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…

Leap of Faith – Update

Last week on Mindful Monday #8 I wrote about the Leap of Faith that is calling my name. For sometime I have played with the idea of ANOTHER redirection and my reaction has been in a stale mate.  I mentioned that my old way of being is pushing up against my new way of being…

Mindful Monday #9 – Right on Time

I haven’t been meditating as much as I meditated last year or as much as I intended to meditate this year or really at all.  I feel the difference.  However, in my practice of being present and in the moment, I have discovered that the answers to questions that I have come to me as…

Lessons from Listening

I talked vaguely to a co-worker about my blog in the presence of my supervisor.  Out of the blue, my supervisor asked about my blog.  I told her that I have been writing for a few months now.  She continued to ask questions of interest and finally asked if she could read it.  I thought…

Mindful Monday #8 – Leap of Faith

I am contemplating ANOTHER redirection. This month has been the hardest month of 2014.  At times I have felt like I am at the center of a hurricane, yet in those moments, to my surprise, I have remained grounded and calm. I have gained a deeper understanding on parts of my life that I didn’t…

Lessons From Living on The Edge (of Your Comfort Zone)

Over 6 months ago my life changed (About).  I didn’t know that writing a poem, from my heart, would unlock my voice and my heart (Redirection: 7 Lessons from Living Differently).  I was profoundly changed by my experience and realizations and choose to fully surrender to life and fully let go.  Since that moment I…

Mindful Monday #7 – Voice

The book club that I recently joined is exactly what I need and provides great food for thought.  This past week the group talked about the voice aka my favorite topic!  If you are new to my blog, I found my voice in September of 2013 (Redirection: 7 Lessons from Living Differently).  After finding my…

What is the Essence of a Person?

What is the essence of a person?  And, what is your essence?  Those questions were asked in the book club that I recently joined.  The group was silent.  I waited a moment for someone to speak.  Then I volunteered. My answer was simple the essence of a person is their heart beyond what they are…

Mindful Monday #6 – Essence

This week the question came up, what is the essence of a person?   I carried the question with me and looked high and low to find a quote on the topic.  I have not found a quote yet, but in my search I found this gem. (If you wish to know what my answer…

Coming Full Circle

Sometimes the realization you have that point to your growth creep up on you.

Wisdom Wednesday #1 – The Power of Vulnerability

Introducing Wisdom Wednesday.  We all have wisdom of our own and things that we have come to understand at this point in our lives.  As we grow what we have come to understand and how we see the world changes, evolves, is longer needed or is sometimes forgotten.  Wisdom Wednesday will be a monthly post…

Mindful Monday #5 – Pleasure with Pain

Life continues to show me reflections of my former selves through the people in my life.  And it’s been very hard to digest.  I multiplied the word self into selves because I believe each lesson is a step closer into a newer, wiser self.  At the same time we shed away older versions of ourselves…

In His Shoes

It’s always been a goal of mine to get to know people’s hearts and understand their perspective.  I’ve been doing this since I was a young girl and I’ve gotten very good at understanding people and their perspective.  However, I recently had the unique experience of stepping into someone else’s shoes (or perspective) in a…

UPDATE – Special Post – Cleansing My Soul

At last!  I had a breakthrough in improv!!! In my post, “Cleansing My Soul,” I resolved to break though my fear of being vulnerable so that I could have break through in my improv class. It’s been a year in the making. I knew I could do it. I grew frustrated that this breakthrough hadn’t…