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…

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…