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…

I’m Thankful for: Blowing Out the Walls of Fear

It’s almost a month since I have been back from my two month summer hiatus. I approached those months with intention. I wanted to write my first book, deepen my spirituality and focus on my health and energy. Every step of the way there was a road block or detour. I breathed through each irritation and while I…

Tune Tuesday #33 – Wake Me Up

I’ve been thinking about darkness a lot lately. We fear the dark when we are kids because we imagine that there are monsters in our closets or under our beds. As adults we out grow those childhood fears and illusions. Last year was a tough year each step of the way. Going into the year I…

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…

Life in Full Bloom

This week was the best week of my life. Prior to finding my voice in the Fall of 2013, I set the goal at the start of that year to balance my life. I did not know what I was getting into when I made that choice. And I didn’t think the choice would change…

Mindful Monday #95 – Forget What is Gone

My life has been a roller coaster. This year has been inconsistent and I haven’t had time  to fully digest my experiences. In my voice class yesterday, my practice started with a free write. Through writing, I realized that I am tired of letting go. Since I chose to face my fears a year ago,…

Facing Your Fears Can Be Isolating

I will be headed out of town for work in a few days. I have a lot to do to prepare for my trips, yet I sit and write. I am writing because I need to. I’ve been having trouble writing these past few weeks and I don’t know why? As I caught up with…

Tune Tuesday #23 – Land of Confusion

I want to scream. I am pretty sure you want to scream too. The direction our society is headed is frightening. On top of the river of violence that is reported on what feels like a weekly and sometimes daily basis and racism being so blatant recently, as it has been in our history, it is a…

I am Thankful for: The Good Samaritan

Violence and more violence. Deep sigh. History is no longer repeating itself with each generation; it’s now repeating itself in shorter amounts of time. I have a lot of thoughts on all this violence and it’s systematic causes. I don’t want to bring up arguments or play into rhetoric because there is enough of it…

Mindful Monday #55 – Self Love

We are in the final week of February.  I am relieved that the month is almost done.  I hope the month ends sweeter then it’s sour beginning.  My goal for the month is to write a post each week that reflects the various types of love that exist.  To my surprise, based on what occurred…