Soulful Cries

I’ve been very emotional these past two weeks. This past week alone I’ve cried almost every day. If I cried in public, it might alarm people because of the depth of my tears. Amaya Angelou in her poem “Still I Rise” would call my tears “soulful cries”. As you read this, you may think that…

Mindful Monday #158 – Ask Questions

People find shelter in my presence. They find comfort in the fact that they feel seen and heard when they spend time with me. “You’re easy to talk to,” both friends and strangers alike have told me. It’s interesting to see people acknowledge, in recent weeks, that they “dump” on me. They dump their secrets, struggles,…

I’m Thankful for: Mentors

There is a moment on everyone’s journey where we get lost, don’t know what direction to choose or question our strength.

Mindful Monday #105 – Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself

Today makes one week since I have been home. My first few days back felt like I just moved here for the first time. I forgot what that experience felt like and I was surprised to experience it all again. Oh the ways I have grown in the past two months while I was working on location. I am a new person….

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…

Mindful Monday #94 – Acceptance in the Present

“I feel like I woke up from a long sleep,” I told my friend this weekend. It’s been two and a half days since I have been back in Los Angeles. I went  home to visit my family and heal from a cold, and stayed longer because I was very sick. Now that I’m back,…

Mindful Monday #88 – Old Habits Keep You Small

My voice class is  an awareness class in relation to the body, voice and emotion. How your physical body feels, your state of mind and your emotion all affect how you communicate. This goes beyond tone, but deeper into the physical mechanics of the voice. When it comes to being vulnerable my voice gets small…

Mindful Monday #87 – One More Round

This weekend was a little over whelming. I am enjoying the current state of my life and the fruits of all my labor. I was able to catch up with a lot of friends that I haven’t seen in months. It was so good to see everyone. There is a bit of sadness in my…

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 #80 – Reflection

Happy Monday! Tomorrow is the start of a new month which is also my birth month and I have begun the process of reflecting on my personal year. This year has been a hard every step of the way, at the same time has been poetry. Since I am in a reflective state I wanted…

Breakeven pt. I

When I first heard Breakeven by the script, I thought it was brilliant. To my knowledge it was the first song that addressed the unbalance of a breakup. “I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing […]  [S]he’s moved on while I’m still grieving. [W]hen a heart breaks no it don’t break even.” -“Breakeven” by the…

Mindful Monday #45 – Growth

Hello everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your holiday season.  This year has been full of highs and lows both in life and in personal energy.  Recently I went from zero to 100 with work and my body is calling for me to rest.  As I rest, one of the main thoughts that has surrounded…