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…

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…