Mindful Monday #89 – You Are NOT Your Story

It’s already November! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone, but I sure felt every bit of the year. This time last year, I was working with Awaken Arts, a non-profit organization that believes that creativity is a catalyst for healing the soul. We work with at-risk teens to help them look at…

Mindful Monday #77 – Speak With Love

Happy Monday! We have a little over four months to go until the end of the year. My birthday is next month and it kicks off several rituals and reflections that I do each year. I am curious about my end of the year reflection post because each month has been so different. I don’t…

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Happy Friday. This week has felt both long and short. For the past two weeks I have been very emotional as a result of working with the youth that I serve through the program Awaken Arts. Each week I think about the girls and their stories, and use their stories to inform the motivational speeches…

Wisdom Wednesday #37 – Authenticity

“Let the real you shine always. When you let your authentic self shine, you become a beacon that attracts the right people and right situations into your life.” I told the girls through the non-profit Awaken Arts. As the final day with the girls approaches I am meditating on what final wisdom I can give…

Mindful Monday #66 – The Five W’s of Life

The final day of the Spring session for Awaken Arts is this weekend. I’ve been very emotional lately as a result of working with these girls through the program. I have heard their stories and use them to inform the speeches that I write each week. Already, I am thinking of how I can sum…

Choose Your Own Adventure

How often do you think about your childhood? I rarely think about mine. In fact, I usually have to be prompted by someone to think about it, otherwise I spend my time thinking about other things regarding my present and future. From time to time, I think about high school, but only in relation to…

Mindful Monday #65 – The Future

We have two weeks left with the youth that I am working with for Awaken Arts. This weeks theme is the future. We will spend this weekend working on setting goals, which is one of my favorite activities. There are so many wonderful quotes that I have memorized about the future.  While those quotes are…

Mindful Monday #64 – All That Matters is this Moment

Happy Monday.  If my life were a book this week was a page turner.  It was interesting to say the least. Surprises around every corner.  Oh the adventure that is life!  As I mentioned last week for the next four weekends I will be volunteering with a non-profit organization called Awaken Arts. I first volunteered…

Wisdom Wednesday #34 – Note to My 13 Year- Old Self

It’s Wednesday!  This week I am preparing my speech to give to at-risk youth this weekend through a program called Awaken Arts.  Along with sharing my story of my past, I am interweaving quotes and mantras into my speech for the youth to carry with them throughout the week and throughout their life.  While I…

Mindful Monday #63 – Reflecting on the Past

Good morning.  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  A lot has happened since I last posted, even though it’s only been three days. The weekend was filled with friends new and old, several needed realizations and more strides towards strengthening my voice. The weekend was nothing short of amazing.  My life is…

Giving Tuesday – Awaken Your Heart

There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and I recently learned that today is Giving Tuesday.  Of the three days mentioned today is my favorite day because is focuses energy not on consumerism which, no matter how hard you try, can never fuel or feed your soul like generosity.  In generosity there is a feeling of…