Mindful Monday #15 – Life is fluid

Happy Monday.  I hope your month is going well.  One of my girlfriends told me that if I get in flow with life that things will be easier for me.  I have since thought a lot about her advice.  During my voice class I learned how to focus on my breath and learned how fluid…

How to Get a Grip on Your Life

I decided to focus my life on balance last year.  I sought to balance my mind, body and soul and yoga naturally seemed to fit into those goals.  I wanted to study yoga for years until that point, and now I am a year into my yoga practice and prefer restorative yoga, which uses props…

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…

What is Success?

“I lost feeling in my hands.” One of my friends revealed over lunch. He is an entrepreneur who built his company since he was a master’s student. For years, he worked year round on his business with minimal breaks. One day he lost sensation in his hands and it hurt him to use them. I…

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,…

One Life to Live

“ I got married so I could get away from my mother.”  A classmate revealed to our small group, when I was an undergrad.  Her conversation piece was completely off topic for the group.  We were a task-based group, assigned to that specific group, to complete a research assignment.  Our group never opened up in…

Mindful Monday #12 – Seize the Day

Today’s Mindful Monday topic popped up Wednesday night while I talked to a girl friend.  I continued to think about the topic for the duration of the week.  It wasn’t until Sunday, that it became very clear that the topic of time really needs to be addressed since it came up organically several times this…

I’m Sorry

I want to take a moment to apologize.  In response to last week’s theme of letting go, this week I want to talk about the power of I’m Sorry.   Since I was a girl I was raised to apologize for my mistakes.  Apologies are hard because of the feeling of shame that washes over you. …

Mindful Monday #11 – Apologize

I’ve been thinking about apologies a lot lately.  And have three recent stories from my life that have kept this thought so fresh in my mind.  One of my girlfriends felt she had changed several relationships in her life over the course of one action.  Seeing her relationships shift, she felt she needed to address…

How to Let Go

We are in a world hurt.  My eyes have always been wide open.  I paid attention to everything as a little girl. One thing I noticed is how many people were unhappy or discontent.  In the idle moments, when people don’t think they are being watched, you can really see someone’s pain or unhappiness.  Everybody…

Wisdom Wednesday #2 – What is your Essence? Revisited

The topic of essence came up again in book club.  We already discussed what we thought the Essence of a Person is and our own essence.  This time we were given a week to complete an assignment.  The assignment was to find a video clip, song, music video, commercial etc. that is an example of…

Mindful Monday #10 – Letting go

  The time is coming for me to dive back into writing the third act of my solo piece (The Unimaginable).  I have it all figured out.  I will spend my up coming hiatus diving into my past and writing about one of the hardest moments of my life.  What I have learned in this…