When Did Consistency Become Novelty?

“Stephanie…” my friend, the novelist, got my attention as we sat at a large group dinner. He paused and searched for what he wanted to say. “You’re …” I waited for him to speak. “Consistent,” he said, though he was not sure that it was the right word he wanted to say. Consistent? I thought. “Yeah,…

The Beauty of Timing

I wrapped a movie last week, I started a new movie this week, I’ve been working with a non-profit for the past few Saturdays and I am taking classes in my limited down time. Tonight, with tired eyes and a hungry stomach, I decided to grab a bite before I headed off to bed. I…

Mindful Monday #137 – The Source of Our Greatest Strength

  This past Friday I wrote a post titled “She told me to stay single.” The post is a real life account of a woman I met this year that kindly told me to stay single. She wanted me to counter the narrative of how she was raised as a Latin woman (and how all women…

She Told Me to Stay Single

In a room filled with the chatter of over 200 people, I only heard her words. The crowd was muted by a truth, her truth, that she spoke to me. This year has been filled with the most vivid memories. It’s almost like my brain took panoramic snap shots of important moments of the year. Are…

Wisdom Wednesday #70 – Why Do We Do What We Do?

Happy Wednesday! This summer I started reading a book called Eastern Body, Western Mind. The book details psychological human development with the chakra system. It is one of my all time favorite books. I had to stop reading because of the depth of it’s truth. This weekend, I reopened the book and started to re-read the chapter on…

Mindful Monday #124 – I Love Unconditionally

I’m still reading Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith. It’s starting to give me gray hairs because of it’s depth and honesty. The chapter I recently read is on the fourth chakra aka Heart Chakra which is in the center of the chest. When the heart chakra is deficient someone may be antisocial, critical, judgmental, intolerant, fear intimacy…

I’m Thankful For: Believing Mirrors

I was closed off for a good part of my life when I was younger. I was blind to this fact too. People have always been open with me since I remember and I thought I was open with them too. They talked, I listened and I never said much. I got away with listening and I probably still…

Wisdom Wednesday #62 – Say Something

When I was headed home to my month of writing almost two years ago, I had a fair well coffee with a new friend. Conversation flowed easily between us, but there was moments of silence that could have been filled with words. Many time we speak out of our discomfort of silence, but in this case their were words that wanted…

Tune Tuesday #30 – Heart of Gold

My heart is hurting. I do not want to write about today’s topic. Deep sigh. This is where my heart is … hurting. I have to follow it, honor it and let it speak. I ran into an ex this weekend. I met him a year ago. I remember when we first met. As I…

I’m Thankful For: Quality Time & Quality Friends

I’m experiencing an abundance of joy and I do not know where to begin? I work diligently towards my goals, but I forget to look around at the life that I am building. Location was the pause I needed to see the love and light in my life. Life is filled with beauty. I realized…

Mindful Monday #103 – You ARE LOVE

It’s Monday! I officially wrapped my most recent movie on Thursday (2/18). That movie was an adventure and demanding to the very end. This meditation on love has lead me to a place of understanding that I do not yet know how to communicate effectively. (But I am going to try.) A year ago a friend was…

Mindful Monday # 102 – The Heart That Didn’t Love You

My month long meditation on love has shown me how expansive it is. Like the universe which constantly expands, love and happiness expand the same way. There are no limits in life. We create them in our minds and in the minds of others. Seeing love with new eyes is beautiful. I feel like I…

Tune Tuesday #26 – Seeking Mr. Right

Today’s song jumped out at me… …and it feels like the nagging little sister that wants attention. When I had the idea to meditate on love, this song was the first that came to mind. I planned to write about this song later, but I feel guided to write about it now. I honestly don’t…

Tune Tuesday #25 – Everyone Wants to Be Loved

For the Month of February I set the intention to meditate on LOVE. I want to sit in the essence of love so it can teach me beyond what I have experienced and been socialized to believe. I want to learn what I don’t know that I don’t know. Typically when we think of love, we think of…