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…

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…

Encounters with a Praying Mantis

I’m home sick and resting. 8 weeks of working 60 hours a week, on top of busy weekends to counteract work , has caught up to me. I’m really good at listening to my body and resting, but these past few weeks took a heavy toll on me. One of my spiritual mentors would always…

Mindful Monday #54 – The Love of Family

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and found reason to celebrate the love in your life and the special people who appreciate your authentic self. My intention for the month is to focus on love and while that intention is pure, it appears that life wants me to examine the heavier aspects…

The Performance of Your Life

“You’re an actor Stephanie,” my stand-up comedy class partner asserted. I looked at him with confusion because he barely knows me to assert such a claim.  He continued, “My acting instructor said that everyone is an actor, because we are always playing a role.” I have heard this statement on a few occasions, but I…