mindful Monday #139 – Baby Steps

It’s Monday! I have a week left of wrap on my current movie. Then I am unemployed the rest of the year until the next movie comes my way. I plan to use my down time to write and redirect aspects of my life towards my bigger picture. Working a freelance life takes discipline. You…

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…

Tune #39 – Hope Will Lead Us On

“[This song] made me think of you and your journey,” brother Teddy texted me one afternoon in February.  He sent a link to the song, “Hope Will Lead Us On,” by the Barlow Girl. When I received that text that day, the timing was perfect. I never visited nor did I have a desire to visit Las Vegas prior…

Mindful Monday #127 – Transitions

In yoga, my instructor asked the class to focus on transitions. To me yoga is the practice of self-care. You are not competing with anyone, but yourself. Somedays you feel fantastic and are kicking each poses butt. Other days you may feel off, loose balance in your pose or don’t feel as strong. To help…

Wisdom Wednesday #66 – This Messy Life

After finding my voice over two years ago, I began a journey of vulnerability to share parts of my true self that I had no idea I had hidden. This blog came from that goal to be vulnerable. One of my goals, since I was a girl, is to be a speaker. Speakers were woven into my high school…

Mindful Monday #118 – Everyone Struggles

The grass is always greener on the other side. We all know this wisdom and often live by it. In times of great weakness or struggle we throw the wisdom aside and step into a place where we question and compare our struggles to others. The record that overcomes our thoughts sounds like this: Why…

Sometimes You Need to Scream

Today calls for some much needed screams. Yet, I am silent. While I want and need to, I won’t actually let go and lean into the flow to scream. In improv, I was prompted into a life or death situation to elevate my emotions so that I can perform from that emotional place. I tried…

Tune Tuesday #33 – Wake Me Up

I’ve been thinking about darkness a lot lately. We fear the dark when we are kids because we imagine that there are monsters in our closets or under our beds. As adults we out grow those childhood fears and illusions. Last year was a tough year each step of the way. Going into the year I…