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…

Take a Step Back

Each fall and spring I look forward to working with at-risk teens through an arts non-profit. This program is a highlight of the season. I have been working with the group for three years. This year I decided to step back. This past fall I worked on one of the most demanding, stressful and challenging movies….

Mindful Monday #152 – See Into Life

I started a new project on Friday which I am excited about. After a 10hr workday, I traveled home, overnight for 6 hours, with Brother Teddy. Today, my sister, the doc student, will defend her dissertation this afternoon. The 6 hour trip and lack of sleep is all worth it. It’s important to me to…

Mindful Monday #143 – When Dreams Fall Short

I start a new feature in a week. I got back in town a week ago, and I have been focused on building a new foundation. I‘m developing and re-visioning a morning and night routine as well as daily mindfulness rituals that will work with my work schedule. I have also kick started my yoga practice for the…

Mindful Monday #142 – Trust Yourself

I’m back in Los Angeles! I kicked off my new year this past weekend with one of my intentions for the year: Honor Your Body. I took a four hour yoga class, which was everything I needed to start off the year and my intention. We did yoga, meditation, an out door walking meditation, journaled and did…

Mindful Monday #139 – Baby Steps

It’s Monday! I have a week left of wrap on my current movie. Then I am unemployed the rest of the year until the next movie comes my way. I plan to use my down time to write and redirect aspects of my life towards my bigger picture. Working a freelance life takes discipline. You…

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 #108 – Habits

Let’s talk about habits. As a goal-setter I have developed a lot of great habits around setting goals, tracking progress and adjusting a goal based on that progress. Goals have taught me different things at different times of my life. My most recent lesson with goals is to allow them to lead me where I…

Waking Up from the Dream

I cried last night. I am feeling better, but I can’t seem to get enough rest. I’m still really physically tired AND also mentally exhausted. I have never been sick like this in my life and it’s unnerving. As I laid in bed, I reviewed the past four years to see if there were signs…

What I Believe Makes Me Who I Am

My goal for the month is to focus on my Heath. I wanted to exercise daily, meditate and detox by making different food choices. Getting sick wasn’t in the cards, but the timing is beautiful. I can’t work out at the moment because I have limited energy and limited lung capacity, but I am still…

NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) starts tomorrow. This past Wednesday, I found out that this event exists and I have never heard of it before. I already wanted to focus the month on writing daily, so coming across this event felt serendipitous. November will be a big month for me for writing with this challenge,…

My Body Is My Temple

“My Body is my Temple,” is the phrase on my 2015 vision board. When we think about a temple we think about something that is well taken care of and sacred. I have been focusing on my health since I moved to Los Angeles, but really started to make better strides toward it these past…

Tune Tuesday #18 – I Won’t Back Down

It’s Tuesday and I feel exhausted. I spent 80% of the weekend resting from the stress of the last month of work. I have not felt tired like this in a long time. I feel like your body feels when you have a cold, but without the cold. I usually do well at listening to…