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 #20 – Health

Health has been on my mind A LOT these past few weeks. In one of my recent post What is Success? I talked about three friends who are recovering from health issues as a result of pushing themselves too hard at work. It will take a year or more for my friends to get their…

How to Find Happiness

While organizing my digital files, I stumbled upon two journals that I forgot I even created.  One of those journals is my Gratitude Journal.  It was in 2008, before expressing gratitude became what it has become in recent years, that I created my journal.  My sister heard of a woman who mentally noted each day,…

Wisdom Wednesday #6 – The Science of Happiness

In the Spring of 2005 I was betrayed.  That moment in my life was one of the hardest moments of my life.  After the dust settled, I found myself forever changed – I would never be the person I was prior to everything that happened. I was in college at the time, and I was…

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…

Unplug

I was out having breakfast with my mother and as we talked about our day-to-day, I couldn’t help but notice two older women having breakfast too. T Good friends? Best friends? I would love to describe the level of their closeness but it was hard to tell. hey appeared to be in their seventies and appeared to be…

Wisdom Wednesday #5 – How to Achieve Your Childhood Dreams

I have always admired people who were dealt a hard hand in life, but manage to keep smiling and/or over come their struggle.  In the hero’s journey of storytelling the story of the underdog is a story the audience wants to see and never gets tired of seeing.  We want to see the underdog rise…

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…

Wisdom Wednesday #4 – Let Go

One thing I learned last year was that I was carrying weight from past experiences that I had no idea I carried.  I don’t know at what point in my life I gained those past experience pounds?  Or how the heck I was oblivious to them from the start, but I was determined to work…

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…