Mindful Monday #162 – Strength in Knowledge

Knowledge has made a large presence in my life this year. It was skilled in how it showed up and I almost missed it. This year has been filled with a lot of challenges, unexpected experiences and big spot lights that has been shed in the moment of the women (that is me) that is…

Take a Step Back

Each fall and spring I look forward to working with at-risk teens through an arts non-profit. This program is a highlight of the season. I have been working with the group for three years. This year I decided to step back. This past fall I worked on one of the most demanding, stressful and challenging movies….

A Place I Never Imagined

Home get’s better and better with each visit. I visited my childhood home for the holidays as I do each year. When I first moved to Los Angeles, each time I visited home, I wanted to spend more time with friends over my family. I was young and still very connected to my home town community. Overtime…

Mindful Monday #139 – Baby Steps

It’s Monday! I have a week left of wrap on my current movie. Then I am unemployed the rest of the year until the next movie comes my way. I plan to use my down time to write and redirect aspects of my life towards my bigger picture. Working a freelance life takes discipline. You…

Mindful Monday #119 – Be Overcome By Light

I can not believe the world we are living in at this moment. So much is changing in the world, there is building tension at a domestic and international level, plus a surplus of voices either aid or inhibit important discussions that seek to solve real issues, others don’t feel heard or feel ignored and it’s all…

Life at Light Speed

Happy New Year! It’s so good to be back here writing. We have only been in the the new year for ten days. I am amazed with how different this year has already unfolded compared to last year. Last year, with my permission, the universe took away anything that no longer serves me, including friendships. I was left…

Tune Tuesday #22 – Where is the Love?

In November, I was in isolation from the familiar. I wasn’t in Los Angeles, but home with my family. While I visit my family often, I didn’t have the energy, or communication with friends that have become standard during my visits home. Being sick shifted all my plans for the month. A week visit home…

Share Kindness

We are an interconnected community and we all have the capacity to shape our communities both large and small.

The Cusp of Change

“Without fail the universe provided exactly what I need when I need it.”

Accommodation

I flew home last weekend to throw a baby shower for my sister the doc student. I have two older sisters, my sister, the doc student, is the middle sister. (I am the youngest.) She is the first in my family to have a baby and we are excited that she will be having a…

Let the Dust Settle

I wrote this piece to be posted last Friday, but my vulnerability radar went through the roof.  I decided to wait a week, to think about this piece before I post it and still the radar is high.  It’s not the honesty that I fear, but the realizations that will come as the result of…

Enjoy the Moment

Happy Friday.  This year has really taken off at light speed and I feel a bit disoriented.  I am doing my best to find my footing and gain balance with the pace of this new year.  While the days and weeks fly by, there have been several moments since the start of the year that…

Wisdom Wednesday #12 – A Message For All Of Humanity

As a little girl I believed whole heatedly that world peace was possible.  Now as an adult I still hold on that belief as a possibility and a necessity. Too often we hold on to grudges.  Too often we focus on differences. In my human experience I have learned in academia that we are more…

Mindful Monday #29 – Struggle

Choosing to face my fears has put my life into a whirl wind. I have gained a deeper understanding of truths that we all know or have heard.  Just as I started to settle into a new life, since my month of writing, and started to catch my breath from all the changes of the…