Mindful Monday #85 – Do What Others Won’t

My new personal year has begun and already everything feels different. I am ready and energized for what’s next. Last year was incredibly hard, but it lead to so much growth and wisdom. I have a deep sense of happiness that I have never known. When I was a girl I wanted to be a…

Mindful Monday #84 – The Real Voyage of Discovery

It’s my Birthday! I met up with my best friend brother Teddy last week and reviewed my personal year with him. I don’t know how I made it through this past year? I really don’t? As I recalled my year, I discovered aspects of the year that I completely forgot about. This is the first…

Tune Tuesday #14 – Stand In the Fire

I first read the poem An Invitation, by Oriah, in my voice class in 2013. The poem first spoke to me, because it describes the way I seek to know people. I don’t want to see the public self, I want to see a person fully exhaled, open and vulnerable in my presence. The poem…

My Inciting Incident

This past Friday was my 5 year anniversary of moving to Los Angeles (LA). My move was prompted by my desire to further my career in the entertainment industry. In college, once I decided to actually pursue this career (versus dream about it), I knew LA would be in my future. The year before I…

Mindful Monday #81 – Stuck in a Rut?

Happy Monday! Today marks exactly three weeks until my next birthday. It has been a long time since I have looked forward to a birthday in the way that I am looking forward to this specific one. As a result of writing my posts on breakups and reflecting on my personal year, I have gained…

Mindful Monday #78 – Go Towards Your Edge

Happy Monday! Life always provides what you need when you need it and apparently solitude is what I really need because it’s where I find myself. I’ve been working on a feature for over a month, which I am enjoying, but it’s providing a lot of solitude. I haven’t been making a lot of plans…

Tune Tuesday #7 – Don’t Lose Your Grip on Your Dreams

For as long as I can remember I have experienced the phenomenon of people (friends, strangers and acquaintances) opening up to me and telling me deep secrets and pains upon initial encounters with me. I don’t know why, but I started to accept these encounters when I choose this leap of faith towards writing and…

Dam to Life

Have you ever had a moment in your life where everything felt right? Slowly your hard work started to come together and pay off in ways you couldn’t imagine. That’s how the beginning of the year was for me, but life quickly changed as soon as February came around. Since then, my life has had…

Beauty within the Struggle

I am smiling the largest smile as I write this post. Even though my struggle saga continues and life isn’t letting up, I still have so much to be thankful for and so much to smile about. Why am I smiling? I’m smiling because I am growing and my perspective is changing. I’m smiling because…

Mindful Monday #65 – Keep Going

Happy Monday. It’s the start of a new week. I’ve been in a funk lately. I feel like I have hit a wall and feel like their are no visible options to help me through this time. I keep thinking I missed something along the way and I have been retracing my steps and reviewing…

Mindful Monday #65 – The Future

We have two weeks left with the youth that I am working with for Awaken Arts. This weeks theme is the future. We will spend this weekend working on setting goals, which is one of my favorite activities. There are so many wonderful quotes that I have memorized about the future.  While those quotes are…

Double Down

It is hard to live in the unknown, but everything in life is unknown. Life is created moment by moment and some moments we can and cannot predict. I’m currently living in a moment that I predicted a few weeks ago, but never imagined a few months ago. My current situation in life will work…