Mindful Monday #4 – Empathy

My life is shifting greatly and I feel the shift.  Life is responding to my strides for growth and understanding.  I know that all the seeds I planted last year and continue to plant are causing an even greater shift.  I am really in a beautiful place.  I gained an understanding this week that was…

Fuck It Seeds: How to Overcome Fear

Public speaking comes natural to me.  I never understood why people fear public speaking over death?  Then one day, I got the opportunity to read an original poem to an audience and I was terrified.  It was almost a year into my improv practice, you know where we make shit up on the spot and…

Mindful Monday #3 – Reflection

A lot happened this week which include both the wonderful and hard.  It was a challenge to find the quote for the week since everything I am learning and realizing, at this moment, has a lot of weight and importance.  The most interesting thing of all these lessons is that they are coming through my…

A Change in Perspective

Almost three years ago I was on the biggest movie of my career (at the time.)  I was successful at living and working in LA since I moved.  I was living my dream and it was more amazing than I imagined.  Almost three years ago I was also on the hardest movie of my career. …

Mindful Monday #2 – Power of Thought

The themes that come up in my daily life through realizations or conversations I have with friends are my inspiration for each blog post.  I usually carry a question in my mind for a week or longer or until I find the answer to that question.  Once I come across the answer or realization, I…

Special Post – Post Valentine’s Day

Still feeling the Valentine’s Day blues post Valentine’s Day?  This song may help.  Imagine yourself singing this song in your future.  The lyrics are below. DIE ALONE – Written By Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson CABIN 24 RECORDS, LLC I woke up this morning, a funny taste in my head Spackled some butter over my whole…

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Single Edition

I have had three Valentine’s in my life.  When I moved to LA I dated a man for two months.  Our first date was the weekend before Valentine’s Day.  It’s always exciting to meet men who are mature, have similar interests and can carry a good intellectual conversation.  At the end of the date he…

Mindful Monday #1 – Love

  Introducing Mindful Mondays.  Every morning I read a quote, mantra or coda to start off my day.  I love a good quote.  I am always searching for good lines of truth everywhere I go.  I even keep a “Life Line Journal” that is full of great quotes from movies, music, books and conversations I’ve…

Cleansing My Soul

Last week I was on location in Houston. (This is the third time I have been on location in almost eight years since I have been in the industry and it’s the first time I have been on location since I have been in LA.) This show has been many firsts for me. It is the first…

This Isn’t Goodbye

I am on location this week.  To be on location in the film industry means that the production company I work for is shooting in a remote city, which requires travel and housing (away from the production companies home base.)  Working on location in the department that I am in challenges my goal to write…

The Unimaginable

I have been silent for a good part of my life. I was made fun as a girl and I never defended myself. I learned to be stoic to hide what I was feeling (Un-Masked). Kindness was my defense and as a result the teasing stopped. Having trouble with reading and writing added to my…

Un-Masked

“Don’t give them the satisfaction that they got to you.”   My mother told me, when I was a girl. It hurt her to see me hurt. On several occasions I came home crying because of comments kids made about my weight. I cried a lot back then. Overtime I took her advice to heart….

Breaking Up(ward)

This month, last year, I reconnected with a classmate who has since become a friend.  It has been two months from when we met to when we reconnected. The standard thing a lot of people do around this time is wish co-workers, friends and strangers happy new year.  Followed by the question that I asked…

Dropping In

Last week I dropped in with Soul Sister.  This was the first time in a while that we were able to really catch up like we used to before I moved.  I call her Soul Sister because she is like a sister to me.  She and I tease each other and at times argue like…