What Needs to Be Felt

My sisters best friend lost her mother this week. It was quite sudden. At the end of last week I learned her mother was in the hospital with an infection. On Tuesday I learned she had passed. Loosing someone at anytime of your life is never easy, regardless of age. There is never a good…

Mindful Monday #178 – What is Right?

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe Out. We have had a lot of challenging news, over the past few weeks. It feels like it’s all becoming far too common. I was trained in Level 1 of Trauma Resiliency in March, and since then trauma is another lens in which I see the world. I hope…

Mindful Monday #161 – The Surprising Moment

I stepped away from yoga a month ago, after I fell, because my knee needed time to heal. My knee was not visibly swollen, but it was hard to bend it or put pressure on it. Skin also had to regenerate, which took a long time. I noticed my hips felt tight, in one class,…

Mindful Monday #159 – Reboot

My cell phone camera stopped working this weekend. I didn’t know it stopped working, until I was at an event, that I looked forward to and wanted to document. The next morning, I tried everything to get my phone working, yet it continued to malfunction. Finally, I reached the last restort, REBOOT.  Not just any…

Mindful Monday #122 – I Am Unique and Joyful

It’s Monday. July kicks off my 2nd month of being in the “middle of nowhere”. My intention for this time is to write my first book and set the foundation for new or improved habits for the next five to ten years of my life. The trial and error to balance a daily morning routine has been insightful. Being…

Wisdom Wednesday #64 – Radical Openess

My awareness has expanded in a way that has changed me. I feel like I see more and I feel more and I notice that I need more time at home to rest and rejuvenate. This weekend, while in solitude, I came across a series of videos that have so much juicy wisdom. One of…

Sometimes You Need to Scream

Today calls for some much needed screams. Yet, I am silent. While I want and need to, I won’t actually let go and lean into the flow to scream. In improv, I was prompted into a life or death situation to elevate my emotions so that I can perform from that emotional place. I tried…

The Love Within

“What are your goals for the year?” My friend asked. Silence. I was speechless and said nothing. For as long as I can remember, I have always known what my goals are for the coming year; but this December 2015 was different. I had just healed from being very, very sick for a month and…

Mindful Monday #101 – Love is Abundant

The more I meditate on love, the more I see and feel it’s depth. Many quotes just touch on the service of love, which makes it hard to find quote’s that express love as I am beginning to know it. Are we as a people only loving at loves surface? Are we just reflecting back…

Why is Life So Hard?

Joy and gratitude are simple emotions that are easier to experience as you get older.

My Grown Up Christmas Wish

Why am I writing? Should I continue to blog? Does my writing matter? I have been blogging a little over two years and this fall I started to question my blogging. I started blogging to get comfortable (being uncomfortable) with complete vulnerability. Through this process  I realized I love to write and want to pursue a career as a…

Searching for Christmas

Christmas is almost here. I loved this season ever since I was young. Everyone is friendlier, warmer and more giving. I have always wished that the essence of the season would live in the hearts of everyone throughout the year. This year the season feels different. I’m finding it hard to find Christmas in my heart because all I find is sadness. While…